Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds by Paul Farmer, Read by Pete Cross
A Close Look at the Ebola Epidemic
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Pete Cross does an excellent job narrating Fever, Feuds, and Diamonds, a hard-edged audiobook taking on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, but with relevance to today’s COVID-19 pandemic. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the crisp voice Cross uses to narrate Harvard epidemiologist Paul Farmer’s true and sad account, one that gives listeners the gnawing sense that in pandemics and epidemics, care should always triumph over control, and that “stuff, staff, and systems” go a long way toward managing the sick.
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