An Anthropologist on Mars

  • by Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by Oliver Sacks, Jonathan Davis
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To these seven narratives of neurological disorder, Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his best sellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.
PLEASE NOTE: Some changes have been made to the original manuscript with the permission of Oliver Sacks.


What the Critics Say

"True to his past work, he offers compelling stories told with the cognizance of a clinician and the heart and compassion of a poet." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thoughtful, melancholy and inspiring

What did you like most about An Anthropologist on Mars?

Looks at some difficult and hard to talk about subjects in an often positive and uplifting light. Takes the line of some people being more 'different' than 'damaged' and often strives to see the best in these situations. You also get to feel very up close and personal to the people involved.

What did you like best about this story?

Person-centred outlook on neurological conditions.

Have you listened to any of Oliver Sacks and Jonathan Davis ’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. And very nearly did.

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- Kindle Customer

Wonderful as always

Oliver Sacks is hard to beat for fascinating, humane, and beautifully written stories of neurology and the human condition, and this book is full of the mix of sadness of wonder one expects. Docked a point for the reader, who is a little flat; what a shame it's not read by Sacks himself.
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- Sydney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios