When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to Minneapolis from business in Hong Kong, what she thought was jet lag takes a virulent turn. Two days later, she’s dead in the ER and the doctors tell her shocked and grieving husband (Matt Damon) they have no idea why. Soon more cases are reported as the virus begins to spread. Researchers mobilize to break the code of this unique biological pathogen as it continues to mutate. Deputy Director Cheever (Laurence Fishburne) tries to allay the growing panic despite his own personal concerns, and must send a brave young doctor (Kate Winslet) into harm’s way. As the death toll escalates and people struggle to protect themselves and their loved ones in a society breaking down, one activist blogger (Jude Law) claims the public isn’t getting the truth about what’s really going on, and sets off an epidemic of paranoia and fear as infectious as the virus itself.

Reading List for July 2021

Now that the last full month of summer is upon us, it is time for me to post the list of titles that I read during July of 2021. Unlike my guess when I posted the Reading List for May 2021, I actually listened to more items than I expected.. Here is what I did manage to listen to. I listened to 13 titles. Of these, ten were new. The reason for this is that most of them, seven of the ten, were Great Courses. Great Courses are broken into 30 or 45 minute chapters, so they can be easily listened to in small chunks. Additionally, I can not listen to one for a few days and it will not be a problem to pick it up again.

Out of all of the items I listened to, I would recommend New Arcadia: Stage One by Eric Jason Martin, particularly if you like ’90s video games.

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Title Author First Listen
The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest (Great Courses) Jennifer Paxton No
New Arcadia: Stage One Eric Jason Martin Yes
Powerful Women on the Middle Ages (Audible Original/Great Courses) Dorsey Armstrong Yes
American Monsters (Great Courses) Adam Jortner Yes
The Life and Times of Prince Albert (Great Courses) Patrick Allitt Yes
Firebreak Nicole Kornher-Stace Yes
Medical Mysteries Across History (Great Courses) Roy Benaroch, MD Yes
10 Big Questions of the American Civil War (Great Courses) Caroline Janney Yes
America’s Founding Women (Great Courses) Cassandra Good Yes
Notorious London (Great Courses) Paul Deslandes Yes
The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs Steve Brusatte No
The Home Front: Life in America During World War II Paul Deslandes No
Exo-Hunter Jeremy Robinson Yes
Total   13

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