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The Organ Growers Audiobook is Now Available

 

The Ghost Heart

 

Tantor Media purchased the audio rights to the McBride trilogy of novels and has released the second book in the series, The Organ Growers.

 

For more about the book, including the inspiration for the story, two sample chapters, and interesting videos about growing human organs in the laboratory, link to the preview page.

 

You can find The Organ Growers audiobook wherever audiobooks are sold. 

 

 

If you are unfamiliar with the first book in the McBride trilogy, The Organ Takers, which is also available as an audiobook, go to the preview page to learn more.

 

Thank you, and Happy Listening.

 

 

Attention Kindle Owners

          The Organ Takers, The Organ Growers, and The Final Push are now available in the Kindle Owners Lending Library and on Kindle Unlimited. If you’re not sure that my style of writing suits you, read a few chapters or a few pages risk free and see what you think.               … Continue Reading

Would You Terminate a Life …

  … to end the suffering associated with an incurable disease? In The Euthanist, Alex Dolan’s debut novel, this is exactly what his protagonist is doing. Kali,  paramedic by day and euthanist by night (and on her days off), is part of an underground group who will put you out of your misery if you meet certain criteria, your family is… Continue Reading

Trauma University – Part 5: Agony

    In chapter two of The Organ Takers, paramedics Tom Burnett and Freddie Ramirez find an unconscious homeless man facedown on a Midtown Manhattan sidewalk at 4:00 am. When they roll him onto his back, Freddie says, “He’s breathing, but his respirations are agonal.” What does that mean: his respirations are agonal?   From the context of the… Continue Reading

Can Human Organs be Grown in the Laboratory?

    In The Organ Takers I show you a lab full of organs that have been grown from porcine (pig) scaffolds and human stem cells.   In The Organ Growers I take you through the process of growing a human kidney using human stem cells and a porcine kidney.     But, can human organs really be grown in the lab?   To date, relatively simple… Continue Reading