This is a wonderful story. The character development brings you into their lives. The narrator was great. I would love to read another of the author's books.
A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
I would definitely cut down the amount of medical jargon and procedures in the story. To the average reader it was a little overkill.
I found the most interesting part of the story, the relationship between Marion and Genet, while it was a bit twisted, it was interesting. The least interesting aspect of this story was
I think his performace was great, it perfectly married with the story.
Be thankful of the medical facilities here in America..
This was the most complete novel I have ever read. It was a fantastic story from beginning to end. Well written, moved along nicely.
Active lifestyle so audiobooks fit in with nearly everything I'm doing.
Everything. I was able to connect with the characters who were each unique and complex while the story itself was truly lovely, not difficult nor at any time tedious or boring. As I listened there were many moments of tears, some laughter, but always an intense desire to keep involved. An incredible journey of life, death and steadfast love and devotion.
I don't know that I could compare it to any other book. It is an outstanding piece of work.
A beautifully wide variety of voices, but more importantly, a percieved deep emotional connection to those characters and the events in which surround them. It was as if he lived the story and I still wonder if the events didn't actually happened in some similar form. His voice was smooth, distinct and amazing. He has a genuine talent.
At 23+ hours long that would have been impossible, but yes if it were possible I could see myself listening to it all in one sitting. However, by taking the time I did, I was able to savor the story longer and listen with greater anticipation.
I'm grateful to Goodreads and the moderators of various book groups for suggesting this book as a challenge or discussion read. While I wasn't able to read at the time with those participating, I found that in not being rushed for an opinion I enjoyed the book even more and fortunately can offer my thoughts at anytime.It is my belief that this is one of those stories one should listen to rather than read. I think that the written version may not engage the reader as profoundly as does the narrated version.
Golden Finch - many characters and weaving story lines...
How he portrayed the different "voices" of the twins to make them unique.
I enjoyed the last third of this book the most. I had a very hard time paying attention to the first 2 parts and it took me a VERY long time to get through it. I kept forgetting about it. The characters are great. But there was too much detail in the story that could have been left out for my taste. I would have enjoyed it more if it was about half the length. And that is saying a lot because I normally enjoy long reads/listens.
There are some books which you are driven to read to find out what's going to happen and then there's the other kind, those that you read for the sake of the enjoyment of every word on the page or every utterance by the narrator. This is definitely the latter. There weren't huge highs and lows or major plot events….though there are a few given the length of the book. I was never worried for the characters even though I was invested in them & cried with and for them. I don't like sad or tragic reads and I would never classify this as such…it's just a beautiful read about the life of a family & what makes family. It's also about Ethiopia, medicine, poverty, culture, politics. I hope Mr. Verghese continues writing as I will read anything he writes. I've already downloaded additional books narrated by Sunil Malhotra…a perfect match up.
Yes, So much to the story being told I am sure I would hear things I missed. Medical setting was very interesting.
Marion. I really liked all of them.
Very well written with a very interesting look into Ethiopia and the plight of the desperately poor. Medical care people take for granted her in US is non-existent in parts of our world then and tody
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys character development, a good story line with multiple subplots and a narrator that can add flavor to the location and culture of the story.
I have not listened to any of Sunil Malhotra's other performances but I can honestly state that I totally appreciated his narration of Cutting for Stone.
I would love to have dinner with Marion AND Shiver (they are one after all) and discuss their perception of their lives together as children and young men. Of course if their mother were available I'd certainly love to chat with her also. :-)
I was frequently confused by the "point of view" of this story. Is it written in 1st person, 3rd person, omniscience? I overlooked this concern because I soon was interested in the characters and the story line regardless of who was telling me the story.
I love a book full of heart, psychological wisdom and humor.
Yes. It is a masterpiece.
I thought the ending was supremely satisfying.
Really, all of them; some funny, some sad. The reader was perfect.
This book took me a very long time to get into. It was an effort to listen to all the medical details and sad events; but once I got into it, it was amazing. Beautifully written, well told story.