The story is told with interesting chapters and in a linear manner. But the story line is braided, and the various stories, while progressing in a linear fashion, are beautiful individually and as a combined story.
The description of the characters
I am my brother's keeper
The reader is very talented with his accents.
Most of the medical stuff. Also exclaimed out loud several times at various intersing twists in the story line.
Amazing story. Reminds me of John Irving novels with a taste of Poisonwood Bible. Might be easier to relate to if you have a medical background. It's about conjoined twins who are surgically separated at birth (which kills their mother who is a nun). They grow up at a mission hospital in Ethiopia, raised by adoptive parents who are both surgeons.
It is difficult for me to "spend" two credits on one book...this one was worth ten credits! The narrater had a wonderful smooth warm voice and the whole story line is smooth and flowing...a wonderful story. I am very tempted to start right back at the beginning and listen to the whole thing again; it was that good.
This was a book group selection and I downloaded it as I didn't have time to read it. Not only did I love the story but I think Sunil Malhotra did an amazing job narrating. Each of his accents were so well done, I felt this was a big part of why I loved listening to it so much. The story is phenomenal!
Sister Mary Joseph Praise. What a patient and perfect woman! I would have loved to know her as a mother.
The accents were perfect. He relayed emotions and comedy very well.
Too many to list!
This is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read. 5 stars in all 3 Audible categories, with no doubt. While rating this, I compared it, in terms of my all-time favorites, with The Help and I had to go back and change the Story rating on it to a 4 because I think Cutting outshines the story. Cutting is powerful, intelligent and a most enjoyable read and I own both the print and audio versions. I'm always amazed when it is not in the top picks but perhaps that's because it is not a new release.
For those comparing tastes, Jim Dale's Harry Potter will remain my ultimate favorite. There are not enough stars to rate the audio versions of Rowling's books. In my opinion, the skills of both the writer and the performer are beyond compare. The quality of Cutting though, is darned close and what a joy it is to find works--of any genre--that come into contention.
The story is excellent - thank you Abraham V. and the reader was wonderful - thank you Sunil M. I will look for the two of you again.
I would compare this book to Kite Runner for its depth of emotion and gut wrenching story at times (I'm a crier.)
He was perfectly loveable as Marion.
I cried at the sad points (and happy ones too probably).
This is definitely worth your credit. If you enjoy well written stories that are hard to put down, get this one!
One of the best novels I've read (listened to) in recent years. Great narration, too.
An enthralling tale which will make you unabashedly weep in the car, hold your breath with heart pounding attention and smile for the beauty and intelligence of the writing, this is a brilliantly narrated story, brilliantly written, and one that will ultimately sentence you to sitting in the parking lot because you can not shut it off... and then there is the character development... don't get me started... best thing I've "read" since "The Help"!...
This is a captivating story that sometimes had my heart pounding in anticipation of what would happen next with all the ups and downs and turns. I especially liked that the characters seemed so real and alive--even the extraordinary Ghosh. And to see that Marion had stumbled from his weakness for his childhood crush made it that more real (you’d think a smart doctor would know better--I found myself thinking “don’t do it, you fool!”—but understood why from the expert writing of placing the reader inside Marion’s thoughts. Sometimes I wanted the characters to behave differently just to make their lives easier, but in the end I'm very happy with how it was written.
I had this on my wish list for a long time. I was hesitant because it was two credits. All I can say was it was worth it!