This is one of the few times I think I would have read the book than listened to it. The narrators accent is so thick and his voice is so dry and monotoned that I could only listen to it for short periods of time. The story itself is well written and very interesting.
The book was worth listening to, but it was a little long! The character development kept you interested, although, if it wasn't for the great narrator I might not have been able to make it through.
The author develops the characters and story very well. It holds your attention from beginning to end.
The reader is also very good.
I hope Abraham Verghese has another book published soon.
One of the best books I have experienced in years. The characters are so real in their joys, their love, and their deep, dark flaws. The story is beautiful and engrossing.
What a great read (listen). I throughly enjoyed the rich story line, fascinating characters and interesting information regarding surgery. Im not very detail oriented and can get bored with too much detail, but for some reason the way the surgical information was presented did not bore me in the least. Ive been comparing notes from the book with an Ethiopian medical clinician whom I work with and he also enjoyed this book and the details from Ethiopia. Plus, I have to say that the long length of the book was a plus for me - I would highly recommend it.
I liked this book. I like the medical aspect. I don't know if you will like it if you are not interested in medicine. I walked around the house with headphones in for days listening to this book. Very Good!
This was absolutely wonderful! Totally unexpected. It was a story of love and loss, and of joy and heart. I just couldn't stop listening. I wished it hadn't ended. I will listen to it again!
I loved, loved, loved this book. Great characters and wonderful story. More please!!
Beautifully constructed prose. Wonderful character development. Magnificent imagery. Terrific narration. Deadly dull. It???s a terribly slow novel. I stuck with it for two or three hours and gave up. I just couldn???t take it any more. In ten for fifteen more hours I might have really gotten into the story but I???d like an audio book to become engaging within half an hour or so.