I'm not a big fan of contemporary fiction but this one is simply excellent. It's both well written and interesting.
It has been a very long time since i have read a book that was so well written, so well narrated that i felt that i was living in the story. The characters were so real that i had to keep reminding myself that this is a novel and not a memoir. I cried when Gosh died and when Marion was so very ill. I did not want the tale to end.
This is a very long and complicated book that follows the fabulous and often tragic lives of a remarkable extended family across many continents. The underlying theme of this book is related to the Hippocratic Oath and the service that medical professionals offer throughout the world; serving across skin color, religion, economic standing. Set against early and mid-20th century India and Africa the listener marvels at the personal fortitude of various characters who encounter MANY obstacles throughout their lives. This is a long book so yes, we even follow them into the 21st century too. A good book is hard to put down and that's what happened to me with Cutting For Stone...I subtracted one star for listening length (maybe you should do the same to me for the length of this review!).
i find it surprising that this book does not have a 5 star average. yes 4.4 is very good but this is a near perfect audio book. this is without a doubt the best narrated audio book i've listened to. additionally its a great great story. cant imagine anyone would be disappointed with this novel.
This was a wonderful story. That said, it's rare that I wish a book would come abridged but this would be one. There were many times I felt the narration needed paring down, particularly the first third of the book.
This was a book from my book club, the first hour or so; not so good. After that Fantastic! Enjoyed it all the way through.
I must be honest, I had to keep starting this over and over in order to finally get into it. But once I did it picked up fast and held my attention. I'm still debating on whether or not I would listen to it again but I would certainly recommend it because it is a very good and interesting story!
A well written and well read tragic love story wrapped in a comic masterpiece. I enjoyed it thoroughly and it's been added to my list of "listen again" books. Don't be discouraged by the Indian narrator, he reads beautifully and with great expression. A few small pronunciation slip ups do nothing to hinder the story line and endear you to the character, and the pace and pitch are just great.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The characters were rich and interesting and the story writing was wonderful. I highly recommend.
Wonderful to listen to as the author takes you through the lives of twins and all those who imprinted on them. Was unable to stop listening!!!