Cutting for Stone is a masterpiece that deals deftly with issues of family, belonging, obligation, and love in ways that are both unexpected and poignant. This is a wonderful story that captivates from beginning to end. Sunil Malhotra does an excellent job with the narration. A must listen!
Outstanding writing and talented narration. Great story, very well told. Anyone who enjoys good fiction with any sort of healthcare exposure will enjoy this. The humanity of healthcare providers and administrators, people with missionary experience will appreciate the insights of this author. Church people who support overseas mission work should also enjoy this.
It was all I could do to force myself to listen to this never ending book. To be fair, parts of it were interesting and captured my attention, but for the most part, I kept fast forwarding hoping to find a piece of those sections...way too much focus spent on medical procedures and jargon. Some of the characters developed well (after many rewinds to remind myself who was who), but overall, it was a long book without much emotional depth. I believe it'd turned out better had they cut out (play on words) much of the droning surgical details and focused more on character development...of all the people, but just one of the twins.
A wonderful story about people, a country, customs, medicine, and love. A long novel with complex life situations and their affects on family and friends. The narrator was an excellent reader and brought the story to life and kept my interest from beginning to end. Highly recommend it.......
Everyone I've talked to about this book says they loved it. The reviews here are good. But... I just can not get into it! I'm halfway through and this is the longest it's taken me to get through a book. Ever. Even if the story itself is good, I can't tell. The narration is mindblowingly BORING!! *!bold, underline!*. I can't listen to it for long, because it literally puts me to sleep. Maybe this is one of those rare times reading the hardcopy would have been better.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
The drama can be really over the top at times in ways that reminds one of the less crafted scenes of Thomas Wolfe (much harder to enjoy in age than in youth), but the characters, like Wolfe's, are expertly drawn and vivid, and there are strange elements that even puts one in mind of Irving, particularly in The World According To Garp.
This is the perfect book to listen to. I am very picky about the narrators I choose to listen to and though I did not read the book I truly believe that the author and narrator are a perfect match here.
I thought it started out a bit slow but still I listened and I am very glad I did. I will purchase the book just to "re-read" some of the passages that not only moved me but made me want to ponder them a bit longer. Thank you Audible for making this book affordable otherwise I might have missed it and that would have been a shame.
Well worth the listen. A thought provoking book with fascinating characters painted against an interesting historical backdrop. Great narrator makes a good book better.
right up their with the story of Edgar Sawtele and Oscar Wo freedom and other great books so character rich and story strong this book is for the passionate reader who understand what good writing is
This is the best book I've ever listened to. The story drew me in from the opening paragraph. I found myself stalling what I was doing so I could keep listening. I listed to all 20+ hours in three days! The reader is perfect, the story is perfect and I love saying "Addis Ababa". I feel like I've been there!