I never thought I would listen to an audio book that was better than "The Unbroken." Wrong again. "Cutting for Stone" is exceptional in every way. Great story, meaningful story, causes you to think about your own life, exceptional book reader. Simply wow and worth reading.
The story line in this book was very interesting and unique. The unfortunate thing about the book is that the writer went off in many different directions in the plot and was extremely wordy. Once I got to about Chapter 25 the book moved faster because it did not drag as much. I feel that it was easier for me to get through the book because the narrator was excellent. If you have a lot of free time this is the book for you.
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Cutting for Stone is a really great listen. The story is really interesting and the reader is spectacular with all of the necessary voices and dialects. It can, at times, be a little slow and the subject matter and setting very abstract. But once you get into the story and learn about the characters it is humorous, interesting, enlightening, and at times sad. Highly recommend!
This is a fantastic book. The narrator is perfect for the story. Some may find the medical details too much but they are an important part of the story. My book club loved this book and I was glad I could have both the printed copy and audible . Actually enjoyed the audio more as at times the story is heavy and moves fast.
I am not a huge reader so to speak, but a audio book listener. I commute to work so a good story along with an entertaining narrator makes the drive seem short and sometimes even cause me to drive around the block a few extra times. This story had me laughing, crying, cringing and feeling hope for humanity. Cutting for Stone is definitely one I will keep in my library for relistening.
The story by Abraham Verghese is great. You can read countless reviews saying so. What I can't emphasize enough is that the partnership of Verghese's story with Sunil Malhotra's superb narration is phenomenal. Sunil Malhotra has a rich, warm voice, the perfect accent and perfect enunciation. An absolute pleasure to listen to!
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!).