An epic story both totally engrossing and beautifully written. The narrator does an excellent job of conveying the emotions described.
I bought this book because of all the rave reviews, but I was unable to finish it. I found the story to be plodding and rather gruesome. On the plus side, I did like the narrator.
Excellent reader for what is likly the best book of the decade, a long book that is hard to put down or stop listening to. I have this in both audible and book form and enjoy them both
I have had my audible.com membership for about a year now, got it to make it through a cross-country move. Listened to The Help for my first choice and have been a little disappointed with all others since then.... until I came to Cutting for Stone. Amazing! Loved the story, the characters, the reader, everything about it! It is long but definitely worth the listen.
Th narrator is excellent, and the book is truly amazing. What a wonderful cast of characters and plot. This book goes into my list of the top 20 books I have ever read.
This story is enthralling, and beautifully told. Sunil Malhotra's narration has a lovely cadence that is almost musical in quality. I could hardly stop listening. Highly recommend it!
I loved everything about this book. The narration was excellent. I fell in love with the characters and will carry them with me for for life.
I didn't think I would fall in love, but I did. A read for a book group, I decided to listen to what I thought would be a dull read. Ha! I fell right into it and didn't surface until the end. It haunts me still.
While the beginning was very slow, this ended up being one of my favorite novels that I've read in a long time. It's a tale about destiny...and one man's run in with destiny throughout his life.
Has multiple wonderful love stories are very differing, drama, and while it has a lot-a-bit of heartbreak it is still uplifting and has glimmers of hope and destiny weaved throughout.
I would recommended reading it and just make sure that you don't stop until you get to after the twins are born!
I decided to give this a try based on a NY Times Review and the fact that it was on sale for 1 credit. I'm not put off by mammoth texts, but I just couldn't feign enough interest in any of the characters beyond the first few chapters. I was expecting something akin to "The Poisonwood Bible," one of my favorites. Instead, this is an inflated soap opera based in Africa. I actually think I might have enjoyed it more if I had read it. Then I could have glazed over some of the wordy sections. Part of my dissatisfaction also came from the narrator's voice and tone. It didn't add anything to the text and quite often I found myself falling asleep.