I could not stop listening on more than one occasion and was frequently late for work as I sat in my car riveted by the passion, compassion, and intensity of this story. Great research that really evokes the pitiful conditions endured by so many during the Civil War.
This book will stay with me for a long time. As someone who works in healthcare I was a little put off by the subject simply because I try to escape from the world of medicine when I read or listen to audiobooks, but the reviews were so good that I eventually had to succumb. I am so glad that I did. Verghese does an extraordinary job of weaving anatomy and medicine into the story without pulling focus. This novel is thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and will keep you engrossed for hours. One of the best books I've ever read!
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