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Joan

I am an English lit major, a writer (non-fiction), like to learn about history from fiction, love the classics, but also a good yarn that distracts me from present troubles. Like stories I can't put down.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4921)
    Performance
    (2312)
    Story
    (2326)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "It's still not literature!"
    Overall

    This is a very long time to spend (and two precious credits!) to realize that a soap opera story imposed on "Gray's Anatomy" does not amount to real literature. Medical expertise and jargon does not amount to knowledge of the human soul! Do not waste your time.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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