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A Doctor in the House Audiobook

A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson

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Publisher's Summary

"The life of a neurosurgeon isn't an easy one, and Ben has been required to go above and beyond the call of duty almost constantly. The life of a neurosurgeon's wife isn't much easier. But it's all been worth it. Together, we've been through poverty, tragedy, wealth, and joy, and we've had each other's backs. I love that guy!" (Candy Carson)

Like most Americans, you might think of Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and, in the last few years, as an outspoken commentator on national issues. But his wife of more than 40 years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and their family.

Like her husband, Candy grew up in Detroit, one of five children of a teacher and a factory worker. Also like Ben, she overcame her humble background through determination, hard work, and perseverance, earning a scholarship to attend Yale University. In that strange new world, she focused on her studies, her music, and her deepening spiritual life. She attended church with a handsome older student who liked to tease her but never assumed he would be anything more than a friend to her. But Ben and Candy quickly became inseparable, and they married soon after she graduated, with Ben still in medical school, preparing for his career as a soon-to-be world-famous pediatric neurosurgeon.

In A Doctor in the House, Candy reveals many stories that have never been told before, despite the media spotlight on Dr. Carson in recent years. She shows us what it was like when they moved to Baltimore to join the community centered around Johns Hopkins Hospital. She describes how their family evolved with the births of their three sons and the tragic miscarriage of their twins.

©2016 Candy Carson (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    "A doctor in the house was a wonderful book"

    loved it. It was really special that Candy wrote and narrated the book. I felt like I really got to know their family. God Bless you all

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    Janet White 03-14-16
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    "Good perspective on the amazing life of one of God's faithful. Great reading for all ages. Inspiration for young people who ight"

    Good perspective on the amazing life of one of God's faithful servants. This is a great read for all ages, especially for youth who might feel life has not given them a fair shake.

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    M.Shannon 03-07-16
    M.Shannon 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Admirable Couple"

    Ben Carson, a man after God's own heart, with Candy at his side! What a joy to get a glimpse into the live of a man I've admired over many years and to have his faithful wife share with us their love, obedience, and sacrifices to the Lord and to each other. I look forward to what the Lord has in store in using Dr. Carson in a political setting as a much needed healer for our nation!!

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    "A Well Spent Day"

    I knew I supported Ben Carson, as his values match my own. Hearing this book by Candy Carson confirmed the values I had already appreciated.
    Isaiah 6.8 says, "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."
    If God will have mercy upon our nation, and give us more time, it is not too hard for Him to give us a leader who will check with Him before making decisions.
    God chose Moses who didn't seek the office. He chose Gideon, and others to lead HIS people.
    2 Chronicles 7.14 tells us to pray.
    We will.
    Thank you for this book, Candy Carson.

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    HR Hunter Northern Virginia 02-23-16
    HR Hunter Northern Virginia 02-23-16

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    "Be inspired to do more."

    The Carson's lives are simple, yet more full than most of ours. God blesses them.

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    woodsywalker Dallas, OR USA 02-08-16
    woodsywalker Dallas, OR USA 02-08-16

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    "An amazing man!"
    Where does A Doctor in the House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First one, so I can't rank it to anything else


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Doctor in the House?

    The little boy who lived from a miracle


    What about Candy Carson’s performance did you like?

    Sounds like she could be a presidends wife! ;-)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Same thing--the miraculous story


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    I definitely have been seeing how people who are in power in our country have been trying to erase Ben Carson out from being the president. I am almost betting that why they are doing this, is because he is a very strong honest CHRISTAN, and just won’t shut up about it. I defiantly will vote for him anyway! All of the other candidates are just bickering and braging and talking too much for nothing!

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    Amazon Customer New England 02-06-16
    Amazon Customer New England 02-06-16 Member Since 2014

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    A wonderful read. Candy Carson gave us insight into their life together. Loved it start to finish! A good look at marriage built on love, faith and service.

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    Linda Dianne Cannon Texas 01-22-16
    Linda Dianne Cannon Texas 01-22-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Candy Carson A Note Able Great Lady"

    Read the book but thoroughly enjoyed listening in her own words the story of her life with the most admired and sought after man, her husband, Ben Carson. This is a must for all ages to hear in her own words. thank you Candy

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    Lindsay M. Whitaker Salt Lake City, Utah United States 01-07-16
    Lindsay M. Whitaker Salt Lake City, Utah United States 01-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful book"

    I admire Candy and Ben Carson and thoroughly enjoyed Candy's narration of her wonderful book. A great look at the lives of this amazing family.

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    "Awesome, wonderful"

    Dear Candy Carson,

    Thank you so much for this treasure. I did not want it to end. It touched my heart and some parts made me cry. You are inspiring as a child of God, as woman, as wife, as a mom and as a glorious spiritual sister. I love your family. You made me smile and laugh also. Thank you! I'm listening again and I'm sharing with other. You and your husband are special and wonderful and God bless your family. Truly Inspirational.

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