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Mountains Beyond Mountains | [Tracy Kidder]

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a socially conscious genius who uses his intellectual and personal gifts to solve global health problems.
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Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder introduces us to a remarkable man who tackles some of the world's most frightening medical and social problems through principled actions. Harvard Medical School graduate and MacArthur "genius" fellow Paul Farmer spent much of his med school years in Haiti, where he created a health care system and clinic in one of the most grindingly poor places in the world. Owning only one suit and living part of each year in a house without hot water, he travels widely and takes a global approach to the interaction between politics, wealth, social problems, and disease. Farmer makes a difference quietly, using his intellectual gifts and his charisma to further his philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity."

© 2003 Tracy Kidder; (P) 2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Many readers have come to expect that anything authored by Kidder...will be of high merit." (Library Journal)
"[This book] is inspiring, disturbing, daring, and completely absorbing." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A gifted storyteller, Mr. Kidder is able to explain the web of circumstances that contribute to the wretched conditions of the world's poor." (The New York Times)
"Paul Michael captures the book's mix of intensity and elaboration beautifully....Just the right amount of edge-of-your-seat passion....A very good rendition of an important book." (AudioFile)

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    Assi Hillsboro, WV, USA 09-16-04
    Assi Hillsboro, WV, USA 09-16-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Great listen!!!"

    True inspiration. A man that does what all just dream of. A must read for medicine people. Written well. Narrated ok.
    Will probably return to this book for inspiration.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pankaj Jersey City, NJ, USA 10-11-04
    Pankaj Jersey City, NJ, USA 10-11-04
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    "A good book"

    It is a good book in general. It brings out the challenges involved in making any substantial changes to any large society/community. It brings out the efforts involved, and the kind of sufferings that poor people face in many parts of the world. It does not talk about all the sufferings that poor face, or all the poor societies but it does talk about the medical conditions in many developing countries.
    So this book is useful in two ways. First, the challenges involved in changing. Second, an insight into poorer societies' medical conditions. The state of affairs in such societies are really what they are even today in many developing counties. I being from one, know that to be true.
    I believe that many people can help, just like farmer did (the main character in the book). If not on a very big level, there are smaller, much easier levels on which people can help other people. There are thousands that die every day of hunger! Can you believe that? Have you been hungry one full day and seen how it is?


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim San Antonio, TX, United States 11-01-03
    Tim San Antonio, TX, United States 11-01-03 Member Since 2001
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    "OK but not great."

    A very good picture of health conditions in some of the poorest conditions in the Western Hemisphere. Farmer, the subject, is almost saintly, but he does have some serious problems becoming politically charged and believing rules are for everyone else. He shares an off-balance world view with of the Harvard elite, yet considers himself quite different. A worthwhile read (or listen).

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Dillon 11-10-12
    Dillon 11-10-12

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book to introduce or further knowledge on social justice and the inequalities that exist in our world.


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    While at first I thought the audiobook was a little monotone or computer like, I soon realized that wasn't the case. Michael brings to life many people in the book. However, I listened to it at double time, his reading was a little too slow for my purpose (reading for class) but if I had been looking to read it on my own time it would have been an enjoyable pace.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Tudor West 'By God' Va 03-02-04
    M. Tudor West 'By God' Va 03-02-04 Listener Since 2003
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    "Wonderful Man!"

    Paul Farmer is inspiring! This book renews my faith in human-kind.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    swalk 08-05-04
    swalk 08-05-04 Member Since 2002
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    "Bad News"

    After reading some of the reviews, I had high hopes for this audible book. But I could only make it through the first half. If you are conservative minded you will hate the book. If you are liberal you may like it if you like to hear all the old liberal platitudes, preconceived notions, misconceptions, errors, erroneous sayings, false conclusions--repeated ad nauseam.....The dialogue is also poorly written and grates on the nerves.

    13 of 41 people found this review helpful
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