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Cutting for Stone Audiobook

Cutting for Stone: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel - an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.

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 and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him - nearly destroying him - Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.

An unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.

©2009 Abraham Verghese; (P)2009 Random House Audio

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    "Beautifully written and narrated!"
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    Yes. The story is unique, wonderful and extremely well written. The narrator does an excellent job with accents and story telling. I cannot remember a narrator I enjoyed listening more.


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    I just re-listened to this book for the 3rd time. The story and the characters are all so rich and moving. I'm hoping Mr. Verghese writes another book soon!

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    "Fascinating story - best book in a long time"

    This is a wonderful story full of twists and turns, wonderfully developed characters and a sense of the sacred in ordinary things. I loved this book! In fact, right after finishing it, I went right back to the beginning to listen to the first 1/3 of the book again. I wanted to hear it again knowing what I then knew.

    I was never bored with this book. The narrator is wonderful, his use of accents (which can be very tricky) was right on target. It really added to the story. This is an exceptional story told by someone who is obviously in the medical field. But instead of feeling like an outsider, the reader is drawn into that field and feels along with the surgeon. And that is just a tiny part of what makes this redemptive story so special. Great book!

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    A decent story, but spent a lot of time on medical details that may be interesting if you're in that profession but weren't to me. Well narrated.


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    "An amazing read!"

    If you like books that involve different cultures and world locations, you will like this book. If you love character development and historical novels you will love this book.
    Skip it if you like westerns and romance novels. This is the best book I have read/listened to in close to a year (and I read a lot). The narrator did a fantastic job and the story is phenom!

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    A wonderful novel to hear, the narrator captured the spirit of the characters and I felt I had known each of these remarkable people! Thank you Audibles!

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    Interesting story that incorporates a history of Ethiopia. It is believeable with very interesting twists.

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    "Heard While Driving Through Addis Streets"
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    I have lived in Ethiopia for nearly seven years, and I listened to the book while driving through the streets of Adds each day. The book stole my heart and mind, and caused me to reflect on the beauty of life here. I'm sad it is over, and I am waiting for more.

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    Marilyn Oakland, CA, United States 03-21-12
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    "Worth the Price!"

    Add my name to the list of listeners who loved this audiobook! I purchased this book based on a recommendation from a friend who read the hard cover. I was not disappointed for a second in the audiobook. The story is captivating and wonderfully read by the narrator. I could not stop listening, even when it was time to get out of the car, or get off the treadmill, or go into the office, etc. There is a reason for the high ratings given this audiobook by Audible members. Loved it!

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    "brilliant and amazing"
    What made the experience of listening to Cutting for Stone the most enjoyable?

    this story kept me hooked through the whole thing. the characters are well written and read. the story is nothing less than spellbinding. i rarely write a review but this one, i felt deserved special acknowledgement


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

    being able to fulfill the characters dialects helps


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