The Cole Trilogy (Gordon)
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(4.5 based on 68 ratings)
  • 1
    The Physician: The Cole Trilogy, Book 1 | Noah Gordon

    The Physician: The Cole Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Noah Gordon
    • Narrated By Richard Higgins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift - an acute sensitivity to impending death - never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia.

    From a Persian

    As a Persian woman, it was difficult to enjoy this book. Though well written and a worthy story, I found it historically and culturally inaccurate an..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2018 by Lilian Piruzan (CALIFORNIA)
  • 2
    Shaman: The Cole Trilogy, Book 2 | Noah Gordon

    Shaman: The Cole Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Noah Gordon
    • Narrated By Ben Owen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Dr. Robert Judson Cole travels from his ravaged Scotland homeland, through the operating rooms of Boston, to the cabins of frontier Illinois. In the wilderness he befriends the starving remnants of the Sauk tribe, who have fled their reservation. In the process, he absorbs their culture and learns native remedies that enrich the classical medical education he received at Edinburgh University. He marries a remarkable settler woman he had saved from illness.

    Fair is fair, right?

    I like Noah Gordon's work. Ben Owen did a credible job overall but I won't be eager to listen to more of his work.

    Reviewed on January 30 2018 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 3
    Matters of Choice: The Cole Trilogy, Book 3 | Noah Gordon

    Matters of Choice: The Cole Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Noah Gordon
    • Narrated By Hayden Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Roberta Jeanne d'Arc Cole is favored to be named associate chief of medicine at a Boston hospital. She is married to a surgeon. They own a trophy residence on historic Brattle Street in Cambridge and a summer house in the Berkshire Hills. Everything melts away. Her gender and her work at an abortion clinic cost her the hospital appointment. Her marriage fails. Crushed, she goes to the farmhouse in Western Massachusetts, thinking to sell it, and finds an unexpected life.

    Too short!

    Wonderful conclusion to the trilogy that brings the practice of medicine to modern technology and current issues. I only wish it was as long as the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2018 by Donna (East Bend, NC, United States)