Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2009
ISBN: 9781415962138
1415962138
Additional Contributors: Malhotra, Sunil
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jennab4
Jan 26, 2015

WOW. I loved this book. I was completed captivated. I agree with one of the comments below, the narrator on the audio CD's is outstanding. An absolute must read.

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geonrose
Sep 29, 2014

"LIFE - YOU LIVE IT FORWARD, BUT UNDERSTAND IT BACKWARD."
Yes, absolutely, a five star book. I too struggled to get through this tome, but is was so fabulous! Helps if you have some interest in the medical field. But I have such a depth of perspective now that I did not have before - about each location, about people and relationships, about youth and age. Just a most amazing book. The narrator truly is outstanding. Every accent, every character a different tone of voice. Exceptional book to read/listen to. Highly recommended. I did have to check it out 5 times to get through it however!

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BhamReader
Sep 19, 2014

This was an excellent audio-book. The narrator was exceptional. At first I thought it might drag a bit because of all the detail. After getting into it further, I realized it was all necessary to make the plot complete. I'm glad I persisted and listened to the entire book.

Five stars for this author and his book.

bnotash70 Jul 08, 2014

Enjoyed the reader and the book! Story of conjoined twin boys, cut apart at birth, the mother dying right after, the father/surgeon instantly leaving the country, and the two doctors who saved them during the birth raising them.

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scotbray
May 22, 2014

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lotis
Sep 23, 2013

This was a very long book. Since I listened to it on CD I was able to really enjoy the journey of the characters. It was well written and so vividly described. Loved it.

librarylizzard Aug 14, 2013

I listened to this on CD at the recommendation of a coworker and many customers. I was not disappointed - the novel centered on subject matter outside my usual comfort zone (Ethiopia, an underprivileged hospitals, military coups, etc.). I was furious at Marion for some of the silly decisions he made regarding a certain female character, but the story overall captivated and educated me. Well worth it, and especially as an audiobook because the narration is superb.

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nkoepcke
Apr 14, 2013

An unbelievable book to listen to. The narrator did a wonderful job, he gave the depth to the story that you were sucked into the drama.

Spring01 Oct 03, 2012

I listed to CD and in # 3 I took it back to the library. This book was not for me. I am glad some liked it.

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lbmooney
Jul 07, 2012

This really was a fantastic book! I listened to in on CD and the narrator was awesome. He was able to manage all the different voices and accents beautifully. I highly recommend listening to it. Very rich.

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