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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (127,455 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Abraham Verghese Narrator: Sunil Malhotra Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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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. 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie M | 2/15/2014

    " I'm late to the party on this one, and I'm pretty sure it's all been said, but WOW, is this book ever worth reading. So compelling, so realistic, I find it very hard to believe it's a work of fiction, as the author states. I cried at the end. :) Read it! Just read it if you haven't yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni Schmit | 2/10/2014

    " Love love love it. In fact I read his other two nonfiction books which are excellent as well. He's writing another book and I can't wait to read it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/7/2014

    " An amazing read from start to finish! Verghese captures all the most beautiful aspects of life and death in this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Roth | 1/25/2014

    " A wonderful story with emotional twists "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Bryant schiavo | 1/8/2014

    " I liked this book but was disappointed in some of the swearing and explicit scenes in it. I loved the story though and it was very inspiring to see the success that came out of the twin's lives after all they went through growing up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree De wit | 1/6/2014

    " Loved this book! Could not put it down! I also really enjoyed the historical fiction aspect of learning more about Ethiopia... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra Ferreira | 1/5/2014

    " excellent story & characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Marsh | 1/4/2014

    " One of favourite books. Gripping story with good pace. Enjoyed the medical aspect. Disappointed when came to the end look forward to another book by this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 12/2/2013

    " I am actually giving this book 3.5 stars. It was hard for me to really get into this book. I was so bored through the first half but I did feel like I wanted to continue to read to see how it all would end. he second half was good but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 11/30/2013

    " A little long winded but a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 10/1/2013

    " What a wonderful read - long, rich and not to be rushed. So many ways to enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Trzcinski | 7/10/2013

    " Listened to the audio book in the car. It was good, but really long... took a while to get through. I loved the story, although really sad in a lot of ways, but the detail was so in-depth that it was hard to wade through sometimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Cahill | 4/27/2013

    " This is one of the best books I have ever read. It has robust characters, good settings, and a compelling story. It chronicles the lives of numerous doctors and surgeons in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Strongly recommended for anyone interested in medicine, development, or Ethiopia and Eritrea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 4/23/2013

    " a bit slow to start but I loved this book. beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/9/2012

    " Loved it. So powerful and emotional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 11/23/2012

    " This was a wonderful story that I can't wait to discuss with my bookclub next week. Wonderful characters that I could identify with - and love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 6/22/2012

    " Such a compelling read! Verghese has a wonderful gift for expressing the emotion of his characters, and then wrapping the reader up in them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madeline | 6/6/2012

    " I found this book disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia Brousseau | 5/6/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Long to read, but worth it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manduhgee | 4/19/2012

    " came full circle. great story. loved the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie Horvitz | 3/15/2012

    " Incredibly beautiful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Wilson | 1/26/2012

    " Strong character development. Great plot. One of the best books I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 1/6/2012

    " This book is among my all time favorites. Incredibly rich, intriguing, and heart rending all at once. In spite of the setting in Ethiopia and the connections to India (wonderful aspects of the story), the human reactions Marion has to his experiences are so very relatable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/2/2011

    " not bad, but a little over written, in my opinion. Best feature was the description of life in Addis Ababa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara Waller | 8/12/2011

    " Worth getting through the medical jargon. It is so vividly written. He writes so that you are vested in each main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 6/30/2011

    " My favorite book of the year so far. Loved the plot and the charecters. What an wonderful family saga. Even if you have not been to Ethiopia, I would thnk the place comes alive to you. If you like medicine, this book offers plenty of detailed history about surgery and medical insturment invention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 6/30/2011

    " Evocative, beautifully written, fascinating details about surgery, and emotionally true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 6/30/2011

    " Long winded at times but ultimately a very well written piece. One of those books where the ending you get isn't the ending that you want, but the one that you need. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 6/30/2011

    " Beautifully written. I loved it!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 6/30/2011

    " This one took me a while to finish. Maybe that's why I gave it three stars instead of four. Ask me another day and I'd probably give four. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/29/2011

    " It took a while to get engaged in the story, but I'm glad I stuck it out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 6/28/2011

    " One of the best books I have read in a long time but not for the faint of heart! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/28/2011

    " Possibly the best book I have ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 6/28/2011

    " Fantastic book with depth of character and place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 meredith | 6/28/2011

    " i'd go 3 1/2 stars if i could. definitely made me think, but i had a decidedly love-hate relationship with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quinn | 6/28/2011

    " beautiful story, heart wrenching, must read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rie | 6/28/2011

    " It started off a bit slow, but a little over halfway is when I thought it started to really pick up. "

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