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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,784 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Guterson Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes the New York Times bestselling novel about a dying man’s final journey through a landscape that has always sustained him and provided him with hope and challenges.

When he discovers that he has terminal cancer, retired heart surgeon Ben Givens refuses to simply sit back and wait. Instead he takes his two beloved dogs and goes on a last hunt, determined to end his life on his own terms. But as the people he meets and the memories over which he lingers remind him of the mystery of life’s endurance, his trek into the American West becomes much more than a final journey.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edward | 2/19/2014

    " Even though you're old and have incurable cancer, there may be valid reasons to go on living, and they're discovered in unexpected ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meghan | 2/19/2014

    " read this book because it garnered some good reviews, but I wasn't that into it. loved snow falling on cedars though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/12/2014

    " After having read Snow Falling on Cedars by the same author, this book was a huge disappointment. Even though the subject matter, a man dying of cancer, was decidedly tragic, East of the Mountains lacked the beauty and the poetry of the first novel. It read like a first draft college essay - the very sad facts were there, but none of the creative energy that Guterson gave us in Snow Falling on Cedars. I think of The Bucket List, Tuesdays with Morrie, and other such novels of someone dying of cancer and this one, well, it does not measure up. It is depressing, and does not offer the reader much else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam Oconnor | 2/8/2014

    " This is an interesting book about a journey taken by a terminally ill man who planned to commit suicide on his journey. However the things that happen to him and the people he encounters make him realize that he must go home to die. "

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