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Author: Ben Carson, Cecil Murphey, Deborah Shaw Lewis, Gregg Lewis Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9780310875079
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This bestselling book reveals the extraordinary life of Dr. Ben Carson--from inner-city kid to renowned neurosurgeon.

Dr. Ben Carson is known around the world for breakthroughs in neurosurgery that have brought hope where no hope existed. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions at age thirty-three.

Filled with fascinating case histories, Gifted Hands will transplant you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world, and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others. In 1987, Dr. Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head--an extremely complex and delicate operation that was five months of planning and twenty-two hours of actual surgery, involving a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate.

Gifted Hands reveals a man with humility, decency, compassion, courage, and sensitivity who serves as a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/20/2014

    " I met Dr. Ben Carson when I bought his book at a conference, and he signed it for me... I love signed books!!!! Very inspiring story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pevolpez | 2/16/2014

    " Good Book of inspirattion! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 2/12/2014

    " Really inspiring. I love true stories - and this is a great one to read. Uplifting. It makes you want to go out and accomplish things against all odds. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/11/2014

    " I'm so torn on this book. All the makings of an inspirational story but it just didn't inspire me. I felt Dr. Carson came across as arrogant at times. An amazing Dr. No less but at times his story seemed unbelievable and without heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joao | 2/9/2014

    " Wonderful story! A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 2/5/2014

    " I listened to this on tape (good 'ol library sale, once again! :)) I think it was an abridged version. To me, this was a solidly inspiring and beautiful story. There were so many gems to learn from. I loved the story of his mother, her determination to help her sons and not let them buy into the culture around them. I loved his trust in God and how he attributes his success to Him. I love how Dr. Carson views his talents as God-given and wants to use them to bless the lives of God's children - an exceptional story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/31/2014

    " Very inspirational about a boy who grew up with nothing, but worked hard to become a gifted surgeon who attributes all of his success to God. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maree | 1/20/2014

    " Loved it, this is about a guy that came out of the inner city and became a world renown neurosurgeon. I'm recommending it to my children who want to become doctors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/21/2013

    " I read this book in grade 11 and it was my first biography. It was incredibly inspiring and a very easy and good read. I always enjoy reading success stories of people who weren't fed with a silver spoon. He is a great surgeon but an even better role model because of his values. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 11/25/2013

    " ben carson's story is absolutely crazy, amazing, and so blessed. this book, while not extremely well written, is a quick read so worth the 3 or so hours it takes to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 10/22/2013

    " Honest and motivational; written for young people to emulate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 10/19/2013

    " Inspirational. Incredible. Must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leesa | 9/5/2013

    " This is one of the most incredible books I've ever read. It's about a young boy living in Detroit, trying to get out of the inner city. He becomes one of the leading brain sergans at the John Hopkins Medical center. Great story, and true!! You won't want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RK | 8/1/2013

    " i need the psychiatric version of this guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chilombe | 6/5/2013

    " Simply amazing and greatly inspiring! Still remember the storyline. I made me see every challenge as an opportunity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/19/2013

    " Good man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 3/20/2013

    " Very inspirational! A feel good kind of book. This book is close to my heart because it is about a Brain surgeon. It brought back a lot of feelings and emotions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoDell | 2/24/2013

    " Excellent read. Very inspiring. There is a movie based on the book and it's excellent as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie | 2/21/2013

    " Great book with a great story. Have asked my hubby and kids to read it. I think it is a great example of just being the best "you" that you can be. I also appreciate that someone is not afraid to mention how deity played such a big role in their life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/20/2012

    " Excellent story of an excellent life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/19/2012

    " Great read - good inspiration for students having a hard time in school, or anyone looking to dream and achieve "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeke | 11/21/2011

    " great inspiration towards the medical field :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholasv | 10/21/2011

    " To me this book was truly touching and inspirational and i recommend this book to all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/28/2011

    " Pretty amazing story and a good lesson for parents on the importance of motivating our children and pushing them to better themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 9/18/2011

    " Would have given 6 stars if I could "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 9/10/2011

    " An amazing life, overcoming enormous challenges early in his life. Spends the second half of his life performing miracles in neurology.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 8/19/2011

    " i think it should be illegal if someone above fifteen years of age has not read this book. Truly inspirational. My personal classic! A must read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 8/9/2011

    " this taught me that God can put a river in the desert "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 8/6/2011

    " The book was insight into the life of a very gifted man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 8/4/2011

    " A fabulous book that I will be reading aloud to my family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 5/11/2010

    " Honest and motivational; written for young people to emulate. "

About the Author

Cecil Murphey has written or coauthored more than 130 books, including the bestselling 90 Minutes in Heaven with Don Piper and the autobiography of Franklin Graham, Rebel with a Cause. A collaborator on the bestseller Gifted Hands with Dr. Ben Carson, Cecil resides in Georgia.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham is an award-winning narrator named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Audie Award numerous times, as well as Earphones Awards, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, and the ALA Odyssey Award. He was nominated in 2015 for a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Narration. He is also a critically acclaimed actor who he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, with an MFA degree in acting.