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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Farmer Narrator: Meryl Streep, A Full Cast Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781611744255
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A first-hand account of an epic catastrophe by the MacArthur "Genius" award-winning physician and radical public health reformer. Farmer has worked in Haiti for 30 years. He describes the harrowing obstacles they faced after the 2010 earthquake, placing t Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth Kuyers donahue | 2/16/2014

    " Not what I was expecting. I was in Haiti in Aug 2010. I was hoping for more I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Rosenfeld | 2/13/2014

    " After having read Mountains Beyond Mountains I was eager to read more around PIH and Dr. Farmer's work. This was a great read about the events that unfolded in the days and weeks after the quake. "

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

    " I FINALLY finished this book. It was very informative, and I learned a lot. It was just hard to get through because there was so much information. There were also a lot of things that I wasn't familiar with. Made me so sad to realize how much damage has NOT been cleaned up/fixed yet in Haiti. It was also really sad how much destruction occurred that shouldn't have just because of how poorly built the buildings were. They were at such a disadvantage from the start ... :( "

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

    " Before, during and after the earthquake. This is a great account of the history of Haiti prior to Jan 2010 that people need to know about in order to understand the complex web Haiti is under going to rebuild. I will read it again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 1/29/2014

    " Paul Farmer, a founder of Partners in Health and long-time health worker in Haiti, is my go-to person for an honest picture of conditions before and after the earthquake. This book incorporates his reflections and other eye-witness accounts about the early aftermath of the quake and prospects for the future. It's a valiant effort to keep Haiti on the world's radar. But the wave of interest has already crested and you get a real sense of weariness as you read. Many right things have to come together for Haitians to secure even a basically healthy and safe life, and one gets a sense that they are back to one weak and weary step at a time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russ | 1/27/2014

    " A tragic accounting of a nation left in ruin by previous occupations, oppressive rule, willful neglect, outside interference, and a government apart from its people since it origin. Perhaps the most disturbing was the lack of accountability by NGO's (Non-Government Organizations) mismanaging, or having absconded millions of dollars provided by donations from all over the world for reconstruction after the earthquake. Told mostly by those most affected by the experience. Highly Recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Willoughby | 1/23/2014

    " I first met Paul Farmer through Tracy Kidder's book: Mountains beyond Mountains. But after reading this, it's official: Paul Farmer is my hero. He is simply inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M. J. | 1/19/2014

    " Interesting, but not as compelling as Mountains Beyond Mountains (Tracy Kidder). Good outline of problems facing the building rather than rebuilding of Haiti. Farmer, unlike Kidder, is not a professional writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/12/2014

    " Great book about a tough topic. Some day I will visit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly R. | 8/4/2013

    " Good overall, but quite redundant. The book could've been condensed to 1/2 it's length and still have the same impact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 5/23/2013

    " A collection of poignant and often heart-wrenching, but also inspiring memories from Haiti after January 12, 2010. A particularly fascinating read for those in the humanitarian sphere - how many of the same challenges must we create in the recovery process over and over again? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronjoseph50 | 5/5/2013

    " Helps explain why recovery has taken so long in Haiti. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Leigh | 3/25/2013

    " A very good overview of the reality of Haiti. Good for anyone in any sort of major that specifies on underdeveloped or corrupt society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorette | 1/22/2013

    " There are so many reasons to admire Paul Farmer. But somebody else should do the writing/editing. Including other voices was a smart decision for this book, which frankly read like a therapeutic diary. This happened then this happened then this...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/19/2012

    " Interesting to learn about Haiti, its medical issues and other needs. Half narrative by Paul Farmer, half essays by others who work with Haiti. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/9/2012

    " This was eye opening and inspiring. It was a challenge to read and I will admit to skimming parts of the text but I read every bit of the personal accounts at the back of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elese | 5/18/2012

    " This book would have benefited from more aggressive editing, but they clearly were trying to get it to press under a tight deadline. My mini-obsession with Paul Farmer and Partners In Health allows me to overlook this flaw and give it four stars. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer, physician and anthropologist, is chief strategist and cofounder of Partners in Health, an international nonprofit organization that provides direct health care services to people living in poverty. Dr. Farmer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the American Medical Association’s Outstanding International Physician Award, and many others. He has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality.

About the Narrator

Meryl Streep, considered by many movie reviewers to be the greatest living film actress, has been nominated for an Academy Award an astonishing sixteen times and has won it three times. Born in New Jersey, her early performing ambitions leaned toward the opera, but she became interested in acting while a student at Vassar and upon graduation enrolled in the Yale School of Drama. She went on to win the Academy Award for her performances in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie’s Choice (1982), and The Iron Lady (2012).