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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (71,809 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Bohjalian Narrator: Kate Burton Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for 15 years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if, as Sibyl's assistant later charges, the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?

As recounted by Sibyl's precocious 14-year-old daughter, Connie, the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt, except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives, and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty. As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole Curtis | 2/14/2014

    " I really liked this book. I found it very thought provoking. What would you have done in her shoes? As a fan of alternative medicine and also pro-modern medicine I found the opinions of both sides compelling. This is my 3rd or 4th Bohjalian book and I want to read everthing he has written and writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Denise Schuler | 2/12/2014

    " Very memorable and a page turner... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Victoria | 2/1/2014

    " While this book wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, I thought it was enjoyable. The story of a teenage girl going through the trial of her Midwife mother is moving story. I was surprised that the author who is a male could write through the eyes of a teenage girl so convincingly. A deep read for anyone looking for a change of pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Renee | 1/28/2014

    " Midwives was a good thought provoking book about a woman who was a midwife in the 1980's who lost a patient told from the perspective of her daughter. I didn't know what the out come was going to be and liked that. I would recommend this book to all women. "

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