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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,436 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Ondaatje Narrator: Christopher Cazenove Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this audiobook like flashes of heat lightening. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent prose.I read it twice to fully appreciate it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/3/2014

    " Beautiful prose, but I couldn't always find the characters very believable. Is it even possible to self-inject with thumbs? Was it possible to serve as a nurse at age 20? I don't know, but there was a lot about this that wasn't really very realistic. I most enjoyed the intrigue surrounding the Egypt storyline. Thought that using the race card to explain Kip's breakdown in the end was kind of lame. It would be equivalent to a white American losing it over some major wrong done to France, a culture that considers itself superior to all others, just because they share the same race. More believable to have just been stressed by the absolute totality of the atom bomb -- no chance to defuse, no second chance, no chance for survival. Is there any validity to the point that the a-bomb was not used on Europe? Probably, but there was also a lot going on with the timing of the readiness for actual use. I just think that the Kip character would have been more bothered by an a-bomb making his life-saving skills worthless and, therefore, himself just as worthless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tara | 2/2/2014

    " I read this originally in high school and loved the romantic story and conflict set against the war backdrop.... After rereading it, I still do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 1/30/2014

    " Love this story but I prefer the movie to the book which almost never happens. "

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