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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,003 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Irving Narrator: Jason Culp Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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While reporting a story from India, New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion. In Boston, a renowned surgeon eagerly awaits the opportunity to perform the nation’s first hand transplant. But what if the donor’s widow demands visitation rights with the hand? In answering this unexpected question, John Irving has written a novel that is by turns brilliantly comic and emotionally moving, offering a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to change.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Milo | 2/19/2014

    " Wavered between creative/unique and a sheer sex romp. Clearly not his best. "

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

    " Irving's imagination is just wild. Another fascinating and unusual story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by flajol | 2/3/2014

    " I just couldn't empathise or even sympathise with the character at all. Disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Keith Dickson | 2/2/2014

    " Not one of his best books. I felt that he seemed to lose the interesting off the wall character that the book began with, in the second half. Almost like he ran out of interest in the characters and just finished the story off. It it unusual for his characters to be introduced and then not developed further and left up in the air at the end. "

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