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Mountains Beyond Mountains

By: Tracy Kidder,Michael French - adaptation
Narrated by: Lincoln Hoppe
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller.

In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: To cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Tracy Kidder’s magnificent account shows how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems, and disease. Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people’s minds through his dedication to the philosophy that “the only real nation is humanity".

Winner of The Lettre Ulysses Award for The Art of Reportage.

©2013 Tracy Kidder and Michael French (P)2013 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

“[A] masterpiece...an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views...Kidder opens a window into Farmer’s soul, letting the reader peek in and see what truly makes the good doctor tick.” (Nicholas Thomas, USA Today)

“A true-to-life fairy tale, one that inspires you to believe in happy endings...Its stark sense of reality comes as much from the grit between the pages as from the pure gold those pages spin.” (Laura Claridge, Boston Sunday Globe)

“Stunning...Mountains Beyond Mountains will move you, restore your faith in the ability of one person to make a difference in these increasingly maddening, dispiriting times.” (John Wilkens, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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Amazing!

The narrator did a good job. The book is very inspiring. I loved every min of it!

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An inspiring story of an inspiring man.

I now have a new hero. The story is well lived and well told. I am inspired to spend more time in communties with the people I want to serve. I was reminded of the best things in life and the greatest (most worthwhile) struggles. The book is truely touching. Farmer is a reasonable man to be considered an ideal.

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A necessary history lesson, also lovely biography

Good narration. Story gets a little drawn out regarding the writer's praise of Dr. Farmer. Overall, the book flowed well, and was very illuminating about public health in Haiti and other areas afflicted by TB outbreaks during that time frame. A story everyone should know about.

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