Arrowsmith

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sinclair Lewis

Narrated By: John McDonough

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: September 2001

Duration: 20 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

The son of a country doctor, Sinclair Lewis turned to writing instead of medicine. He won the Nobel Prize in 1930. Arrowsmith was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. This is the story of a brilliant young man who dedicates his life to science, yet finds that corruption, not disease, is his greatest foe. Martin Arrowsmith is fascinated by science and medicine. As a boy, he immerses himself in Gray's Anatomy. In medical school, he soaks up knowledge from his mentor, a renowned bacteriologist. But soon he is urged to focus on politics and promotions rather than his research. Even as Martin progresses from doctor to public health official and noted pathologist, he still yearns to devote his time to pure science. Published in 1924, this novel had a profound effect on the reading public. As an expose of professional greed and fraud, it was a call to scrutinize flawed medical practices. Now, through John McDonough's vibrant narration, it is a truly notable audiobook.

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  • L Guerios

    This is one of the best books I've read. Profoundly ironic and satirical, but at the same time touching. The relationship between Arrowsmith and Leora is poetic, his dedication to his master Gottlieb is inspiring and his coworkers are hilarious. In my opinion this is one of the highest achievements of the us literature in the 20th century, along with the Catch 22 or Of Mice and Man. The reader is also superb, one of the best readings I've ever heard. i recommend it immensely.