Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Written by:
Tracy Kidder
Narrated by:
Paul Michael

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
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47
Narrator
5
Release Date
June 2003
Duration
10 hours 51 minutes
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[A] masterpiece . . . an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views.”—USA Today
 
“If any one person can be given credit for transforming the medical establishment’s thinking about health care for the destitute, it is Paul Farmer. . . . [Mountains Beyond Mountains] inspires, discomforts, and provokes.”—The New York Times (Best Books of the Year)

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
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Michael W.

An amazing story about an amazing human being and all he went through while becoming a leader of a foundation that he started in Haiti and his model has continued to be replicated throughout the world. The chapters are all engaging in different ways and the narrator does a great job of stylizing his voice to make the actual people recognizable as he reads. It will make you laugh, cry, be happy, sad, and angry as the discussion of medicine and medical treatment in the impoverished world beyond our western culture is discussed. Truly inspirational and I highly recommend this easy to listen to, true story of Paul Farmer.

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Delcy K.

what a wonderful life to emulate

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