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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • Written by: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 180

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Realism. Family. Love. Heart wrenching truth.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-08-11

Descriptive but not relating internal process

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-23

Found worth reading but missing depth of process experienced. Felt reading an analysis of experience.

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  • Written by: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and smart

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-21

wonderful to hear.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-02

loved it! witty and enjoyable. The story is full, rich and satisfying. Loved the ending.