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Mountains Beyond Mountains

The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
著者: Tracy Kidder
ナレーター: Paul Michael
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カテゴリー: 洋書, Science & Technology

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"Paul Michael captures the book's mix of intensity and elaboration beautifully....Just the right amount of edge-of-your-seat passion....A very good rendition of an important book." (AudioFile)

“[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 fine writer and his extraordinary subject: Tracy Kidder, in giving us Paul Farmer, lifts up an image of hope - and challenge - that the world urgently needs. Simply put, this is an important book.” (James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword)

あらすじ・解説

“[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)

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”.

Praise for Mountains Beyond Mountains

“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)

“Easily the most fascinating, most entertaining and, yes, most inspiring work of nonfiction I’ve read this year.” (Charles Matthews, San Jose Mercury News)

“It’ll fill you equally with wonder and hope.” (Cathy Burke, People)

“In this excellent work, Pulitzer Prize-winner Kidder immerses himself in and beautifully explores the rich drama that exists in the life of Dr. Paul Farmer.... Throughout, Kidder captures the almost saintly effect Farmer has on those whom he treats.” (Publishers Weekly [starred review])

“[A] skilled and graceful exploration of the soul of an astonishing human being.” (Kirkus Reviews [starred review])

©2003 Tracy Kidder (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • MikeInOhio
  • 2003/11/22

A Great Book

I wish that I could rate this book twice. The first half of the book describes Dr. Farmer's childhood, the life choices he made and the strongly held beliefs that have guided him in his service to the poor. This first half gets 5 out of 5 stars.
The second half is a current view of Dr. Farmer's day to day schedule. The writer follows Dr. Farmer as he travels between clinics in Central America, Peru, Russia and elswhere while engaging the Doctor in philosophical arguments about healthcare funding and politics. This second half gets 4 out of 5 stars.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2003/10/14

Great Subject

I wish that John McPhee had written this book, but I guess I am being greedy. At 72 I suppose McPhee could not have kept up with Paul Farmer well enough to do him justice. This stunning account of Dr. Farmers' work with the worlds sick and poor(the two seem to be synonymous) moved me more deeply than I could have imagined. Be prepared to sell your house and car and move to Central America.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Philip
  • 2003/12/03

Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder

Since becoming a member of Audible over a year and a half ago, I can say without reservation that this is the best, most compelling, and most inspiring book I've read. The narration is stellar, a must for my Audible choices. But the story itself draws you in, and you can't stop reading as you follow the humble beginnings of Partners in Health, its unique founder, Dr. Paul Farmer, and the impact a small group of highly-movtivated and committed individuals has made on world health. There are many miles to go yet in the journey of Partners in Health. By reading this book, you will want to join them.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas
  • 2003/10/24

Great book about an inspiring man

The subject of this book, Dr. Paul Farmer and his work with the poor in Haiti (and other places), are interesting, moving, and enlightening. The writer does a good job of asking the hard questions that the reader wants to have asked, while maintaining a basically sympathetic approach. The narration is very well done-you forget you're listening to a professional voice actor. You only hear the author, an old Haitian woman, or a Russian doctor. You'll learn some things from this book. Can one person make a difference? Read this one and find out.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly
  • 2004/07/09

Inspiring, captivating

I flew throught his book. Not only was it educational and thought-provoking, it was wonderful story of a ture role model in world health reform. As a doctor, it inspired me to think more globally and to listen intently to my patients and their families.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jana
  • 2003/11/10

A quirky genius saint

I loved the book, including the narration. I've long enjoyed Tracy Kidder's work and this is every bit as good as his others. Along with the important, dramatic, amazing story of Dr. Farmer's work and life, I especially enjoyed the way Mr. Kidder captures Dr. Farmer's inventive use of words and his quirky shorthand language and acronyms. I was sorry when the book ended but grateful for the way it cut through my cynicism about what one person can do.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Susan
  • 2004/08/10

Fantastic!

One of the most inspirational and informative books I have ever read. The audio production is sympathetic to the material and never gets in the way of the message.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Susan
  • 2009/07/24

The Power of One Person to change the world

Reminds me of Bobby Kennedy's statement which I believe is: "Some see things as they are and wonder why. I see things that never were and wonder why not?" Paul Farmer seems to follow that in his daily life--he is a saint! He could be a wealthy Boston doctor, but instead chooses to spend his time fighting poverty and abysmal health care in Haiti and around the world. His story is fascinating, his impact immeasurable. Very inspiring tale, along the lines of Three Cups of Tea. A must for your audio bookshelf.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • reggie p
  • 2004/03/16

We need more people like Dr. Farmer

This story about Dr. Farmer is amazing. He is the most unselfish person we will probably ever know, giving 100% of himself 100% of the time. The conditions in Haiti made me cry but Dr. Farmer's commitment to making a difference is inspiring and uplifitng.
Reading this book will change how you think about what you are doing with your life. It made me wonder why we spend so much money on things we really don't need, things that don't really make us better people or help others in any meaningful way. It can't help but make you examine your life in a different perspective.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gina P.
  • 2004/04/26

World-wide Altruism

A physician forsakes wealth, fame and love to do what he feels is right: bring medicine to the poorest of the poor. This is an amazing story of true altruism. This is the story of Dr. Farmer, a physician trained at Harvard, who spends every free moment while at school to treat people that could live if they only had a doctor or some medicine. His thought is always of what can he do to save lives and mitigate suffering - and to hell with cost effectiveness. Farmer sees his patients as individuals. He treats their bodies and their spirits. He sees a problem and continues to work to solve it, despite the problems. This book had me continually questioning whether what I am doing is the right thing, or whether I should be working with Dr. Farmer to alleviate tuberculosis in Haiti or HIV in Peru. This is an amazing book about not only the actions, but also about the thoughts of a true humanitarian.