eAudio - unabridged
Audio (20.70 hours)
Product Number: Z2310
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449871581
Narrator/s: John McDonough
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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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Author(s): Sinclair Lewis
Narrator(s): John McDonough
Product Number C02036
Released: Dec 17, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470316587

Professional reviews

"This 1924 classic traces the less than satisfying career of a doctor from his college training through his small-town practice, participation in a city health agency, and work in a West Indian clinic, where he hopes to engage in pure science and escape the money-grubbing that has so frustrated him earlier. Following in the footsteps of his more enduring MAIN STREET and BABBIT, Sinclair Lewis won the Pulitzer Prize for the medical novel, but refused it, out of pique, some critics suggest, because he felt he should have won it for the earlier books. ARROWSMITH still makes good listening today, in large measure because of the competence of reader John McDonough. Though he could use a little more drama and more consistent differentiation among the many characters, his style eventually becomes interesting, even compelling, as the novel itself. T. H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"