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Haiti After the Earthquake

Haiti: After the Earthquake - Paul Farmer I have always respected Paul Farmer and his tireless, selfless medical work in Haiti since I first read about him in Tracy Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. So I was thrilled to receive an audio version of Haiti After the Earthquake by Paul Farmer from the publisher. I have now learned, after listening to fourteen hours (yes, that’s fourteen hours!) of these CDs that just because you are a wonderful human being, you are not necessarily a wonderful writer. I learned more about Haiti that I ever wanted to know. I learned more about humanitarian efforts to improve an impoverished country than I ever wanted to know. It took everything I had in me to put that next CD into the player and listen for another hour. I felt like I’d signed up for a marathon when I’d meant to sign up for a quick run around the park. I will say that I found the short pieces at the end of the set of CDs to be a refreshing change. These pieces were compelling and personal. In fact, if you are interested in Haiti, I’d advise you to skip to the end and listen to the short pieces only.