• Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande

  • A Quick Summary and Analysis
  • By: Speedreader Summaries
  • Narrated by: Tom Kruse
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 15-02-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: SpeedReader Summaries
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)


Your quick and simple summary and analysis of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
In this audiobook, you'll find:

An introduction to Gawande's main concepts
Time-saving chapter summaries
Analysis and commentary
A guide to additional resources, including helpful articles, books, and videos

Gawande is a decorated surgeon and Harvard professor. In his most intriguing work yet, he addresses the ultimate tension in modern medicine between saving and extending lives and providing a good quality of life for those who are dying. He writes logically and passionately that quality of life, not longer life, is what the dying really want, offering both data and poignant stories to support his argument. He also provides examples of more patient-focused models for caring for the elderly.
Please note that this summary is not the original book and is meant to be heard as a supplement to the original.
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3 out of 5 stars
By michelle on 25-02-18

Not enough

Better to get the complete book. Not enough information to justify cost. Will not get symmetries again

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3 out of 5 stars
By Truckee Ned on 23-01-18

Read by a computer?

The name of the narrator on this book is “Tom Cruise“. It’s clearly not the same Tom Cruise you were used to seeing in the movies.

My second thought was that this book was written, and was being read by a computer. The voice was so dispassionate in an interested that it was a little offputting.

However, the summation of the book was pretty good and the analysis as well. It was a good refresher for a book club Meeting in a couple of days – after I read the book 6 months ago

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