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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 521

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the prudish but well written/read

  • By Carron on 11-08-2018

Not what I expected, I should have known better...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-2019

Why did I expect anything other than this...I should have known...being medical, the author would revert to below the belt humour...silly me. The difference between audiobooks and paper copies...you can preview the amount of swearing and other offensive stuff in a book before you buy or maybe skip over the swearing, if theres a couple of f*** words tucked away. Then again, Audible lets you return any audiobook you dont like, so I guess thats small consolation for the "MA15+" moments. I am not sure if I can absolutely say I didnt like it, who doesn't love a good laugh at otherwise horrifying moments...but I can say I would have thought the English language is diverse enough that a great writer can find ample words to express themselves that there would be no need to revert to the cheats version and call f***ed time on everything!!
Medical/Stupidhuman comedy never grows old, and I got a little consolation for my own Doctorfail/Bodyhorror stories. I dont have a problem with human anatomy, but some of the stories go a bit further than PG rating.
Disappointments aside, I hope this audiobook makes people think twice before insulting or suing any doctor, and always remembers that they are human beings, who have hearts, souls and, hopefully, lives other than work. It is a book which takes you to every emotion, leaves you wanting more, and gets you Googling!
It's a bestseller for a reason!

  • A Fortunate Life

  • By: A. B. Facey
  • Narrated by: Roger Cardwell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent 60 years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a "fortunate" one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moved to tears

  • By allatabbeycottage@btinternet.com on 08-03-2018

Record of early WA history

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-2019

Interesting, but pity about dreadful pronouncement of place names.
PLEASE get pronunciations of Narrogin, Albany, Pingelly and Mundaring consistent with local dialect. It's said "Narro"djin", Albany (short sharp A, not as in all), Pin"djelley", and Mun"dare"ring
Also disappointed that after all the numerous miracles and fortune, the writer chose to include a particular chapter despising God, for letting him come upon bad times...possibly forgetting that as mere man, we'd never know what good was...if we could not compare it with anything.