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  • An Irish Country Doctor

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By cameron.hoare on 15-05-2019

good book

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Reviewed: 15-05-2019

this book was obviously written by someone who knows a bit of general practice. goid read

  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent voice acting

  • By Clare on 17-05-2015

fantastic

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Reviewed: 26-02-2019

still one of the best booms i have ever read or listened too. fantastically done

  • Paramédico

  • By: Benjamin Gilmour
  • Narrated by: Trevor Whittaker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Paramédico is a brilliant collection of adventures by Australian paramedic Benjamin Gilmour as he works and volunteers on ambulances around the world. From England to Mexico, and Iceland to Pakistan, Gilmour takes us on an extraordinary thrill-ride with his wild co-workers. Along the way, he learns a few things, too, and shows us not only how precious life truly is, but how to passionately embrace it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic!

  • By Anonymous User on 30-03-2019

good story

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Reviewed: 17-02-2019

i enjoyed listening to this. nice australian voice. interesting ovservations. does a good jov of taking you with him

  • In the Land of Invisible Women

  • A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom
  • By: Qanta A. Ahmed MD
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On a whim, she accepts an exciting position in Saudi Arabia. This is not just a new job; this is a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong. What she discovers is vastly different. The Kingdom is a world apart, a land of unparalleled contrast. She finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • eye opening

  • By cameron.hoare on 13-01-2019

eye opening

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Reviewed: 13-01-2019

really really good memoir. i wished it went for longer. good insight into the saudi world.

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 790

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Motivation in a book!!

  • By Tom Reilly on 10-07-2015

very interesting. really good listen. my respect

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Reviewed: 27-07-2018

this is a fantastic audiobook. his life stoery is amazing. very thougbt provoking. very well told

  • Trauma Room Two

  • By: Philip Allen Green MD
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

In every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed. Trauma Room Two is just such a place. In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the listener inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a insightful book

  • By Jasmine Walker on 11-12-2018

poetic and well written

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Reviewed: 17-02-2018

this is the single most beautiful set of stories i have listened to. listen to it.

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  • Medicine in Translation

  • Journeys with My Patients
  • By: Danielle Ofri
  • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

For two decades, Dr. Danielle Ofri has cared for patients at Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the country and a crossroads for the world's cultures. In Medicine in Translation she introduces us, in vivid, moving portraits, to her patients, who have braved language barriers, religious and racial divides, and the emotional and practical difficulties of exile in order to access quality health care.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • well written

  • By cameron.hoare on 10-11-2017

well written

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Reviewed: 10-11-2017

i really enjoyed listening to the story. it is amazing that you can hate a character but love her patient's stories.

  • The Longest Kill

  • The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers
  • By: Craig Harrison
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a Read

  • By Greg Campbell on 11-02-2017

interesting story.

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Reviewed: 24-09-2017

this is a fantastically written story that sucks you in. i really enjoyed it. glad i bought it.

  • Admissions

  • A Life in Brain Surgery
  • By: Henry Marsh
  • Narrated by: Henry Marsh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what 40 years spent handling the human brain has taught him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully read, refreshingly honest, touchingly humane and always engaging.

  • By Paul on 20-06-2017

a nice memoir. honest but all over the place.

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Reviewed: 15-06-2017

an interesting memoir. well told, homest and insightful, but at parts sounded like a lonely man trying to avoid dementia

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  • The Shift

  • One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives
  • By: Theresa Brown RN
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
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    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day in a hospital's cancer ward. In the span of 12 hours, lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an interesting take into the female nursing mind

  • By cameron.hoare on 31-05-2017

an interesting take into the female nursing mind

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Reviewed: 31-05-2017

i loved this story. well told it is interesting to hear how the female mind thinks.