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Melanie

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Terrible book. Hard to follow and learnt nothing

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-2018

sounded like the narrator just read line for line from a textbook and didnt understand any of it so couldnt deliver it in an easy to understand way or conceptualise anything. Hard to follow moving between topics, all sounded like it ran into each other and i had trouble following. It was so oversimplified that it was like glossing over concepts and like teaching me how to spell 3 letter words or it threw out complex words and concepts without explaining them so if you knew it you learnt nothing and if you didnt you also learnt nothing. Hated it so much i cant continue past the first hour. Im a junior doctor and dont think it is at all detailed enough to aid studying for usmle which they say and would be completely unintelligible and impossible to even understand for anyone without medical training who was just curious about learning medical school things which they also say its good for.

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Ispirational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-2018

Where does Fragile Lives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best medical books Ive read. Humorous, witty and well written account of some of the patients that have spanned his career. At times also had me moved to tears I could actually feel the emotions of his connections with his patients and frustrations of working in a broken healthcare system. I was even inspired to want to pursue surgical training!
Would also be easy to understand for those without a medical background.

What did you like best about this story?

How well I was able to feel the emotions of the author.

What about Gordon Griffin’s performance did you like?

Got into character well

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both