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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 423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 391

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

gruelling true confessions of a junior nhs doctor

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-2019

it was a fascinating listen. eye opening. i would recommend. not for the faint hearted in parts

  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

  • By: Jeanette Winterson
  • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When Jeanette Winterson left home at 16 because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: "Why be happy when you could be normal?" This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the painful past returned to haunt Jeanette's later life, and send her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. It is also a book about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft which supports us when we are sinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sad and funny

  • By TruTru on 09-03-2019

sad and funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-2019

JW captures dark northern cynicism perfectly. I loved it. i also fall asleep when stressed!!

  • Diary of a Young Girl

  • By: Anne Frank
  • Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary.An intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, Anne Frank's diary is one of those unique documents, famed throughout the world.It portrays innocence and humanity, suffering and survival in the starkest and most moving terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Endearing Diary

  • By Anna Spencer on 24-11-2017

AMAZING

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2017

An amazing and deviating story it brought tears to my eyes I wish that they had survived this terrible hardship