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  • When the Air Hits Your Brain

  • Tales from Neurosurgery
  • By: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • must listen!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-04-2018

Fascinating insight into stressful profession

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

I loved this book, especially the description of the medical psychopaths who work in this field. It truly takes nerves of steel and a fair amount of intuitive risk taking to be a neurosurgeon.

A VERY, VERY annoying mistake in the book was the constant mispronunciation of the words paraplegic and quadriplegic. The reader said para-PAL-egic and quadri-PAL-egic.

  • Ubik

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business - deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in "half-life," a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter's face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration of one of the best P.K Dick books

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-05-2016

What a journey

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2016

One of the best Sci Fi books of all time. Absolutely brilliant and the narration was the best I've heard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dark and Twisted Tide

  • Lacey Flint Series, Book 4
  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that’s what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won’t leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can’t resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths? And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Jas from Tasmania on 01-11-2015

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2015

Listened to it in one day!! Couldn't stop. Excellent storyline, kept me guessing all the way through.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful