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  • The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist
  • By: Ed Patrick
  • Narrated by: Ed Patrick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Catch Your Breath

By: Ed Patrick
Narrated by: Ed Patrick
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A gut punch of a memoir by a doctor - and comedian - whose job is to keep people alive by putting them to sleep.

Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist.

Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it's not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It's enough to leave anyone feeling numb.

But don't worry, there's plenty of laughing gas to be had.

©2021 Ed Patrick (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"It's funny, touching and gobsmacking in equal measure. At its heart is a breathtaking account of life on the COVID frontline." (Jay Rayner)

"Ed's journey is funny, sad, harrowing, hilarious.... I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO READ THIS." (Colin Mochrie)

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Boring, nothing new here and not even funny

And often not believable either (for the record I am an anaesthetist too)
Reader is annoyingly chirpy, oft times inappropriately

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Well Written and Enjoyable

A wonderful combination of educational, heartwarming, and humourous. Some parts made me laugh out loud.

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Great book

An excellent book!! Very funny but also very real. The narrator was great and added so much character to the book. This is one I will listen to over :-)

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