• Miracles & Mayhem in the ER

  • Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor
  • By: Dr. Brent Rock Russell
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-08-2015
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Elevate
  • 4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER, Dr. Brent Russell shares true-life stories of his early days as an emergency room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious, Dr. Russell leads the listener through the glass doors and down the narrow halls of the ER where desperate patients, young and old, come to get well. Occasionally heart wrenching and always fast-paced, Miracles and Mayhem in the ER will have listeners holding their breath one second and celebrating the next. Through his night shifts at a renowned Portland, Oregon, hospital, Russell discovers his role and his confidence as he treats people from all walks of life, including humanity's most bizarre, in the ER. Each shift brings a new, bracing story to tell.

©2013 Brent Rock Russell (P)2015 Brent Rock Russell

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Honest stories, well told

Al Kessel's narration perfectly matches the demands of Dr Russell's honest, witty, brutal, gentle, and at times tragic recount of the world of emergency medicine.

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Fascinating

A story of life in the raw and the daily struggle of a human being who chooses to put himself on the front line of life and death.

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to much. I said.

pretty good story. the author used too much. I said, he said while quoting speech.

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  • KP
  • 22-12-2015

HIghly Recommended!

Any additional comments?

I enjoy personal memoirs, I work for couple ER in past I absolutely love this book, Dr Brent Russell’s provide insight, crazy events happens in ER. Book share different stories were sad and some were funny. As much as I enjoy Dr Brent’s writing I enjoy Al Keslar’s narrating style. Author creats a story and Al keslar delivers fantastically.

This audiobook was provided by Al Albert at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

KP

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer Penner
  • 05-03-2016

Captivating!

I didn't want it to be over too soon, but I couldn't keep my hands off the play button!

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  • Marisa
  • 10-05-2017

Not what I thought - but still great!

Based on the audio clip, I assumed it would be a book about different weird and strange stories, unbelievable stories that a layperson would have no idea actually happens in ERs. It wasn't just a list of stories of incredible and crazy things patients have done, but it includes several stories, some unbelievable, some heartbreaking, some funny, of what it is really like to work in an ER. It made your ER doctor human and three dimensional. I listened to it in one day.

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  • Ashlee M. Simons
  • 12-05-2017

FUNNY BOOK!! LOVED IT!!

Where does Miracles & Mayhem in the ER rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love medical books! This was interesting and at times laugh at loud funny!!

What did you like best about this story?

Peoples stores, it seemed far more Mayhem than the one miracle I thought was in the book, but I didn't care, the mayhem was interesting, funny and crazy!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The reading voice was a little strange at times, but I could quickly ignore it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

CRAZY< HIGH DRUNK PEOPLE IN THE ER!!

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  • Greg Wilson
  • 10-10-2015

Don't waste a credit

I returned this book because it is
Amateurish I won't go on from there but save yourself a disappointment. Pick something else.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeff Siciliano
  • 26-09-2018

Good interesting book

Book was well done and gave a great insight to the er room and the types a patient they have to deal with

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  • Tierany
  • 07-08-2018

Meh.

Really wasn't anything special. The narrator was generally good, but the accents he gave a lot of people sounded like he was trying to make them seem intellectually disabled. The book itself had as much of the content focused on the author's many outdoor adventures as it did on actual stories of his experience in the ED. . He seemed to try to bulk up the volume of the book by using a LOT of metaphors, including what it was like to drive in traffic. Several of the stories were entertaining, but I wouldn't recommend this to someone with experience in emergency medicine

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  • lucy4books
  • 17-04-2018

INCREDIBLE

this was an honest and beautible book! What these heroes deal with and live through, on a daily basis is extraordinary. We should be grateful for their courage and commitment.

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  • D. Gullickson
  • 10-01-2018

good listen!

interesting and funny. great to listen to, and since I'm an EMT, I totally understand!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-2017

HYSTERICAL. MOVING. OVERALL A FANTASTIC READ.

both hysterical and moving. GREAT BOOK. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. there should be more doctors like Dr. Russell in the world!!💜❤💚