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  • What Seems to Be the Problem with Adam Kay and Mark Watson

  • In Support of The Lullaby Trust
  • By: Adam Kay, Mark Watson
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay, Mark Watson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What Seems to Be the Problem with Adam Kay and Mark Watson reveals the intriguing and hilarious ways the body can go wrong - and the amazing stories that unfold when the medical world tries to help.... 

In conversation with his (very health-anxious) friend, the comedian Mark Watson, best-selling doctor-turned-writer Adam Kay takes a scalpel to the bizarre past, often-surprising present and fantastical future of medicine. 

From Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary experiments all the way to Adam’s own eye-watering experience on the wards, What Seems to Be the Problem is riddled with wild historical tales, contemporary anecdotes and jaw-dropping facts. A fascinating and funny trip through humanity’s often misguided attempts to make us better.

Contains strong language.

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Just what I was looking for

More Adam Kay is always a good thing. This was just what I was looking for - a mixture of entertainment and information, in easy to digest chunks.

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great!

easy to listen to, covered interesting topics all round great book! really enjoyed every minute!

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Very funny, but ...

I mostly liked this book - I adore Adam Kay and there are lots of hilarious and really interesting snippets. However the delivery is just awful, with Mark Watson constantly chipping in with sometimes funny, sometimes not one-liners. With all the talking over each other, it was actually exhausting to listen to.

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Not what I was expecting

I was a massive fan of 'this is going to hurt', so perhaps my expectations were too high. This would've been better set as a podcast rather than an audible book. Some interesting facts but felt messy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-2020

Meh

It was okay, but I was expecting it to be more like “This is Going to Hurt” and less like a podcast. If I had to redo it, I probably wouldn’t use one of my credits on it.

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  • Gary S.
  • 23-08-2019

Funny in places but they talk over each other

The scientific history is very good and some of it amazed me, well explained. They delve in to some weird stuff along the way too as Watson does what he does beat but the constant talking over each other drove me.mad! it was a.pleasuee to hear a guest explanation of a subject or item because then I knew it wouldn't be an unstructured verbal brawl.

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  • MR D J MOSS
  • 02-10-2019

Podcast rather than audiobook

Once I’d got my bed around the format I started to enjoy it. Didn’t need the weird sound effects either. Not a patch on “This is going to hurt”

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  • Bethany Smith
  • 10-10-2019

Hilarious and really helpful!

Don't normally bother writing reviews....but I so, so enjoyed this.
My partner just had a heart attack and found the bit on that subject equally funny, informative and poignant.
The bit on childbirth was fantastic.
Adam Kay if you read these reviews....... you have genuinely helped my partner understand his heart attack better, and made him laugh about it for the first time.
Mark Watson was brill as well.
Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Iwona Szerement
  • 18-09-2019

Funny and informative

Really funny and informative audiobook. I had a great time listening to scientific facts about our bodies

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  • P. B. Hall
  • 11-09-2019

I would like a repeat prescription, please.

Engaging, informative and funny system-by-system dissection of medical history by this well-balanced double-act. More, please.

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  • Alice
  • 22-08-2019

Fascinating and funny!

Loved the back and forth between these two! It was really funny but I also learnt a lot. I listen to the whole thing in one go!

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  • Neil Birchall
  • 14-08-2019

Audio Book? Not really

While there is some good information here, a lot of it is rambling and Adam and Mark are constantly talking over each other which gets annoying. Not a patch on "This is going to hurt" and more like a podcast than an audiobook. Not sure its worth the price and I will be trading it for something else.

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  • christopher ward
  • 11-10-2020

would have been better without the Mark Watson

Adam Kay is obviously knowledgeable of the subjects covered with being a ex doctor but Mark Watson repeatedly talked over Kay making it hard sometimes to follow.

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  • Patrick Lawson
  • 10-06-2020

I have had haircuts that have been more gripping

Interesting content - low; Irrelevant piffle from Mark Watson - far too high. Sometimes could not hear the author.

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  • Priya Sodhi
  • 29-04-2020

Great aside from them talking over eachother.

Wish there was less overlap between the two narrators. Otherwise learnt a lot and enjoyed it.

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