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  • What Doctors Feel

  • How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
  • By: Danielle Ofri
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In What Doctors Feel, Dr. Danielle Ofri has taken on the task of dissecting the hidden emotional responses of doctors, and how these directly influence patients. How do the stresses of medical life - from paperwork to grueling hours to lawsuits to facing death - affect the medical care that doctors can offer their patients? Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Ofri examines the daunting range of emotions - shame, anger, empathy, frustration, hope, pride, occasionally despair, and sometimes even love - that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Necessary perspective for outsiders!

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-10-18

Necessary perspective for outsiders!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-10-18

First off, great book! Gives you a great insight into the day to day of doctors, the challenges they face, their own drivers and goals behind their work/life (pretty inseparable in most cases it seems!).
Really worth the listen if you want to understand what goes into the medical profession other than the obvious.
Only minor deduction was for on a couple of occasions, as rare as they were, I felt it drifted a little too far into the emotional spectrum to heartstring city. This coupled with the very emotionally expressive style of the narrator, felt a bit layered on at times. But regardless, read the damn book!

  • Living with a SEAL

  • 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head - and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan - and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company - and ended up marrying her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-04-16

Entertainingly written, entertainingly read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-18

Much more interesting than I was expecting. Jesse has a habit of going off on career success tangents here or there, but it’s not long before the guy grows on you. Really funny details, an easily flowing audiobook, and a nice side of health motivation and drive to cap it off. Would recommend.

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,461
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,411

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discouraging for insomniacs

  • By Aviation buff on 11-08-18

Worth the listen!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Full of loads of fascinating facts and information about, well...sleep. Narrators style is well suited to the topic, and the majority of the information is nicely study based. The only reason for dropping a star is that the author can have a tendency to make a pretty abstract claim here or there, or draw a conclusion without what seems like very conclusive evidence. May be in part to the confident delivery style of the narrator, but thought it worth a mention. But overall, good read!

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting topic - but audiobook wrong format

  • By Carrie on 24-07-13

Extremely fascinating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-17

Excellent book with some very interesting points/theories about the workings of the mind, Each point made is also backed up, in an effortlessly digestible manner, by multiple studies on the topic. Highly recommended, though admittedly as an audiobook there can be bouts of struggle whilst reference tables and diagrams are being referred to. You won't be disappointed by the content!

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply touching & a story of bravery

  • By Angie on 25-03-16

Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-17

Excellently written and incredibly engaging. Paul presents his story in a manner that flows effortlessly off the page. Highly recommended.