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Susan Inglis

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,926
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,898

Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave good-bye to your friends and relationships.... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Stand Behind The NHS

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

Reviewed: 26-10-18

As a MH nurse I can empathise with the author and have every ounce of respect for him! Stand behind our NHS staff!!!

  • Nobody's Son

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged seven, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!

  • By Rachel L. on 11-06-17

Wow...

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

This is one of the most gripping stories I have heard yet. I knew immediately that there was something wrong during the first "introduction" My heart ached for Alex and my heart lifted by the end. Good job Cathy!

  • Girl Alone

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 84

Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never got over it. This is the true story of Joss, 13, who is angry and out of control. At the age of nine, Joss finds her father's dead body. He has committed suicide. Then more recently her mother remarries, and Joss bitterly resents her stepfather, who abuses her mentally and physically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Linda jauncey on 14-09-15

So sad but true

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

Reviewed: 14-02-17

Such a sad story but one that needs to be told. So many young girls have been through what poor Jos went through and haven't been believed. I'm glad things worked out in the end!

  • Hidden

  • Betrayed, Exploited and Forgotten - How One Boy Overcame the Odds
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 66

From the author of Number One bestseller Damaged comes the poignant and shocking memoir of Cathy's recent relationship with Tayo, a young boy she fosters whose good behaviour and polite manners hide a terrible past. Tayo arrives at Cathy's with only the clothes he stands up in. He has been brought to her by the police, but he is calm, polite, and very well spoken, and not at all like the children she normally fosters. The social worker gives Cathy the forms which should contain Tayo's history, but apart from his name and age, it is blank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Lauren on 21-02-15

Wonderfully sad

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Brilliant story but it just shows you how sad life can be for some children. I'm glad it all worked out.

  • I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

In her new book, Cathy Glass, the number one best-selling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother. Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a tragic story

  • By Susan Inglis on 10-01-17

Such a tragic story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

This one got to me. As a nurse, I cannot agree strongly enough that lack of funding equals lack of staff. However, this simply does not justify the lack of action at the beginning of this story. This poor, innocent, sweet little girl had to suffer because of ignorance. I am so very glad that she had a happy ending.

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  • The Child Bride

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

Cathy Glass, international best-selling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14-year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting in parts.

  • By lynda on 08-11-14

Another brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

This broke my heart into a million pieces but I am so glad that things worked out for her.

  • Can I Let You Go?

  • A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving On
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24 and pregnant and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother's alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartbreak story

  • By Anna on 11-07-18

Touching, Moving and Heart Wrenching

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

As I have said before, I have been listening to this series of books for a while now, but this one got me right in the feels.

I am a Mental Health/Learning Disabilities nurse and this book absolutely captured my heart.

The wording used, the descriptions of teaching and the communication difficulties highlighted were SPOT ON.

This is one that I will 100% be listening to again and again. My favourite so far!

  • Run, Mummy, Run

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times best seller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to in order to escape. When Aisha spots an ad for a 'personal introductory service for professionals' in the newspaper, she could never have guessed it would lead to such a perfect marriage. But you should be careful what you wish for.... Mark is sorry the first time he hits Aisha.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant excellent book.

  • By stella on 21-01-16

Heartrenching

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

This story had me shouting out loud, crying, swearing and my heart racing. This is most definitely a must read, I will be listening again! I'm so glad she escaped from her own personal hell.

  • Will You Love Me?

  • The Story of My Adopted Daughter Lucy
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 137

The 11th memoir and latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. This book tells the true story of Cathy's adopted daughter Lucy. Lucy was born to a single mother who had been abused and neglected for most of her own childhood. Right from the beginning Lucy's mother couldn't cope, but it wasn't until Lucy reached eight years old that she was finally taken into permanent foster care.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I think we all loved Lucy by the end of the book

  • By DF on 01-12-14

Best book by far!

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

Reviewed: 16-09-16

I absolutely adored this book and listened to it within 3 days! Again, a bit of a different format to the usual, but for good reason. This book had me in tears more than once and I really felt like I KNEW how the characters were feeling throughout. If I had 1 criticism, it would be the accent Gill had. Having listened to many of the books so far, Gill's voice is often heard. But for some reason, in this book, her accent had a Liverpudlian accent. Nothing wrong with it at all, I think the accents add to the texture of the story, but she hasn't had that accent in the other books I have listened to. Overall though, 5* I will be listening to this one again!

  • The Girl in the Mirror

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Cathy Glass returns with her first novel. The Girl in the Mirror is a moving and gripping story of a young woman who tries to piece together her past and uncovers a dreadful family secret that has been buried and forgotten. When Mandy learns her much-loved Grandpa is dying, she is devastated and returns to the house where she spent so many wonderful summers as a child. But the childhood visits ended abruptly, and those happy days are now long gone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 31-03-18

Not what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

I thought this may have been a similar format to Cathy Glass's other audiobooks, regarding her fostering. However, this was completely different. A story with depth and emotion, but for me, difficult to get into. I enjoyed listening, but found myself getting fed up with repetitive phrases and words. "Cried openly" "Bastard" etc. Overall I would give this audio a 3/5.