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  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by a very poor last third

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-10-18

Very thought provoking

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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: 16-10-18

A holistic, interesting and very relevant look st the causes and treatment of depression. Well worth reading

  • The Orphan's Tale

  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

In Nazi-occupied Holland, 17-year-old Noa snatches a baby from a train bound for the concentration camps, fleeing with him into the snowy wilderness surrounding the train tracks. Passing through the woods is a German circus - a troupe of waifs and strays, led by the infamous Herr Neuroff. They agree to take in Noa and the baby, on one condition: to earn her keep, Noa must master the flying trapeze - under the tutorage of mysterious aerialist Astrid. Soaring high above the crowds, Noa and Astrid must learn to trust one another...or plummet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Pam Jenoff

  • By Sally on 28-11-18

Disappointing

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-18

A very drawn out account of a not very interesting story. Anecdotal information about early circus life interesting but plot very thin

  • 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 8,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,318
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,290

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

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

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Funny, truthful and poignant

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

When I started reading this book I imagined it would be a humorous account of a typical NHS doctor working through a fairly predictable workload with a few humorous anecdotes. I was not prepared for the attention to detail, the depth of the humour and the realism. I am a doctor myself who worked in the NHS for 20 years (6 months as an Obs and Gynae SHO before becoming a GP) so I found the whole reading experience incredibly poignant and truthful. There were so many experiences described that rang true with me, from the varied interactions with the patients, the extreme workload and dedication that’s just ‘expected’ and the frustrations with NHS management and politicians. The difference is that Adam has given thousands of doctors a voice in the way he has described our ordinary lives as well as highlighting the phenomenal difficulties the profession and the NHS as a whole faces going into the future. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, medical or non medical. It’s a jolly good read, but packs a powerfully unexpected message at the end. Thank you Adam for writing this, and for doing such a good job!

  • Alternate Side

  • By: Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life - except when there’s a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora’s dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. Then one morning she returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the fault lines begin to open: on the block, at her job, especially in her marriage.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A cure for insomnia

  • By Zebra Karma on 21-09-18

Never quite got going

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

I was disappointed in this book as I usually enjoy this author. I felt the whole story line never really got going and I struggled to find the point of the plot. The characters other than Nora were poorly developed and unconvincing and the plot uninteresting. At times the language was good but overall I was disappointed