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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 8,887
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,077

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

Really enjoyable, emotive and hilarious at times

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

Reviewed: 26-02-18

This has been my audiobook for this current hospital admission with my daughter. Given me a new respect and appreciation for the drs around us. Great write and well read (there’s something great about stories read by their authors) love it :D

  • Bad Pharma

  • How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
  • By: Ben Goldacre
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

'Bad Science’ hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every medical doctor should read this!

  • By Lut on 23-12-12

Brillant book for all medics and academics

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

Reviewed: 26-10-13

What other book might you compare Bad Pharma to, and why?

Although this isn't a comparison as such it does link in well with Ben Goldacres Bad Science. The continuation from Bad Science is great and I find his writing has improved in Bad Pharma (the order of content is far clearer).

Have you listened to any of Jot Davies’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to other performances by Jot Davies however I did find his performance brilliant. He clearly had researched Ben Goldacres own lectures and performances and tried to match his tone. Very clear voice.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found this book evoked every possible emotion. Although I was aware of each case individually when you listen to them back to back I found, much to my surprise, I was outraged. That said Ben Goldacre has a witty and light-hearted way of writing.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book, especially if you're a medical student. It's a long book to read (I have also read both Bad Pharma and Bad Science) they are excellent reads but it's much easier to listen to them, especially for the general public as it's hard to motivate yourself to read a such a long book.

  • Chris Addison Live

  • By: Chris Addison
  • Narrated by: Chris Addison
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Ooh, look! Chris Addison – star of BAFTAs-winning 'The Thick of It' and 'In The Loop', 'Mock The Week' regular, 'Live At The Apollo' and 'Have I Got News For You' type person, evil headmaster off 'Skins' and host of E4’s 'Show & Tell' – has made a show of his critically acclaimed stand-up for the first time. Innit. Recorded live (obviously) at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre following a massive sell-out tour, Chris Addison Live is a blisteringly funny experience. Although you won’t actually get blisters. That’s just an expression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as on tv but still funny

  • By Heather on 16-04-13

not as good as on tv but still funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-13

Still a great laugh but I find he has such good facial expressions and a brilliant stage presence that without seeing him as in audio books its lacking something. Still really funny

  • Micky Flanagan - The Out Out Tour

  • Live
  • By: Micky Flanagan
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Micky has become one of the hottest new comics to break through to national fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By John on 24-12-12

excellent comedy- nothing lost from the visual

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-13

Unlike many stand up comedy audiobooks the out out talk works incredibly well as an audio only except the very beginning about his cockney walk. He had me laughing my head off the whole way through. Only thing I would say is dont listen to it with parents or children as the content is not easy going to say the least, sadly my first listen was with my parents... That was awkward to say the least. I highly reccomend!

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  • The Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle and enjoyable, but not riveting

  • By Ann Watson on 01-12-13

classic gervase, heartwarming yorkshire tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-13

The little village school is gervase writing at his best. Yet another gervase phinn book which the whole family can enjoy. His simplistic style and amazing voice bring the book to life. My only criticism is that he has used some paragraphs eg. The bit about the crematorium from his autobiographies nearly word for word- saying that im gervase phinn obsessed so know his books nearly off by heart but if you didn't its no problem. My favourite author.

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