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  • Eastern Horizons

  • Hitchhiking the Silk Road
  • By: Levison Wood
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitchhike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Journey

  • By Agatha on 25-01-18

Levison Woods First book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I have read walking the Nile, The Himalayas and The americans all wrote by a much more mature Levison Wood. This book however is enthralling as his later writing and would inspire young men and women to travel. Levison Wood is an inspiring man whose work has inspired me to follow my wanderlust and head out again. This book is gritty but full of the kindness of strangers. it reminds us of our bond with the pepple of the world. There are in this world war torn places but this doesnt mean there is no love for the fellow man as young Lev found. An amazing story from a wonderful writer.

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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 9,088
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,288
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,260

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

loved the honesty

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

as a nurse of 21 years I believed I knew everything about doctors training after working alongside them for so long and seeing their joys and exhaustion but this book brought back to life what a sacrifice been a medic is...the hours, the fear, and the money they have to pay out. I've always stood by jnr Drs but this funny and challenging book made me more thankful than ever.