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Paul S. Matthews

Isle of Skye
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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 10,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,092

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

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Within the first 30mins of this book I laughed out loud and wept....in public and continued to do so throughout. This audiobook is a great chronicling of his life as a doctor and a greater spotlight on the lives of NHS staff. I thought it was going to just be humorous anecdotes about removal of objects from orifices, but it is much much more than that.

  • Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius: Episodes 26-30

  • By: Ricky Gervais
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Ricky chats with comedians Sean McLoughlin, Bill Bailey, Robin Ince, David Baddiel, Joe Lycett and Katherine Ryan.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • it's wrong not in a good way

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-07-18

best so far

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Even though it has veered off track into "Let's just interview comedians" it is very good.

  • The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

  • Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World (Step-By-Step Guides)
  • By: Ted Zeff
  • Narrated by: Paul Aulridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

If you're a highly sensitive person (HSP), you're in good company. HSPs make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start for an introduction to the HSP concept

  • By Ralitsa Todorova on 30-07-18

could have been condensed

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

I genuinely loved "The highly sensitive person". This book references it a lot, but repeats itself frequently. The suggested coping strategies could have been condensed into 5 chapters easily. While some of the stories added a bit of gravity, I found them unnecessary. Still well worth a listen if you are an HSP.

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