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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 11,628
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,601
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,556

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, enjoyable, and informative

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

I loved this book. It was much funnier than I expected. And not as sad. I listened to it all in under 3 days it was so good. I also liked the tone and pace of the authors voice, this made it a very easy listen. I’m currently 6 months pregnant and I feel I learned some useful bits and bobs about what to expect/lookout for on the labour ward.

  • Speak So Your Audience Will Listen

  • 7 steps to Confident and Authentic Public Speaking
  • By: Robin Kermode
  • Narrated by: Robin Kermode
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Most of us are quite relaxed and confident when we're with our friends and family. We can tell a story or even tell a joke. But put us on a platform and we can feel very different. When we speak to an audience, we often put on a public mask; and use a different voice. Why can't we seem to be ourselves when we give a talk? In this audiobook, we will look at all aspects of spoken communication, from structure right through to delivery. We will learn how to have a conversation with our audience - to be ourselves - so that we connect with them every time we speak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent content and brilliant presentation

  • By Geelordy on 30-03-15

Full of practical advice, expertly delivered

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I found this audiobook to be a delightfully presented, highly useful guide for helping you compose and deliver a talk in almost any situation.
The reader, also the author, has a lovely tone to his voice that made the book enjoyable to listen to.
Advice and practical tips and examples are interwoven throughout the chapters.
There was no boring long introduction like in many books.
I intend to listen 10 more times and try out all the exercises. My talk next week is no longer a terrifying prospect.
Thank you.