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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 11,069
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,092
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,050

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

All range of emotions

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

Reviewed: 10-05-19

This book is funny and witty although it does cover more serious issues such as the pressure the doctors are under. it slso covers the fact pregnancy is not a benign thing. Maybe a disclaimer before the end would have been good because as a young mum I was able to relate and it did break my heart!

  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

  • By: Philippa Perry
  • Narrated by: Philippa Perry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

With straight-talking advice from renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry, this is the definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents' mistakes and ensure they don't land their own kids in therapy. Through the combination of case studies, her own experiences as a parent, and therapeutic insight gained from a career spanning over 20 years, Perry tackles the wider issues of what it actually means to be a parent rather than getting bogged down in the little details.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a great book

  • By Sam on 16-04-19

Instrospective book

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

I really loved this book. Very instrospective which made me very emotional at time as well as uncomfortable. Philippa puts in simple word the obvious and also gives great recommendations on how to approach raising a child without judging parents as we all do mistake. This is also a refreshing approach.
I will definitely listen to it again as well as keeping recommending it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a black woman let me say this!

  • By Bola Sol on 26-09-16

Great motivational book

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

Really enjoyed the content of this book although took a bit of time to get used to the voice.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,423

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of time

  • By Nicole on 02-10-16

Good intrigue

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

Reviewed: 13-06-15

Some lenghy moments especially towards the end, but still a good story, with loads of intrigue