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  • Are you the F--king Doctor?

  • Tales from the Bleeding Edge of Medicine
  • By: Liam Farrell
  • Narrated by: Matthew Forsythe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 3.1 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Summary

Family doctor, Irishman, musician, award-winning author, anarchist and recovering morphine addict, Liam became a columnist for the British Medical Journal in 1994. He went on to write for many major publications, winning a series of prestigious awards; in 2005, he was the first doctor to win Columnist of the Year in the Periodical Publishers Association awards. The book contains a selection of Liam’s best work, from his columns, blogs and short stories. Brilliantly funny, glittering with literary allusion and darkly wicked humour, this book is much more than a collection of stand-alone anecdotes and whimsical reflections, rather a compelling chronicle of the daily struggles - and personal costs - of a doctor at the coalface. 

©2018 Liam Farrell (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"A unique voice that combines insight, humour, and an often surreal style.” (Richard Smith)

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Hard going

I thought I'd love this as am Irish and a doctor. but I found it very hard going. I stuck with it for 4 chapters, waiting for it to get better then gave up. It was just too slow for me.

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Book and narration hard to follow

This book seems to be mainly a reproduction of columns previously written. Not even in chronological order. This coupled with the slow narration made the whole thing hard to follow. I wasn't enjoying it. I'm sure the stories in this book could've been made more entertaining with the style of another writer perhaps or the author writing in a different style.

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Gave up in the second paragraph

The is hard to listen to from the perspective of the writing and the performance. I don't think I have ever given up on a book before, but I couldn't subject myself to it any longer.

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Brilliantly Entertaining

Satirical, sad, dark comedy, honest, brave and laugh out loud funny. I really enjoyed this audible and can relate to so many stories.

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Not the book for me.

Couldn't get into this book. I think it was due to the fact that nearly every patient is called 'Joe'. (either that or Joe is very ill / a hypochondriac).
Narrator has a strong Irish accent which I sometimes found difficult to concentrate on, especially whilst driving.
Didn't finish the book I'm afraid.