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This Is Going to Hurt Audiobook

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships....

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor 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 by turns, these diaries are everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.

Read by the author, this audiobook contains exclusive extra features, including an interview with the author by comedian and author Mark Watson, and extra diary entries not featured in the book.

©2017 Adam Kay (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

What the Critics Say

"Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable." (Stephen Fry)

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    "Life is for enjoying not enduring."
    If you could sum up This Is Going to Hurt in three words, what would they be?

    Doctors need support.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The amount I learned.


    What does Adam Kay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Feeling.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me feel deeply for all those people who give their all for so little monetary return having to rely on their inner mental and emotional strength.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read that enables you help those who are helping you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    A. Grainger 12/09/2017
    A. Grainger 12/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant!"

    The best book I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Adam Kay made me both howl with laughter and cry with sorrow. His writing is eloquent and his reading of the book is brilliant. I highly recommend it to everyone, Fellow NHS staff will empathise with him and his struggles. Non NHS staff should listen to it for an insight into a truly unique world.

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    The_Animagus 23/09/2017
    The_Animagus 23/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Well written, Well told"

    Birth, death, and all the dirty stuff in between, Adam has written a fascinating account of being a Junior Doctor and beyond. In addition he tells his tales with the smoothness of a stage performer.
    What's more, I'm a vet, and it's nice to know other medical professions get the same problems as we have. But nationalised, and with the health of the country on their shoulders.
    Gods bless this NHS

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    "Heartbreaking and hilarious!"

    I hardly ever write reviews but this is such a great audiobook I had to! I've seen Adam perform his music live several times and love his dry sense of humour but this book is on another level - but gave me more to think about afterwards than I expected. Excellent as an audiobook read by him.

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    Zoe Phayre Mudge 17/10/2017
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    "brutally honest"

    was completely hooked, and found it amazing how badly reported the lives of doctors are.

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    "Had me chuckling throughout, didnt want it to end"

    What a brilliant book, mixing humour with more poignant thoughtful moments. Highly recommend, and hope it spreads the word of the plight of our NHS to as many people as possible.

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    Sparky UK 15/10/2017
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    "Hilarious and Heartbreaking all at once"

    A fantastic insight into what Junior doctors in the NHS go through, told in an engaging way with some unforgettable stories and anecdotes that will leave you laughing out loud and crying like a baby. Highly recommend this audiobook - even better that it's read by the man who wrote it, he's a great narrator.

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    "Eye opening. Would highly recommend."

    An unflinching look at life as a doctor. I have a new understanding of just how difficult the job is. Also, brilliantly narrated and medical jargon is explained throughout so you don't need to be a doctor to understand it!

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    Mr. R. J. Ely-harris 13/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A Must Read"

    An eye opening, amusing and tragic account of what working in the NHS has become. Well written and read.
    Thank you Adam for everything you have done in support of the NHS in the past as a practising doctor and through writing this book to shed true light on how it is. Let's hope that it is not just NHS staff that read it but the general population do they are able to gain done understanding.

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    Rachele LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 12/10/2017
    Rachele LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 12/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    This is brilliant insight into what junior doctors go through. Throughly enjoyed this book very funny.

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    23/09/17
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    "Hilarious insight into the life of a junior doctor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Couldn't recommend this book more highly, a must read for any soon-to-be or current medic.
    Hilarious bite sized anecdotes from the under appreciated life of a junior doctor.


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    Would recommend this book 100% to anyone vaguely interested in medicine or the current state of the NHS.

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