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Doc Martin: Practice Makes Perfect

By: Sam North
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Summary

Doc Martin arrives in the picture-postcard fishing village of Portwenn, Cornwall. Once a high-flying London surgeon, his suddenly developed blood phobia means he has to take a job in a local practice. But while the Doc's medical skills are second to none, his bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. He immediately starts infuriating the locals, none more so than school teacher Louisa Glasson....

Sam North is a screenwriter and author of eight novels, including The Automatic Man which won the Somerset Maugham Award, and The Unnumbered, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

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great chill out listen

it's doc Martin it's familiar and sweet it's entertainment you'll already know but it's nice to lay back shut your eyes and be taken to cornish village life so irrelevant it's addictive.

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Great

Great story great narration. wish it had been longer. well worth the credit. can't wait for more.

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This was a delight!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Adored the TV series so delighted to see the audiobook. Brilliantly written around the script and great narration - Mark Meadows manages to sound just like Martin Clunes which makes it all the better. Hope they will keep the series going!

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Great fun, easy listening.

fun and a lighthearted listen. I liked the narrator, although the 'cornish' accent irritated me slightly as it sounded more Bristol than Cornish, as always happens with both TV and audiobooks! Otherwise I enjoyed the book (preferred the audio book to the TV programme) and would recommend it, just hope they bring out another one soon!

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Can't wait for the next book

Can't wait for next book. Narrator was excellent & actually sounded like Martin Clunes. Memorable moment was when Louisa kissed him

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Doc Martin as you haven't heard him before - fun!

Would you listen to Doc Martin: Practice Makes Perfect again? Why?

Yes it was a lovely book filled with some really amusing passages and such wonderful characterisations

What did you like best about this story?

It was so nice to read the book after having seen the TV series

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

The characters were brought to life so wonderfully and with such wonderful accents too

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

It made me laugh

Any additional comments?

A real must read and I['m looking forward to reading another follow-on book.

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TV Series is much better

I had assumed that this was the book on which the popular TV series was based, but in actual fact I had it backwards, the book is based on the TV show and sadly it just lacked the charm and depth of the original. The book doesn’t give you any additional insight into the characters or add anything in the way of plot- it just seems like a poor retelling of the TV show. I only made it through the first chapter (episode) before I decided it would be better to just to re-watch the far superior TV show and return this sad excuse of a book for something better.

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Crap

Downloaded book on android and book . Paid extra for audio . But won.t let me listen to it.
Down loaded another book and paid the extra for audio and great I can listen to it. But for
Some unknown reason won.t let me listen to doc martin