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Holiday SOS

The Life-Saving Adventures of a Travelling Doctor
Narrated by: Sam Devereaux
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Summary

Doctor Ben MacFarlane flies around the world picking up the pieces when Britons get into trouble abroad. A must-listen for anyone who enjoys real-life stories. 

Who do you call if it all goes wrong on holiday? 

Meet Doctor Ben MacFarlane - a very modern flying doctor. His job is get on a plane and bring patients home after holiday disasters, gap year crises, embarrassing incidents on business trips and all the other things that can go wrong when we head overseas. Holiday SOS is his extraordinary story. It’s a unique medical memoir of the people he helps - and a year in the life of one of the world’s most frequent flyers!

©2018 Ben MacFarlane and Neil Simpson (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

“Will have you engrossed.” (Sunday Herald)  

“This book is packed with tales of derring-do...a riveting read.” (The Independent)

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Great read

Really enjoyed this book. Great narration throughout and really interesting stories. Highly recommend this book

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Fantastic book

Loved this from beginning to the end. Was gutted when it finished, brilliant stories and well put together.

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An absolutely fantastic book read beautifully!

The narrator really sells how amazing this book is, he really puts his heart into it but as for the book - I cried, I laughed out loud, I tutted, I sighed, I felt. This book made me feel so many many feelings and I love it. I will remember it for a long time to come. A must read.

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Fascinating insight into the life of a doctor

I loved everything about this story and finding out about other people's stories of becoming ill abroad. The insight into the life of a repatriation doctor is really fascinating. Great book!

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A book that is worth a listen

It is a must read. That will be a nice way to spend a few hours.

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Excellent

I really enjoyed this book. Fascinating stories, a likeable author, and well narrated. Made me want to travel the world, and also feel lucky to have my health. Learn a lot about this line of work too. Excellent

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I finished it in one sitting.

I really enjoyed this book and listened to it all in one sitting whilst sewing face masks. I highly recommend it.

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Fascinating read

Brilliant, want to retrain! Lovely narration, good rhythm. Loved it, Read you won’t regret it!