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Miracles & Mayhem in the ER

Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor
Narrated by: Al Kessel
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER, Dr. Brent Russell shares true-life stories of his early days as an emergency room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious, Dr. Russell leads the listener through the glass doors and down the narrow halls of the ER where desperate patients, young and old, come to get well. Occasionally heart wrenching and always fast-paced, Miracles and Mayhem in the ER will have listeners holding their breath one second and celebrating the next. Through his night shifts at a renowned Portland, Oregon, hospital, Russell discovers his role and his confidence as he treats people from all walks of life, including humanity's most bizarre, in the ER. Each shift brings a new, bracing story to tell.

©2013 Brent Rock Russell (P)2015 Brent Rock Russell

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  • KP
  • 22-12-15

HIghly Recommended!

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I enjoy personal memoirs, I work for couple ER in past I absolutely love this book, Dr Brent Russell’s provide insight, crazy events happens in ER. Book share different stories were sad and some were funny. As much as I enjoy Dr Brent’s writing I enjoy Al Keslar’s narrating style. Author creats a story and Al keslar delivers fantastically.

This audiobook was provided by Al Albert at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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  • Marisa
  • 10-05-17

Not what I thought - but still great!

Based on the audio clip, I assumed it would be a book about different weird and strange stories, unbelievable stories that a layperson would have no idea actually happens in ERs. It wasn't just a list of stories of incredible and crazy things patients have done, but it includes several stories, some unbelievable, some heartbreaking, some funny, of what it is really like to work in an ER. It made your ER doctor human and three dimensional. I listened to it in one day.

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  • Jennifer Penner
  • 05-03-16

Captivating!

I didn't want it to be over too soon, but I couldn't keep my hands off the play button!

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  • Ashlee M. Simons
  • 12-05-17

FUNNY BOOK!! LOVED IT!!

Where does Miracles & Mayhem in the ER rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love medical books! This was interesting and at times laugh at loud funny!!

What did you like best about this story?

Peoples stores, it seemed far more Mayhem than the one miracle I thought was in the book, but I didn't care, the mayhem was interesting, funny and crazy!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The reading voice was a little strange at times, but I could quickly ignore it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

CRAZY< HIGH DRUNK PEOPLE IN THE ER!!

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  • Kenni
  • 05-11-18

Just a little blah! I think I expected more.

I'd hope for more excitement and unusual cases. I felt like it talked more about the criminal case then the medicine.

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  • Jeff Siciliano
  • 26-09-18

Good interesting book

Book was well done and gave a great insight to the er room and the types a patient they have to deal with

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  • Greg Wilson
  • 10-10-15

Don't waste a credit

I returned this book because it is
Amateurish I won't go on from there but save yourself a disappointment. Pick something else.

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  • Jeremy
  • 10-06-19

Just a perfectly awesome book

Get this for insight into a world of a doctor and what they have to put up with. 10 out of 10.

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  • reviewer
  • 27-01-19

excellent book.

good writing, excellent generation. I love the stories of the patients and the different conditions that they had. Gave me insight into the difficulties of being an emergency room doctor. I also enjoy the personal story behind the author

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  • Tierany
  • 07-08-18

Meh.

Really wasn't anything special. The narrator was generally good, but the accents he gave a lot of people sounded like he was trying to make them seem intellectually disabled. The book itself had as much of the content focused on the author's many outdoor adventures as it did on actual stories of his experience in the ED. . He seemed to try to bulk up the volume of the book by using a LOT of metaphors, including what it was like to drive in traffic. Several of the stories were entertaining, but I wouldn't recommend this to someone with experience in emergency medicine