Listen free for 30 days

Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole

Narrated by: Brad Kearns
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
3 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

It's no secret that the US health care system is in a state of disrepair, but the rabbit hole goes deeper than even the staunchest critics may realize. In Primal Prescription, authors Doug McGuff and Robert Murphy combine their expertise in economics and medicine to offer a shocking, disturbing, and ultimately enlightening view into America's health care system. You'll discover the real history of what went wrong with US health care and insurance, and why current efforts to clean up the mess are only making things worse.

But far from leaving you feeling helpless at the dismal - and sometimes deadly - state of affairs, Primal Prescription equips you with both the knowledge to understand the health care conundrum and the tools for navigating your way out of it. McGuff and Murphy offer an evidence-based "game plan" for taking control of your own medical care, protecting yourself and your loved ones regardless of what the future holds for the rest of the nation.

Whether you're currently tangled in America's broken health care system or simply trying to avoid its clutches, Primal Prescription is a must-have resource for taking your health into your own hands.

©2015 Primal Nutrition, Inc. (P)2015 Primal Nutrition, Inc.

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wombat
  • Wombat
  • 03-02-16

good info. annoying narrator.

What made the experience of listening to Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole the most enjoyable?

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Great to hear the specific case points and to hear Murphy's take on things.

What didn’t you like about Brad Kearns’s performance?

Narrator chortles whenever he encounters anything remotely ironic or striking. But, his voice and manner was otherwise very much appropriate.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dale Hildebrandt
  • Dale Hildebrandt
  • 18-11-15

Gawd awful listening.

Would you consider the audio edition of Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, but I intend to. This audio version is a disgrace to the content. Brad Kearns reads way to fast to allow me to absorb the content of what he is reading. Then he includes annoying .....chuckles. Everywhere! We are talking about health care in America today. Its not even remotely amusing. I couldn't take much of this. In fact, it got even worse as the book went on.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole?

The solutions offered for some of our basic health care issue today. But, like I stated, I could not absorb the valuable content so I am returning this audio version and buying the book. America desperately needs this book. Shame on you for casting this reader.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jakob
  • Jakob
  • 12-11-15

Excellent book, although I was unhappy with the narration.

This book was great! I love the way they structured the information. Everything led up to the conclusion, which was, take control of the situation yourself. I will read this book again to make notes on how to organize my own health care.
The narrator's frequent laughter, poor pausation, and inconsistent pronunciation was disturbing to the flow of thought. However, poor narration is better than no narration :-)

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sarah
  • Sarah
  • 06-02-16

Great book, lousy narration

This is full of excellent, well written information on the primary illnesses of today's "health care" system. If highly recommend for any of my friends and family. However, the narrator was lousy. Constantly interjecting his own attitude into the information. If you can get past that, it's a great listen.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Stellas
  • Stellas
  • 02-10-17

It's the government's fault

The authors do an excellent job distilling everything that has gone wrong in healthcare. The government broke it and can't fix it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kevin McCreary
  • Kevin McCreary
  • 10-08-17

Love the book, hate the reader

Would you consider the audio edition of Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole to be better than the print version?

No. I was really looking forward to the audio book, so I could listen while I worked, but the narrator on this really does the book a disservice.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's not really a character book, but I guess....Bob Murphy?

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brad Kearns?

Anybody else. He couldn't even read the words right. It felt like he was making fun of the book the whole time.

Any additional comments?

I think this is an amazing book. I wish they would reupload it with someone else reading it. I could barely even listen to it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for matt barrow
  • matt barrow
  • 03-11-15

Exactly what libertarians nees

If you are interested how the government screwed up healthcare and how Obamacare will make things worse, this book is for you.
The narrator is good and the content is really fascinating. My favorite part of this book though is that they give practical advice on how to take control of your health.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for C
  • C
  • 25-11-19

Great book, Terrible narration

This book has excellent content, and I highly recommend reading it, however the narrator for the audio version is really terrible.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nessa
  • Nessa
  • 23-11-19

The Narrator was Horrible

Honestly this book isn’t bad. But listening to this narrator killed it for me. I had to barrow the book and read it myself because of how unprofessional he sounds when reading.

He sounds like a cynical snobby entitled jerk due to his timing of when a conservative statement is presented in the argument. I had my partner listen to an excerpt where you clearly hear this whining “tool” stifle a laugh. He went as far as listening to the book for a chapter and like me had to turn it off.

I’ve never had an experience where the narrator was the reason why I couldn’t read through a book. I’m disappointed. The narrator should be a pleasant, pleasurable voice that is not biased or uses subtle tones in his voice when something he is reading is not to his liking. He should be reading the words in the book as they are written.

Over all this is a unique look on the healthcare system that is written by the perspective of a doctor. This is unique because our country is facing a crisis and seeing all views, opinions, first hand experience, and options is essential to making future better decisions. This book has a healthy amount of information but do yourself a favor and read it yourself.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joshua
  • Joshua
  • 16-08-19

Good content, abysmal delivery

Dr. Murphy's sections on the economic and administrative issues facing U.S. healthcare were spot-on. I wish that these were available as a separate book without the irrelevant quackery that comes later, as this detracts from the book's credibility. It is also regrettable that the narrator was absolutely awful. Mispronunciations galore, inappropriate chuckles...you name it, this narrator's got it.