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Dr. Ben Merrick and his fiancé, Rachel Gardner, can't get her divorced parents to stay in the same room, much less attend their wedding together. He is already looking over his shoulder expecting more trouble from a very senior surgeon who has shown he is still smarting from a previous dust-up, but Ben doesn't know if a series of mishaps and accidents are caused by a disgruntled patient's relatives or represent more from the older surgeon. Complicating it all is the question of whether Rachel's father is back doing drugs. Then, when people start dying, Ben and Rachel wonder if they can escape unscathed - and alive.

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A fantastic listen

A great story from Richard which I thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommended. As always narrated superbly by Bill.

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This is a easy listen with great characters and a few surprises and twists that keeps it interesting. The story developed a little slow for me but overall not too bad. I can recommend this book for Christian readers / listeners that wants a mystery with a hospital/ small community theme with no unnecessary bad language, violence or sexual content. I enjoyed this story as light entertainment.

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He was a human

Their wedding day rapidly approaching, clouds began to move in to obscure the sunshine of the hope of that perfect day for Dr.Ben Merrick and his bride to be, Rachel. Ben's professional life is being threatened by the unwelcome attentions of a senior colleague whilst nurse Rachel's mother is refusing to attend the marriage ceremony if her divorced father is also present. But far worse is still to come. Narrator, Bi!l Nevitt breathes life into this short novella as he gives separate voice to each of the protagonists. Conversation was good, with a naturalistic feel, but the characters of individuals in the story never really develop. Rather than being a mystery, it felt more like an episode of a TV.medical drama, with added prayer. My thanks to the rights holder of Surgeon's Choice, who freely gifted me with a complimentary copy at my request. It was surprisingly enjoyable but lacking in emotion

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An interesting audio with an amazing narrator

Another interesting medical mystery of an audiobook which I really enjoyed. Dr Ben is starting to wonder if someone at work really has it in for him or if he is just imagining things but then when people start dying and he seems to be under suspicion he struggles to understand what is actually going on how is the suspected suicide of his perspective father in law linked to the story. It’s an exciting story and the amazing Bill Nevitt is narrating it which adds to the atmosphere of the story.

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It's your choice to listen but I say yes

This is a great mystery, if you are short of time. A lot happens in the short amount of time and some of it unexpected making it an interesting story. Ben is busy planning his wedding and at the same time working with his fiance at the local hospital. but with the number of drugs hitting the streets it's not long before people start dying and one of them is Rachel's father. As the police start an investigation strange things start happening at the hospital, doctors go missing, another is killed and a few are involved in car accidents but are the things connected or is it connected to Ben himself and a previous medical case he worked on. I liked the narrator as you can tell which character is talking and he is easy to listen too.

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  • MeDi
  • 15-04-18

Surgeon's choice

The author is a retired physician and novelist, always delivers a fast-paced medical drama with twists and turns you don’t see coming. In Surgeon’s Choice, Dr. Ben Merrick and his fiancé, nurse Rachel Gardner, are looking forward to a happily-ever-after future.

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  • Neesie315
  • 17-02-20

Medical Mystery

This is a short and mildly entertaining book involving a surgeon, his fiancée who is a nurse and happenings in the hospital where they work. There are a couple of mysterious events in the book and dead bodies seem to be dropping in large numbers. Both the Doctor and the nurse are suspected in a couple of these murders and they are determined to find out what really happened. This is not a bad book, just a little lacking in substance. The story seems rushed at times and the wrap-up is fairly rushed. I would have liked more story and more explanation. The narrator, Bill Nevitt, does his usual great job and keep my interest level up. His pacing and different voices made for a good listen. I was given a chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the narrator and chose to review it.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 26-01-20

Medical Thriller

This is a short medical thriller, fast paced, and entertaining. Bill Nevitt did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it.

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  • jstep
  • 16-01-20

Decent, quick medical mystery listen...

Surgeon's Choice by Richard L. Mabry MD was a decent listen. I wasn't sure what to expect. It was a bit of a medical mystery and a bit of a family mystery outside of the hospital/medical setting. It's the story about Dr. Ben and his fiancee Rachel. Rachel's father comes to Ben with an odd request and then turns up dead. There are also other things going on at the hospital where Ben works. Are these related? Ben and Rachel are trying to unravel the mystery before more people end up dead, and also in time for their wedding. It was a decent listen, though I think that I'll likely steer clear of Dr. Mabry's stories for the time being, as this particular one just wasn't really my favorite. Bill Nevitt did a good job narrating this short tale. While I wasn't really pulled in by the narration, it was easy to listen to and didn't take away from the story itself. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review. Did you find this review helpful? If so, would you please take a moment and select the 'helpful' button below? Thanks so much!

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  • ELSA
  • 04-12-19

Good Insite into a Doctor's life

this book was an okay story. The narration made filled it with life. While I'm not a fan of this type of story - it held my interest as the plot developed. I will listen to it again, the story demands it.

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  • Margaret
  • 22-11-19

Not sure it’s for me

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I‘m not sure his style is mine. I listened to Emergency Case first and felt it was better. I did not really feel this was much of a mystery. The suspense build-up was minimal. People kind of randomly die. I never really felt for any of the characters. The end either came to quick or the build-up was inadequate. This is the sixth book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Bill Nevitt ) and I would listen to another. His female voices are good. The character voices are not all overly distinct, but they are distinguishable. His cadence is comfortable and expression appropriate. There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review. Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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  • DivaC
  • 18-11-19

Descriptive

It's a bit descriptive, but it's a good story with good characters and it was intriguing and if you can handle, the descriptive descriptions, that the narrator described nicely, well you'll definitely enjoy it. They told the story quite well. So when you get a chance pick up a copy of either the eBook or Audio version and enjoy.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 18-11-19

This may be Mabry's best work to date

Surgeon’s Choice. Richard Mabry is always high on my TBR list and I always look forward to reading any book by him. Bill Nevitt’s narration is, as always, excellent & adds greatly to the book’s enjoyment and seems the perfect complement to Mabry’s work. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Tammy Brundige
  • 14-11-19

Couldn’t get past the narrator

Tried to listen to it, but couldn’t because I couldn’t stand the narrator. Only listened to a short bit of it.

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  • Charles
  • 13-11-19

Interesting little Whodunnit

For a shorter than normal title I really enjoyed this story. It was slightly predictable but it moved along at a good pace. The beginning of the story deals with the technical side of surgery without confusing or boring the listener. The main character was well developed and the narration was performed very well.