Listen free for 30 days

What Seems to Be the Problem with Adam Kay and Mark Watson

In Support of The Lullaby Trust
Narrated by: Adam Kay, Mark Watson
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,118 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

About the Performer

Adam Kay is an award-winning writer and performer. His debut book, This is Going to Hurt, revisiting his former career as a junior doctor, is a literary sensation. It was a Sunday Times number one bestseller for a record-smashing nine months and has sold over 1.5 million copies. It has been translated into 35 languages, achieving international bestseller status and has won numerous awards and accolades including four National Book Awards. His hotly-anticipated second book, Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas will be published in October 2019.

An award-winning performer, Adam’s sell-out live tour of This is Going to Hurt has been seen by over 100,000 people. He is also an experienced television writer and script editor, with numerous primetime comedy and entertainment credits. He is currently adapting This is Going to Hurt for the BBC as a major new comedy-drama.

About the Performer

Mark Watson is the acclaimed author of six books, most recently The Place that Didn't Exist, Hotel Alpha, and The Knot, which have been published in twelve languages.

He is also a stand-up comedian and has won numerous awards in Britain and Australia. He regularly appears on TV, has had his own cult Radio 4 series and been named Edinburgh Festival’s highest achiever of the decade by The Times.

Summary


Contains strong language.

This Audible Original, from the best-selling author of medical memoir This Is Going To Hurt, features Adam Kay, in conversation with Mark Watson. Adam and Mark will be sharing medical anecdotes, both contemporary and ancient; examining the bizarre dysfunction of the body, and the very human ways we try to deal with it.

To mark the launch of this title, Audible will be donating to The Lullaby Trust, a charity that Adam is ambassador for. The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), providing expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.

©2019 Audible, Ltd (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

What listeners say about What Seems to Be the Problem with Adam Kay and Mark Watson

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    671
  • 4 Stars
    260
  • 3 Stars
    125
  • 2 Stars
    39
  • 1 Stars
    23
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    672
  • 4 Stars
    206
  • 3 Stars
    66
  • 2 Stars
    38
  • 1 Stars
    31
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    573
  • 4 Stars
    237
  • 3 Stars
    128
  • 2 Stars
    39
  • 1 Stars
    29

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

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Funny in places but they talk over each other

The scientific history is very good and some of it amazed me, well explained. They delve in to some weird stuff along the way too as Watson does what he does beat but the constant talking over each other drove me.mad! it was a.pleasuee to hear a guest explanation of a subject or item because then I knew it wouldn't be an unstructured verbal brawl.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Podcast rather than audiobook

Once I’d got my bed around the format I started to enjoy it. Didn’t need the weird sound effects either. Not a patch on “This is going to hurt”

17 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hilarious and really helpful!

Don't normally bother writing reviews....but I so, so enjoyed this.
My partner just had a heart attack and found the bit on that subject equally funny, informative and poignant.
The bit on childbirth was fantastic.
Adam Kay if you read these reviews....... you have genuinely helped my partner understand his heart attack better, and made him laugh about it for the first time.
Mark Watson was brill as well.
Thoroughly recommend.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Funny and informative

Really funny and informative audiobook. I had a great time listening to scientific facts about our bodies

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fascinating and funny!

Loved the back and forth between these two! It was really funny but I also learnt a lot. I listen to the whole thing in one go!

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Audio Book? Not really

While there is some good information here, a lot of it is rambling and Adam and Mark are constantly talking over each other which gets annoying. Not a patch on "This is going to hurt" and more like a podcast than an audiobook. Not sure its worth the price and I will be trading it for something else.

34 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Such a joy

It's like a medical horrible histories for grown-ups, delivered in the form of pub banter

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I would like a repeat prescription, please.

Engaging, informative and funny system-by-system dissection of medical history by this well-balanced double-act. More, please.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

This book is funny and informative. Another great listen from Adam. I would highly recommend this.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not worth the effort

I loved Adams first book and had no hesitation buying this one, but the content of this one is spoiled by the constant talking over each other.
The history of medical practitioners and others is fascinating, unfortunately I could not finish the Audible book as the presentation of it drove me mad.
As a reading book it may be fine but not something you would want to listen too.

3 people found this helpful