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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 (81 ratings)

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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

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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.

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Brilliantly funny!

I was very happy to see another Adam Kay audiobook. Adam and Mark make great duo. Thank you for not overusing a word " secrete" as it is truly disqusting. There are many more body parts, I hope there will be part two.

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Excellent and very funny

Loved this!
Please do more...
Educational, entertaining and easy to listen to. As a nurse this was also great revision with some stuff I didn’t know.

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Another Great Listen

More of Adam’s funny slant on the NHS and biology in general.
A great interlude while we’re waiting for his next book.
Proceeds from this audiobook go to a good cause too!

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learning is so much fun

a very light hearted way of learning about our bodies and medicine. also I discover I have a larger penis than average - listen to the book before thinking I'm being a braggart. it really ia a very funny and very rewarding listen

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Medically funny!

Funny and informative. Loads of amazing facts and stories, plus funny banter between the two of them. Think 'Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing' meets 'No Such Thing As A Fish: Audiobook of the Year'... in medical school.

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Poorly outdated information and views

Although the doctor does admit he has not practiced for years, you would like to think that the medical descriptions and explanation of organs and organ systems would be up to date.
It’s because of the recycling of this outdated information that people are still unable to take more responsibility for their own health and well-being. This could have been an opportunity to, with humour and insight, bring things up to date with the latest discoveries! If you are considering this for educational purposes, I highly recommend you don’t bother with this (unless it’s for equally outdated studies and test of course) - do yourself a favour and do your owe research. Especially into the latest information about the brain and the heart. This was humorous in places but sadly disappointing in the latest factual information.

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Two blokes chatting

Not comedy and not clever. Two blokes (who you previously connect to being clever and/ or funny) just chatting in a rambling unstructured way. if you like listening in on other people's conversations - you might like this. we gave up. Wasted credit.

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Irritating, gave up after chapter one

They frequently talk over each other, Mark Thomas mumbles a lot, they desperately try to be funny, it's not a natural presentation. Adam Kays book about being a junior Doctor was very interesting but this... While being mildly interesting is badly delivered. I gave up after chapter one. TRIED TO RETURN, AUDIBLE WOULDN'T LET ME DO IT ONLINE. Disappointing.

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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.