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

  • In Support of The Lullaby Trust
  • By: Adam Kay, Mark Watson
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay, Mark Watson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,572 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.

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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.

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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”

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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.

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Funny and informative

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

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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.

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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!

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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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would have been better without the Mark Watson

Adam Kay is obviously knowledgeable of the subjects covered with being a ex doctor but Mark Watson repeatedly talked over Kay making it hard sometimes to follow.

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I have had haircuts that have been more gripping

Interesting content - low; Irrelevant piffle from Mark Watson - far too high. Sometimes could not hear the author.

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Great aside from them talking over eachother.

Wish there was less overlap between the two narrators. Otherwise learnt a lot and enjoyed it.

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  • 29-10-20

Meh

It was okay, but I was expecting it to be more like “This is Going to Hurt” and less like a podcast. If I had to redo it, I probably wouldn’t use one of my credits on it.

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