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    • The Knife’s Edge

    • By: Stephen Westaby
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His 35-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition, leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting book

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-04-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Fragile Lives

    • A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
    • By: Stephen Westaby
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon's shoulder. A slip of the hand and life ebbs away. The balance between life and death is so delicate, and the heart surgeon walks that rope between the two. In the operating room, there is no time for doubt. It is flesh, blood, rib retractors and pumping the vital organ with your bare hand to squeeze the life back into it. An off day can have dire consequences - this job has a steep learning curve, and the cost is measured in human life. Cardiac surgery is not for the faint of heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a book, what a man

    • By Ruth Nixon on 01-05-17
    • A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
    • By: Stephen Westaby
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 09-02-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 95 ratings

    Regular price: £12.99