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What made the experience of listening to Beat the Reaper enjoyable was the fact that the narrator gets you so deep onto the story that you want to finish listening to the book over and over. You cannot stop listening to the book at the story continues.
The most memorable moment is everything, from the very beginning you action and you see this all over the book. The most memorable part for me is the end!!!! I don't want to tell anything about it so the people actually listen to it and not read reviews.
Robert Petkoff is great, I really feel that this narrator has the perfect voice and intonation for the character. He really gives life to the character.
If you're starting in Audible and you like Mafia books, you should go for this one.
This was one of my first audio books that I listened to on the site and I was blown away by it. The narrator and the story was so good that I couldn't put it down, I was listening to it in the car, while washing the dishes, even before going to sleep. i like to compare this book to the movie Goodfellas in the way the main character describes situations and the connection to the mob and his ethic background being not Italian. Overall this is a great book and I recommend it to everyone!
This story has so many bits of medical trivia and anecdotes. I think the research that the author put into it made the story more interesting. The main character is one of those that you root for even when his illicit past is revealed. I think that this was at times an interesting story, but honestly it was one of those that i would not re-read. Small warning, the end is not for the squeamish.
If all doctors feel as the one does in this book I am truly afraid to be ever sick again. Yes, there was great action etc in this book but the constant apathy towards medicine and people was a real downer! ( Do the interns really feel that way? ) Also, I'm no prude but the language in this book was so offensive I had to quit listening. Come on can't you use other words beside f... like the intelligent person you claim to be?
How rare a find is a book that is a thrill-packed action ride, a riveting lesson in history AND anatomy, and a hilarious introduction to the finest anti-hero in American literature? Josh Bazell, by all accounts, is a real-life med student, but one can only hope he pays slightly less-attention to his studies than he ought, and gives us more books like this one, soon! I also ordered BEAT THE REAPER on my Kindle and am sharing it with my whole family.
If you like fast-paced thrillers, this is a great one. I bought this book to kick off my Audible membership; we had a road trip to take, and I wanted an exciting audiobook for the drive. Although the level of violence makes it almost painful to listen to, it is definitely an exciting book. The trip felt like nothing.
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So, there's a disclaimer at the end of this book, pretty much a reminder that it is fiction, but what great fiction it is! The main character is suppose to be too like-able, he's got edge. This is what a good book should be, an adventure, it's own world, great lines that make you laugh out loud and make you comment to yourself how well written those lines are. This book with its vivid detail still makes me cringe thinking about it, and that is a complimant to the book after my macabre interest in horror and gore anything. I picked this up being that it was on sale, and not my usual read, but oh my gosh did it quickly become my favorite book yet!
It's not realistic nor should it be, it's an addicting adventure not for the faint of heart so if you're looking for a book to relax to or somthing warm and fuzzy keep looking... this one with it's epic ending will stick to your bones, and you probably will look at your bones differently after it.
I'll often read 2-3 books at a time. Often different genres in order to keep them seperated in my head. Just picked up Brian Greene's (Physcist) new book, "The Hidden Reality". In the preface he writes the following "Many of the concepts covered require the reader to abandon comfortable modes of thought and to embrace unanticipated realms of reality." Describes this book by Bazell perfectly. Reminds me of Palahniuk, a quick fun read.
This is not the type of book I usually listen to, but I was hooked from the beginning. I found the main character sympathetic and compelling. A great depiction of someone who does a lot of wrong but still manages to come off as good. I also found the depiction of both the medical world and mob world interesting and enjoyed the book's humor and frankness.
Sadly, I listened to less than an hour of this,so an in depth review is out of the question. This is the first time ever that I have stopped listening and immediately deleted the book from my MP3. I did not appreciate the foul language, which although not inappropriate to the circumstance, was overused. It seemed as if the writer was trying too hard to show the character's toughness. The narration was OK, it was on par with the material, My recommendation would be to make better use of your credits.