Not overrated in my opinion. This story successfully mixed Grey's Anatomy, The Sopranos and Dashiell Hammett. I was engrossed by the excellent voice acting, sounds, and music. There were also interesting tidbits of medical information interspersed throughout the story. I am looking forward to the next book by Josh Bazell.
This is such an audible "page-turner". There was excitement from beginning to end! My only problem is trying to locate another book by this author. I hope the Dr. Character stays on the Table of Contents. Great Listen.
I loved the combination of mobsters and hospitals. The writing is very old school noir detective style, but with modern sensibilities regarding language, drug use, etc. The audio production was great, with echo effects in a dark shark tank, nice lead in/out music. Great audio book. Fun to listen to.
I absolutely loved this book. The authors writing style definitely struck fertile ground with me from the start, and I was hooked. I was disappointed I could not find something else by him.
This book is a good read with a great pace and narration, however it stretches its premises quite a bit too far to be thoroughly enjoyable if you're the type who likes to think about their stories as if they could actually be somewhat plausible.
The author here has been compared to Chuck Palahniuk, and while there's some stylistic similarity, what's missing is Palahniuk's ability to tie all the insane plot lines together in way that's almost always satisfying.
I'd say it's more like 3 1/2 stars, but that's not an option. Definitely a good drive time book to pass the time.
This is a good book if you are not affined by strong language or so called shocking material. If you are like me and enjoy Chuck Palahniuk's work (Choke, Fight Club, Survivor, etc.) then this will seem a little tame. Some of the graphic acts & language felt added on after the fact to make the book appear more outrageous. Overall the story was entertaining and well read.
This book was hysterical. It's an over-the-top, action-packed cat-and-mouse novel with dry humor to boot!
You might not like this if you have a weak stomach, though. There are some very graphic medical descriptions.
I couldn't put down the ipod. Despite the cynicism of the narrator, you really pull for him. It's a very interesting voice. There are tons of f-bombs and lots of violence, so it's a little surprising that this soccer mom liked the book so much. All I can say is it's very suspenseful and entertaining - a really good escape. Reminded me of the Sopranos.
First, this book is gruesome at points. There were times that I had to stop listening and fast forward it. But the first four hours were fun to listen to.