This was a fascinating and thoughtful insider's view into the mystery of hospitals. Particulary, Salamon draws us into the complexities of managing a large organization in a cultrually diverse area with multiple forces pressing on every decision. This book is far from boring - it will fascinate administrators from other fields as well as health care personnel wanting an intimate view of the top. Narrarator was excellent once she got going.
I'm not sure why I downloaded Nothing to Envy in the first place, but I am certainly glad I did. This book was enthralling and endlessly interesting. I have a picture in my mind of life in North Korea that has stuck with me. The author weaves stories together in a way that is complex without being confusing. Well worth the 12 hours - I was sorry when it ended.
I enjoyed this book - I hadn't realized the worldwide role of the CDC and how it has changed over the years.
There are some parts where this is too much personal information about the workers. She spends time describing their physical appearance and personal histories, and then the rest of the essence of what is said about this is basically "their job is really stressful". Overall, these parts are brief and it is easy to focus on the more historical and fact based ideas.
The reader has a nice voice, but mispronounces words in a way that distracted me. She also seems to be reading the text for the first time, as her intonation sometimes sounds like a sentence has ended, but then she reads the rest of it. But she's not bad as far as readers go.
Overall, a fasicanting listen!
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