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Donna

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  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Graeber
    • Narrated By Will Collyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (403)
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    (359)
    Story
    (356)

    After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

    FanB14 says: "More Chilling than Murder?"
    "Captivating and really well-written."
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    Where does The Good Nurse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I think this is the best audiobook I've ever listened to. It's the only one I've ever been motivated to write a review about.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was so well done, in that the way each element was approached was in itself intriguing. For instance, the author talks about when a dead body isn't expected, the police are called, and that all bodies are a death but not all deaths are a homicide. He just had a way of introducing and weaving together the different parts of the story that felt layered and very pull-you-in.


    What does Will Collyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Personality of the characters is more in-depth, tone of voice conveys more of a picture of what you're hearing.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That nurses poisoning patients in hospitals isn't as rare as you would think, and that there are ways to be completely unobtrusive (and uncaught) doing it.


    Any additional comments?

    Mainly the layering and depth of the story-telling. I read/listen to a lot of books and often can't figure out how they got published because the writing is so ponderous or flat. This one stood out as being so different, so creative, so well-done.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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