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Geoffrey M Riley

Walnut Creek | Member Since 2009

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  • 3 reviews
  • 68 ratings
  • 425 titles in library
  • 49 purchased in 2014
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  • How Doctors Think

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jerome Groopman
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (102)

    On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within 12 seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong: with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make.

    Audiophile says: "Disappointing"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    Really boring and mistaken in many assumptions. Its not that doctors don't think of an unusual disease (such as Wilson's disease) every time a drunk enters the ER, its that payers will not approve exotic tests on every patient. We could practice medicine to never miss a diagnosis but at a staggering cost that society is not willing to pay for. Any episode of "House" is a better insight into how doctors think.

    7 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2803)
    Performance
    (2372)
    Story
    (2379)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "I'm now spoiled for historical novels"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was not a fan of historical novels, until this. But now I can't find another historical novel that is as good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All were realistic and believalbe.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2581)
    Performance
    (1417)
    Story
    (1409)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "Depp is great but why only part of it?"
    Overall

    Great book. Depp is fantastic, but I wish I knew he only does part of it. I would have opted to read the book instead of listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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