Exploding pressure cookers, a thwarted wife's deadly revenge, and transvestites in distress - manning an ambulance in the '70s kept you on your toes.
Having survived the rites of passage as a probationer, Les Pringle now has to face up to the reality of life as an ambulance man in Thatcher's Britain. He does this with humour and fortitude - two qualities which are essential if he is to cope with cases ranging from the absurd to the heartrending. From attending murder scenes to delivering babies...it's quite a life for Les and one that he and his shift mates tread with warmth and humour in equal measure.
©2010 Les Pringle (P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks 2012
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"Vivid account ..."
This second book contains a stories, well written and well read. I feel as if I was on some of the calls with Les and shared some of his emotions. *****
"Funny,Sad & Sometimes Tragic"
Not only would I but I definetly will,it's one of the most enjoyable audio books I've listened to in a long while.
Having read/ listened to the authors previous book I knew what to expect,both books have a style that isn't comparable with any others I can think of
Any scene with Larry in it was really funny & the incidents with the station cook were good
There were scenes that I found moving but my overall reaction to the story was laughter,the sometimes gallows humour of the ambulance crews was often hilarious.The character of Larry was pure genius I could even picture his face.
I will be listening to this book again in the future,probably more than once I loved it.The narrator was superb,his range of voices & accents was remarkable.He made an already great book even greater.
"a nice gentle read"
Nice series of short story experiences of a 1970s ambulance station and crew. Very gentle listening. Not too gory!
Good with his voices but he's a little slow. 1.25 speed helped!
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