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Call the Ambulance | [Les Pringle]

Call the Ambulance

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Love to read
    8/21/15
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    "Funny,Sad & Sometimes Tragic"
    Would you listen to Call the Ambulance again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Call the Ambulance to, and why?

    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


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Any scene with Larry in it was really funny & the incidents with the station cook were good


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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  • Philippa Stokes
    10/1/14
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    "a nice gentle read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Nice series of short story experiences of a 1970s ambulance station and crew. Very gentle listening. Not too gory!


    What three words best describe Gordon Grifin’s performance?

    Good with his voices but he's a little slow. 1.25 speed helped!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


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