We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Yes Sister, No Sister: My Life as a Trainee Nurse in 1950s Yorkshire | [Jennifer Craig]

Yes Sister, No Sister: My Life as a Trainee Nurse in 1950s Yorkshire

In Jennifer Craig's enchanting memoir, we meet these warm-hearted yet naïve young girls as they get to grips with strict discipline, long hours and bodily fluids. But we also see the camaraderie that develops in evening study sessions, sneaked trips to the cinema and mischievous escapades with the young trainee doctors. The harsh conditions prove too much for some girls, but the opportunity to help her patients in their time of need is too much of a pull for Jenny.
Regular Price:$26.32
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

'What is your name?' she asks, staring at me.'Jennifer Ross.' 'Jennifer Ross, Sister. Well, Nurse Ross, you are dressed in the uniform of a nurse from the Leeds General Infirmary. Such a uniform is not worn with a cardigan. Take it off at once.' 'Yes Sister.' I can feel my face turn red. A trainee nurse in the 1950s had a lot to bear.

In Jennifer Craig's enchanting memoir, we meet these warm-hearted yet naïve young girls as they get to grips with strict discipline, long hours and bodily fluids. But we also see the camaraderie that develops in evening study sessions, sneaked trips to the cinema, and mischievous escapades with the young trainee doctors. The harsh conditions prove too much for some girls, but the opportunity to help her patients in their time of need is too much of a pull for Jenny. As she commits to her vocation and knuckles down to her exams, she is determined that when she reaches the heights of Ward Sister herself she will not become the frightening matron that struck fear into her student heart.

Rich in period detail, and told with a good dose of Yorkshire humour, Yes Sister, No Sister is a life-affirming true story of a life long past.

©2011 Jennifer Craig (P)2011 Random House Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (8 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.2 (5 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.8 (4 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    PLCC 05-13-14
    PLCC 05-13-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An interesting glimpse into nursing history"
    Would you try another book from Jennifer Craig and/or Jennifer Craig?

    I am not one to follow authors but chose this book because I enjoy nursing testimonies.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Because this book is more of a history than a story or testimony, I kept feeling like I was waiting to arrive at what it was about. It did include a great deal of medical detail that I found very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a nice glimpse into nursing in the 50's. I found the details of medicine interesting and it kept me listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jilly United States 02-11-12
    Jilly United States 02-11-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I enjoyed it but it probably isn't for everyone"

    I was hesitant to try this audio book at first because I was worried that my Tennessee ears would have a hard time understanding a Yorkshire accent haha. Her Northern accent isn't too thick & I didn't have any trouble understanding Jennifer Craig. I found her voice comforting and easy to listen to.

    The book details her training as a nurse in the 1950s in England and it might not be for everyone. It's a quiet book full of details about her duties in the hospital, & her fellow nurses-in-training.

    If that sounds like something you'd enjoy (and I did) I wouldn't hesitate to give this a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results
Sort by:
  • Gunn
    Norway
    8/13/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent book !!!"
    What did you like most about Yes Sister, No Sister?

    As a nurse and now a nursingteacher in Norway I found the book very interesting. Some I could refere back to my own training in the 90' and sometimes when Jennifer Craige quote her teachers from the 50s I had to laugh out loud, hearing my own words as a current nursingteacher. Some things is still true, apparently. I also found the book interesting as a historic document. It gave an insight to a time gone bye.


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

    I found myself making time to listen nearly all the time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    CHIPPENHAM, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "less medical more fun."

    i wasnt keen on this book there was to much refrance to medical jargon i didnt understand, if you were a nurse are other medical persons you may have enjoyed this part of the book. i would have like more storys of life as a nurse, the ups and downs on the wards. ie. like when i wasworking in a hospital and the old men would pinch your bottms, ect. but maybe this would have made it more a comedy and not real life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.