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The Lighter Side Audiobook

The Lighter Side: An NHS Paramedic's Selection of Humorous Mess Room Tales

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Publisher's Summary

From the paramedic pondering a dignified solution as he surveys his previously digested Pot Noodle adorning the naked genitalia of a recently deceased lady, to the man who rang the doctor Out of Hours service with an audibly severe case of excess flatulence, with hilarious consequences, and the old lady's wig that caused one chuckling paramedic to struggle to keep a hold of the carry-chair, The Lighter Side - An NHS Paramedic's Selection of Humorous Mess Room Tales will have you laughing out loud then looking around furtively, wondering if you should!

In his The Dark Side series, Andy Thompson gives us a taste of the dark sense of humor paramedics use as a coping mechanism; here he packs laugh-out-loud moments into every word as he recalls health care professionals' encounters with the weirdest of behavior, hilarious misunderstandings, and cringingly embarrassing episodes. You'll soon be relating to the sense of humor that moves an ambulance driver to respond to his friend and fellow paramedic's predicament on a hot summer's day, as a powerful smell engulfs the saloon of the vehicle. What would you do? Open the cab windows and the hatch through to the saloon to provide some extra ventilation? Of course not! You switch the heating on, causing the already intolerable pong to become even more unbearable, making for a bangin' mess room tale on your later return!

This book is an eye-watering insight into the Lighter Side of working on the Dark Side, straight from the mess rooms of ambulance stations up and down the UK. There's also a heartening reminder of the power of a flamin' good belly laugh and its analgesic effect even in situations of severe pain. This is a book that laughs in the face of extreme emotion and stress. Outrageous? Perhaps. Distasteful? Probably. Humorous? Absolutely!

©2016 Andy Thompson (P)2016 Andy Thompson

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    Gary R. 08-05-16
    Gary R. 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not finish"
    Would you try another book from Andy Thompson and/or Pete Nottage?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 10th book of medical stories that I have purchased and listened to - but could not finish it - kept thinking the next story would be interesting, funny, or something - but they were very shallow.

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  • kenneth
    9/7/16
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    "Waste of time"
    What disappointed you about The Lighter Side?

    Sample only slightly funny bit.


    What was most disappointing about Andy Thompson’s story?

    all of it apart from the sample.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lighter Side?

    95% of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the sample, then forget it.

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