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Lifelines: Angels of Mercy | [CJ Lyons]

Lifelines: Angels of Mercy

A gripping behind-the-scenes drama of four women who face life and death every day. On her first day at Pittsburgh's Angels of Mercy Medical Center, L.A. - transplant Lydia Fiore, the new ER attending physician, loses a patient: the Chief of Surgery's son. Now, to save her career, Lydia must discover the truth behind her patient's death, even as it leads her into unfamiliar - and risky - territory.
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Publisher's Summary

A gripping behind-the-scenes drama of four women who face life and death every day.

On her first day at Pittsburgh's Angels of Mercy Medical Center, L.A. - transplant Lydia Fiore, the new ER attending physician, loses a patient: the Chief of Surgery's son. Now, to save her career, Lydia must discover the truth behind her patient's death, even as it leads her into unfamiliar - and risky - territory.

At least she's not alone. There's med student Amanda, a sweet Southern belle with problems of her own; Gina, a resident with a chip on her shoulder; and Nora, the no-nonsense charge nurse with a cool head but a fiery temper. Not to mention the paramedic who'd like to try out his bedside manner on Lydia.

©2008 CJ Lyons, LLC (P)2013 CJ Lyons, LLC

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    Lindy Anchorage, AK USA 04-24-15
    Lindy Anchorage, AK USA 04-24-15 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader since age three/four when I learned to spell on that wonderful new game, Scrabble.

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    "Great story - Mediocre performance"

    Narration was poorly done and common words were mispronounced. This distracted my ability to relax and enjoy the story line.

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    2ndyrnursingstudent San Antonio, TX 04-20-15
    2ndyrnursingstudent San Antonio, TX 04-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "trauma drama"

    great character development and fun plot twists... medical drama meets murder mystery with a small town feel.

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    Wicked Queen PA, USA 04-08-15
    Wicked Queen PA, USA 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fast paced Med-Thriller"

    I liked this story. It was fast paced and at no point boring! I was hooked from the very first chapter describing the most dangerous day of the year in a hospital.
    The characters each had their own storylines within the major story which made you care about them all, not just the hero/heroine.
    The narrator did a very good job of keeping up with the exciting tempo of the story.

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    Ann Burnt River, ON, Canada 03-31-15
    Ann Burnt River, ON, Canada 03-31-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing"

    Will not read other books in series. Medical parts interesting, but pronunciation of medical language should have been researched better.

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    Marianne E Hintz 08-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Medical Terminology ;- ("
    Would you listen to Lifelines again? Why?

    Reader needs to know how to pronounce medical terminology!


    Any additional comments?

    Would be nice if the reader knew how to pronounce medical terminology!

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    donnachandler 08-26-14

    An avid book reader who absolutely loves having the opportunity to carry my favorite books everywhere I go and listen to them anytime I want

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    "Angels of Mercy - not waiting for sequel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No I would not. Hopefully there will be an abridged version at some point. This book was far too long and neither the story or the undeveloped characters were able to hold my attention for any length of time. I found myself having to replay chapters to remember what was going on. The characters were so much alike at times I couldn't remember who was who. The concept of the story was ok, but when dealing with individuals in a medical environment, there needs to be more depth to the characters thus giving the reader a better opportunity to understand the characters, especially when the story is based on the interaction between these characters. Far too many doctors and nurses for me to keep track of. There were not even any deviations in the voice of the narrator to help you move between characters as quickly as the story moved at times.


    What other book might you compare Lifelines to and why?

    This book is like many other "medical thrillers". Individuals become ill outside the hospital, they are brought to the hospital, receive adequate care, yet eventually mysteriously die.


    Which character – as performed by Joe Jung – was your favorite?

    None of them were performed to the level of becoming a favorite.


    Who was the most memorable character of Lifelines and why?

    None were memorable.


    Any additional comments?

    It took me several attempts to finish the book, but I am unsure if I could actually describe to anyone the motive for the killings. There were so many individuals murdered and so many different theories, I do not have a clear vision as to why the murders took place. I think it was revenge for someone's mother or wife dying, but don't know how she died and why several different physicians are being held responsible for her death or how the individuals murdered were related to these physicians. Nor did I ever understand why this one new physician was trying to be murdered for her interaction with the victims. It is also extremely hard to imagine that a new doctor would arrive in a very large metropolitan hospital on July 1st and on the very first day of a new job with, her second patient, in a new city where she knows no one, she could walk into a situation where anyone could actually believe she was murdering individuals she has never set eyes on before. Harder to believe that one individual who doesn't have the appearance or intelligence of someone who could take care of himself could have the ability to perform the extremely well thought out murderous tasks. Just not believable. I won't be holding my breath for the next book in the series. Very disappointing

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