The blockbuster best seller that kickstarted a new genre: the medical thriller.
They called it "minor surgery", but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others - all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures - were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up.
Susan Wheeler is a third-year medical student working as a trainee at Boston Memorial Hospital. Two patients during her residency mysteriously go into comas immediately after their operations due to complications from anesthesia. Susan begins to investigate the causes behind both of these alarming comas and discovers the oxygen line in Operating Room 8 has been tampered with to induce carbon monoxide poisoning.
Then Susan discovers the evil nature of the Jefferson Institute, an intensive-care facility where patients are suspended from the ceiling and kept alive until they can be harvested for healthy organs. Is she a participant in - or a victim of - a large-scale black market dealing in human organs?
©2002 Robin Cook (P)2014 Hachette Audio
"Strikes a deafening chord of terror." (The Washington Post)
"Gripping, terrifying, fast-paced suspense." (The New York Times)
"Unputdownable.... A chilling, fast-moving suspense thriller" (The Boston Globe)
Audiobook lover but very choosy about narration.
Good narration but LOVE George Guidall or C.J. Critt!
All ok but not my favorite
It kept my attention
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
YES I WILL. I READ IT SEVERAL TIMES. I ENJOY THE STORY AS WELL AS THE MOVIE.
YES, HOW? THE TENSION.
I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE READ OVER 200 BOOKS ON AUDIBLE.
NO BUT IT IS ONE I WOULD LISTEN TO IN A FEW SITTINGS.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF ONLY APPEALS TO DOCTORS AND NURSES. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT AND DID NOT CARE FOR IT. BUT OVERALL, THE STORY WAS THE BEST ONE ROBIN COOK HAS WRITTEN. I AM GLAD AUDIBLE GOT THIS BOOK FINALLY!
As a Boston native, I PRAY that people don't actually think that is a Boston accent on some of the characters! Yikes! But other than that, the narration was decent - however I do find it distracting when a woman tries to talk in a manly voice... which is a lot of this book.
I feel the author was definitely targeting a reader with a medical background. The first 1/3 of the book could have been condensed to a couple of hours instead of several! If you are l able to get past a lot of the medical jargon I the beginning, you won't be disappointed with the suspense - the last few hours are worth the wait!
Southern heart, soul and spirit! Enjoy a good clean emotional storyline. I have found a new passion in Audible
Good story however just a WARNING if you don't like to hear our Lord's name used in vain or the f word. I am not a fan of either and wished authors would just stick to writing a good story without profanity.
In love with the perfect human voice.
This was the most overly detailed book I've ever read. It had terrible character development and an even worse timeline. I finished it only to teach myself patience.
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