Recently retired, A. Turk has embarked on a second career, writing fiction inspired by the remarkable stories and events from his personal and legal experiences. This first novel in the series features A. Turk's fictitious alter ego Attorney Benjamin Davis, a young New York transplant seeking to make a name for himself in the Nashville legal community.
After miscalculating the huge risks involved in accepting ten medical malpractice cases at one time, Davis discovers that a hospital and several of its personnel, including doctors, had conspired to provide unnecessary tests and surgeries on innocent patients... for years. With small town physicians pushing all the ethical and legal boundaries, Davis decides he has no alternative but to protect an entire community and quickly finds himself caught up in a high-stakes courtroom drama. Davis could never have anticipated his decision to right a wrong could risk his legal career, marriage, financial security, and personal safety.
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First Do No Harm is a book that truly succeeds for an audiophile. Utilizing a cast of many, the audible edition makes you feel that you are not an observer but a character participating in a legal thriller. Within a few minutes, a listener feels like that he or she has known Benjamin Davis, Morty Steine, Laura Patel, and Lars Herman for years. The book is also a much better listen than read. Parts of the courtroom scenes may be tedious in print, but they take on a life of their own when you listen. A reader has to both listen and read both versions of First Do No Harm to gain the true perspective of Benjamin Davis and his ordeal. The literature is the same, but the two works are totally different.
My favorite character in First Do No Harm is Morty Steine. Morty is the moral compass and mentor that guides Benjamin Davis. If you took every good trait that a person would want in their lifetime and put it into a crucible, out would pop Morty. I think Morty personifies his creed "Always Do the Right Thing."
The contested matter between Benjamin Davis, the IRS, and Bradley Littleton. That scene was a lot of fun to read and to listen to.
Laugh or cry is not an appropriate adjective. The book was gripping and kept my attention from start to finish.
First Do No Harm is a must read by experienced attorneys or someone who wants to get a first hand glimpse of how the legal system works. It is a fair rendition of the highs and lows of the judicial process.
I did not read the print version. Due to my work, I spend a lot of time in my car. I just simply have more time to listen than read.
Dr. Herman convincing a patient that he was going to save her life with a gall bladder surgery and that he would wave the $50 deductible. That guy really symbolizes a lot of doctors and how they take advantage of patients and their insurance companies.
I found J.D. Hart's performance to be off the chart excellent. He made the story come to life with so many different character voices using, accents, voice pitch and intonation. His voice style is easy on the ear and comforting. He kept me engaged and interested.
Yes, I was hooked from the beginning and needed to find out if justice prevailed.
I'm looking forward to hearing more from this author A. Turk and his Benjamin Davis Series.
The story was well written and the characters clearly defined. Even long court room scenes kept my attention and I was eager to get back to listening when I had to stop for awhile.
The narrator was excellent and having a female artist read female character's lines really enhances the listening experience. One of the best audio presentations I've heard.
I enjoyed the story, the intensive research and regard to detail and accuracy in the presentation of the legalities. The characters were quite well developed and plot lines clearly delineated. Wanting to see right win out over corporate law practices kept me tuned in to the story.
Morty Stein because we all want to believe in the altruism of the professional we turn to in need of their expertise. It is refreshing to read about altruism in the practice of the law , when most of us carry a bitter taste towards the motives of lawyers. Morty gives us hope that there are many more like him out there.
No , much too detailed and drawn out for a one sitting book.
Yes, I would ask the author to edit out some of the unnecessary and redundant details of the rule of law, as the overly lengthy descriptions just bogged down the story.
I don't know if the story is good. I have never heard a book that sounded as though a computer was reading it. I couldn't finish the first chapter.
Something read by Beck or Gerard Doyle!
"Blood sweat and tears in the court roon"
The voices were very good. the story clearly exposed the stresses and strains of a complicated medical malpractice case.
Using. one narrator. If several voices had to be used then at least put them in the same room when making the recording
Too many voices, very poorly spliced together
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