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Foreign Body Audiobook
Foreign Body
Written by: 
Robin Cook
Narrated by: 
George Guidall
Foreign Body Audiobook

Foreign Body

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Publisher's Summary

A series of unexplained deaths in foreign hospitals sends an idealistic UCLA medical student on a desperate search for answers in this chilling tale from the master of the medical thriller.

©2008 Robin Cook; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Simone 11-21-13
    Simone 11-21-13 Member Since 2016

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

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    "Better The Second Time Around"

    I have a colleague who has just recently been “introduced” to Robin Cook and she is hooked! I’ve read a few his books over the years, but frankly it’s been such a long time since the last one that I don’t really remember much about them other than that they are medical thrillers.

    I suppose because it’s been so long since I’ve read a Cook Book (ha!) I must not have been that impressed - but my colleague’s enthusiasm peaked my curiosity and I decided to pick one up again. I first read Foreign Body in 2009 and thanks to my lousy memory it was like reading a new novel so I didn’t feel like I was wasting my time; I remembered some scenes as I was rereading them, but overall it felt new.

    I liked it! It was better than my previous review of “Just OK”. Perhaps I needed a break from his books in order to renew my appreciation? I also never realized that this book was the 8th in a series – I didn’t love it enough to feel like I need to go back and catch up on previous instalments, but I am in for the next ones.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    T. Ater Northern California, USA 08-14-11
    T. Ater Northern California, USA 08-14-11 Member Since 2010

    Timecow

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    "Not the best, but passing"

    This is one of the slowest, if not THE slowest Robin Cook story, at least in the series with Jack and Laurie. For one thing, less than 3 hours remain in the book before Jack and Laurie really make an appearance. The feeling I got is that instead of the story being set up in the beginning and then the rest of the book following the "heroes" as they work to solve the mystery, this one spends the first 85% of the book setting up the story, with the main characters coming in only at the end. I hate to say anything negative, but none of the characters grab you, and the story takes way too long to get moving. I felt the previous book "Critical" moved a bit slow, but it moves a LOT faster than this one.

    As far as the narration, I didn't think it was all that bad. Maybe his Indian accent isn't that great, but it didn't bother me. I find it more distracting when the narrator goes over the top with accents. George gives enough of an accent to get the point across, but he keeps the focus on the story and keeps it moving. I got all the way through it, but it was certainly not one of Robin Cooks greatest hits. I am really hoping the next books go back to the way they were in the beginning of the "series".

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 05-05-09
    Sharon 05-05-09
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    "Excellent book!"

    Very interesting and great storyline. The premise is ridiculous, but who cares when the story is so well done! That's why they call it fiction, right?

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Toni Groton, CT, United States 12-09-12
    Toni Groton, CT, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, great narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Foreign Body the most enjoyable?

    Really enjoy the narrator. He gives all the characters personality.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Stapleton is always my favorite. His character and personality are down to earth and real.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Crisis and Critical. I enjoyed both of them as well. Crisis is my favorite then Foreign Body. I was disappointed that Jack was not more involved in this story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Just a great listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with one of the other ratings that stated it's nice to listen to a book that isn't filled with profanity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff clearwater, FL, USA 08-16-09
    Jeff clearwater, FL, USA 08-16-09
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    "Couldn't Finish It"

    This was the first book on tape I couldn't finish and I have listened to quite a few. The story was
    ridiculous and the characters were very hard to like or dislike. I found myself rooting against all of them at one point.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Josephine L. 05-07-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Indian accent? Puh-leeez"

    I usually like this narrator, but his Indian accent leaves SO much to be desired. Besides the fact that the story was extremely wooden, the tension flat, and the dialogue atrocious.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    William Landenberg, PA, United States 09-03-09
    William Landenberg, PA, United States 09-03-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Is there an option for a ZERO rating?"

    The concept was interesting but very poorly executed. The details in some cases were absurd - even by fictional standards! The narration was horrid. The mimicry of female voice was pathetic. Do NOT waste your money (or credits) on this selection!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Pethtal Alabama 06-27-16
    Susan Pethtal Alabama 06-27-16

    Lady J

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    "Absolutely Addictive! Pulsating!"

    Although it seemed to take a minute to get off the ground and get into the book, knowing it was a Robin Cook book sets the tone that soon you will be immersed into the narrative in no time. And before I knew it I was almost done when I took my first break! By then the main characters were well grounded in my core like family. By the time I hit chapter 31 I was worried sick about Jennifer, wondering when they were going to get anyone to help them with her Grandmother's case, and how Nurses International was going to play out. I couldn't move the last 5 chapters because the pace is so fast you don't realize it's over. I actually cried out and then cried like a baby at the end.
    Truly worthy of listening to, I can't wait to start my next book! Robin Cook just keeps me glued to my chair! Bravo! 😂 Bravo!😂

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharlene Pembroke Pines, FL, USA 10-23-15
    Sharlene Pembroke Pines, FL, USA 10-23-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Almost perfect"

    Only flaw: A nurse would never get into US med school without pre-requisite coursework regardless of MCAT scores.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Seth 06-06-12
    Seth 06-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "had potential but lost my interest pretty quickly"
    What disappointed you about Foreign Body?

    The story dragged on and the plot was a bit too predictable for me. I appreciated the characters and the plot drama/crisis; however, I felt that some of Cook's earlier work was more attention grabbing than this one.


    Has Foreign Body turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but it might have turned me off from this author.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Character life!!!!


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narration was superb.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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