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Harvest | [Tess Gerritsen]

Harvest

In Harvest, the book that introduced us to Tess Gerritsen's unique blend of medical expertise, harrowing suspense, and brilliantly crafted plot twists, the dark side of medical research is exposed. Harvest vividly portrays a young woman doctor challenging a world where medical miracles and greed fuel a lethal conspiracy - and the bright lights of the O.R. conceal the ultimate corruption of genius.
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Publisher's Summary

In Harvest, the book that introduced us to Tess Gerritsen's unique blend of medical expertise, harrowing suspense, and brilliantly crafted plot twists, the dark side of medical research is exposed. Harvest vividly portrays a young woman doctor challenging a world where medical miracles and greed fuel a lethal conspiracy - and the bright lights of the O.R. conceal the ultimate corruption of genius.

©1996 Tess Gerritsen (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

"Harvest is the best medical thriller I've read since Coma." (James B. Patterson)

"Harvest is a nonstop, terrifying read and Tess Gerritsen is a real find." (Michael Palmer)

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-12-11
    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-12-11 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "I like the book"

    This was my third Tess Gerritsen novel and I like her style. The details are accurate without going into too much depth so it stayed interesting. I was afraid it might get too gruesome, but she takes you to the edge without going too far. The character development is great and the narrator excellent. You can really visualise what is happening.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Royce LOWELL, MI, United States 03-01-13
    Royce LOWELL, MI, United States 03-01-13
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    "Very good listen!"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book. Having been in the medical field as well as being involved with organ and tissue donation I was very interested in this story. I liked that the medical info was fairly accurate for the most part. There were a few things that made me think "that isnt right" but if you arent in the medical field you would not likely even notice them.

    The possibility of this type of organ donation scam is often discussed by people that dont have any idea of how things work in this country. I cant believe that this could actually happen here but the idea of it happening makes for a great story.

    Overall I thought this was very well written and am definitely going to listen to more from this author.

    My only issue with the narrator is that in some parts of the book he was just too quiet. There were parts that I had to go back and turn the volume up for a minute.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-18-11
    A NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-18-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Far Fetched"

    I am a big fan of medical thrillers. I love the Kay Scarpetta series. I realize that there is some suspension of disbelief necessary to enjoy this genre, but this book was so far fetched that I found myself rolling my eyes several times.

    Although the narrator was not bad per se, he seemed like an akward fit for a female protagonist. I just could not reconcile the mature gentleman's voice with the 28 year female character he was trying to capture.

    I was enthralled by Gerritsen's The Bone Garden, and would hope to see another historical/medical thriller like that from her in the future. Harvest just fell short of the expectations I had built up after being so impressed with The Bone Garden.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 04-28-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 04-28-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Thrilling"
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    Gripping and gruesome. Some think it is unrealistic... possibly.. but, in smaller scales, rather telling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    richard KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 12-04-11
    richard KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved this book!!!"

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time!! MUCH better than I expected!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teri Kemah, TX, United States 11-17-11
    Teri Kemah, TX, United States 11-17-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book"

    Story stared with two subjects you thought could not be the same story. Kept you guessing and wondering through the whole book.....was a very exciting book, loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Scottsdale, AZ, United States 10-23-11
    Judith Scottsdale, AZ, United States 10-23-11 Member Since 2005
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    "very timely and well written"

    I enjoyed this book immensely - great story line, enjoyed George Guidall's reading of this story, very timely subject and just a very entertaining captivating and great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sally Orem, UT, United States 07-08-11
    Sally Orem, UT, United States 07-08-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent murder mystery"

    This was my first Tess Gerritsen novel. And I loved it! I am a nurse and the details are accurate without going into too much depth so it stayed interesting. I was afraid it might get too gruesome, but she takes you to the edge without going too far. The character development is great and the narrator excellent. You can really visualize what is happening.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Raylene San Diego, CA, United States 05-23-11
    Raylene San Diego, CA, United States 05-23-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Not bad"

    I wasn't thrilled with the narration. Also, if you have a medical background, you will find yourself questioning all sorts of medical decisions, practices and procedures. Good book for a layperson.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Redmond, WA, United States 07-28-14
    Bill Redmond, WA, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2004
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    "I couldn't get through it"
    Would you try another book from Tess Gerritsen and/or George Guidall?

    I usually like Tess Gerritsen books but I couldn't get through this one. I guess I see it as a manufactured thriller with pointless twists.


    Has Harvest turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Maybe this one did not resound with me.


    What aspect of George Guidall’s performance would you have changed?

    George Guidall is my favorite narrator. I chose this book because he was narrating it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    5/1/11
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    "Not for the faint-hearted!"

    I first came across this author with her enjoyable Rizzoli and Maura series, which combine detective fiction with a medical slant. Harvest is a bit different in that it has a heavy dose of medical detail with graphic accounts of heart surgery, so if you're squeamish about blood and guts: be warned! A detective does come into the story in the later part of the book. It's an alarming and intriguing story about the subversion of a heart transplant team. The narrative centres on a young woman medical intern who joins the transplant team as a trainee and thereafter her nightmare begins. The story is full of surprises and, though not her best book, is certainly one that kept me listening.
    The reader is excellent.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    LINGFIELD, United Kingdom
    8/16/11
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    "From DJ 090811"

    A book that kept me gripped and staved off the boredom while waiting for delayed planes, without having to read through bleary eyes! Apart from the twists and turns of a crime story, it was appalling to think that, in reality, there could be unsuspecting organ donors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    7/13/11
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    "Tess Gerritsen - Harvest"

    Good read, kept me wanting to listen all the way through - a bit predictable, but still very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Germany
    12/20/13
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    "Good entertainment with up to date topic"

    To be honest I first chose this book I had a £10 voucher and didn't want to spend any additional money. A few years ago I had read a book of Tess Gerritson in the Rizzoli series and thought it was okay, so I wanted to try an older book.... The story of harvest is gripping and interesting (I just thought sometimes in the beginning, Abbey is a little naive, about the consequences of her actions, that doesn't fit whith a surgeon...) and problems with donor systems is still a very difficult topic.
    The story wasn't too long and I was always interested to pick it up again after having to stop, the different storylines are good as well, but it is very obvious how they interlink with each other. All in all anice thriller

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Wadhurst, United Kingdom
    4/22/13
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    "Brilliant!"

    Very real. Very worrying. Narrator fits the story well. Tess Gerritson is my favourite author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Keeps you guessing!"

    This is a great listen from Tess Gerritsen! The characters are well drawn and the plot will have you on the edge of your seat. Beware if you listen and drive! The plot contains some thought provoking themes regarding organ transplants and donations too. It is read clearly and thoughtfully and you are completely drawn into the story and the characters' lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G.
    Dagenham, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Good for the price"

    Although the book is very medical term based the story is good If you like Tess Gerritsen books then although this wouldn't be the first I'd recommend it has a really good plot and twist to keep you listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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