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
"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)
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.
Gripping and gruesome. Some think it is unrealistic... possibly.. but, in smaller scales, rather telling.
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!
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.
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Middle of the road, not the best, but far from the worst.
The main character, she showed grit and determination, albeit there were times when she did get a bit out of control, crossed lines most wouldn't. Made you think either she was really bold or really stupid.
The voice range, did males and females pretty good.
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