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  • I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out

  • True Stories of Becoming a Nurse
  • By: Lee Gutkind
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses who provide the first vital line of patient care. Here, nurses remember their first "sticks", first births, and first deaths and reflect on what gets them though long, demanding shifts and keeps them in the profession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept my interest

  • By C Sterchele on 08-25-15

I wouldn't recommend this book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-17

The stories were okay, I wish they would have had different narrators for each story. Especially, since I didn't enjoy this narrator

  • The Nurses

  • A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital
  • By: Alexandra Robbins
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

In The Nurses, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins peers behind the staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followed real-life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating audiobook filled with joy and violence, miracles and heartbreak, dark humor and narrow victories, gripping drama and unsung heroism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True life nursing

  • By Van on 06-13-16

Good insight on nursing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Nursing is hard and I definitely enjoyed someone telling the truth instead of brushing things over.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,804

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion - and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key - from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef's former number-one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mean girls", magicians, mansions, and more!

  • By Brianna Gallagher on 06-24-15

Guilty read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Loved her performance and it was such a juicy story but still biased. It is her point of view but comes across petty with low blows. A fun listen.