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D. Gullickson

Amery, WI United States
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  • Weekends at Bellevue

  • By: Julie Holland MD
  • Narrated by: Julie Holland MD
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

His name was Joshua Silver. He was 23 years old, educated, and had an impressive vocabulary. The NYPD had found Joshua Silver naked in Times Square, barking like a dog. It was just another night for Julie Holland, the attending doctor in the world famous Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric emergency room.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Uneven Memoir

  • By A. M. Dalessandro on 09-24-10

Very hard to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

This book would be awesome if you worked at Bellevue! But from an EMT with 21 years of experience, this was one hell of a boring book!! Maybe it was the performance, and/or the material, but I didn't make it to the end!
Ambulance Driver, or not... WE HATE TGAT, AND WOULD NEVER CALL A NURSE A "DOCTOR HELPER", OR A DOCTOR A "NURSE COWBOY"... She has a very large ego...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ultimate Prepper Collection

  • Survival Guides for Every Situation
  • By: Robert Paine
  • Narrated by: Don Baarns
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

Are you and your family ready to survive the next disaster? Do you worry what would happen to your family in an emergency? If so, then you need The Ultimate Prepper Collection: Survival Guides for Every Situation!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice collection, sounds great.

  • By Dave on 10-02-14

Great to break up the day!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Great way to break up the day. Not a real exciting subject, but a great performance

  • Miracles & Mayhem in the ER

  • Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor
  • By: Dr. Brent Rock Russell
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER, Dr. Brent Russell shares true-life stories of his early days as an emergency room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious, Dr. Russell leads the listener through the glass doors and down the narrow halls of the ER where desperate patients, young and old, come to get well. Occasionally heart wrenching and always fast-paced, Miracles and Mayhem in the ER will have listeners holding their breath one second and celebrating the next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HIghly Recommended!

  • By KP on 12-22-15

good listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

interesting and funny. great to listen to, and since I'm an EMT, I totally understand!

  • Soul's Harbor

  • True Adventures of Medic-13
  • By: Nicholas Black
  • Narrated by: Philip D. Moore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Witness the Wild West era of emergency medicine as seen through the eyes of Paramedic-13. In this gritty, pull-no-punches account you will live each call through the people who wrestle with death each and every day to keep the rest of us alive. Every paramedic, firefighter, EMT, and nurse should show this to their families. Because...none of us actually have any idea what really goes in inside the Ambulance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Fun

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-07-18

Pretty good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Good listen for an Advanced EMT such as myself. Well written book full of great stories

  • Cook County ICU

  • 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases
  • By: Cory Franklin MD
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 280

Author Cory Franklin, MD, who headed the hospital's intensive care unit from the 1970s through the 1990s, shares his most unique and bizarre experiences, including the deadly Chicago heatwave of 1995, treating the first AIDS patients in the country before the disease was diagnosed, the nurse with rare Munchausen syndrome, the only surviving ricin victim, and the professor with Alzheimer's hiding the effects of the wrong medication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Subtle, funny and compassionate

  • By Clara R. Arechiga on 05-02-16

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Good listening book... Would recommend to everyone. Good insight into the world of a doctor!

  • The Dark Side

  • Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly
  • By: Andy Thompson
  • Narrated by: Pete Nottage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Andy Thompson's true-to-life, graphic, and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain's Accident and Emergency Ambulance Service will shock you, sadden you, entertain you, and perhaps inspire you. You'll smile at some of Andy's real patient encounters, while others will cause you to wipe a tear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-17

Great EMS stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

Good Listen, good stories! Recommend to anyone, even if not in the field of Emergency Medical Care

  • Fire Chief

  • The Story of a Volunteer Firefighter
  • By: Ed Daniels
  • Narrated by: Dave Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A retired fire chief pens reflections on his life as a volunteer firefighter. Fire Chief by Ed Daniels shares experiences and sacrifices until now known only to the volunteers themselves. In his first novel, Fire Chief: The Story of a Volunteer Firefighter, author Ed Daniels recalls his life as a volunteer firefighter in the mountains of Colorado. Based on actual events, the book takes listeners into the heat that countless volunteer firefighters face every day throughout the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Same story!

  • By D. Gullickson on 07-10-17

Same story!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Although I did enjoy listening to this book, it's a lot like the rest... A former Fire Chief tooting his horn. Old calls bundled in with an inflated ego. (I'm a retired Volunteer Fire Chief) I'm very familiar with the job, and I only finished the book, because I had paid for it. Overall, it was okay.

  • Stand Tough

  • The Courageous Story of One Man's Fight against Rare Illness and Multiple Limb Loss
  • By: B. Neil Brown
  • Narrated by: Bob Goding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

When Neil was only twenty seven he was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder called Behcet's Disease. With a son, a full time career, and a part time role as a hometown Fire Fighter/EMT he didn't have time to be sick, so he pushed through it all... Until a simple misdiagnosis of a sore throat cost him his legs and all the fingers of his dominate hand. Follow Neil's journey from tragedy to triumph as he stands tough against the odds and continues to live his life on his terms, even without legs!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By D. Gullickson on 04-27-17

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-17

This was a great story. I wish more people would listen to this book, and learn that life throws curve balls... learn to survive, and make life yours!!

  • The Lighter Side

  • An NHS Paramedic's Selection of Humorous Mess Room Tales
  • By: Andy Thompson
  • Narrated by: Pete Nottage
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

In his The Dark Side series, Andy Thompson gives us a taste of the dark sense of humor paramedics use as a coping mechanism; here he packs laugh-out-loud moments into every word as he recalls health care professionals' encounters with the weirdest of behavior, hilarious misunderstandings, and cringingly embarrassing episodes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny

  • By Christina on 07-23-18

good, but not great.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

Was a good story to fill the time. Nothing against the author, but as an EMT myself, the stories just weren't that funny. Overall worth the read!

  • A Thousand Naked Strangers

  • A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back
  • By: Kevin Hazzard
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

In the aftermath of 9/11, Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life - his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age 26, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm - one of blood, violence, and amazing grace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wild Ride You Won't Forget!

  • By Kathy on 05-23-17

Great story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Although I'm only an Advanced EMT, I can fully relate to the story, and events!
Thanks for a great book!