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Ashlee M. Simons

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  • 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 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

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

FUNNY BOOK!! LOVED IT!!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Where does Miracles & Mayhem in the ER rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love medical books! This was interesting and at times laugh at loud funny!!

What did you like best about this story?

Peoples stores, it seemed far more Mayhem than the one miracle I thought was in the book, but I didn't care, the mayhem was interesting, funny and crazy!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The reading voice was a little strange at times, but I could quickly ignore it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

CRAZY< HIGH DRUNK PEOPLE IN THE ER!!

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  • When the Air Hits Your Brain

  • Tales from Neurosurgery
  • By: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717

With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensitive and Enlightening

  • By Largactil on 02-03-17

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Would you listen to When the Air Hits Your Brain again? Why?

I'm not a rereader of books, so no. BUT this book was fantastic and really interesting. I love the relationships he had with people and some non-relationships that he explains well. I loved that people's choices carried a lot of weight in the book and that part was really a page turner for me!! Again, his friendships with staff are intriguing!!

What other book might you compare When the Air Hits Your Brain to and why?

Doctor's books! If you are queasy or uneasy about blood, probably not the book for you.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Medical Interaction with People

Any additional comments?

It is a great, interesting and intriguing! It was a page turner for me!!

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,816

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A 9 hour commencement address

  • By Grimjack on 05-13-18

Good and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Would you listen to Grit again? Why?

I thought she had good research and it was a book that was very easy to pick up and put down.

Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

I thought it was easy to follow.

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

no.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I don't think so, if so you have lots of grit, because it took a little grit for me to finish it! :)