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  • The Good Nurse

  • A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
  • By: Charles Graeber
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,008

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Good Nurse gets it right

  • By jc on 05-28-13

Worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

After reading past reviews I was worried I would be disappointed, but I'm glad I took the chance and used my credit. Yes, the narration is dry if not all out boring. Words are mispronounced etc. However, the story itself kept me listening. I could not get over how this killer could have been caught earlier but due to hospitals being more worried over lawsuits than patient's lives, he was passed on from hospital to hospital. It's sick how legal concerns are paramount to people within our hospitals. This story stands as an example.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Five Days at Memorial

  • Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
  • By: Sheri Fink
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

In the tradition of the best writing on medicine, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the listener into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By Sharon on 09-13-13

is this America??

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

Reviewed: 09-21-13

This book is a must read. It will open your eyes about how far people will go when under disaster. The book follows doctors during and after hurricane Katrina who were later charged with the euthanasia of 19 patients. The book is informative and kept my interest. What would force doctors trained to save lives get to the point on actually "putting down" helpless patients. It opens questions such as "Do doctors, under devastating circumstances, have the right to decide who lives and dies claiming to do so for the greater good?" I also found how America sadly tosses aside the elderly - viewing them as disposable. Abuse of the elderly is a hugh problem and as a result they are highly discriminated against. This book brings to light many questions as to the treatment of patients and the power of doctors under their care. To be honest, I saw this dilemma from many different sides, the doctor's, hospital's, goverment's, relatives of dead loved ones, and of course the patients who now have no say.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Love Minus Eighty

  • By: Will McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Eileen Stevens, Ali Ahn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

In the future, love is complicated and death is not necessarily the end. Love Minus Eighty follows several interconnected people in a disquieting vision of romantic life. There's Rob, who accidentally kills a jogger, then sacrifices all to visit her in a cryogenic dating facility, seeking forgiveness but instead falling in love. Veronika, a shy dating coach, finds herself coaching the very woman who is stealing the man she loves. And Mira, a gay woman accidentally placed in a heterosexual dating center, desperately seeks a way to reunite with her frozen partner as the years pass.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original

  • By colleen on 06-28-13

poorly written

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

Would you try another book from Will McIntosh and/or the narrators?

probably not

How did the narrator detract from the book?

narrator wasn't bad - book however was hard to follow and poorly written

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

a little anger that more detail weren't given for the listener/reader to understand what was going on

Any additional comments?

none

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,434

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

the best book 2012/2013

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

I've waited awhile to write this review. Gone Girl remains the best book I've listened to since I started with Audible. Constant twists and turns leaves you never able to guess the ending. Just when you think you've got it figured out - everything changes. Gone Girl is both well written and narrated and very suspenseful. At first, though, I found this book hard to listen to - even quite boring - but soon I couldn't get enough. It quickly turned into one of my favorite books. I have what I call "book withdrawal" where when I've finished a book it seems I can't find another to replace it - in the sense that it sucks me in with plot and characters. It's been over a year now and I am still in "book withdrawal" from Gone Girl. My advice - read it, listen to it, whatever - you WILL not be disappointed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghostman

  • By: Roger Hobbs
  • Narrated by: Jake Weber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 468

When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-30s and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real noir

  • By A. Koren on 03-11-13

almost got it

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I think Mr Hobbs was trying to recreate a new "Jack Reacher" by giving tips and explainations to aspects of his character's crimes. Mr. Hobbs almost made it with his character "The Ghostman" I found the book entertaining and interesting even though it's no Lee Childs. I feel as this author grows along with his character, the plot and writing will get much more tighter and smooth. I will definitely check out anything new with Roger Hobbs - he's up and coming.

Would you recommend Ghostman to your friends? Why or why not?

y

What aspect of Jake Weber’s performance would you have changed?

i read the reviews before listening and i must agree that the narrator - Jack Weber was a tad slow and somewhat monotonous. However, it wasn't to the point of distraction and probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't have read previous reviews. I guess book reviews can backfire.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

y

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twelve Patients

  • Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital
  • By: Eric Manheimer
  • Narrated by: Eric Manheimer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

In the spirit of Oliver Sacks Awakenings and the TV series House, Dr. Eric Manheimer's Twelve Patients is a memoir from the medical director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of 12 very different patients - from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners from Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons - to illustrate larger societal issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book

  • By Lynne on 08-06-12

Allowed me to brush up on my Spanish

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

Reviewed: 10-31-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I bought this audible book because of the high reviews. I expected to learn something about medicine/bellevue.Those subjects were somewhat discussed (unbelievably in English) but the rest of the book might as well have been in Spanish because that's all I heard as the author speaks back and forth to his paitents - in my foreign tongue. Nice - but for some reason it drove me CRAZY or LOCA depending on how you look at it. He also explains his and other's Latino culture - IN DETAIL.....until I went completly LOCA and - ELIMINADA DEL LIBRO!!!!!! (for our English readers) means DELETED THE BOOK!!!! This book might be fine and a very good listen for others. It just hit me the wrong way. Sorry

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric Manheimer?

i dont know - eric manheimer was dry but did have some care in his voice

Any additional comments?

must have latino background to understand

4 of 6 people found this review helpful