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Publisher's Summary

In this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. Gritty, powerful, and ultimately redemptive, Something for the Pain is a revealing glimpse into the fragility of compassion and sanity in the industrial setting of today’s hospitals.

©2008 Paul Austin (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"What makes this inspiring medical memoir stand out is the courageous measure of Austin’s humanity." (Publishers Weekly)

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The narration is horrid.

Content is interesting but the voice is so repellent that I had trouble getting past the first ten minutes. I worked in critical care medicine as a nurse for years and can say the content held me because of full and accurate detail and real characterization. I plan to read the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Compassion is an action

This book helped me to understand the risks taken and sacrifices made by ER doctors and nurses.
It made me appreciate my doctors and nurses even more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved This Book!!

At first when I listened to the sample introduction I didn't like the narrator. But with time I really learned to enjoy it. He told great ER stories that were just awesome. i did think it such a shame when his wife wouldn't quiet the kids while he slept after night shift. Basic respect needed there. I have had to keep quiet before and a person just does it for those they love.

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Pretty good

Great book but the narrator is obviously not a medical person. Mispronounces words and you can tell sometimes he doesn’t really know what he is saying. But overall pretty good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful