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Hurry Up Nurse

Memoirs of Nurse Training in the 1970's
Narrated by: Emma Jordan
Series: Hurry Up Nurse, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hurry Up Nurse is a nurse memoir that follows the ups and downs of a trainee nurse in the 1970s. Written with humor and candor, it follows the experiences of the author as she and her friends come to terms with the non-stop hustle and bustle of hospital life. This book treats the reader to a peep behind the scenes as we enter the hospital wards. The author shares the discipline, laughter and inevitable sadness as she learns to cope with the strains of shift work. It also highlights the domineering presence of the Ward Sister during the era.

©2016, 2017 Dawn Brookes (P)2017 Dawn Brookes

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Charming nursing story...with an charming accent

If you have loved Sue Barton books since you got your first library card...you're going to like this one too! Listen to the narrator's charming British accent tell touching and funny and sweet stories of people and healthcare in the '70's and the trials of becoming a nurse in Great Britain at that time.

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Dull naration

While I'm sure the story was interesting, the narration was so lifeless I couldn't finish.

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Be the Nurse !

I have always wanted to be a Nurse, so when this title appeared in audio I was keen to listen. Dawn's story of her experiences and Nurse training in the 1970's and Emma's narration put you right there, in the middle of it all. I listen whilst driving, and almost missed my turn I was so engrossed ! Humorous, sad, compelling, very entertaining, I loved Dawn's style of writing and Emma brings it all to life. I can't wait for the next installment !

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 05-24-19

Fascinating recollections

How fascinating nurse training in the 1970s was. I wonder what our current nurses-in-training would think. Of course, the job remains vocational in the extreme and that hasn't changed. But new medicines, hospital born diseases, health and safety legislation must make it a very different prospect today. I have undying admiration for anyone who goes into a caring profession and Ms Brookes account only reinforces how wonderful our nurses are - absolute angels. Having not long ago listened to another medical memoir, narrated by the author himself, I think that this absorbing and interesting book would be well served being narrated by Ms Brookes herself. It's such a beautiful and personal account I would love to hear it from the mouth of the author. At times funny, sad, poignant and emotional this is a moving and engrossing record that stands the test of time. An awe-inspiring tale that will stay with me for some time to come. Ms Brookes, I salute you.

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  • ChaosKay
  • 03-23-19

A Light hearted look how nursing used to be.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

It’s a good job so much has changed in nursing today as I don’t think many would make it their vocation.
Can’t wait to listen to the next book.

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  • N. Watson
  • 03-06-19

Love the story

The passionate nurse, can we bring that back to nursing practice please! Cannot wait to read hurry up nurse 2.

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  • Alison Carr
  • 12-19-18

disappointed

I enjoyed the content as it brought back vivid memories of my days as a student nurse.
the narration was terrible. too slow even when I increased the speed and the intonation on words was very irritating .
I won't be getting the second book.

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  • Valerie Bayliss
  • 05-12-18

Diction

I bought this book as I too trained in the ‘79’s and it brought back a lot of memories. However the narrator sounds every single letter of every word and it is really irritating so in the end I resorted to reading it, a first for me. The narrative was great the narration was awful. I have scored for narration.