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Dr. Sarah Baldwin came to traditional medicine with a background in holistic healing. At the Medical Center of Boston, her unconventional but highly successful methods have earned her a position as a trusted and respected OB/GYN resident. When one of Sarah's patients enters Medical Center of Boston, her labor complicated by sudden, terrifying bleeding, only Sarah's bold actions save the woman's life. But hard on the heels of Sarah's life-saving heroics comes the discovery that 2 other healthy young women have hemorrhaged to death during labor, and the only thing they all had in common was Sarah's prescribed mix of prenatal herbal vitamins. Suddenly Sarah is fighting to save her career, as surprising attacks come from the powerful father of a patient and from Sarah's ex-lover and mentor, Peter Ettinger.

Her support at the hospital crumbling, Sarah turns to her brash and inexperienced lawyer, former Red Sox pitcher Matt Daniels, and to a wary female researcher from the Centers for Disease Control who's unconvinced that Sarah's vitamins are the only factor linking the victims. If she's right, dozens of other pregnant women are at risk, too - and the missing factor has nothing to do with natural causes.

©1994 Michael Palmer (P)1994 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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  • Jason
  • N Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 03-22-05

Bad a bridgement, worse recording

Author: Great
Story: Good
Abridgement: Confusing
Recording: Sounded like it was read over a string and tin can telephone
Conclusion: Save your money, pick something else!

Michael Palmer does great work, his books are riveting and Audible has a number of them, but Natural Causes has been poorly abrisged and I got lost half-way through. This confusion was augmented by the incredibly poor recording, it sounded like they transferred it from a scratchy vinyl record, not good. I understood format 2 was AM quality, but it was worse than that. Personally I'd like my money back on this one.

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Awful sound

What would have made Natural Causes better?

Couldn't listen to this. First, didn't realize the only version was abridged. Second, sound very muddled, echoed.

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Gave up listening

This is maybe an OK book (I usually love Michael Palmer's books) but I will never know because in site of having downloaded it in enhanced format the quality is so bad I simply can't understand a word Natasha Richardson says. I think Audible should be ashamed selling an audiobook in such poor quality!

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Natural Causes

Would not recommend to anyone audio is aweful.SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS and SUCKS EVEN MORE. There 15 words

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  • Beth
  • Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 03-02-11

Natural Causes

It was the worst recording I have ever listened to. The narration was poor and it sounded like listening to a recording of something recorded from the tv or radio. At times the music totally drowned out the narrative.

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  • Marissa
  • Brookline, MA, USA
  • 04-30-09

Horrible Recording

This recording was horrible. It was muffled and at times background music completely blocked out the narrator. Don't bother.