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Publisher's Summary

Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs. Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives, and their sanity, irrevocably at risk.

Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock is a spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by the best-selling master of medical suspense.

©2001 Robin Cook (P)2001 Putnam Berkley Audio

Critic Reviews

"As Burton provides a skillful narration, with on-target age and gender changes, the listener is drawn into the complex plot. The story is exceptionally well done." (AudioFile)

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great book

very good book I've read it before but hearing it was OK too I would recommend it too anybody

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yawn

This had a good plot line, but was terrible to try and follow. There were just too many key pieces that weren't in place. I kept wanting it to be over with. This is the first I've read/heard from this author and hope that maybe it's just the book and that there are others more interesting.

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Classic Robin Cook

Another great book by Robin Cook, with usual accurate medical information expected by a great doctor and author.

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Reviews were correct

Another Cook book that's pre-perfecta formula for Robin Cook. Probably too late to return this one Again it's a book written before Cook got the formula prefects. Verbose, over excited phrasing that leads Nowhere

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Shock, a Disappointment

I am a big fan of Robin Cook and have read all of his books. This one was a big disappointment. The story line does not seem up to his usual quality and if his name wasn't on the cover, I would never have guessed that he wrote this. His 'voice' is just not there. I also didn't enjoy the fake southern accent the reader put into one of the characters. It was just corny. Most of his books I enjoy reading more than once, but this one is definitely a one time only.

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I'm SHOCKED !

I have always enjoyed Robin Cook in past years because his stories sounded like they were possible situations but this book is just plain dumb. The storyline is not even believable. I listened to the whole book hoping at least for an exciting ending but the ending bombed. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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Disappointing!

This is the last Robin Cook book I ever read. The story is preposterous and ending just ends! Stupid.

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Interesting premise but silly story

The narrator did a very poor job of imitating accents.
Most disappointing is that I have never not enjoyed a Robin Cook novel until now. While this was a potentially great subject, this seemed more like Nancy Drew.

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Okay Robin Cook book

Not great,but okay. Probably 100% better on paper - so that's a consideration! Just a little too sing-song for me.

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Think Twice

A very good book. I found it very engaging. It may be a little far fetched, but when it comes to Robin Cook all things are possible in the medical field.