Brier Hospital
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(3.7 based on 134 ratings)
  • 1
    First, Do No Harm: Brier Hospital, Book 1 | Lawrence W. Gold M.D.

    First, Do No Harm: Brier Hospital, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lawrence W. Gold M.D.
    • Narrated By Larry Gallegos
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    Doctor Joseph Polk is an intelligent, charismatic, and a powerful member of the medical staff at Brier Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he's killing his patients. No gun, knife, poison or drug injected into their intravenous tubing, common plot lines in medical thrillers, and he doesn't plan to kill them. They die anyway because this once brilliant physician, a functional psychopath for most of his career, has decompensated.

    Terrible narrator! Definitely not a "thriller"

    This is my first really negative review but I had to write it. This was more a story about the politics and bureaucracy that doctors have to deal with..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2015 by Diane (TAVARES, FL, United States)
  • 2
    No Cure for Murder | Lawrence W. Gold M.D.

    No Cure for Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Lawrence W. Gold M.D.
    • Narrated By Laura Copland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are Holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They're octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged.

    Much better than first book

    The first book by this author was poorly written, and the narration was terrible. This book has more substance, and I was relieved that it wasn't the..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2017 by Carol (BELTON, TX, United States)
  • 3
    The Sixth Sense: Brier Hospital, Book 3 | Lawrence W. Gold M.D.

    The Sixth Sense: Brier Hospital, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lawrence W. Gold M.D.
    • Narrated By Craig R. Nickerson
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    Arnie Roth, a family practitioner, develops viral encephalitis. He awakens from the near-death experience with a new appreciation for life and an unexpected talent, his sensitivity to smell has increased a thousandfold. The Sixth Sense is highly entertaining, thought provoking, and a touching journey through a world that influences us every day, but one that we know too little about.

    Narrator sounded canned

    The story was excellent but the narrator sound like either on microphone or inside a tin can.

    Reviewed on April 19 2017 by LED ()
  • 4
    Tortured Memory: Brier Hospital Series | Lawrence Gold

    Tortured Memory: Brier Hospital Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lawrence Gold
    • Narrated By Darla Middlebrook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Abbie had been treating two victims of the Chabot rapist who targeted girls, and as she's making progress in their care, unbelievably, someone abducts and strangles them. Their deaths devastate Abbie. During Abbie's difficult recovery, memories of past events gradually return. They are fragmentary and torture her with memory flashes and nightmares. Gradually, she begins to suspect that one of her adult patients may be the strangler.

    What a disappointment

    This starts off well enough - characters, murders, unusual plot - but it veers off into a
    long, boring study of the worst fictional psychiatrist ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2016 by Donna (Kansas,USA)
  • 5
    The Plague Within: Brier Hospital Series | Lawrence Gold

    The Plague Within: Brier Hospital Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lawrence Gold
    • Narrated By Daniel Polonka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Dr. Harmony Lane's single-minded obsession to cure her patients, she cuts corners and treats a desperately ill woman with an experimental viral vector provided by an unscrupulous research scientist. While he shares her impatience, he cares nothing for her humanistic sensibilities. She uses a similar vector on her patients with autoimmune diseases. While the vector has remarkable curative properties, it soon becomes clear that it has devastating and lethal side effects. The race is on to cure or at least control the vector before it kills again.

    Excellent

    This is one of my favorite series. The Plague Within has a compelling premise and the story delivers.

    Reviewed on July 29 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 6
    Trapped: Brier Hospital Series, Book 6 | Lawrence W. Gold

    Trapped: Brier Hospital Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lawrence W. Gold
    • Narrated By Craig R. Nickerson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Lisa Cooke is the product of a passive mother and an abusive father. She finds her way into pediatric nursing, a world filled with men in control, especially the director of the Neonatal ICU, Mike Cooper. As Mike reminds Lisa of her father, it's no surprise that they don't get along. Ultimately, they fall in love and have a fulfilling marriage except that she's unable to have children. They try everything, but fail. When an automobile accident severely injures Mike, Lisa is devastated. Shortly afterward, she discovers that she's pregnant.

    Interesting

    I always enjoy a medical mystery. Makes even the doctors and nurses that take care of us appear human. Some times in person, they don't.

    Reviewed on May 27 2015 by jenny ()
  • 7
    Hybrid: Brier Hospital, Book 7 | Lawrence W. Gold, MD

    Hybrid: Brier Hospital, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lawrence W. Gold, MD
    • Narrated By Joe Hempel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Denise Berg, a professor of psychology, and her molecular biologist husband, Gabe, expected an intelligent child. When Denise gave birth to Zack, they were thrilled. They were not surprised to find that Zack had physical and mental gifts but were astounded by their magnitude. By every parameter Zack was extraordinarily gifted, and they took pride in their genes and their good fortune.

    Hybrid

    Yes.

    Reviewed on February 18 2015 by trixie ()
  • 8
    State of Mind: Brier Hospital Series, Book 8 | Lawrence Gold

    State of Mind: Brier Hospital Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lawrence Gold
    • Narrated By Tim Danko
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    Dr. Kimberly Powell, a PhD in neuropsychology, works in a research lab trying to understand the roots of violence by stimulating the brains of aggressive rats to reduce their savagery. Her successes lead to phase I safety trials in volunteers and prisoners, and then to phase II and III studies in patients. Soon it becomes clear that Kim's brain stimulating techniques, besides controlling aggression, offer the potential to cure a number of medical problems including Parkinson's disease, depression, PTSD, and many others.

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  • Never Too Late: Brier Hospital | Lawrence W. Gold M.D.

    Never Too Late: Brier Hospital

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lawrence W. Gold M.D.
    • Narrated By Darla Middlebrook
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    Isabel Kramer's dream of running competitively, frustrated since age 17, reveals itself when, on a lark, she joins her daughter in the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. Now age 60, Izzy challenges her misgivings, the sage and well-intentioned advice of family and friends, and prepares for long-distance running. Izzy, a psychiatrist and professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, has no illusions about the likelihood of success and the possibility of injury, but amazingly, she outperforms expectations.

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