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This Is Going to Hurt

Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
De : Adam Kay
Lu par : Adam Kay
Durée : 6 h et 17 min
4,4 out of 5 stars (20 notations)

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Winner of a record three National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.

The million copy best seller. 

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

Sunday Times number one best seller and Humour Book of the Year.

This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author. 

©2017 Adam Kay (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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"Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable." (Stephen Fry)

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Sadly funny

I loved listening to this book, with a mix of emotions. I cried and laughed.

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  • siri
  • 29/08/2019

Fun and honest about beeing a doctor

Beeing a medical doctor myself, I was exited about listening to this book. I found myself laughing and crying through the chapters. All the fun stories, the colourful personalities you meet in the hospital (both patients and staff), the fear of mistreating patients and all the extremely long and hard hours of work. It was so recognizable! I live in Norway and I guess we have both better salary and work hours here, but doctors still work more than any other employee I can think of. I started my internship married to a resident surgeon. My firstborn was only 1,5 years old at the time. I remember how I sometimes had to leave her with the nurses in the emergency departement because daycare closed and the shift of my husbond ended one hour after mine starded. I was so tired that I sometimes puked in the shower after beeing on dutey. I still feel that it is difficult resting on vacation; I feel that I have somehow lost the touch on how to relax. Still I love my job. It is the most interesting, rewarding and fullfilling job ever! :)

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  • Giveaman Amask
  • 17/06/2018

Important and Funny

Mostly it's a lot of funny stories about being a doctor (in the UK), but underneath the funny stuff are some important, deeper stories. Medicine may be the most admired career, and yet Adam Kay walked away from it. Why? That's what this book is about. It's about him coming to terms with giving up something he put so much into, and really took over his life, or perhaps ruined his life. It's a cautionary tale, too, about bad government policies that take a situation where physicians will do heroic work for pennies, and wrecking this valuable part of British society. I really loved this book. It made me want to have the author as a friend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23/08/2020

Narration is terrible

This book is likely a great read, but I found it impossible to listen to because of the narration style. Returned it.

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  • Jonas Bech
  • 04/07/2020

"Painfully Funny"

When Stephen Fry described this books as "painfully Funny", he hit the nail on the head. This book is just as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry, when you start a new chapter. Absolutely loved it. (And as a side note: as someone who wants to start a career in medicin, this book made me feel more sure about my choice.)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24/02/2020

Wow

Hilarious and realistic account of the challenges Doctors face. Quite shocking working conditions and a lack of care towards people in a profession who are expected to provide ultimate care. It also begs the question, what don’t people put up themselves?

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  • Michael
  • 18/12/2019

Anecdotes without an antidote.

Boring stories read by a boring reader, a series of little experiences and observations without much humour. It was billed as a funny book which lacks the vital ingredient, humour.

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  • Christopher
  • 30/11/2019

Fascinating and hilarious.

Great book and very well narrated. Really funny, interesting and well observed. Very much worth the read.

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  • Gabrielle
  • 23/10/2019

Life changing

I learned so much from this book. I laughed and cried and thought of people I knew. I wish I had listened to this book before spending a few years wondering how much I would need to sacrifice to become a doctor (I decided it would be too high a price for my kids). Thank you for the insights, Adam. Beautiful performance too!

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  • Montse
  • 15/10/2019

A must-read

A brilliant, hilarious, and also devastating account of what life is like for doctors at the NHS. An absolute must-read!

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  • Jurgis
  • 01/10/2019

A gem of reality based comedy

Really loved the book! And would pay twice as much for an unredacted version with more cringy stories as well. A well crafter story of a young doctor plowing through incredibly difficult career. Full of funny stories and a incredibly depressing NHS situation as a background. If you like stand-up - you will love the book.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 17/04/2020

funny and insightful

funny anectodes from a junior doctor giving insights into the NHS and the medical profession. as a med-student i found it very interesting and for lay persons interesting amd funny aswell. i had a few instances laughing out loud while i was sitting in the bus. thanks fpr the great book and embarassement, Adam Kay.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 22/02/2019

Loved it!

if you are a doctor, there is so much to relate to in this book. if you want to know about doctors' day to day life, this book is so realistic, most of the experiences actually sound familiar because I had similar ones or heard of them from other friends who also worked as doctors. Recommended.