Critical Care

Author(s): Richard Dooling
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.53 hours)
Product Number: Z13978
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501987991
Narrator/s: Richard Ferrone
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When Dr. Ernst stands in the center of the ICU, surrounded on all sides by computer terminals and cardiac monitors, he imagines he is on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, a guardian of unknown galaxies. But by 3:00 a.m. the space fantasy has dissipated into the air like so much ether, leaving behind only a profound and desperate desire for sleep. The needs of Ernst's patients are as endless as his round of duty. Their lives are mere blips on the VDT console, their last bids for fading life sound as alarm bells in the night.

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Richard Dooling
Narrator(s): John Edwardson
Product Number Z100023557
Released: Jan 05, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307734815
Author(s): Richard Dooling
Product Number EB00104340
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: #9781429987592

Professional reviews

"Life inside a critical care unit for those laboring to save--or rather sustain--vegetative life is so brutally and realistically presented that the listener can almost see the bright lights, the machines and the patients in their "pods." With such a compelling and engrossing novel, it's unfortunate that the narrator's tone and pace vary little. In addition, the flow of the narrative is disturbed by inappropriately long pauses. Nonetheless, the listener is carried along by the sheer momentum of the story. This piece will get great attention by word-of-mouth. S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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