Blue Lights and Long Nights

  • by Les Pringle
  • Narrated by Gordon Grifin
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and "flying" ladies - life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied....
At the age of 23, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons, and become an ambulance driver. Little did he realize how broad those horizons would turn out to be.... Filled with warmth and humour, Blue Lights and Long Nights takes us back to a time when lonely old ladies could call 999 and have a cup of tea waiting when the drivers turned up for a chat; when learning to drive the ambulance meant going out for one test drive and managing not to hit a pedestrian; and every day brought a glimpse into other people's lives. Gripping, poignant and darkly funny, Blue Lights and Long Nights is an affectionate, warm-hearted look at a world gone by.


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Life on an ambulance

Some funny some sad. An insight into how saving the public can take a toll on these heroic person's.
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- mickey

Entertaining and interesting stories

Loved this book, great stories of a career in the ambulance service. Some funny, some sad and sometimes bizarre incidents recounted with humour and compassion. Recommended
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- lancashiresteve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks