Confessions of a GP

  • by Benjamin Daniels
  • Narrated by Eamonn Riley
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.
A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist.These are his patients.Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor.
Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.

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don't waste either your credit or your money

I thought this might have been a nice anecdotal listen,,, well it gave anecdotes, in the smugest, most depressing way possible. Some of which never had a conclusion satisfactory or otherwise. This doctor is soooo pleased with himself, it made me angry. I have down loaded a number of books, mostly really good, but not this one, it was DREADFUL. If you want to really depress yourself get it, if you want a laugh.. or even a wry smile FORGET IT

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- Sally

Unedited for smugness

I listened to this to while away my commuter car journey, expecting the anecdotes to be linked and this to be an autobiography in the James Herriot mould. What it actually seems to be is a badly edited (if it has ever been edited at all) collection of tales from a very smug young doctor who constantly assures us that "while he is not the world's greatest doctor, he is at least, a good doctor." That some of these brief stories are funny is indeed true, but the overbearing theme that pervades them all is his dreadful personality. I tried to persevere...he may have improved by the end - I confess I had to give up after about three hours as the whole soundbite style was becoming very depressing and annoying.
Mr Ben Daniels would do a lot better to stick to writing prescriptions for a few more years so that his overall experience of life can enable him to take a longer view. Perhaps then if he wrote a book which was based upon the experience he clearly lacked when he wrote this very third-rate drivel with greater clarity and using his own life to link the tales in the same way that other biographers do then possibly it might have greater appeal and meaning. At the moment this is a collection of soundbites which are designed in the main to show how clever he is. There are a few which are self-deprecating, but these are in the minority and the smug factor is collossal. This should have been written on "Twitter"...perhaps it was.

A little more humility and life experience would go a long way.
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- Alec

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited