• by Tom Reynolds
  • Narrated by Daniel Philpott
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A beautifully written insight into the stresses, strains and successes of working for the London Ambulance service.
Is there anyone who hasn't wondered about the state of the occupant of an ambulance, screaming along with its sirens on and blue lights flashing? Have you? And have you wondered about the other people inside the ambulance, maybe fighting to save the patient's life? Or have you considered that the ambulance may be another 'maternataxi' ordered by a woman who can't be bothered to book a real cab and who then complains she can't smoke on the way to hospital? And that the medical technician inside might just be desperate to get back home from a busy shift, to have a cup of tea and catch up with his blog?
Meet Tom Reynolds. Tom is an Emergency Medical Technician who works for the London Ambulance Service in East London. He has kept a blog of his daily working life since 2003 and his award-winning writing is, by turn, moving, cynical, funny, heart-rending and compassionate. It is never less than compelling.
From the tragic to the hilarious, from the heartwarming to the terrifying, the stories Tom tells give a fascinating - and at times alarming - picture of life in inner-city Britain, and the people who are paid to mop up after it.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

lots of negativity

the author is very much in the wrong proffession. absolutely no compassion, and downright nasty on many occasions. this was a struggle to listen to at times.
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- Sarah

Genuinely funny

Having family and friends working in Emergency Medicine this was easy to relate to, with many a similar story heard over the dinner table or at the pub. I loved the gallows humour and the "say it like is" attitude that accompanied the majority of this audiobook. Humour being the lifeline of those that work in such professions. However there was still room for compassion and some genuinely tear inducing moments.
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- Scampy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited