This book should be put with the political books. I have never heard either side of the health care issue be any more underhanded and derisive. I could not continue past disk 3, I felt as though I was a far left wing conference
Good plot twists. Likable characters. The ending with a proposed salvation of the health care system is a little hokey and certainly not what I'd be interested in, but the sentiment of allowing doctor's to practice the art of medicine is very laudable.
Disk 10 from the set you sent to me has a problem, probably too old.
Couldn't get through the 3rd CD. So boring. I kept hoping something would actually happen. But it didn't and after 3 CDs I gave up. Unless you really care about HMOs and how they operate, you won't care for this.
I am a big fan of Michael Palmer, and had initially bought this book last year. Since I did not get a chance to finish reading it, I thought it would be great to rent the audiobook. At first, I enjoyed the book, but after awhile, the story line introduced many twists and turns, and began to get tiresome. Finally, I couldn't WAIT until the book was over and I could rent another book. I think Mr. Palmer introduced too many characters and made the story line too large and cumbersome.
excellent listening, I was entertained from beginning to end.
If you work in healthcare, the story does not seem that unbelievable. The writing is weak and the author's voice does not match the personality of the character. The story spins out of control into an attempted Hollywood ending.
If you want to know about the horrors of MMOs then you'll like this story. I just wanted to get to the point of who done-it. Could of been told in 1 cd not 8
This is one of those stories that keeps you in your car to listen to even after your commute is done.
This book had a very good beginning. The story line was very believable. Unfortunately, at the very end of the book, the plot became very unrealistic and was somewhat disappointing.
"Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty languages. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and is now an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program."