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“Very interesting. Easy to read. Fun. A new perspective on a job that you do not think about until you need them.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Started off quite entertaining but became very repetitive and boring. Much better left as a blog in my opinion.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A must read for anyone the EMS community and a big recommendation even if you're not. A great insight into what happens "in the field". ”Matt B wrote this review Wednesday, August 31, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“For a short while, I read the blog that this book emerged from, although I had never seen any of the posts that form the content here. I stopped reading the site because I found it quite depressing, so I don’t know why I thought the book would be any different.
It is well written, and paints a great picture of life in a London ambulance – as it turns out, that life is pretty grim. I’m no idiot, and know that people make life hard for the emergency services when they really should grow a brain and move out of the way for those saving our lives. I felt like the book could maybe have done with a few more positive stories though, just to balance out the ranting.
All that being said, I still feel lucky to have a glimpse of a life I would never normally know about, and I do intend to read the sequel (albeit after a lengthy break while I build my optimism of the human race back up again). It’s also spurred me on to find more true life tales in the Kindle store, and let me tell you, there are quite a few to choose from!”
“A blog made into a book.
A run down of a London ambulance driver's typical day (or night). I always had a lot of respect for them--now even more so after reading how much they have to put up with day after day.”
“Interesting tales from life in the London Ambulance Service. Light hearted and fun, this book is good to pick up and put down whenever you have a few minutes spare. ”Isobel E wrote this review Sunday, December 12, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Started off quite entertaining but became very repetitive and boring. Much better left as a blog in my opinion.”Memoona A wrote this review Saturday, September 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very interesting. Easy to read. Fun. A new perspective on a job that you do not think about until you need them.”Angie W wrote this review Friday, August 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This blog-based book is an enjoyable insight into what it is like to be on the frontline of the Ambulance Service in London. It is a fascinating insight into the dangers faced, dying patients, problems with alcohol and the time wasters who call the emergency services.
Why not 5 stars? The book is little adapted from the blog (it is a collection of the best received blog posts), whereas I do prefer to read books with chapters. The shortness of the blogs makes it an ideal book to read somewhere you need something you can pick up and put down, however given its content I'd suggest it's not one to read in your lunch break.”