- Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
- Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-07-2010
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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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By Mrs Ward on 10-07-2018
gripped from the start!
loved this book, was gripped from the start.
Credit to the author for his frank honesty and emotion which made the book so much more, would highly recommend.
By Scampy on 11-08-2016
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.