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HOSPITAL
Contemporary Culture

HOSPITAL Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids

by | Read by Karen White

Contemporary Culture • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

HOSPITAL is dispiriting. This portrait of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn reminds us that hospital administrators spend an awful lot of time worrying about money, insurance, and paperwork. It also reminds us of America's diversity—an estimated 67 languages are spoken at the hospital; new residents in obstetrics learn to count to 10 in multiple languages. Karen White isn't quite equal to the task of delivering a book with little narrative thread that jumps around from drama to drama and doctor to staff person. Slightly longer pauses between the endless profiles of doctors and nurses and administrators (only a few patients) could help the listener keep up. Inauthentic accents are distracting—Irish nurses that don't sound Irish and South African doctors that don't sound South African. A.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400107247 $37.99 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400157242 $24.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400137244 $75.99 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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