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Dopeworld

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In this irreverent ode to gonzo journalism, one writer travels the globe to explore the use of recreational drugs in cultures around the world. After I got out of jail, I was determined to find out more about how the issue of drugs not only landed me there, but has shaped the entire world: wars, scandals, coups, revolutions. I read every book, watched every documentary. I saved up to buy plane tickets. I went to Colombia, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the Afghan border - all in all, 15 countries across five continents. Call me Narco Polo.  Just as Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations did for the world of food, Dopeworld is an intoxicating journey into the world of drugs. From the cocaine farms in South America to the streets of Manila, Dopeworld traces the emergence of psychoactive substances and our intimate relationship with them. As a former drug dealer turned subversive scholar, with unparalleled access to drug lords, cartel leaders, street dealers, and government officials, journalist Niko Vorobyov attempts to shine a light on the dark underbelly of the drug world.  At once a bold piece of journalism and a hugely entertaining travelogue, Dopeworld is a brilliant and enlightening journey across the world, revealing how drug use is at the heart of our history, our lives, and our future. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press 

©2020 Niko Vorobyov (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alexi Armitage
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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The Doctor Will See You Now

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The doctor is back again and on the wards! Now in his third year as junior doctor, Max looks and sounds the part. But this time around, things are not at all as he expected....  The junior doctor...back on the wards. After a year on the streets treating outreach patients, Max Pemberton is back in the relative comfort of hospital. This time running between elderly care and the dementia clinic to A&E and outpatients. No longer inexperienced (Max and his doctor friends can now tell when someone is actually dead), they are on the front line of patient care, for better or worse.  In the midst of an NHS still under threat (some things never change) there are committed and caring doctors, big issues, hope, frustration, huge societal changes affecting the entire health system as well as the general drama of everyday life in a big hospital, from biscuit wars to resus. It's not like television, this is real - there are no easy answers - but The Doctor Will See You Now will give you hope that there are enough good doctors asking the questions. 

©2011 Max Pemberton (P)2011 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Narrator: Alexi Armitage
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor

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The best-selling real life story of a hapless junior doctor, based on his columns written anonymously for the Telegraph.   If you're going to be ill, it's best to avoid the first Wednesday in August. This is the day when junior doctors graduate to their first placements and begin to face having to put into practice what they have spent the last six years learning.    Starting on the evening before he begins work as a doctor, this audiobook charts Max Pemberton's touching and funny journey through his first year in the NHS. Progressing from youthful idealism to frank bewilderment, Max realises how little his job is about 'saving people' and how much of his time is taken up by signing forms and trying to figure out all the important things no one has explained yet - for example, the crucial question of how to tell whether someone is dead or not.    Along the way, Max and his fellow fledgling doctors grapple with the complicated questions of life, love, mental health and how on earth to make time to do your laundry.     All Creatures Great and Small meets Bridget Jones's Diary - this is a humorous and accessible peek into a world which you'd normally need a medical degree to witness. 

©2018 Max Pemberton (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Alexi Armitage
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Where Does It Hurt?

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The sequel to the best-selling Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor. The junior doctor is back, but working on the streets for the Phoenix Outreach Project. Unfortunately, his first year in a hospital hasn't quite prepared him for it....  He's into his second year of medicine, but this time Max is out of the wards and onto the streets, working for the Phoenix Outreach Project.  Fuelled by tea and more enthusiasm than experience, he attempts to locate and treat a wide and colourful range of patients that somehow his first year on the wards didn't prepare him for...from Molly the 80-year-old drugs mule and God in a Tesco car park to middle-class mums addicted to appearances and pain killers in equal measure.  His friends don't approve of the turn his career is taking, his mother is worried and the public spit at him, but Max is determined to make a difference. Despite warnings that miracles are rare and that not everyone's life can be turned around, Max is still surprised by those that can be saved.  Funny, touching and uplifting, Max goes from innocence to experience via dustbin-shopping trips without ever losing his humanity. 

©2009 Max Pemberton (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Narrator: Alexi Armitage
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible