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Can Medicine Be Cured?

Summary

A fierce, honest, elegant and often hilarious debunking of the great fallacies that drive modern medicine. Seamus O'Mahony writes about the illusion of progress, the notion that more and more diseases can be 'conquered' ad infinitum. He punctures the idiocy of consumerism, the idea that healthcare can be endlessly adapted to the wishes of individuals. He excoriates the claims of Big Science, the spending of vast sums on research follies like the Human Genome Project. And he highlights one of the most dangerous errors of industrialized medicine: an over-reliance on metrics and a neglect of things that can't easily be measured, like compassion.

©2019 Seamus O'Mahony (P)2019 Head of Zeus

Narrator: Brian Walsh
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Murder on the Old Bog Road

Summary

A woman is found dead in a ditch. As the list of suspects grows, a town’s dirty secrets are revealed.  It’s a cold winter evening, and rain is sweeping in from the Atlantic when a young woman, having braved the weather to visit her sick mother in a remote part of Ireland, comes across an obstacle in the road. She clears the highway of stones from a damaged bridge only to see the body of a woman in a ditch. With no phone reception, she travels to the nearest police station to report what she has found.  The local Garda waste no time in attending the scene of the crime. The woman is clearly dead, but it needs proper forensics to establish if foul play was the cause. In the meantime, is it not possible that the woman driver was in fact the culprit? She is clearly not telling the whole truth. A game of cat and mouse ensues when the inquiry is upgraded to a murder investigation. The trouble is, when the victim is recognised as a sex worker, there is no shortage of possible suspects. And few of them, if any, are willing to tell the truth to the police. It will take all of Galway detectives Hays and Lyons’ experience to cut through the web of lies and identify the killer in their midst.

©2018 David Pearson (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Brian Walsh
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible