The Nurses by Alexandra Robbins audiobook

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

By Alexandra Robbins
Read by Alexandra Robbins

Hachette Original 9781478966913
10.87 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781478966913

Nursing is more than a career; it's a calling, and one of the most important fascinating, and dangerous professions in the world. As the frontline responders battling traumas, illnesses, and aggression from surprising sources, nurses are remarkable. Yet contemporary literature largely neglects them. In THE NURSES, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins peers behind the staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followed real-life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating audiobook filled with joy and violence, miracles and heartbreak, dark humor and narrow victories, gripping drama and unsung heroism. Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic, engaging characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos--the hazing ("nurses eat their young"); sex (not exactly like on TV, but it happens more often than you think); painkiller and addiction (disproportionately a problem among the best and brightest); and bullying (by doctors, patients, and others). The result is a riveting story possessing all the twists and turns of a brilliantly told narrative--and a shocking, unvarnished examination of our health care system.

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Nursing is more than a career; it's a calling, and one of the most important fascinating, and dangerous professions in the world. As the frontline responders battling traumas, illnesses, and aggression from surprising sources, nurses are remarkable. Yet contemporary literature largely neglects them.


In THE NURSES, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins peers behind the staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followed real-life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating audiobook filled with joy and violence, miracles and heartbreak, dark humor and narrow victories, gripping drama and unsung heroism.


Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic, engaging characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos--the hazing ("nurses eat their young"); sex (not exactly like on TV, but it happens more often than you think); painkiller and addiction (disproportionately a problem among the best and brightest); and bullying (by doctors, patients, and others). The result is a riveting story possessing all the twists and turns of a brilliantly told narrative--and a shocking, unvarnished examination of our health care system.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A funny, intimate & often jaw-dropping account of life behind the scenes. People
...dishes eye-opening material. Publishers Weekly
...a detailed, sympathetic, and eye-opening portrait of how nurses work, deal with stresses, and fulfill their mission of serving patients... An insightful perspective on the realities of crucial health care providers. Kirkus Reviews
After interviewing hundreds, Robbins narrowed her focus to the personal narratives of four nurses... Their stories are compelling in every way. BookPage
“A funny, intimate, and often jaw-dropping account of life behind the scenes.” People
Dramatic and riveting…Robbins has done an excellent job of bringing the world of nurses to life.” Examiner

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Author Bio: Alexandra Robbins

Author Bio: Alexandra Robbins

Alexandra Robbins is a New York Times bestselling author and a former staff member of the New Yorker. Her work has appeared in publications including the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Chicago Tribune, Self, Washington Monthly, Time Digital, Salon, Details, Shape, PC, Tennis Week, and the Journal of Popular Culture. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1998.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English