Blue Water, White Water

  • by Robert C. Samuels
  • Narrated by Alex Hyde-White
  • 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Without self-pity, former New York City newspaperman and prize-winning magazine editor, Robert C. Samuels tells his own harrowing story of medical survival. He's filled it with tears, humor, love, and triumph.


What the Critics Say

“…no one with even a passing interest in the experience of illness should miss Robert C. Samuels's Blue Water, White Water.” (The New York Times)
“A riveting, vivid story!” (Jan Dye Gussow, author of Growing Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables)
“Producers will pounce. This book IS a movie!” (Carolyn Fox, Entertainment News Calendar)
“Should be required reading for all medical and nursing students! A must read!” (Nursing Professor Barbara Riso, R.N.)
“Wow! Written with an amazing ability to portray a true, horrific story that keeps readers glued to the page and laughing at the same time.” (Peggy Whalen, R.N.)
“A powerful description of genuine helplessness.” (Tyler Lucas, M.D.)


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Customer Reviews

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Where does Blue Water, White Water rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top of the list

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bob Samuels of course. He is who I sympathized with because it is the main character and the narrator

What about Alex Hyde-White’s performance did you like?

His voice was very easy to listen to

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes but I couldn't lol

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. It is a great book for any healthcare worker to read as it shows what it is like for the patient that can not communicate but knows what is going on. Mr Samuels really paints a picture on the healthcare system and also how far we have come in just 30 years

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- Janis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2013
  • Publisher: ROBERT C. SAMUELS