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Publisher's Summary

A collection of the most memorable moments from old-school rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Hilarious, heroic, heartwarming true stories of miracle cures, ghost dogs, and much madcap medical mayhem. Jourdan's work is often compared to James Herriot and Bill Bryson. Her first book is on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, best book club books, and funniest books.
©2012 Carolyn Jourdan (P)2013 Carolyn Jourdan
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jami on 09-28-15

Mediocre for Me

This was not as humorous as I expected. I actually liked the one liners better than most of the stories. I'm not sure why I didn't connect with this book; maybe there were too many stories with minimal detail about the people involved. The male narrator threw me when it was supposed to be in the female author's voice.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 11-23-17


nonfiction, audiobook, medical, rural, short-stories
Comprised of numerous reminiscences from multiple country doctors preferring to practice in the backwoods of Appalachia from the 1920's till fairly recently. With minimal alterations, the incidents could be backwoods NSW, Minnesota/Wisconsin, or Alberta. But then, I've been a nurse since the Revolutionary War (or at least the reenactments). I absolutely loved it!
For some idiotic reason this Whispersync has been hiding in my TBR pile since March 2016!
Carey Jones is perfect as narrator.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Janet Hughes on 05-22-15

a fitting tribute to the unsung heroes of medicine

I loved listening to this audible book. each story unfolfing the truth if rural medicine.

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