I was interested in this book mainly because I love medical dramas. I live for Grey’s Anatomy so getting to read anything that gives me a first person perspective from the front lines has my attention.
For me, this book is a great companion for The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly, which is about a physician’s first year on the job.
Kevin Hazzard has an amazing ability to put you write at the scene of every single call. He can describe the way that a room smells, the reactions of family members and that very specific sound that a piece of the human skull makes when stuck in the tread of your boot.
Hazzard kind of fell into being a paramedic because, well- what the heck else was he going to do with his life? His training in school was subpar, for lack of a better word. The real training comes from being on the job. Walking into the home of someone choking on a piece of broccoli, pulling up to an active crime scene, placing your hand on a bit of brain matter.
Besides his ability to describe everything to the ‘T’ he also has a great storytelling ability. Hazzard takes you on a journey and makes you feel like you are riding along with him in the ambulance. I can’t tell you enough about this book without telling you every single detail, but I can say that I would highly recommend it and read it again. This one is definitely going on the “read later” shelf.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.