The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber audiobook

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

By Charles Graeber
Read by Will Collyer

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781619699366

  • ISBN: 9781619699335

  • ISBN: 9781619699359

Runtime: 11.59 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime Book

A 2013 Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Nonfiction, 2013

Charles Cullen, RN, was one of the most accomplished serial killers in recent history. For sixteen years, working in multiple hospitals, he had a hand in the deaths of as many as three hundred patients. Though colleagues knew—or had reason to know—what was going on, no one stopped him

The Good Nurse does more than tell the horrifying tale of Cullen’s deadly career; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers an excoriating look inside America’s broken medical system. Cullen is but one of the story’s many riveting characters. Others include a down-and-out detective and an Erin Brockovich–type employee who wrestles with herself and the truth about her friend and colleague, eventually joining forces to end Cullen’s killing spree. Impossible to put down, The Good Nurse ensures that listeners will never enter a hospital feeling the same way again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“You think Annie Wilkes was bad? Check out this chilling nonfiction account of Charlie Cullen.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A stunning book…The eagerness of ambitious hospital administrators to cover up his misdeeds is revelatory. And the police investigation that brought him down is a thriller in every sense of that word.” New York Times
“A standout true-crime book, one that doubles as both a thrilling horror story and a cautionary tale and frightens and frustrates in equal measure.” Boston Globe
“A gripping look into a killer’s mind…as suspenseful as any crime novel.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“Graeber doesn’t pull punches—his description of the effects of insulin poisoning are chilling, and he needn’t resort to hyperbole to damn the hospital administrators who failed to take it upon themselves to stop Cullen from claiming more lives. A deeply unsettling addition to the true crime genre.” Publishers Weekly
“A whodunit where the culprit is identified on page one is as strange as a thriller with no surprise ending, but journalist Graeber presents these facts right from the beginning, never doubting the strength of the story. It works. Even without an uncertain finale, this true-crime tale delivers mystery and intrigue…The author’s cut-and-dried delivery serves to make the many paradoxes more poignant and lend some humor to a dark subject. A thrilling and suspenseful page-turner that is sure to be loved by the majority of readers, who will be both horrified and fascinated.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Graeber

Author Bio: Charles Graeber Charles Graeber has written for Wired, GQ, the New Yorker, New York, Outside, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the New York Times, among other publications. His work has received numerous awards, including the 2011 Ed Cunningham Award for outstanding international journalism from the Overseas Press Club and a New York Press Club Prize. Born in Iowa, he lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Brooklyn, New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English