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eBook The Second Opinion epub
  • ISBN: 1597370754
  • Author: Franette Liebow,Michael Palmer
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (February 17, 2009)
  • ePUB size: 1742 kb
  • FB2 size 1747 kb
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The Second Opinion (Paperback). Published November 19th 2009 by Arrow. Paperback, 384 pages. Author(s): Michael Palmer, Franette Liebow (Read by).

The Second Opinion (Paperback). Author(s): Michael Palmer. ISBN: 0099545845 (ISBN13: 9780099545842). ISBN: 1616883073 (ISBN13: 9781616883072).

Listen to Second Opinion audiobook by Michael Palmer. Written By: Michael Palmer. Narrated By: Franette Liebow. has successfully been added to your shopping cart. This title is due for release on February 17, 2009. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest releases. Unabridged Audiobook. Publisher: Brilliance Audio.

Michael Palmer (Author), Franette Liebow (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher)

Michael Palmer (Author), Franette Liebow (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Michael Palmer's book Second Opinion has excellent character development, for exMple, one of the main characters is supposedly in a coma, but actually has locked-in, meaning the patient is conscious, but unable to communicate. The eloquence in which Palmer handles this main character through interactis with ha Asberger daughter is brilliant.

This is a work of fiction The second opinion.

This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Printed in the United States of America.

Liebow's voice captures the expansive range of emotions that abound in each character, especially Thea and her ailing father. Liebow's accents are pitch perfect, and her voice is the ideal medium to bring a complex medical thriller to life. She never sounds as though she is reading but as though the events in question could actually be happening to her. .

In The Second Opinion, Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who ever has a medical test. and looking over your shoulder. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Narrated by Franette Liebow. Dr. Thea Sperelakis has always been an outsider

Narrated by Franette Liebow. Thea Sperelakis has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind and a remarkable ability to recall details

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Dr. Thea Sperelakis has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind and a remarkable ability to recall details, but her difficulty in dealing with hidden agendas and interpersonal conflicts has led her to leave the complex, money-driven dynamics of a hospital and to embrace working with the poor. Her father, Petros, is one of the most celebrated internal medicine specialists in the world and the founder of the cutting-edge Sperelakis Center for Diagnostic Medicine at Boston’s sprawling, powerful Beaumont Clinic. When Petros is severely injured by a hit-and-run driver, no one thinks he will survive. Two of Petros’s other children, both physicians, battle Thea and their eccentric brother, Dimitri, by demanding that treatment for their father be withheld. Meanwhile, Petros lingers in the Beaumont Clinic’s intensive care unit, where Thea is his only advocate. As Thea uncovers the facts surrounding the disaster, it seems more and more to be no accident. Petros himself is the only witness. Who would want him dead? The answers are trapped in his brain...until he looks at Thea and begins to slowly blink a terrifying message. In The Second Opinion, Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who ever has a medical test. With unforgettable characters and twists and betrayals that come from the most unlikely places, The Second Opinion will keep you guessing...and looking over your shoulder.
Comments: (7)
Dranar
3.5/5 stars. This is the first mystery I’ve read by Michael Palmer, and I generally enjoyed it. This is the selection for my January 2014 mystery book club meeting, so I’m already ahead of the game (no more procrastinating on book club reads this year!)

Things I liked: I was most engaged by the medical details woven throughout the narrative. Several times throughout the book, the memoir, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” was referred to. Having read it several years ago, it was interesting seeing how Palmer tied it into the story. I’m guessing he was inspired by it, and perhaps it played a part in his original thinking about this plot. I’m glad I was able to learn more about “locked-in syndrome”.

I also enjoyed Thea as a narrator. It took me a few chapters to get used to her voice (as someone with Asperger’s), but it was unique and lent a different tone to the story – one not typical of most mysteries I read. Sometimes I felt annoyed with her and had trouble relating to her as the main character, but I suppose that’s likely because I don’t have Asperger’s! Again, though, it was interesting having an insight into what some of those struggles might be like – how difficult it can be managing social interactions with “neurotypicals” like me :) It gave me a new perspective on Asperger’s, and I appreciated the Author’s Note (Q&A) about Asperger’s included at the end of the book.

This final point may seem strange, but I was amused by the tie-in to development and fundraising. As a side note, my day job is in development for a major research university that includes a hospital, so I had some insight into the drive, desire, and need for funds to support general operating and research work. Of course, I can’t imagine someone doing the terrible things that the chief Development Director at Beaumont did, but it was fun for me to see my seemingly ho-hum industry dramatized :)

Things that bothered me about this book: The romance between Thea and Dan felt a little forced. I think I would have enjoyed the book just much (if not more?) if it hadn’t been included at all. Or, it might have been more believable if Dan had become a close friend or confidant. I just had trouble buying-into the immediate romance/love affair – especially given Thea’s struggles with complex social interactions. Dan was also not as well developed as I would have liked. We learned his back story, and Thea seemed to enjoy thinking about his physical attributes and his kindness and sensitivity… but I still felt like he was flat. If he’s going to be in the story, it would have been nice to have him be more consistently included in the plot. It felt like he was coming and going – important, yet not. Also, Thea’s fantasies about Dan seemed contrived – they didn’t really seem like fantasies a woman would have. They seemed a little flat and cliched. I don’t know… those sections seemed like descriptions of fantasies that men think that woman have (which would make sense, since our author is male).

The pace of the plotting was a little uneven. It seems like we spent a lot of time in the hospital with Thea trying to piece things together. As soon as she starting putting the pieces together – particularly during the office break-in, the motive and tie-in to development/fundraising seemed clear and obvious. The rest of the book was really just showing the reader how Thea resolved the situation. And then, all the tension happened right at the very end of the book- during the last 50 pages of the book (of a 400 page book). Much of the rest of the book was set-up and build-up for the end, so be prepared for that (outside of just a couple of other scenes – mainly the break-in and the sinking car). There’s a lot of thinking, pondering, analyzing facts, etc…

Overall, this was a good, solid mystery. Would I recommend it to a friend? Maybe – it would depend on the circumstances and what kind of book said friend was looking for. I categorize this as a good airport/travel reading. It’s solid, but not blow-your mind phenomenal.
Agamaginn
This is the first book by Michael Palmer that I have read, it wont be the last. Palmer like Robin Cook is a doctor of medicine and he knows how to spin a good story. This is a thriller about a medical family, an internationally noted diagnostic expert is nearly killed in an automobile accident, but was it an accident or was it deliberate? As close to death as anyone could possibly be, his daughter, Thea, a doctor, who has worked with Doctors Without Borders in Africa refuses to let him die. In her attempts to communicate with her father , who is a coma, a mystery of deep intrigue suspiscion of murder and medical malpractice is emergeing. A "who done it" with a surprise ending
Eseve
Well written book by the author Michael Palmer. The storyline keeps you intrigued from beginning to end.
Nahn
Anyone who has child who is off the normalscale as we know it, and there are somany. Seek any special guidance out there for child of any age affjicted.
Мох
Michael Palmer's book Second Opinion has excellent character development, for exMple, one of the main characters is supposedly in a coma, but actually has locked-in, meaning the patient is conscious, but unable to communicate. The eloquence in which Palmer handles this main character through interactis with ha Asberger daughter is brilliant. At the end of the book, Palmer Answers questions about these special people who have AS
Qiahmagha
This is one of Michael Palmers' best books. Being a nurse, I understood many of the medical issues in the story. I found Thea to be a charming and delightful heroine. The story had many twists and turns and I was sorry that Dimitri had suffered so. I loved this book.
Maman
I listened to this and was intrigues by the subject of Asperger's syndrome since I have family who have this. Not only is it a good story but at the end Michael Palmer tells about Asperger's (since his son has it) in a easy to understand way. I bought this one for a gift for this very reason and have shared it with several people since I listened to it.
Michael Palmer's medical mysteries/suspense books aren't the usual who-done-it read--you learn lots about the medical world from these, and this one is no exception. Palmer is subtley against the huge, establishment medical-insurance conglomerates and shows why with riveting, suspenseful writing. Highly recommend his books.
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