Observations of an Orderly

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(4.2 stars; 9 reviews)

Ward Muir brings us into the heart of an English war hospital, describing scenes of cleanliness, triumph, order and sadness. Through the eyes of the orderly we get to see the processes that kept the wards running, and relive some tales from within the hospital walls. (Summary by Christine Blachford) (3 hr 51 min)


01 - My First Day 14:59 Read by skoval
02 - Life in the Orderlies' Hut 19:18 Read by skoval
03 - Washing Up 12:42 Read by skoval
04 - A "Hut" Hospital 15:29 Read by skoval
05 - From the "D Block" Wards 13:34 Read by Bellona Times
06 - When the Wounded Arrive 11:50 Read by Joy Easton
07 - "T... A..." 15:31 Read by skoval
08 - Laundry Problems 16:30 Read by skoval
09 - On Buttons 8:47 Read by RoseA
10 - A Word About "Slackers in Khaki" 11:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
11 - The Recreation Rooms 13:49 Read by Kara Shallenberg
12 - The Cockney 27:34 Read by MaryAnn
13 - The Station Party 16:07 Read by MaryAnn
14 - Slang in a War Hospital 16:13 Read by TriciaG
15 - A Blind Man's Home-coming 17:49 Read by TriciaG


Mostly boring

(4 stars)

It was an ok book, mostly boring which I believe is inherent with type of duty performed. Ending story was interesting. First reader did good job but had an awful microphone.

interesting account of wartime patient care

(5 stars)