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On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story

Narrated by:
Lloyd James

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2007
8 hours 0 minutes
A riveting memoir from the Navy doctor praised as 'Hero, M.D.' on the cover of Newsweek.

Cdr. Richard Jadick's story is one of the most extraordinary to come out of the war in Iraq. At thirty-eight, the last place the Navy doctor was expected to be was on the front lines. He was too old to be called up, but not too old to volunteer. In November 2004, with the military reeling from an acute doctor shortage, Jadick chose to accompany the First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment (the '1/8') to Iraq. During the Battle of Fallujah, Jadick and his team worked tirelessly and courageously around the clock to save their troops in the worst street fighting Americans had faced since Vietnam. It is estimated that without Jadick at the front, the Marines would have lost an additional thirty men. Of the hundreds of men he treated, only one died after reaching a hospital. This is the inspiring story of his decision to enter into the fray, a fascinating glimpse into wartime triage, and a compelling account of courage under fire.
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Dustin G.

i was a marine with bravo co. 1/8 during the battle . i know what the fight was like on our end but never hearing what happened in the aid stations. i enjoyed the book .. but brought back many memories..

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As a physician who enjoys military memoirs, I was excited to see a book written by a fellow physician in this genre. I was horribly disappointed. The narrator induced hypnosis in a few seconds. The first few discs focused on the author's clumsy life experiences. While the author clearly has served our country honorably, he seems to need to spend some time with a therapist, and in some ways I am embarrassed for him. This was not the sort of account I expected to hear from a fellow physician.

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Having read many books about a doctor's experiences in the ER and OR, II was expecting an exciting and gripping story of a doctor facing the traumas of the soldiers in Iraq. This book was a total disappointment. The better part of the first disks were about his college experiences - not so good, far too much about his life before the military - there was very very little about the Iraq experience. And he needed a good editor - the reader does not need the name, rank and number of every person whom he meets! This was a total waste of time.

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