The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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

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After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.



  • I really liked this book. It was written nicely and definitely had a lot of research put into it. The narration was also good. It's hard to understand how someone could end up going down the dark path described in the story.
  • The narrator constantly mispronounced "dig" (short for Digoxin) by saying it like 'dig' as in digging a hole. This can be extremely irritating for anyone with medical background. However, the story itself is quite intriguing.
  • The way the narrator depicted a female character's voice, especially that of a young girl, in this audiobook was incredibly uncomfortable and unsettling. It significantly detracted from the intense recounting of crucial conversations central to the investigation and the overall case.
  • I wanted to give this audiobook a perfect score, but the way the nurses pronounced digoxin as "DIgggg" with a soft g really bothered me. It's supposed to be pronounced like the first part of the word, "dig." It was used frequently throughout the book and it drove me insane! However, I think the narrator realized the mistake and corrected the pronunciation later on. So, thank you to the narrator for fixing it!
  • As a nurse working in the same area as Charlie, I must say that the numerous mispronunciations in this audiobook were incredibly irritating. It was so bothersome that I would have returned the book if I wasn't on a long road trip and in dire need of entertainment. It seems that someone acknowledged the incorrect pronunciation of "Dig" (short for Digoxin) halfway through the story, but then continued to mispronounce it for over four hours. I can't even begin to count how many times it was said, but it must have been close to a thousand since that was the drug that ultimately led to his capture. If you're a fellow nurse, I strongly suggest reading the book instead of listening to the audiobook. The story is captivating and offers valuable insights into the internal workings of hospital cover-ups. I was hooked from the very beginning. However, I would have enjoyed it much more if I hadn't been so annoyed by the constant mispronunciations. That being said, if you're not a nurse or familiar with the local terms like "Dig" and "Muhlenberg," you might find it quite enjoyable. Apart from the mispronunciations, the narrator had a pleasant and engaging voice.
  • This book delves into the story of a nurse who possesses psychopathic tendencies...I had expected the narrator to invest time in accurately pronouncing medical terms, and I had hoped the editor would ensure precision. To my surprise, the abbreviation "dig" for the drug Digoxin was used extensively throughout the book, at a conservative estimate of over 200 times. Unfortunately, the narrator mispronounced the abbreviation "dig" as if it were related to digging a hole, whereas it should sound like "DIJ" since it corresponds to the first three letters of Digoxin. Initially, this may not have bothered me as much, but given the frequency of its usage, it became increasingly challenging to stay engaged with the story. Speaking of which, the narrative merely recounts the gruesome activities of a vile individual who masquerades as a nurse and derives pleasure from killing people. I had hoped to gain insights into the perpetrator's mindset, yet all I found was the author rehashing a news article and injecting subjective "feelings" that were largely speculative. This book was undeniably disappointing, and I will be returning it.