• How to Save a Life

  • The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy
  • By: Lynette Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulligan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (180 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first inside story of one of TV’s most popular and beloved dramas, Grey’s Anatomy.

More than 15 years after its premiere, Grey’s Anatomy remains one of the most beloved dramas on television and ABC’s most important property. It typically wins its time slot and has ranked in the top 20 most watched shows in primetime for most of its 17-season run. It currently averages more than nine million viewers each week.

Beyond that, it’s been a cultural touchstone. It introduced the unique voice and vision of Shonda Rhimes; it made Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, and T. R. Knight household names; and injected words and phrases into the cultural lexicon, such as “McDreamy", “seriously", and “you’re my person". And the behind-the-scenes drama has always been just as juicy as what was happening in front of the camera, from the controversial departure of Isaiah Washington to Katherine Heigl’s fall from grace and Patrick Dempsey’s shocking death episode. The show continued to hemorrhage key players, but the beloved hospital series never skipped a beat.

Lynette Rice's How to Save a Life takes a totally unauthorized deep dive into the show’s humble start, while offering exclusive intel on the behind-the-scenes culture, the most heartbreaking departures, and the more polarizing plotlines. This exhaustively enthusiastic audiobook is one that no Grey’s Anatomy fan should be without. 

©2021 Lynette Rice (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Perfect for fans

I’m not just a Grey’s Anatomy fan, I’m a super fan. I own every episode of the show on iTunes, own a playlist of over 300 of the show’s most iconic songs, I’ve seen the entire series over a dozen times, probably closer to twenty times.

Grabbing HOW TO SAVE A LIFE was a no brainer, anatomy pun intended (though no reference to Amelia’s son who was born without a brain and lives for only minutes). I was a bit concerned Lynette Rice might do a hatchet job on the show, but found the account to be fair to the show and the cast.

I loved the inside stories and tidbits of information that I didn’t know. The only character/actress I disliked showed me my thoughts were warranted although I think I’d I liked the person I could have found reasons to confirm that as well. The reasons I dislike her are the same reasons others like her. One actor was redeemed in my mind.

My only criticism is that the narrator mispronounces Sara Ramirez’s first name. Kate Mulligan uses the American, not the Latina pronunciation which someone should have caught before the audiobook was released.

If you’re a GREY’S ANATOMY or tv fan, you’ll love HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, though if you aren’t, skip it.

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Not made for audio

The book is just a series of quotes. The conrent is interesting but it is not conducive to reading aloud.

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Narrarator........

I may be wrong but it seemed to me the narrorator pronounced some names and some words wrong. It seemed like the author was just mostly quoting old magazine articles. Maybe on print it's better. I was a fan at one time of the show but not a huge fan. Maybe super fans would appreciate it more.

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Don’t waste your money

I feel ripped off; this is not a book, it is a list. I am just on chapter 3, thinking the compilation of quotes was some sort of long introduction. Nope, it keeps going like this. Talk about lazy writing!

ANYONE could have authored this book because it is nothing more than a list of names and quotes.

I will try to stomach more of the book and write an update if my opinion changes.

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Nothing new here

This really isn’t made for listening. It’s comprised mostly of quotes from magazines and interviews. That means it becomes ‘in the entertainment weekly article in June of 2005, TR knight said...’ ‘show runner blah blah blah said..’, “Ellen Pompeo was quoted as saying..’ but it’s like this 1000 times throughout the book. Plus, if you are truly a fan you know everything that’s in this because it’s all articles and interviews. I was so excited for this so it was a little disappointing. I read someone say this is for the super fan. I am a super fan. Super fans know all the deets here. This is for the casual fan or the once upon a time fan in my opinion. It was read well though.

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Disappointed

Love the show, but don't remember each character/actor by name. Hard to follow without stopping to look up which character is being quoted. Some new tidbits of info, but overall, it was a disappointment.

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Interesting for Fans

Love Grey's, so something to do while I can't watch. Nothing crazy new but well compiled and entertaining.

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For die hard fans only

Story was a compilation of quotes from various former actors and back stage crew. Some of the sources were not even backed up by a name but instead “someone familiar with the situation”. Having said that though, I have been a Grey’s fan since the first episode and did enjoy a few of the behind the scenes stories this book had to offer.

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A great book

This was a great book for any fan of the show, even if you have missed a few seasons or are a diehard fan it’s a fun listen.

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Better as a Kindle Book or Physical Copy

This book was great and had fun, soapy, drama and gossip, but buyer beware. Because of the way it was written, I could not tell who was being quoted, who was speaking, when it changed to someone else, or when it was the author talking. It was just way too confusing and needs to be bought as a kindle book or physical copy so you can tell this for yourself.