• The Fifth Surgeon

  • By: Faith Prize
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (250 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A lesbian medical romance about the powerful breakthroughs we can't always see.

Nadia Keating has barely started her cardiothoracic fellowship training, but she already has the archetype nailed - she's direct, uncompromising, and suffering from a God complex.

Before she can focus on her impressive research, deeply closeted Nadia has a personal project: getting her inconvenient attraction to women out of her system. She picks a stranger online for a one-night stand.

Ashley Rylan, the chief of Nadia's department, is her polar opposite - sweet, agreeable, and soft-spoken - and the stranger Nadia unwittingly chooses.

The two women's meeting is a hostile disaster, and they would love nothing more than to never see each other again. However, their paths keep colliding as Nadia embarks on an ambitious experiment that could lead to a historic medical breakthrough.

Despite warring egos and the secrets they keep, their connection is powerful and growing. Maybe having sex would help them get over their distraction at work? Or would that just ruin everything?

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Faith Prize (P)2022 Tantor
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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This book showed some promise at the start when the protagonists met in an unusual way. However, after this beginning, there was little to no character development. Throughout the story, one character was pleasant, but a pushover, and the other character seemingly represented the archetypical surgeon with an annoying temperament and a personality that showed virtually no redeeming values. Other than their being professional colleagues, it was difficult to understand how the main characters could possibly be compatible, let alone attracted to each other.
The author clearly knows her stuff with regard to surgical techniques, but the repeated descriptions of surgeries were too frequent and detracted from the flow of the story after a while. Overall, too much time was spent on the details of medical procedures and too little time was actually spent developing either the characters or a compelling story line.

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Entertaining

Nadia , while a talented surgeon is irredeemably obnoxious w/o a like able personal quality.
Ashley is Chief of Cardio-thoracic surgery yet is more often than not has the backbone of a wet sponge.

Yet somehow, okay, let’s be real, Abby makes it an enjoyable listen.

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So Good!

I loved this book. I really didn’t want it to end. More Faith Prize, please! And can all her future audiobooks be narrated by Abby Craden???
I like books about doctors. I like the ice Queen melting theme. And this has both. I also found entertainment in some of the other characters. I will seek out more books by this author as long as they keep coming.
Abby is excellent here. Is it possible that she gets better and better??
Thank you for this book!

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A medical romance

A throughly enjoyable narrated romance. The medical content made story flow and the characters were well narrated. This is the first book of Faith Prize I have listened to but was well worth it.

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Love Abby C. But the story was disappointing and dragged on and on and on.

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WOW!!!

I am a sucker of medical lesbian fiction, and this one was a pleasure and I could not let it go…
Abby Craden’s narration was the cherry on this wonderful cake.
Don’t miss it.

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Someone did their homework

Medical/surgical and organ doner research was done for this novel. My issue is that Nadia doesn’t really grow. She is still a my way or the highway type. And still a bully. I did love the evolution of the other characters and the hope for the future.

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I’m officially a fan

I have to admit that I’ve spent the past few days losing sleep listening and falling in love with the story, narrator, and author. I only picked this up because it was a suggestion and now I want a printed copy. Great story and I am about to search Google to see if the story continues. Worth the credit or the dollars.

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Fun

Fun, light - hearted, enjiyed the dichotomy of the characters and their development. It was worth the credits and the narrator did this book justice as I've come to expect with her readings 🙂

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I loved everything about this story!

The character development, and the blend of romance with the medical drama had me spellbound. I think this would make a great movie!

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  • FC51
  • 05-30-22

Predicable plot and characters disappoint

An unbelievable story where a kind hearted woman falls for an unappealing, nasty, arrogant character just because she is physically attractive. And, this somehow is leads to true love - as if! It is so unbelievably unrealistic. Once you have read one of these stereotype romances you have read them all. I regret buying this and wasting my money because it is too boring to finish.

Possibly this is Faith Prize's first novel because, although the writing is not bad, the characters are two dimensional, the plot lacking in imagination and the setting under developed.

The audiobook is made worse by the usual formulaic narration of Abby Craden with her irritating accent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-22

A celebration of arrogance

The writing is sufficient. The "fifth surgeon" is a horribly arrogant person. This book seems to celebrate this kind of person as god-like and special and therefore their abhorrent behaviour is acceptable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-22

Loved it!

Beautiful story, I hope this gets made into a film! Love the characters, the narrators voice really grew on me too! Will definitely recommend to my friends! Any more from this author??

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  • Cindy E.
  • 04-01-22

Brilliant

I really enjoyed this title and listened for hours on end... reluctantly paused, to only look forward to starting again... such a talented author... Faith kept me engaged with her writing... these characters had my interest and sent my imagination on quite the journey... I look forward to another opportunity where I am able to lose myself in her talented writings once more...

Abby Craden.... another perfectly narrated story as always...

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  • Jordan
  • 03-28-22

Worth the credit xxx

It was a very good book that would've earned 5 stars if it' hadn't been rammed full of medical terms. Abby as usual does an excellent job but there's only so much you can stand with hours of medical terms. If you can block out much of it then the story line and narration is 5 stars 🌟

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  • lc
  • 03-04-22

great

Great story great plot thoroughly enjoyed it brilliant narration as ever couldn't stop listening .

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  • Szilvia
  • 03-03-22

The fifth surgeon

I just finished, I cant talk. Amazing story and wonderful, ethereal performance. I just wanna marry Abby Craden like right now.

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  • Chilling in Cheshire
  • 02-20-22

excellent!

Abby Craden doesn't seem to make a bad narration. Especially, when she has such an excellent subject to work with. For 1st novels, Faith Prize has most certainly delivered a masterpiece. She has set an high standard for her next novel to achieve!!

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  • bethany
  • 03-03-22

Classic hospital romance

I wished there was a bit more romance but this ticked the boxes, drama, surgery and eventually love. I would have loved to see Nadia soften a little more. This story reminded me of 'Who'd have thought' (worth a listen) emotionally cold and standoffish character grows on you once you get to know them and their nuanced sense of humor and way they see the world. Meets bubbly, happy, go lucky character. Opposites attract. While I feel the story is focused more on the medicine than the romance you do learn what makes the characters who they are because of it. I would say worth a listen but not in my top 10. Abby Craden is god.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-23-22

The story was not great

Abby Craden did a great job as she always does with all her performances.

I really enjoy medical Lesfics, but this one was a little boring in parts. Especially when Nadia goes into deep explanations on the books she reads and procedures in the operating room. Its not that I don't enjoy the intricate medical knowledge, but I dont really want to hear about it unless the patient they are operating on is part of the story.

I enjoyed Nadia and Ashleys development. But their first intimate scene felt forced and unbelievable. Nadia is hard to like throughout the book, she is mostly rude and cold to the people around her, including Ashley which made it hard for me to invest in their relationship.

Eventually Nadia does thaw, and I enjoyed that part, but it was dragged on for too long and I felt that Nadia was still hard to like even when she became fully invested in Ashley.

Abbys narration and the promise for Nadia and Ashley figuring out how to be together kept me listening but I very almost gave up.

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