I get asked to record a lot of books… I nearly always say no. This is purely because recording an audiobook takes a lot more time and work than you would probably expect.
Arranging time in a studio and physically being able to block a serious chunk of time out of the diary means that I simply can’t record as much as I would like to do.
When Dr. Scott Kelly approached me I was intrigued by the book he had written…
“What I’ve Learned from You is the story of the lessons of life taught to a doctor by his patients. It takes us on a journey from an inner-city trauma center to the bedside of a dying cancer patient. It explores human relationships and gives an intimate view into the window of the human condition.
On the road to becoming a physician, Dr. Kelly longed to find serenity in a world of conflicting ideas and aspirations. The demands of his medical training left him little time for personal growth, so he reached out to those around him. He took notes in a journal on life lessons he learned from his patients and their families. They opened their hearts and exposed their wounds. He paid attention and listened, and his patients became his teachers.
Late one winter night in 2006, while leafing through old papers, he came across this journal. It inspired this book, which began as an effort to preserve these stories to share with his children. Maybe, he thought, they could learn from them too. To his surprise, as he wrote, the stories evolved and beautifully took on a life of their own. Now Dr. Kelly shares them with his readers, so that we may all learn from the wisdom and experiences of these remarkable individuals.
What I’ve Learned from You brings compassion and empathy back to the art of medicine.”
As soon as I read this amazing book I knew I wanted to work with Scott on the audiobook version. Today is an amazing day because this life-changing book is now available to buy on Audible, Amazon and very soon will be on Itunes as well.
Just pause your life for a moment to take the opportunity to listen to this book – it will make a profound difference to your life.