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Shock (Large Print)
Shock - Large Print
Author: Robin Cook
ISBN-13: 9780739419137
ISBN-10: 0739419137
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 594
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putman's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 7
Overall, the book was interesting, and it kept my attention more than some of Cook's other novels. I thought that the ending was a bit disappointing, though...
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a thriller, things you wish couldn't happen
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Not one of his better works. The protagonists are not particularly likeable. The ending is weak.
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Typical Cook. I enjoyed it.
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Totally predicatble...this is one of the last Robin Cook books I bought and I've had it on my shelf for a while. It wasn't a bad story, quite the contrary, his story ideas are quite intriging...but it got to teh point where I could predit the book with alarming accuracy...when the IDEA for the story is the best part of a book, it's time to move on to different authors. I'm not disapointed I spent a couple of hours reading it, but I'd rather be surprised by a book than know 1/4 of the way into it how it's going to end!
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If you like suspense, you'll love this book... Robin Cook is awesome...
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Very intriguing - Cook's style keeps you enthralled!
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A good suspense/thriller, good for beach reading or a long trip.
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Good book... quite terrifying because you begin to think "what if"... which is what Robin Cook usually does with his readers... chilling read...
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Two graduate students try to find out what happened to the eggs they donated and stumble onto what is really happening at the Wingate Clinic.
The ending was ???!!!!! Left me hanging!
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Good Book for Robin Cook fans
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Robin Cook does it again. Great story.
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not as good as other robin cook's book, but if you like reading about stem cell and cloning, then this is the book for you.
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i liked this book but it is a continuation from his book seizure
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this book is about infertility and just how far scientists will go to get to a means to an end....shocking subjects are raised about science and where infertility may head in the future ......if not now
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Excellent Robin Cook.
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This was a great story. One of Robin Cook's best. I couldn't wait to finish it.
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Excellent book!
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I recommend this book to anyone
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I'm still not quite sure how I feel about Robin Cook. This one was intriquing and the ideas are scary because they seem so plausible. The end wasn't great, but all in all I thought it was a good read.
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Cook can write about the medical profession in a fictional way that makes what he writes believable. This book was a good read.
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This book had a great concept; however, the probability of everything happening in the timeframe given in the book is highly unlikely. The book also seemed to be left in the air in terms of what happened to the characters. All in all, it is worth the read though?
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Robin Cook's most explosive medical thriller to date is a chilling tale of up-to-the-minute science and technology run amok....
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Robin Cook is always an enjoyable read for me, and this was no exception. While a little predictable, always fun. Not my favorite of his, but I would recommend it.
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This one will keep you turning the page...I became addicted to the characters moves...Great plot!
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Book could have been much better.
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-=-=-=-Another by the master of cutting edge medical tech-=-=-=-=
Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, graduate science students and close friends, spot a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore is looking for egg donors. Deborah and Joanna figure they can do a good deed--help infertile couples--and earn money. Although rumors of a fellow student donor's unexplained disappearance surface, the duo is not deterred. The procedures seem to go smoothly. Deborah is particularly intrigued by the technology involved and by Dr. Spencer Windgate, the charismatic fertility expert responsible for the clinic's success. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about the fate of their donated eggs. Stymied by the clinic's veil of secrecy, Deborah and Joanna obtain employment there to continue their probe. Working under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of Dr. Windgate's research, immediately putting their lives--and their sanity--irrevocably at risk. Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock finds Robin Cook at the uncertain crossroads of medical technology and ethics.
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Fun read that makes you think about what can happen when you go under the knife!
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I really enjoyed reading this book and zipped right along and I was so incredibly disappointed by the ending.
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Robin Cook, master of bestselling medical thrillers, answers the "What's the worst thing that could happen?" question in this plot-twisting novel in which villains with no sense of ethics or social responsibility get their greedy hands on the newest cloning technology. It starts when a couple of Harvard graduate students answer the Wingate Clinic's ad for egg donors. The women figure on financing a year in Venice and the down payment on a Boston condo with the extraordinary sum they're promised. But a year later, the heroines feel the emotional need to seek out the children they've made possible for infertile couples. So they disguise themselves and seek jobs at the clinic in order to access the identifying information. The clinic, as it turns out, has plenty of secrets to protect, so it's hard to believe that a pair of computer neophytes could bypass its security. But they do, and the author is an adept enough writer to finesse this detail.
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Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, close friends and fellow grad students, respond to a newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems:an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic northwest of Boston is willing to pay top dollar to a few attractive, slim, athletic Ivy-league egg donors. The women are pleased to be accepted into the donor program by the Wingate Infertility Clinic, and the procedures are done quickly, with minimal inconvenience. Both women are impressed by the clinic and its personell. With her background in biology, Deborah applauds the organization's commitment to research, while Joanna is intrigued by the business aspect;she had no idea treating infertility was such a lucrative endeavor. With the money earned by their donations, Deborah's and Joanna's circumstances change dramatically. After using the lions share of the proceeds as a down payment on a two-bedroom condominium, the friends splurge on an extended trip to Venice. When they return, Joanna can't resist the urge to look into the fate of their donated eggs. Deborah is quickly drawn in, and curiosity turns into full-blown obsession as the pair is stymied by Wingate's iron veil of secrecy. The women remain undeterred, particularly after uncovering some disturbing irregularities at the clinic. And the truth they ultimately discover far exceeds the very worst they imagined.
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The story line & medical & ethical premises are ineresting (& sobering!), but the circumstances & characters are not particularly well-crafted.
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The donor of the adult cells had just been cloned.In fact, he had been cloned apx. sixty times.
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loved it
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Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs.
Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives--and their--sanity--irrevocably at risk.
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very disturbing story
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2 young Harvard grads sell there eggs.1 1/2 years later,one woman wants to know where they went.!!!?????!!!
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Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors.
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"Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, graduate science students and close friends, spot a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore is looking for egg donors. Deborah and Joanna figure they can do a good deed--help infertile couples--and earn money. Although rumors of a fellow student donor's unexplained disappearance surface, the duo is not deterred. The procedures seem to go smoothly. Deborah is particularly intrigued by the technology involved and by Dr. Spencer Windgate, the charismatic fertility expert responsible for the clinic's success. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about the fate of their donated eggs. Stymied by the clinic's veil of secrecy, Deborah and Joanna obtain employment there to continue their probe. Working under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of Dr. Windgate's research, immediately putting their lives--and their sanity--irrevocably at risk. Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock finds Robin Cook at the uncertain crossroads of medical technology and ethics. "