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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,711 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Cook Narrator: Kate Burton Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN:
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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.

Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock is a spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by the best-selling master of medical suspense.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/17/2014

    " I had heard good things by this author, then saw this book was dealing with an infertility clinic which piqued my interest since that is my field, but I wasn't that impressed. The main characters were not extremely likable, and while he did a good job of building the suspense, I felt the ending was a flop (could have used another few pages at least to explain what happened...there were too many loose ends!). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyndsey | 2/16/2014

    " The book was okay- started off interesting, but had a weak ending. Not my first choice of recommendation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arogers777 | 2/7/2014

    " I found the topic interesting and the tension kept me reading. However, I found a lot of the dialogue, especially between the two central characters, to be inane. The ending was extremely disappointing. It was as though the author's pen suddenly ran out of ink "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 2/4/2014

    " This book really isnt my type of book, its just something i picked up and kept on reading. This book talks about these two friends that find an ad on the newspaper about donating eggs for money(egg bank). They decide to do it but later htye become curious about what they are doing with the eggs and if her egg has been given to anyone. This suspenseful book would leave some off their seat. Hope anyone that reads this would enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaina Shine | 2/2/2014

    " Picked this up from a friend back in 2002. I liked it so much I read every Robin Cook book she had! Some I really liked and some I really hated. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barrett | 2/1/2014

    " So many things were wrong with this book, it is hard to know where to start. A snail pace of a plot, uninteresting and underdeveloped characters whose motivations were completely ridiculous, an ending that wasn't really written, just stated, I could keep going but I won't. My biggest question was why I even bothered finishing the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 1/29/2014

    " I can't believe this guy is a bestselling author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 1/19/2014

    " This book is an early book that does not yet include Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton. It is still a great book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaylan | 1/16/2014

    " I never read this genre...someone at work lent me this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Dommert | 1/14/2014

    " 2 grad students donate eggs "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 1/6/2014

    " Though I delight in Cook's thrilling medical mysteries, I found this one to be a bit more disappointing than usual. Anti-climatic, if you will. However, it was still fun and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 12/27/2013

    " excellent book, I think this quote from the book sums it up perfectly "operting a quantum leap beyond the realm of reasonable or even anticapted ethics". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kas | 12/27/2013

    " Entertaining, cliff-ish ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Hanlin | 12/20/2013

    " Intrigueing how people can be drawn into a situation without really knowing it. Cook really goes into a feild that is not relly known but makes it seem as if you deal with it everyday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 12/19/2013

    " enjoyed the book but not the ending..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hobie | 12/10/2013

    " Good story. Kept me interested. I was turned off by the two glaring typo's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsi | 6/13/2013

    " The storyline for this book was interesting, but there were a lot of cliche moments. It took me 4 tries to finally get though this book...ugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LeAnn | 6/6/2013

    " A page-turner about a clandestine reproduction operation! I couldn't give it 5 stars, though, because of some of Cook's cheesy dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 3/4/2013

    " Every bit a page turner. I didn't want to put this book down. Surprising ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tobie | 1/10/2012

    " Suspenseful, fast-paced medical thriller involving two grad students and an egg-donor clinic. Leaves you hanging at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madalene | 10/23/2011

    " I can't say that I am a fan of Robin Cook after reading a second book of his. His stories are so predictable that I don't have the patience to read them through the end. I actually skipped to the end of this book after reading it about half way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Socks Rate | 10/12/2011

    " a suspense thriller that never ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cammie | 8/14/2011

    " This book was entertaining & suspenseful. Really sucks you in. I'm an OB nurse, so I had to "suspend some disbelief". But overall, I liked the characters & the fast pace set by the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tobie | 4/1/2011

    " Suspenseful, fast-paced medical thriller involving two grad students and an egg-donor clinic. Leaves you hanging at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/9/2011

    " This book is an early book that does not yet include Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton. It is still a great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/25/2010

    " 2 grad students donate eggs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 7/6/2010

    " excellent book, I think this quote from the book sums it up perfectly "operting a quantum leap beyond the realm of reasonable or even anticapted ethics". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 3/25/2010

    " Two female grad students, looking to earn extra money, agree to donate
    their eggs to a fertility clinic. Wanting to find out what happened
    to their eggs, they run into all kinds of trouble.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cammie | 3/15/2010

    " This book was entertaining & suspenseful. Really sucks you in. I'm an OB nurse, so I had to "suspend some disbelief". But overall, I liked the characters & the fast pace set by the author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arogers777 | 12/30/2009

    " I found the topic interesting and the tension kept me reading. However, I found a lot of the dialogue, especially between the two central characters, to be inane. The ending was extremely disappointing. It was as though the author's pen suddenly ran out of ink "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 12/28/2009

    " Robin Cook used to be one of my favorite authors yet this book really seemed kind of blah and basic to me. Maybe my tastes have become more sophisticated??! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madhuri | 10/10/2009

    " this was the first robin cook book that i read..!! started loving him after that..!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 10/2/2009

    " Book was good but I didn't like the ending... wonder if there is a sequel to bring some closure to this book??? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madalene | 10/2/2009

    " I can't say that I am a fan of Robin Cook after reading a second book of his. His stories are so predictable that I don't have the patience to read them through the end. I actually skipped to the end of this book after reading it about half way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaylan | 8/17/2009

    " I never read this genre...someone at work lent me this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsi | 8/6/2009

    " The storyline for this book was interesting, but there were a lot of cliche moments. It took me 4 tries to finally get though this book...ugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 8/1/2009

    " Normally Robin Cook would be considered one of my favorite authors; however this book did not live up the norm. Ending was, quoting another reader, "a flop". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronald | 7/17/2009

    " Very hard to believe premise with ridiculous situations. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Cook

Robin Cook is a doctor and bestselling author who is credited with popularizing the medical thriller genre with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. His other titles include Death Benefit, Cure, Intervention, Foreign Body, and Critical, among others. He divides his time between New Hampshire and Florida. 

About the Narrator

Kate Burton, winner of four Earphones Awards for narration, is best known for her work on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife, and Spring Awakening as well as on television in Grey’s Anatomy and Empire Falls. Her films include Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Unfaithful, and Remember Me.