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  • Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere: Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America

  • By: Dr. Bo Brock
  • Narrated by: Lewis Arlt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

Benjamin Franklin Award GOLD Winner in Humor. 

Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere: Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America is a collection of humorous and poignant stories from a veterinarian in a small, dusty farming and ranching community in rural West Texas. Dr. Brock gives you an intimate look into his small-town and big-hearted perspective on life, animals, and their owners. His unique perspective and tales of doctoring beloved pets, cantankerous livestock, and occasionally their owners will make you smile, laugh, cry, and evoke every other emotion under the sun.

©2014 Dr. Bo Brock (P)2018 Dr. Bo Brock

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  • RDale40
  • 05-11-19

exceptional

one of the best books I've listened to! Shades of James Herriott! Well written and performed! Tears and laughter throughout. More!

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  • Lisa
  • 07-02-20

Crowded in the middle of nowhere

I really enjoyed this audio book. Very very funny stories. I highly recommend this one.

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  • Kathleen Penrice
  • 29-07-19

A New Favorite!

I discovered James Harriott's books (All Creatures Great and Small) about his days as a vet about 40 years ago. I have loved them since.

This book has surpassed them! I can relate to the events because I live in a farming community. My friend who is from El Paso, about 300 miles from La Mesa, listened to it as we drove just to hear a West Texas accent. I don't think she heard the stories at all so I sent it to her for free.

Normally, I just move on to the next book in my library when I finish. Not this one! I'm starting over as soon as I finish typing this.

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  • Stevespoonemore
  • 20-07-22

Good book.

Some funny stories. Living in Texas I can relate to the challenges. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the veterinarian field.

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  • Lydia
  • 17-05-22

good humor about real life situations

Thank you for the inside look into the life of a country vet: the good, the bad, and the surprisingly funny/real stories of someone growing into their profession and learning along the way--all those things they don't tell you in the books. A fun listen told in short anecdotes that don't each require a huge time commitment. Just what I needed!

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  • Alicia Lee
  • 03-01-22

Awesome Story!!

Interesting book full of life, character and the love and bond between humans and animals. Thanks Bo Brock for letting us in on these awesome stories!!

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  • FrequentShopper
  • 27-08-21

Wonderful book my favorite

This is the most enjoyable book I’ve read in years I hope I can find more by this author he has a wonderful way of describing situations that are so interesting and humorous at the same time. If the world was filed with people like this it would be wonderful peaceful intelligent and kind. He has a wonderful way of passing on knowledge to the next generation hat no one else has and we sure can use it.

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  • Diana S. Mason
  • 18-05-21

Best ever!

Delightful and engaging. Simply the best reading I have ever listened to. Thank you for sharing your life and your stories! From a very satisfied grad of tu!

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  • L. Lowe
  • 30-09-20

Farmgirl loved this book!

I grew up on a farm and read James Herriot books. This was so great to listen to as it was amusing but also a slice of reality of what it's like to be a vet in a rural area. The person who read it has that Texas twang and brings the voices of people Dr. Brock meets alive. It helps transport me to another world, definitely needed during these times.


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  • Letitia D. Estes
  • 22-09-19

Wonderful!

I laughed out loud and cried. Such a wonderful book! Such a wonderful vet and human being!