Paramedic to the Prince



[EPUB] ✹ Paramedic to the Prince Author Patrick (Tom) Notestine – E17streets4all.co.uk Drive by shootings, drug overdoses, and multi car accidentsaas a paramedic, he thought he had seen it all, until he answered a small job advertisement that changed his life forever Welcome to the myst Drive by shootings, drug overdoses, and multi car accidentsaas a paramedic, he thought he had seen it all, until he Paramedic to Kindle - answered a small job advertisement that changed his life forever Welcome to the mysterious world of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the most fundamentalist Islamic countries on the globe Working as a paramedic at the only Level One trauma center in the Middle East, he found his skills and knowledge tested to the limit on a daily basis Later recruited to the medical team of Crown Prince Abdullah Ibin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the now reigning King of Saudi Arabia, he was drawn into a world of palaces and princes, limousines and Learjets His adventure had only begun This is a riveting, factual account of an American paramedicas extraordinary experience inside a country seldom seen by the outside world This book is a must read.Paramedic to the Prince

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    Paramedic to the Prince PDF Ò Paramedic to Kindle - in the Middle East, he found his skills and knowledge tested to the limit on a daily basis Later recruited to the medical team of Crown Prince Abdullah Ibin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the now reigning King of Saudi Arabia, he was drawn into a world of palaces and princes, limousines and Learjets His adventure had only begun This is a riveting, factual account of an American paramedicas extraordinary experience inside a country seldom seen by the outside world This book is a must read."/>
  • Paperback
  • 244 pages
  • Paramedic to the Prince
  • Patrick (Tom) Notestine
  • English
  • 11 November 2019
  • 1424158966

10 thoughts on “Paramedic to the Prince

  1. says:

    Firstly the Saudi Royals aren t like other Royal Families Given that Ibn Saud, the founder of the modern house of Saud, had 45 sons no one knows how many daughters as females are irrelevant that would make the Royals a huge clan to start with Since the men can have four wives each at a time, divorcing them as and when someoneappealing comes along the breeding capacity is vast The latest figure I read was that there are around 15,000 royals of which 2,000 are multi millionaires and h Firstly the Saudi Royals aren t like other Royal Families Given that Ibn Saud, the founder of the modern house of Saud, had 45 sons no one knows how many daughters as females are irrelevant that would make the Royals a huge clan to start with Since the men can have four wives each at a time, divorcing them as and when someoneappealing comes along the breeding capacity is vast The latest figure I read was that there are around 15,000 royals of which 2,000 are multi millionaires and hold all the positions of power and government that they want So entitling the book Paramedic to the Prince means that the position was by no means unique and there were probably an awful lot of special one to one paramedics to the endless procession of princes But only one wrote a book And Notestine can tell a story well.What I mostly took away from the book is that the royals are despotic sybarites They are peaceful, generous and friendly and even obliging if you are doing something they want and are happy to be on call 24 7 and are suitably cringingly respectful back Nothing else is acceptable, not even the slightest deviation from that If they are nice to you, if they allow you money and freedom it means you are male, probably European or American and useful to them If you are Indian, Filipino or from those other third world nations that go there to work to send money home, you have very few rights Women, of course, even less And no Jews, no matter their nationality are allowed in I believe it is the only country in the world that bans visitors based on their religion, I might be wrong though.There was one Jew allowed in though That was my late uncle He was a world famous in his sphere anaethetist specialising in heart operations, and was one of the people who developed heart transplants When the King was too ill to travel, the Saudis assembled the best medical team in the world and a jet was sent to London for my uncle, an observant Orthodox Jew There is a Jewish saying, if you save one life, it s as if you had saved the world So of course he went.Something the author does not go into is the present day slave trade in Saudi Arabia Slavery was officially ended in 1962 although the chief of the Ulema of Mecca some time before issued a fatwa declaring the ban on slaves is contrary to Sharia Islamic Law If you are interested in human rights for minorities, including Blacks, this is a good article.Paramedic to the Prince is quite well written, Notestine is quite a story teller, and he loved his job, got promotions, mixed with the royals and had extended holidays back in the US But eventually he sickened of the place, the extreme corruption, the lack of respect for anyone or anything that gets in the way of the Saudi Royals And left to return to the normality of America I wish him well and I hope he continues writing

  2. says:

    An interesting story of a fascinating country, its people and customs Unevenly told and with a touch of arrogant superiority at times There s a lot of talk of the riches one can amass as an expat tax free income, many gratuities, free lodging, etc As a reader, I got the impression that as time went on, the author himself became a bit spoiled and entitled but throughout his experience he s a man of integrity and hard work who respects the people and their customs, while loving their country An interesting story of a fascinating country, its people and customs Unevenly told and with a touch of arrogant superiority at times There s a lot of talk of the riches one can amass as an expat tax free income, many gratuities, free lodging, etc As a reader, I got the impression that as time went on, the author himself became a bit spoiled and entitled but throughout his experience he s a man of integrity and hard work who respects the people and their customs, while loving their country and its beauty All in all, a very interesting look at the culture of the Kingdom and what it s like to live there as a non resident, a non muslim and someone curious about the customs around him I enjoyed this book It s not perfect and it s a bit scattered in how it s laid out but it s a story told by a man who lived there These are his stories and he s casually relating them Very interesting

  3. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book It s obvious from the writing style that it s actually written by the paramedic, versus a ghost writer, and I liked that about it The writing style is that of a guy sitting around telling stories It hops all over the place in no particular order and uses phrases like it was a zillion degrees, but I think that made me like the book that muchIt s an easy and light read, with only a few sentences here and there about horrible things the way women and anim I thoroughly enjoyed this book It s obvious from the writing style that it s actually written by the paramedic, versus a ghost writer, and I liked that about it The writing style is that of a guy sitting around telling stories It hops all over the place in no particular order and uses phrases like it was a zillion degrees, but I think that made me like the book that muchIt s an easy and light read, with only a few sentences here and there about horrible things the way women and animals are treated and things like that I also liked that it s written without judgement of the culture while still showing the author s Western view on things His love hate relationship with Saudia Arabia is clearly evident

  4. says:

    Really nice to have a book that doesn t pontificate or dispense viewpoints and simply lets us judge for ourselves A fascinating and somewhat disturbing POV of Saudi Arabia.

  5. says:

    Readers wanting a crash course in expat life in Saudi Arabia will find this book helpful Though lacking in structure, the book s humorous anecdotes kept me interested, especially the author s accidental visit to Mecca and his stories of working in various Saudi Arabian hospitals His personal experiences during the time he served as medic to the Crown Prince are intriguing Not many people can say they ve joined world leaders as they convened on yachts and stayed at various palatial estates Th Readers wanting a crash course in expat life in Saudi Arabia will find this book helpful Though lacking in structure, the book s humorous anecdotes kept me interested, especially the author s accidental visit to Mecca and his stories of working in various Saudi Arabian hospitals His personal experiences during the time he served as medic to the Crown Prince are intriguing Not many people can say they ve joined world leaders as they convened on yachts and stayed at various palatial estates The ambivalence the author feels towards the culture is clear on one hand, he s fascinated by the beauty of the landscape that is Saudi Arabia the caves the wide open spaces and his connections with friendly Saudis On the other hand, he s troubled by the treatment of women and minorities and the inconsistencies he sees at work and in society at large.The book is worth reading, especially for the inside scoop on the inner workings of the Saudi royal family Readers looking for a balanced, scholarly overview of Saudi Arabian culture, however, should look elsewhere Those looking for an entertaining, easy read won t be disappointed

  6. says:

    I loved this and hated this all at the same time I read it on the Kindle, and the editing was absolutely horrible Not just your usual error, either whole syntax errors That s enough to drive me nutsyet I know so very little about this subject, and the author s experience is so unique privy to the life of a prince in Saudi Arabia even getting to see Mecca and the Kabala as a non Muslim.Yet I couldn t help but get hung up on the author s voice, which really came through loud and clear I I loved this and hated this all at the same time I read it on the Kindle, and the editing was absolutely horrible Not just your usual error, either whole syntax errors That s enough to drive me nutsyet I know so very little about this subject, and the author s experience is so unique privy to the life of a prince in Saudi Arabia even getting to see Mecca and the Kabala as a non Muslim.Yet I couldn t help but get hung up on the author s voice, which really came through loud and clear I think, and no offense intended, it just isn t somebody I would personally be friends with, and with such a strong voice these stories are told in, it was hard to get away from that feeling that I wanted to walk away I also wondered how much I could trust the story who s there to say that s not what happened Truly, I have no reason not to trust this author, but in this world of self publishing, anyone could abuse the trust we re so used to in reading books that previously were screened and verified to some degree by publishing houses.Quite interesting

  7. says:

    Fascinating look into paramedic practices in Saudi Arabia and frustrations it brought to an American trained paramedic Interesting look into the life of the Saudi royal family The book suffered from poor grammar here and there the kindle edition desperately needs a good editor.

  8. says:

    I m not quite halfway through and it s starting to get boring It was intriguing at first, but now it s getting pretty slow And the grammatical errors are rampant I think Notestine has an interesting story to tell, but he needs a better editor

  9. says:

    The American EMS who worked in Saudi for about 10 years tells his memoirs The story might jump from one thing to the other but it gives us a glimpse of that hidden world.Not the best writing style but an interesting subject And it makes the culture class evident How he and his friends would dive in a wetsuit not caring how that looked and on the other hand men then masturbating How the prince later king he works for is nice to his employees and how other people just crap in an operating The American EMS who worked in Saudi for about 10 years tells his memoirs The story might jump from one thing to the other but it gives us a glimpse of that hidden world.Not the best writing style but an interesting subject And it makes the culture class evident How he and his friends would dive in a wetsuit not caring how that looked and on the other hand men then masturbating How the prince later king he works for is nice to his employees and how other people just crap in an operating room expecting others to clean it Bear in mind it describes the situation of 15 years ago and the aftershocks of 9 11

  10. says:

    This was a most interesting insider view of what it is like to live and work in Saudi Arabia Notestine covers many aspects from inside the Royal Palaces, Saudi culture, a bit of history, their medical and hospitasl systems, to stories from within the expat compound I was totally entrigued by some of the things that seem really shocking from a Westerner s point of view while some of his stories were even amusing I have read other books about Muslim life in the Middle East but this one struck m This was a most interesting insider view of what it is like to live and work in Saudi Arabia Notestine covers many aspects from inside the Royal Palaces, Saudi culture, a bit of history, their medical and hospitasl systems, to stories from within the expat compound I was totally entrigued by some of the things that seem really shocking from a Westerner s point of view while some of his stories were even amusing I have read other books about Muslim life in the Middle East but this one struck me as being really candid and even somewhat outspoken

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