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Nothing Lasts Forever

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Here is Sidney Sheldon at his immensely entertaining best, sweeping the reader into the frenetic world of a big San Francisco hospital... where events catapult three women doctors into a white-hot spotlight.

Dr. Paige Taylor...She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder.

Dr. Kat Hunter... She vowed never t
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published 1994 by William Morrow & Co
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Aug 27, 2012 Jessa rated it really liked it
It actually shocked me that I haven't really reviewed any book from my favorite author. Yes, Sidney Sheldon is my favorite author. Heard that right. Quite surprising for a 14 year old who's fond of reading Young Adult fiction, eh?

This book was actually gripping. Everytime I let go of it, it makes me wanna cradle it in my arms and murmur, "I'm sorry for putting you down. Let me continue reading you." So this story was mainly about a female doctor who had a patient who seemingly hates her. And thi
Zahra Rhm
Jun 11, 2016 Zahra Rhm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, fiction
پزشکان بیمارستان های دولتی درآمد چندانی ندارند. پرمشغله هستند و زندگی شخصی شان معمولا از هم پاشیده است. به علت شیفت های طولانی کاری از کم خوابی رنج می برند. کارشان بسیار حساس است و چون جان بیماران در دستان آن هاست، گاها احساس می کنند، خدا هستند. نسبت به هم حسادت دارند و سعی می کنند دیگری را خراب کنند.
در چنین شرایطی سه پزشک زن، تلاش می کنند هم پزشک خوبی باشند هم زندگی خوبی داشته باشند

مکالمه دو پزشک:
ما هر کاری می تونستیم انجام دادیم. حالا زندگی اون به لطف خدا بستگی داره.
عجیبه! من فکر می کردم زندگی
Jun 08, 2013 Salymar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.” —Sidney Sheldon, Nothing Lasts Forever

Once again, I owe my life to Sidney Sheldon (over-reacting mode).
I can’t find enough words to say because it would be too repetitive. I have read twelve (12) of his outstanding novels and this is by far, his BEST! I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s too breathtaking! I cried when I finish
Janie Johnson
Dec 10, 2014 Janie Johnson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-challenge
Sidney Sheldon is a first time read for me and I have to ask myself why I had never picked up one of his books before now. I think that he is a brilliant writer and I am glad that I finally had the opportunity to pick up one of his books. I was totally engrossed in the story and really hated for it to end.

In this book we have the stories of 3 different female doctors working in the same hospital. Dr. Paige Taylor, who is on trial for the murder of a patient that she testifies was a euthanasia, D
If I had to choose one of his books to call my utmost favorite I would have to say this one.

Again and again he did. He delivered a fast paced keep you on the tip of your toes turning the pages as fast as you can story.

Every single one of the lady doctors in this story captured me and held me in prison locked up in their strengths, heartaches, and abilities.
This story was like no other that he wrote before.

With every page you turned there was so much more going on. The drama, the affairs, the l
Paige  *an exploding fluffball* Bookdragon

I've always loved a good suspense and mystery. After all, I grew up reading Sherlock Holmes rather than reading Princess stories.

All through out my high school year, I read all of Sidney Sheldon's books starting with Tell Me Your Dreams. I was hooked after the first page. No kidding. Sheldon can do that to you.

Nothing Lasts Forever is one of my favorite books. I still remember my struggle with this one. A classmate has a copy of this beauty and I know she doesn't read novels much alone our text
Ahmad Sharabiani
Nothing Lasts Forever, Sidney Sheldon
عنوان: هیچ چیز جاودانه نیست؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: نفیسه معتکف؛ تهران، فرهنگ جامع، 1373؛ در 211 ص؛
عنوان: هیچ چیز جاودانه نیست؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: فریده مهدوی دامغانی؛ تهران، درسا، 1387؛ در 596 ص؛
Fuad Fidah
May 24, 2016 Fuad Fidah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
সিডনী শেলডনের সাথে পরথম পরিচয় দয সযানডস অফ টাইম আর উইনডমিলস অফ দয গডস দিয়ে। পরথম বই তেই আমাকে উনি উনার ভকত বানিয়ে ফেলেন। বছরের মাঝে উনার সব বই আমি পড়ে শেষ করে ফেলেছি। কয়েকটা বই আমার টরেজার - এইটা তাদের একটা। হয়ত পরফেশনের সাথে মিল আছে বলেই বইটা এত ভাল লাগে।
উনার বই সমপরকে নতুন করে বলার কিছু নেই। পরায় সবগুলোই শুরুর দিকের পড়ুয়াদের জনয অসাধারণ। কয়েকটা ঝানু পড়ুয়াকেও মুগধ করবে। এই বইটা উনার গতানুগতিক বই থেকে একটু ভিনন। কোরট টরায়াল দিয়ে শুরু আর শেষ সমভবত এটা ছাড়া খালি মেমরীজ অফ মিডনাইট। সমৃতিচারণ মুলকভ
Nov 04, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary mysteries
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
Three female doctors begin five years in training at Embarcadero County Hospital in San Francisco. The story, set against hospital and courtroom, chronicles their lives together and their struggle against those who are determined to see that they don't succeed.

Dr. Paige Taylor - After she inherited a million dollars from a patient whom she 'helped to die' at their request, the District Attorney charged her with murder.

Dr. Kat Hunter - She vowed never to allow a man to get too close to her again.
Saurabh Sharma
This was my first Sidney Sheldon novel and I am pleased to admit that despite my lofty expectations, I was not disappointed. In fact "Nothing Lasts Forever" is a fast paced, thrilling and riveting novel. I found it simply unputdownable and seriously can’t remember the last time I finished a 400 page book in a matter of two days. The way Sidney Sheldon builds suspense, from the very first page which opens right in the middle of a court hearing, where a certain Dr. Paige Taylor is being tried for ...more
Kenneth Mamuad
Mar 07, 2013 Kenneth Mamuad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is fast paced alright but Sheldon didnt fail to let me see whats really going on inside an operating room and how women are treated when they step inside a man's dominated profession (which I dont know if still the same case on today's era). The typical Sheldon finale surely blowed my mind because it was the 'she's-screwed-and-hopeless' scene but again he casted his own magic. Im not trying to be smartsy pantsy on this review but Sheldon did a great job and after reading this novel I ca ...more
Entre Chás e Cafés ❀Renata CR❀
Este já é o terceiro livro que leio do Sidney Sheldon e como as outras obras, adorei. Gosto do começo já ativo e sem descanso. E se estende assim até o final do livro. Quando você acha que vai melhorar a vida dos personagens, não é bem assim que acontece e na última frase de algum parágrafo, tudo muda. Bem, mais um livro que prende a atenção, de leitura agradável e rápida.
Ashwani Pandey
May 19, 2014 Ashwani Pandey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
Well, all thanks to this novel for it added all the necessary ingredients to make my trip back home an awesome one and yep thanks to my dear friend too who suggested it to me. It was my first novel of Sidney Sheldon and ye i loved the story telling and i am already on my way for his second novel "If Tomorrow Comes" and i am sure i would love this one too.

The story has many things in it, ranging from male dominance to how bad someone's greed can be, to how hard a doctor's life is. Starting with
May 20, 2009 Erin rated it it was ok
started 5/19/09

Oh, Lord, I am DONE with this! I don't think I can give it any stars....can't say I liked but can't say I didn't like it either, because it sure was entertaining! If I hadn't had to work, this book would have been finished within 24 hours.

Like I told Bob, I should have left Sheldon in my pre-adolescent childhood, because I never realized just how overly dramatic and "soap opera-ly" he is. The dialogue is horrible and superficial. There is no depth to the story at all. We won't eve
May 06, 2009 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I've never read any Sidney Sheldon before, but he does a wonderful job of drawing the plot along. Most mysteries are pretty straight forward -- sure there are plot twists, and the mystery may be hard to guess, but the way the story itself is written is pretty straight forward. In this book the author actually switches it up a bit, starting the story with a scene from the court case which leaves you with one possible interpretation of the facts, and you spend the rest of the novel learning whethe ...more
Asghar Abbas

I'll admit it, it was fluff, but I really enjoyed it.
Suraya (thesuraya)

not the best from Sheldon but good enough
Sep 19, 2009 Bhareh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
داستان درباره سه پزشك زن است. دكتر پيچ تيلور جراح قلب متهم به قتل بيماري كه از او يك ميليون دلار به ارث برده است. دكتر كيث ترنر سياهپوست، بسيار خوشاندام و از مردان فراري. دكتر هاني تافت ا زخانوادهاي سرشناس پر از راز و رمز. آنها به مدت پنج سال در بيمارستان امباركادر در سانفرانسيسكو كار ميكردند و با هم همخانه بودند. داستان در دادگاه و بيمارستان ميگذرد. زمانيكه پيج در دادگاه براي نجات زندگي خود ميجنگد، داستان به عقب بازميگردد و رازها گشوده ميشوند. ...more
Sindhuja Anbazhagan
Nothing Lasts Forever - Such a wonderful work by Sidney Sheldon..

No surprise that this book is awesome! Sidney Sheldon's work never disappointed me. Such an interesting story about three doctors Dr. Paige, Dr. Hunter, Dr. Taft...

The way he described these three doctors and their stories are mind blowing! As usual, I couldn't put this book down without reaching the last page.. The attitude that these doctors are described with - Incredible. The way Dr. Paige freed from court trail as not guilty i
Oct 29, 2007 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yinka Adewunmi
Smn shud pls get a copy of dis book.U'll almost die of suspense.D book is da bomb
Apr 29, 2014 Avanthika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing last forever. Literally nothing.
Sidney Shelton _/\_ This guy has got something magical about the ink with which he writes his books ! I'm still wondering the way he wrote this novel, with all those confusing-latin medical terms :O
Controversial Euthanasia(mercy killing) drives the plot here. So-Beautiful Dr.Paige Taylor is behind the bars for killing her patient John Cronin under his plea for Euthanasia. He leaves a will for one million dollars to Paige and that turns the scene against Pa
Serene Wong
Oct 12, 2013 Serene Wong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Typical Sidney Sheldon. Always writing about a heroine in his stories.
However, it's the reason why I loved reading his novels.

Nothing lasts forever is a medical thriller revolving around 3 women, all of whom were capable and dedicated to their professions in a male dominated field. The 3 women faces problems and dilemmas in their own personal lives before they embark on the medical profession as a doctor. Each of them must learn to embrace themselves and learn about the true meaning of saving li
Jun 26, 2015 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Women empowerment in the highest level! I love how the three main characters lived their life! It's so amazing how they faced the challenges throughout the journey. And I love the story of how they fell in love and how love failed some of them. It's a gripping tale of friendship, ambitions and romance. This is one of my favorite books.
Linda Shrum
Read this nook while my sone was in the hospital. Ironic that it is about doctors and hospitals. Sidney sheldon is a very easy read, always. Something that just flows and it is over before you realize it. This book was written in 1977 and is still as good as ever. I read it back then as well but didn't truly remember all of it.
Morgan Gao
Feb 02, 2014 Morgan Gao rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think that nothing lasts forever is a splendid book. it was really a 'hard to put down book'. it took me only three days to finish it. Sidney Sheldon really is an amazing author. My second book of his was rage of angels which was also really good and I thought nothing could beat it but when I read nothing lasts forever I think of the greatest book he ever wrote and how gripping it might be. I couldn't believe how mean and selfish Alfred was. I think a lot of people's favourite doctor might hav ...more
Ajitabh Pandey
This book is about three young medical intern girls who were working in a county hospital in San Fransisco. One of them almost closed the hospital down, one murders a patient and inherits the one million dollars and one got herself murdered. In between this the author has demonstrated the then mental make up of American people that how hard it was for people to "not accept" female doctors and always to treat females as an object of sexual desires.

The book started little slow but picked up pace g
Lovely Girl
May 30, 2016 Lovely Girl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich habe mir als großer Sidney-Sheldon-Fan gedacht, dass es doch passend wäre, wenn ich mein Jahr 2015 mit „Die Pflicht zu schweigen“ beginne. Da sein letztes Buch „Das dritte Gesicht“ mein Jahreshighlight war, wollte ich das neue Jahr mit dem Autor begrüßen.

Wieder einmal hat mich Sheldon von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite in seinen Bann gerissen. Ich habe dieses Buch gar nicht aus der Hand legen können. Dieser Autor weiß es einfach, wie er den Leser mit seinem Stil packt.

Dr. Paige Tayl
May 21, 2016 Elahe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هیچ کس نگفته زندگی باید منصفانه باشه!
Mahabat Abibilla
It's outstanding, well written novel. I have read 7 of Sheldon's books, just like all of his books this one is also really captivating. It took me three days to finish it (to be honest, I didn't want to finish it, I wanted to live with these doctors, FOREVER!)).
It's about doctors' life. I have an early positive exposure to the field, as my parents are both medical workers (my father is a radiologist, and my mom is a nurse). And everything what was described in this story is so true. We see our
Oh no. Oh no no no.

My grandmother encouraged me to read this book from her favorite author because apparently, as a future female doctor, I would be able to connect with three women who are awful examples of doctors and who make terrible decisions in every aspect of their lives. I admit being in love with Grey's Anatomy, which means I am very ok with soap opery drama when it mixes with medicine. But this book was just painfully ridiculous and unbelievable. This, combined with the writing style,
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Was an American writer who won awards in three careers—a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), Hart to Hart (1979-84), and The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Gam ...more
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“You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.” 293 likes
“You know, it's not fair. Women are judged inferior until we prove ourselves, and men are judged superior until they prove what assholes they are.” 125 likes
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