Any of Mary Roach's books
I didn't realize the narrator was not the author until after I finished the book. She very convincingly made the words her own.
No. Sometimes the chapters felt fluffed, with a lot of information that was not necessary.
I did enjoy the book and the narrator, but I liked it less than some of Mary Roach's other books.
I LIKE BOOK TALKY TALK
REALLY RATHER INTERESTING
MARY ROACH BE A FUNNY LADY
I RATHER ENJOYED ALL OF HER VOICES, ALL WERE UNIQUE AND INSPIRED. MARY BEING THE MAIN CHARACTER OF COURSE ENDED UP BEING MY FAVORITE..
NO NOT REALLY
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. I LOVE ME SOME MARY ROOOOACH
A decent narrator that doesn't engage in cheesy dramatics (and terrible, unneeded accents). I could not finish the book as the awful reading was too distracting. It actually made me cringe, partly because it was bad and partly out of embarrassment for the narrator. She reads the book like a high school girl engaging in empty gossip.
No, but I will check that this narrator is not the reader for anything else I buy. I wish I had listened to a sample beforehand.
Whoever was the narrator for Roach's previous book, Stiff.
I don't know, because I couldn't get through the book due to the terrible narrator.
I wish I had checked who the narrator was and listened to a sample before I purchased the book. I may check the book out of the library in print to finish it.
It's science and history told in an engaging fashion
The stories about ectoplasm were a hoot.
She has a great and subtle range of emotions
It made me curious for more. I found myself browsing the internet many times.
She makes science and history fun.
I am a HUGE Mary Roach fan, therefore I decided not to listen to everyone else and get this book anyway. Well, the narrator was not my favorite, but really the book was the problem. Not her finest work. I will still listen to her next book all her others were informative and humorous!
Just had to chip in with the rest to warn people off this one. I've listened to three other Roach books on audible and found them all light but enjoyable. I remember having to warm up to the narrator on "Bonk" but ended up quite enjoying her. This narrator is truly awful - hamming it up the entire time. The content is overpowered by the performance. The narration is so off putting that it's impossible for me to judge the book itself in comparison to the others by Roach I've listened to. Do yourself a favour and either read this one in paper format or skip it all together.
Enjoyed the humor very much. Thought provoking. Recommend it highly even though it seems "dark" in nature. (I am NOT a dark person by ANY stretch of the imagination but things that make you think beyond what you know it excellent mental exercise!
I thoroughly agree with what everyone else has written: the narrator viciously murders this book. I just wanted to point out one thing I think the others miss, that the other three Mary Roach books, narrated by two other women, are all excellent listens. Roach is a great, fun writer. This was her second book and though probably the weakest, it's still worth a read, just not a listen. Definitely check out the other three audiobooks though.
This book was mildly interesting. The narrator seemed to be making a great effort to sound "ironic" or something. That was grating at times, but for the most part this wasn't a bad book at all. Not bad, but not good either.
Also, it seemed as though the first half was devoted almost exclusively to reincarnation, which wasn't quite what I expected. Oddly enough, that was probably the best part.
I really enjoyed Bonk, though, so I'll likely give Stiff a chance still.
This listen was so boring! This author wrote mainly about who found what scientific evidence about the human soul and how they came about with their hypothesis. You could go to any library regarding this subject and see who wrote these books yourself. All you listened to was about who did what tests and what they found through mostly the entire book. If I could have I wouldn't of even given this listen even a 1 star rating. WHAT A WASTE OF A PERFECTLY GOOD BOOK CREDIT!