Nimble and fun and perceptive, brought especially alive by an excellent narrator. Covers lots of ground in a satisfying way.
Mary Roach has outdone herself again blending copious amounts of science with her unique outlook and humor which keeps even the most daydreaming readers engaged with the subject matter. Her skepticism sneaks in between the lines, and the frustration of lack of evidence annoys, but she teaches wonderfully, and with vivid description so that the reader feels he has seen the afterlife with his own eyes. Thank you Mary, I couldn't put it down, finished in less than a day; its that good
None, all Mary Roach did was call out science facts and getting totally off the point. The whole book isn't actually about anything.
I like to read or listen whichever the case may be.
I'm afraid this was not as good as stiff, but still quite informative.
I believe the subject matter wasn't as interesting as one might think.
Mary Roach is excellent
The narrator who performed on stiff was excellent.
Who thought this gimmicky reading as if reading to preschoolers was a good idea? Chapter 1 and you are subjected to an accent impersonation that borders on stereotyping and racism. NOT thrilled at all. I've always heard good things about Mary Roach, but this narration is so off-putting.
Complete lack of interest.
I love the idea of this subject matter. I couldn't believe just how very dry and uninteresting this writer managed to make this subject. A total waste of over 8 hours.
I'm a high school forensic science teacher, aspiring epidemiologist, cat lover, do-it-yourself-er and wife.
I listened to the book on several long drives. Each chapter had a theme and that made it easy to stop and start with each trip.
I enjoyed hearing about some of the experiments that were performed in order to try and determine whether or not a soul exists.
One of the chapters references a rumor about a husband and wife medium team that worked together. The husband always insisted to sit next to his wife during the ceremonies, apparently so that he could help with some very interesting props.
No. It was nice to space it out.
A different narrator perhaps, I really did not find this book nearly as funny as the others
Not as entertaining. Her voice might be better for a more serious book