probably not, so turned off by the irreverent tone of this one
totally turned off
was looking for new information on a topic that is not discussed that much and disappointed to find the tone so irreverant.
This book, obviously, covers a gruesome topic, but it is written with a dry, witty tone that actually adds humor to what isn't a humorous topic. The narrator is excellent, and, if you can get past the grossness of the subject matter, the information is fascinating.
Avid reader/listener. I work in/study Design Research at post-graduate level. I crochet, I'm a production potter, and I cook allergen free
No, and I say this mainly because the quality of the recording is SO poor it makes it difficult to listen to. The background static and crackly quality make the high end white noise click in and out with the voice and it actually hurts your ears to listen to it in some places.
Her voice is actually quite nice once you get past the horrible recording, so yes. I say this with the caveat that I would listen to a sample to ensure the recording itself was better than this one.
Diego Rivera's (the artist) cannibalism.
Perhaps a better vetting of the recordings' qualities?
not much. That will take a few re-listenings.
not sure! so many out there....maybe
fun, however dark read!!!
A good and interesting listen. Provoked thought, stimulated suspicion and often left you jaw-dropped.
Entertaining and informative. Called up memories of gross anatomy lab from med school many years ago. We did treat our donated cadavers with much respect and gratitude for their contribution. Even though much of the material was already familiar to me, I still learned a good bit. Ms. Roach did a good job of covering a broad topic. If you are endowed with general curiosity and not squeamish, this is a good listen.
The first part of the book was great. It then took a bizarre turn for several chapters. It ended well, but those odd chapters kind of spoiled it for me.
Yeah I would, Im sure I didn't catch everything..
It was really interesting things I didn't know..
I really enjoyed listening to Shelly Frasier..... I will loook for her again!
The content of the book is very interesting - different ways a cadaver is used.
My only complaint is about the author's style. She must have low self esteem because she constantly crowbars comments and/or jokes to show how brave she is, how pushy she is to get interviews, how "sick" she is (yes, I get that you like dead bodies for the 100th time), how well she understands French (please - don't tell a joke in French if you don't translate it), etc. So anticipate a few eye rolls when you listen.
I loved the content but if you are sensitive to animal abuse, be careful. There are several times when animal experimentation is discussed in detail, with apparently little concern for the animals. The author even makes jokes about this subject which seems very crass. (I'm not sensitive about jokes but it's hard to listen to horrible abuse and then hear a joke after it.)
I wish the author had let the subject speak for itself and just give the information.
Interesting, provocative, bracing
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria--where I learned that Greek physicians, builing on Egyptian expertise with mummies, used cadavers to make great strides in a science that was mostly taboo in the Greek and Roman worlds
Probably the chapter that considered the medical, moral, and religious aspects of
This book could not possibly appeal to all readers. But for people who are curious about ALL aspects of life (and death), I think this book would be THE one to read. I was personally appreciative of the breadth and depth of the author's coverage of a subject that I would probably never have pursued except for the book.