What can I say? I LOVE Mary Roach!! Ever since I read her columns in Readers Digest, I've been hooked on her! Just when you think you are going to lose it over some gory detail, in comes the wit. I lost count of the outburts of laughter. Good thing I was in the car. I had no interest in the topic of dead bodies, but since it was Mary, I gave it a shot. I learned more than I ever expected to and had fun along the way!
A very interesting book. Not top of the pile, but definitely a good one.
It seems an odd subject to research, so it's quite a fascinating one.
No, I could pause it for other things, but I did enjoy coming back to it.
As expected, it's not the most pleasant of topics at times, but it was undoubtedly interesting, even with the potential queasy factor.
It was an interesting read, but not one of my favorites. It dragged on at times and I had to keep urging myself to keep listening
I loved the early, sordid history of cadavers, that was why I originally got the book, for research into the history of human dissection for a class.
Strange but entertaining
Great reader; weird facts
Wonderful inflections....added to the humor which is needed with the subject!
Not for the squeamish
Topic was something you want to know more about but dont know if you want to listen to the answers - Roach gives the answers in a manner that is not only interesting but in some cases funny!
Not to have bothered writing it
Not a story at all
perhaps to a nercophiliac
Gruesome, of interest to philovampires only. A waste of time and money
Informative, funny, gross
The diversity of the subject matter and the balance given to the aspects.
The interview, through an interprater, of a Chinese crematorium manager.
No, it is easily broken up.
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?