This book was hilarious at times. I actually had tears whilst driving during a couple of points.
It didn't always stay on topic, but it flowed well. The narration was great. Just enough detail to get the point across, but not too much that you want to be sick.
I would highly recommend it for some light reading on the subject.
I love a book that entertains while it informs. Plenty of belly laughs as well as poignancy. Broad scope, almost a cadaver handbook loaded with history, cultural proclivities, ethics and frank descriptions that lessen the morbidity of the subject. The author treats the subject with sensitivity as well as open curiosity.
Work is Way Busy. Relaxation with a good book is mandatory. Audible lets me get into many more books per year than before.
Anyone who has wondered how criminalists, CSIs, cops or any first responders can do that job - an obviously fascinating concern to television viewers - will find this book nearly impossible to pause. I will definitely read other Mary Roach books to see if her humor related to such abnormalcies carries on. Ms. Frasier's read actually makes me feel much better about our impending demise. We won't go to waste!
Mary Roach has an unorthodox style more conversational than your typical science writer. She transports you to the locals of her research as if you are siting back with a friend and reliving their personal experiences an investigative journalist. A fantastic book many tid-bits about cadavers are likely to stick with me until I leave my own cadaver.
This book has a lot more humor than I am used to for a non fiction book. I found the content very interesting and the author in her research asks all the questions you would be to chicken to ask.
A scholarly dissertation on defecation couldn't be any worse. I forced my way through about half of it before revulsion forced me to put it down. I refuse to think about this while I'm alive. When I'm dead, rush me to the crematorium, please.
Kind of fun. I thought it was just as much fun to tell people what you're currently reading. The book is witty and will make you laugh out loud several times. The narrator does a great job too.
I am so glad I got this book! The title/topic drew me in first...then it was the sample...then the reviews...I couldn't resist. I make a 9 hour car trip from Buffalo, NY to Ocean City, MD to visit my mother and this book kept me wide awake and totally interested! I never thought there was so much to learn about the human body after death. This book is not gross or gruesome but rather informative and interesting. I would recommend this book hands down!
Reader & all-around literate person
I loved this book--the combination of the gruesome subject matter with the author's dry wit was consistently entertaining. I enjoyed the reader's voice, but I have to say the mispronunciations jarred--not just of the occasional scientific term, but things like repeatedly saying "cavalry" instead of "Calvary" in the chapter on the Shroud of Turin. This is the second Audible book I've listened to that covered a somewhat technical subject, and the other one had significant errors as well--it's making me wonder about the QA process at Audible.