Is Putrefaction pronounced putrefication?
Is Liquefaction pronounced liquification?
Is Anesthetized pronounced anesthesize?
Is Calvary pronounced cavalry?
Is Apothecary pronounced apocathary?
I'm pretty sure Reuters isn't pronounced rooters.
Is Assimilated pronounced assimulated?
It seems if you are going to hire dyslexics as professional readers, you might consider establishing some kind of review process, no?
And footnotes? These are to be entirely ignored? There are extensive footnotes every few pages, which have been entirely omitted in the Audible version.
A man. A plan. A canal. Panama
Roach expertly describes the variety of ways we treat the deceased. Enlightening, interesting, but don't listen while you're eating.
Artist in Northern Kentucky. Loves listening to books. My likes are history, mystery and some , and mostly writers of the twentieth century
This book has given me an insight in many different areas that I couldn't have gotten elsewhere....Thanks!
A very interesting read ! Yes, the subject matter is a bit macabre, but the author treats the cadavars with much respect. Quite interesting to learn about all the ways we've used cadavers to better society.
Good read. Humorous and very factual. It's a dry humor, not gut laughing like in her other book: Packing for Mars. Unlike PFM the story is told in a linear fashion with out annoying detours to foot notes. This makes for a great read.
Recommended to those that like the weird and unusual facts like: crash-test-cadavers where diapers to prevent 'leakage'.
It's read very well, but the recording has a nasty hiss in the background. It's not overpowering but is distracting.
None the less I'd recommend this book.
The author Mary Roach is amazing in her entertaining, as well as educational, explanation of the lives of cadavers. The subject matter seems like it would be depressing or gross, but she is able to deliver it with a light touch, while still maintaining the dignity and respect for the human body.
Shelly Frasier is delightful to listen to. She is clear and easy to understand and does an amazing job with Mary Roach's work.
This book was so gross, and yet I couldn't stop listening. It was very intriguing, and I loved the dry humor. I'm having a hard time finding another that is as good.
Good for a quick listen. Some interesting facts that I was unaware of. Overall gave it a 3.5.
Roach manages a very sensitive topic with so much care and ease. It is beautifully written and excellently read. The content is interesting, educational and thought-provoking. Very good.