This was a pretty good book. Its definitely not for anyone who is sensitive talking about dead bodies. Apparently Im one of those people because I really had to force myself to finish this book. It does a good job overall however.
I loved it. I find the author's approach to a macabre subject refreshingly light. Yes, she used a bit of bathroom humor, but if your like me-someone who had to step up to get your mind out of the gutter- you'll love it.
The content of this book is good. The choice of narrator is weird. The narrator has a voice better suited to a book about small town county fair hijinx - voice should have been a bit more formal.
I listen to Audible books while commuting, doing housework, exercising and gardening.
Quite fascinating and thorough treatise on the uses and disposal of the deceased. Not for the squeamish! One fault- the narrator mispronounced a number of fairly common medical terms.
This is perhaps one of the funniest books that I have ever encountered. It is beautifully narrated...I honestly felt that the author was speaking directly to me. I must admit, I have a good background in medicine and forensics, and I have seen many dead from "they were alive a minute ago" to "I dug them up after they had been buried for more than a hundred years." Thus, I can vouch for the authenticity of much of what Mrs. Roach writes in this book...but hearing her spin on it nearly made me soil myself repeatedly while listening to her work on my own way to work. Little more than good sphincter control and the pause on my iPod saved me.
This book is described as funny and if you like to hear decriptions of maggots crawling around under the skin of the dead or how the body snaching trade began then go for it. I found this book gruesome.