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  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3570)
    Performance
    (2037)
    Story
    (2052)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "corpses turned fantastic read"
    Overall

    Gosh! Who knew corpses could be so fun and fascinating?! Mary Roach has gone to the end and back on topics you could not even imagine that deal with the dead. In one sentence, she writes on how the dead have improved the lives of the living. Seriously, we learn how greatful we should be that Aunt Cloe donated herself to the good of human kind when she passed on. If you're squeemish about death, Roach is completely disarming with her lively and comedic style. Nothing vulgar or horrifying here, just the simple truth with hilarious side commentary.

    Loved this book! I've even read it at least three times now.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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