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Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt | [Kenneth McKenzie, Todd Harra]

Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt

In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death's door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape. Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked - in a wine bottle.
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Publisher's Summary

When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy. From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell - and a special way of telling them.

In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death's door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape. Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked--in a wine bottle. And then meet their families - the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck. If there's one thing undertakers know, it's that death drives people crazy. These are the best "bodies of work" from America's darkest profession.

©2010 Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Jennifer Halifax, NS, Canada 09-22-14
    Jennifer Halifax, NS, Canada 09-22-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Reader's Digest Vignettes"

    I was hoping for something more clinical and less Readers Digest. These stories are in the vein of heart-warming, gently amusing and vaguely spiritual or uplifting.

    The stories are fine for what they are, but they aren't an in-depth look at funeral homes, funeral directors and morticians. I was hoping for something more along the lines of Mary Roach's Stiff.

    I don't think I'll bother finishing listening to these. Or I'll keep them for the category of audiobooks I can listen to while grocery shopping so it doesn't matter if I get distracted.

    These are about as bland and vanilla as you could get.

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    "A good book"

    I really enjoyed listening to the sad, and funny stories behind the funeral directors who contributed to this book, it will make you think

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    papa bear Huntsville, TX, United States 01-09-15
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    the stories are long enough to give good details but not to get boring. loved it

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    "Boring, quit mid way through."
    Would you try another book from Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra and/or Susan Larkin and Allan Robertson ?

    Doubt it!


    What didn’t you like about Susan Larkin and Allan Robertson ’s performance?

    Their performance was the most enjoyable part of this book. Unfortunately they were burdened by a mundane writing.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mortuary Confidential?

    Can't tell you because in the amount I read there really wasn't anything memorable.


    Any additional comments?

    Got the sense the authors thought this was more interesting than it really was.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 12-22-14
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    A variety of anecdotes submitted by people working in what most people would conclude is an unusual profession.

    Some were mildly amusing, a few were poignant, but overall I found it rather banal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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