Mary Roach
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Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California.

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    • Stiff

    • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,411

    An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and En'gross'ing

    • By Joel on 05-28-05
    • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Release date: 02-26-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6,167 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Packing for Mars

    • The Curious Science of Life in the Void
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,756
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,816
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,812

    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everything You Always Wanted to Know - and More

    • By Roy on 09-22-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Bonk

    • The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,624
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,889
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,893

    The study of sexual physiology has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting-not as engaging as "Stiff"

    • By Jani on 05-13-09
    • The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-12-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,624 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Gulp

    • Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,830
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,836

    Best-selling author Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome, quirky read!

    • By Heather on 06-24-14
    • Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 04-02-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 3,165 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Grunt

    • The Curious Science of Humans at War
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,900
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,738
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,737

    Bestselling author Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, can't abide the narrator

    • By Robin on 06-29-16
    • The Curious Science of Humans at War
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 06-07-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,900 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Spook

    • Science Tackles the Afterlife
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 859
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 860

    Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good book, gave me more questions then answers

    • By Brad on 07-31-08
    • Science Tackles the Afterlife
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 1,065 ratings

    Regular price: $23.07

    • My Planet

    • Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 421

    Follow New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach - but be careful not to trip - as she weaves through personal anecdotes and everyday musings riddled with her uncanny wit and amazingly analytical eye....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator drove me crazy

    • By Ann on 04-23-14
    • Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 08-12-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 456 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

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