The Mortician

The Astral Files
Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Do you want to live forever?

Ever since Jacob Benjamin touched his dead grandmother's cheek while she lay in her coffin, he has had a fascination with death. The mystery of the grave and what lies beyond it became a lifetime quest for the young man. 

His Master's Degree thesis project explores the decades-abandoned Waxley Mortuary, sitting in ruins. His research partners join him on a journey through life and legacy, but Jacob discovers there is still activity inside the dilapidated walls of Waxley. 

From the appearance of an old photo the story begins; and as the mirror of one's life reveals actions and regrets, Jacob realizes that there is one figure standing between him and his legacy, salvation, and redemption: The Mortician. 

A.L. Mengel goes back to his storytelling roots with a novel about the pursuit of legacy amidst the solitude of darkness. Can one shed their transgressions to accept their shortcomings?

©2017 A.L. Mengel (P)2018 A.L. Mengel

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Fascinating Story!

The Mortician totally kept my interest. I didn't want the story to stop! The description of everyone's life as a work of art was very amazing and memorable.

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Narrator ruined it for me

The narrator was really difficult to listen to. She has the voice you would expect to hear in a children's book. I really had a hard time sticking with it.