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  • The Chick and the Dead: Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors | Carla Valentine

    The Chick and the Dead: Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Carla Valentine
    • Narrated By Beverley A. Crick
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    Using the most common postmortem process as the backbone of the narrative, The Chick and the Dead takes the listener through the process of an autopsy while also describing the history and changing cultures of our relationship with the dead. The book is full of vivid insight into what happens to our bodies in the end. Each chapter considers an aspect of an autopsy alongside an aspect of Carla's own life and work and touches on some of the more controversial aspects of our feelings toward death.

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  • Past Mortems: Life and death behind mortuary doors | Carla Valentine

    Past Mortems: Life and death behind mortuary doors

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Carla Valentine
    • Narrated By Imogen Church
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    A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent 10 years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk and that day's corpses her task list. Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years and investigates the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from the dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out.

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