The author was quite funny, I hope the narrator's going to be good at capturing her unique humor. Her voice is soft which makes the narration about dead bits seem a bit more personal rather than textbook. This book was recommended to my nursing class by the instructor. I was disappointed when this book ended. If she's true to her word, she'll offer up her corpse when she's gone. This book has by far the largest number of mispronunciations of the seventy or so I've listened to. Highly recommended if you're not squeamish.
In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie: man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. Offers recipes please don't try these in my kitchen , and even discusses religious aspects of cadaver use. In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders. I have since purchased several copies to loan out to friends and family with an enthusiastic recommendation. Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. After you get used to the mispronouncing of words, the listener can begin to hear the tale. I have since purchased several copies to loan out to friends and family with an enthusiastic recommendation.
Although the subject matter may seem a bit gruesome, just as it starts to get gross the author manages to shift gears. Indicating in the very least that she believes in what she's sharing. For 2,000 years, cadavers---some willingly, some unwittingly---have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. However, this was an interesting read complete with body liquifying, dead head plastic surgery, 1001 cadaver uses and even body mulching. I liked the many uses for cadavers, the descriptions of the science of various specialities, and the history of anatomical and cadaver studies. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease 5 out of 5 stars 1,237 Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. Her meticulous plans get thrown slightly off-course when Marie attracts the attention of an accomplished young physicist, himself on the precipice of greatness. Shelly Frasier is an excellent casting choice for this book as her voice has a sultry tone to it. It's a fascinating look at all the things that happen to the human body after we die and all the odd and sometimes disgusting things that have been done to and with human corpses. A book of two halves. The narration was captivating and spot on.
Perhaps some may even consider personally donating their body to science. I have a faint recollection about the cadavers being used for airplane crash testing, though. The author has a quirky sense of humor, and many of her quips are things I would have thought myself. No scene but I found it interesting the disposal of bodies and how aviation has used corpses to improve issues of safety Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Now I listen with one earbud in so I can still hear Evie. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them. Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? A semi-serious topic with a humerus haha side - I laughed out loud which had more than one person regretting asking me what I was laughing about. All are historically and theologically accurate.
Those memories will carry me to my grave, so to speak. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder — a body found in a children's playground. She makes a good, if not strong, case for the use of cadavers in experimentation and testing elements that might benefit those of us left behind. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America - addiction like no other the country has ever faced. Believe me, if you're the least bit morbidly curious, you'll love this one! If you're not interested in what happens to bodies donated to science in all gory detail , then this one's not for you. Readers will learn about grave robbers and ancient methods of preserving a body, different methods of disposal of bodies after death and where the soul truly resides. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries-from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting.
I suspect the cavalier, jovial tone of writing is what makes the subject palatable for the layman. No favorite character but I did like the report on the plastic surgeons and how they perceived these cadavers. Discusses the rather grotesque past and perhaps current use of body parts. What Mary Roach does best is put a perspective on cadavers as what they are. Have you read Stiff or anything else by Mary Roach? Wonderful and En'gross'ing I wouldn't have thought it possible to treat this sometimes unpleasant topic with equal parts humour and respect. If you're not interested in what happens to bodies donated to science in all gory detail , then this one's not for you. Believe me, if you're the least bit morbidly curious, you'll love this one! She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone.
One of the cadavers that I worked on was a physician in his former life , one was a woman, and one was a man of no particular distinction. It is nonetheless an interesting, informative and strangely enjoyable listen. Within 18 months he was mute and wheelchair bound. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged 12, fell inexplicably sick. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries---from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. Here, she reveals the exhilarating drama of working in the world's sixth busiest airport and what is required to make life-and-death decisions in the hidden no-man's-land of medicine, geopolitics, terror and tragedy that is Flight Risk.
She writes like an old friend sharing a funny store with you in a coffee shop. And yet somehow, she makes you want to know even more. Why is crunchy food so appealing? A highly recommended audio book for anyone who is not too squeemish. In All That Remains, she reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key cases to explore how forensic science has developed and what her work has taught her. After joining the Forensic Science Service, the first crime scene she attended was for a case involving the Yorkshire Ripper. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends.
I am now a nurse of some 24 years. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. I absolutely loved this one and thought the audio was really good too : What i love so much about Mary Roach is the subjects she chooses and how devoted she is to her research. Bottom Line: What kind of person willingly wants to read about dead people? David Gardner This is one of the strangest books I've ever read. For two thousand years, cadavers-some willingly, some unwittingly-have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. Twenty-five-year-old Marie Sklodowska is studying science at the Sorbonne - one of the only universities in the world that has begun to admit women. Discusses the rather grotesque past and perhaps current use of body parts.