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Desolation Row

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  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, 23-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about, she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Perspective, thank you!

  • By Richard on 06-09-17

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-17

loved it! the author made me laugh out loud a few times, provoked thoughts that made me reflect on my feelings surrounding death.

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  • My Life Among the Serial Killers

  • Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers
  • By: Helen Morrison M.D., Harold Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Helen Morrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than 80 serial killers around the world. What she has learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious killers known to man.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Errors throw this book into doubt for me

  • By Maria on 27-01-12

who fact checked this?!

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

interesting theory that could have been explained in 1 hour. writer already had me sceptical when she stated a finger began to blister on a murderer whom she had under hypnosis because he was remembering burning it after a murder.To claim sereal murdering is a disease and have no clear argument, was frustrating. Then the fact she seems to think Rose West never murdered (not quite sure how Fred was able to kill Charmaine while he was in prison) and almost described her as a victim! maddening! sorry I was willing to hear the theory but there is no evidence in the book. interesting stories to a degree about her interactions with murderers but this is fillered with gory details about murders that do not hold relevance to her argument, almost just to sell the book.

  • I'm Travelling Alone

  • Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, Book 1
  • By: Samuel Bjork
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 573

When a six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads, 'I'm travelling alone'. Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with reassembling his homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Krüger - a brilliant but troubled investigator - to return from the solitary island where she has retreated with plans to take her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. Narration realistic. Gripping to the end

  • By M.A. on 15-02-16

Really enjoyed it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-16

Sometimes the narrator forgets the tone she has used for the character so can be a bit confusing when conversations are taking place but other then it was enjoyable