• Down Among the Dead Men

  • A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician
  • By: Michelle Williams, Keith McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Liz Holliss
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-19-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (95 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Michelle Williams, an attractive young woman with close family ties and an active social life, describes her first extraordinary year in her unusual new job as a mortuary technician. It’s a year in which, with innate good humour, she encounters death at its most tragic, bizarre, and hilarious. Her tale, neither gruesome nor sad, is enlivened by a range of colourful and eccentric characters, from pathologists and coroners to hospital porters and undertakers, giving us a glimpse of life - and death - that few of us will ever experience.
©2010 Michelle Williams (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 09-25-12

Things you never wanted to know about a mortuary

What did you love best about Down Among the Dead Men?

British dialogue

Who was your favorite character and why?

Shelly was my favorite character, her views and insights to the other characters was great!

Which character – as performed by Liz Holliss – was your favorite?

Shelly

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found the story very interesting to learn about what goes on in a mortuary

Any additional comments?

It is a good read, not bloody or gory but very informative.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By BLT on 04-24-12

Compelling

The further into the story the more engaged I became. At first I thought the story was just ok. The more I listened the more endearing the accent and British colloquialisms became. I became more enamoured with the narrator- both author's voice and the reader's physical voice won me over. It was an easy, enjoyable, humorous, and educational listen.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 06-19-12

Mediocre at best

I find the author a little too patronising of her colleagues and "clients" if I'm honest. An interesting read/listen, but not well written.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By MsRanPan on 12-28-12

Cool job, shame about the over share

When focusing on the actual job this is fascinating and interesting read - 5* The author is a little odd, her ideas on relationships and the male/female role are bizarre and the way she states them as if this is everyone feels suggests a small world, a little patronising too others at times too which I hate to experience in any way which brought this down to 3*. But it is tolerable and the job is so interesting its worth reading up beware the let down of all the strange personal stuff she should have just kept to herself.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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