Working Stiff

Working Stiff

Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of A Medical Examiner

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's 'rookie season' as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a physician and a mother.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, [2014]
Copyright Date: ℗2014
ISBN: 9781494523893
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Additional Contributors: Eby, Tanya
Mitchell, T. J.


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Feb 23, 2017

The quality of the narration was outstanding! The work itself, not so much - certainly above average, but not good; it got a bit repetitive and tedious near the end; it could have been a quarter shorter and been better for it.

lbarkema Jan 05, 2016

This book was pretty great. The audiobook made for an easy read (not for the squeamish though), but I'm always interested in medicine and this memoir of a medical examiner in New York was really fascinating with bits of humor thrown in among the gore. The chapter(s) on 9/11 were particularly riveting albeit depressing, but something that I found I was really interested in hearing about. I would recommend this to anyone interested in science or memoirs of people with "different" or quirky jobs.

mvkramer Jan 06, 2015

This book provides a look into a profession most are not familiar with - city medical examiners. Maybe I'm morbid, but I really liked this book - even listened to it on my lunch break, while the narrator talked about maggots and dismemberment and what-have-you. The book is more a series of anecdotes than a narrative, loosely grouped into themes, so it's great for listeners/readers who don't have a lot of time to read in one sitting. Great for fans of forensics and true crime!

Cynthia_N Oct 06, 2014

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The author was doing her final training as a medical examiner in New York when 9/11 occurred. That section was fascinating and heartbreaking to hear and the rest of the book was interesting and informative too.

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