Good stories...wish it would have been a bit longer.
I found this book a fasinating learning experience.
The reader was EXCELLENT.
I laughed, I was sad at things that drive people to do horrible things to others (KILL,mame ect).
Most of all I now appreciate so much what forensic scientist do and have to go through to solve cases.
I want to thank them for what they endure (sights, smells, ect) to help others.
Anyone who is even slightly into science, especially death has to listen to this book. The title is a bit misleading; it's not all about the body farm. It's full of great facts, and the author tells many of his stories and experiences, that are fun to listen to. It was very interesting to hear of what people try to get away with and eventually get caught by Doctors like him on the case. I highly recommend it, a good read.
I really enjoyed this book! I was never bored, and I found it fascinating and educational. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator as well. I highly recommend this book!
GREAT . . . thoroughly enjoyed this book. Dr. Bass has made a real difference in forensic science by starting this facility. Some may find it gruesome, however, it is the one certain thing that will happen to ALL of us in life - DEATH. The knowledge that has come from the research and experiments done at the "Body Farm" has given families the much need answers they seek. He is quite an interesting character personally too; I'd love to know him personally.
My title is a little harsh. This was more than bearable, it was pretty good. It just wasn't what I expected. It reads more like an autobiography than a tale of true crime and forensic science. In saying that, it is then autobiography of the guy who literally wrote the book on forensic anthropology.
The narrator did help make this a better listen than it would have been.
Decent story, some useful information and a GREAT narration makes for a 3 star selection.
I selected this title out of curiosity and listened to it all the way through. There are some aspects that are interesting to learn such as how scientists can pinpoint the time of a murder or how insects found at the murder scene can reveal clues to track down the killer. I must warn you though, if you are easily grossed out, don't pick this one.
I found this book to be fascinating. Dr. Bass is truely a man committed, with passion, to the study of forensic science. It is not the sexy CSI perspective, but a lively discussion of the science of decomposition, entomology and how science, research and law enforcement can work together. Dr. Bass has a wicked sense of humor, and uses it well in this book. It would be hard to work in his chosen vocation and NOT use humor to relieve some of the tension he must have felt during his time in the field. A good book for those of us interested in biology and science (and who have a strong stomach!)