Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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The irresistible, ever-curious, and bestselling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.
Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Audio, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452683423
Branch Call Number: eAudio
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 21 min., 12 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Zeller, Emily Woo

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May 08, 2017

It takes a CD to it really get into it but it's worth it. As time goes by I'm constantly surprise about how much relevant info I learned from this one Audio CD! I searched it out because Lorelei King narrated it and was happy I found it,

BostonPL_LauraB Mar 21, 2017

Roach always gives a fascinating, hilarious, and sometimes disgusting look at science and I always eat it right up - hmm, maybe not the best choices of words for this one. This was my first time listening to one of her books instead of reading it, and I'll say that although the experience wasn't bad, I prefer reading the books. I felt that if I zoned out even for a tiny bit, I missed some weird and crazy fact that I normally would have loved to dispense to friends later. Overall, not as good as Stiff or Grunt, but still a great read!

Oct 05, 2016

Maybe I should have read the reviews before I stopped listening to it. I only got thru the first CD, I'm not a big "Science Person" so maybe that's where I went wrong, but I was so tired of hearing about dog/cat food, I gave up, apparently before the funny and entertaining stuff. I think I'll look for the Book and skim thru and then re-rate at a later date. Oh, and I hated the cover artwork. I had to keep turning the CD box over. LOL

JCLHopeH Jul 26, 2016

Mary Roach does such a great job of bringing to the surface all those questions that you ever wanted to ask (and some you didn't) but never had the guts -- pun intended -- to do so. Never have digestion processes and all the associated body parts been so fascinating and entertaining!

Jun 09, 2013

An extremely humorous tale of what happens when you eat - including past and present successful and not-so-sucessful experiments, including chewing, digestion and the inevitable "expulsion". A copious amount of 'wow, I never knew that' and tongue in cheek moments. Highly recommended!


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