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Written on the Skin

An Australian Forensic Casebook
Autor: Liz Porter
Sprecher: Elizabeth Kaye
Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 52 Min.
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Liz Porter’s fascinating Written on the Skin has that rare distinction of being a truly unique and wholly entrancing work: a casebook recording, in intricate and abundant detail, a body of forensic fieldwork that may seem, to the average listener, almost akin to magic.

Voice actor Elizabeth Kaye uses her warm, dry voice to great effect in her performance of this audiobook, and her careful, consistent tone is well-suited to Porter’s subject matter: the methodical review of corpses which can reveal so much about the circumstances of their lives, and deaths.

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This well-researched and entertaining audiobook looks at the role of forensic investigators in solving dozens of fascinating crimes and mysteries.

In a close examination of an assault victim's body, a forensic physician can 'read' the terrible alphabet that fists and weapons have written across it.

A crime scene investigator notes the tiny indentations on the fragments of a tin can identified at a bomb site, enabling him to find the can opener that made them - and the bomb-maker who used it.

A forensic dentist identifies the thief who dropped some chewing gum, with his teeth marks in it, during a burglary.

Liz Porter's riveting case book shows how forensic investigators - including pathologists, chemists, entomologists, DNA specialists, and document examiners - have used their expertise in dozens of fascinating crimes and mysteries.

©2007 Liz Porter; 2009 Bolinda

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"Elizabeth Kaye narrates this Australian forensic casebook with vitality and intelligence. As she presents the particulars of selected cases solved by forensics - the 2002 Bali bombing, a fatal hit-and-run in Victoria, the Lindy Chamberlain case - listeners grow to understand that crime technicians don't have the glamour jobs seen on the popular C.S.I. shows that pepper the TV airwaves. Each of the 10 chapters deals with one special area used to solve cases, including 'Reading the Blood,' 'Reading the Bones,' and 'Reading the Crime Scene'. Porter's writing style mixes science with storytelling, and Kaye's reading is as exciting as the scientific study of decomposition can be, taking listeners through labor-intensive tests of bugs, bones, blood, and DNA. Well-organized research and a solid reading make this gripping listening." ( AudioFile)

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Kurze Kurz geschichten.. recht kurzweilig..

Ich war ein wenig enttäuscht, hatte mir mehr von versprochen. Die Erzählungen sind sehr kurz, stellenweise mit unnötig vielen "as I will show later.." Geschichten, die dann erwartet werden, und dann in 2 minuten abgehandelt werden. Die Tiefgehende Geschichten, wie z.b. von Anne Rule ist hier nicht vorzufinden. Eher kurzweilig, durch die zusammenhangslose Erzählungen teilweise sehr anstrengend zu folgen, und frustrierend weil es oft sehr oberflächlich behandelt wird.

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