• Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

  • Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happens if someone dies on a plane?

Can we give Grandma a Viking funeral?

Why don't animals dig up all the graves?

Will my hair keep growing in my coffin after I'm buried?

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. In this book she offers factual, hilarious and candid answers to thirty-five of the most interesting questions posed by her youngest fans, sharing the lore and science of what happens to, and inside, our bodies after we die. Why do corpses groan? What causes bodies to turn strange colours during decomposition? and why do hair and nails appear longer after death? The answers are all within...

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Caitlin Doughty (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Just perfect!!!👻

listening to the author read the book for you? awesome!
Go for it. 👻

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Very Accessible

A quick and lively book about a subject many of us are interested in but don't ways know how to approach.

Caitlin Doughty reads her own work exceptionally well. More than a hint of gallows humour about both her style and subject matter but at no time does she ever lose the obvious respect she has for either the deceased or those left behind to mourn.

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  • Rhiannon
  • 09-24-19

very enjoyable

wish it was longer as this is fascinating as always! please write more books Caitlin

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-13-21

wonderfully honest!

I have previously watched her YouTube videos and was delighted to hear she had books out. Wonderfully honest answers to children's questions done in a respectful way. Being educated does take some of the fear away from death and the not knowing.

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  • CVG
  • 10-21-19

Interesting Questions brilliantly answered about the D word shhhh

I love Caitlin Doughty’s YouTube channel so jumped at the chance to get this especially knowing she was narrating.

Some death questions answered in a brilliant way, interesting from start to finish.

A must read(hear) if you want to know the answers to random and relevant questions about death. Caitlin has a wonderful personable way about her and she will get you hooked with her honesty and humour.

Loved it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-22

Fantastic, definitely reccomend!

Caitlin always provides great narration! Glad to hear all the new content, none repeated from previous book.

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  • Marvel Black
  • 01-23-22

Love it!

I always enjoy listening to Caitlin talking about death. Her personality shines though as she is reading, as if you're having a conversation with her. Highly recommend if you're in the mood to learn some weird death facts.

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  • Caroline
  • 07-14-22

A real and honest look at death

An incredible book that does not shy away from the humor of the author who did a fantastic job of narrating. It has comforted me about the thought of death, and soothed my fears of seeing the ones I love go.

honestly a great book that I highly recommend!

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  • Roman linley
  • 05-23-22

fantastic Caitlin beautiful voice

really interesting book read like a pro .I snuggled up in bed to listen all that Death before sleep awesome. Least if I died over night I was ready for what was going to happen to me :) 😀. its a 5 deathling from me

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  • nathan lay
  • 04-07-22

A friendly guide to all those questions!

A really kind, gentle explanation for everything that you could be curious about death. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious or anxious about death, dying and funerals. As always our Mortician friend takes us through things with a gentle, funny outlook, but the whole book is incredibly respectful too.

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  • Emma
  • 01-04-22

Loved it

Signed up to Audible for.this.book. It did not disappoint. Informative and witty, asking questions that I had certainly never thought of.

I stumbled across Ask a mortician and became hooked on Caitlins frank but gentle approach to answering all things corpse related. As someone who *seriously* doesn't like to think about death in any capacity, I was a little nervous watching the first video (which was about closing the mouth after death, if you're interested) but found myself thinking that a natural burial almost feels like dead me could be going on holiday.

Anyways, I found the questions posed by children to be quite fascinating as, in truth, if never *really* considered the questions children may have in regards death/dying/dead bodies.
Caitlin answers them in an honest but um, fun way which is informative for younger folk without being scary. I type this as a 35 year old future corpse and I really enjoyed listening. :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-22-21

Amazing

It was a cold winter evening 2 years ago when 1st found Caitlin on YouTube! Been a super-fan from then!! Love from the uk

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  • Jane
  • 11-20-19

Love Caitlin's books

just wanted to hear this one because I've read her other ones I don't think this was as good as the others.

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  • Gazza
  • 12-26-21

Great book

Great book and answered all those questions we wanted to know. Highly recommended great read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-21

Answering questions even adults have

I may be biased as I love watching Caitlin but…
This book is amazing and I love being able to hear her speak. When Caitlin writes you can almost hear it in her tone, pace and can even internally hear the laugh at her jokes especially if you’ve watched her YT videos but even if you haven’t watching her videos you can now hear her tone if you chose to read her other books.
I love having this book on hand for any questions my niblings have (ages 7-3 currently) to even people like my uncle (age 68 currently). It’s intriguing and very relatable. This book isn’t hard to understand as it’s based at aiming for kids but also delights the wonders adults such as myself have about death.
I recommend this to everyone who is curious with wonder. She is respectful and delightful to listen to.

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  • Greta
  • 02-28-21

Another death positive book from Caitlin

This is a fantastic listen full of interesting stories that give a great insight into what happens in the preparation for the last great journey. Really interesting and great narration

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  • Ace4ev3r
  • 11-17-20

Dark, witty, funny and educational

Even given the subject matter, this is a breeze to listen to, partly because of the fascination of death that we all share, partly because the author/narrator. Recommended for young and old alike!

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  • Larissa
  • 11-11-20

Another Outstanding Book and Performance

Doughty does it again with this series of questions answered in her signature witty way. Often taking unexpected turns down interesting little branches, her answers are juicy info nuggets.

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  • vicky
  • 08-31-20

really fun and intriguing

love that there are so many questions about death
really hits the spot if you are someone who randomly thinks about these kind of things like me...
author does great job narrating, she makes it more comedic and quirky.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-28-20

Amazing!

I love the way Caitlin narrates her books. She makes the words come alive! She’s addressed these questions in a way that would make it easy for someone young to understand but also entertaining and informative for adults to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-20

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME

Loved it ❤ Well done Caitlyn. I will definitely buy all t your books. rock on Deathling.

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  • Katie J.
  • 06-25-20

The best person to tell you about death

Caitlin Doughty is a very charismatic woman with a lot of interesting stories, experiences and facts to tell. If you enjoy watching her YouTube videos Ask a Mortician or listen to her Podcast called Death in the Afternoon, you’ll love her books. She’s funny and someone that is not afraid to tell us the truth about death. It’s not all pretty but every chapter was a delight. Well written, great narration and overall excellent experience.