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In-Depth Market Research Interviews with Dead People: Tempur-Pedic

By: Alison Espach
Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans,Suzanne Savoy
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In this at-once hilarious and heartbreaking series, In-Depth Market Research Interviews with Dead People, Alison Espach explores our collective idiosyncrasies, neuroses, and desires through the consumer choices, big and small, that we face every day.

Caroline’s mattress had nothing to do with her untimely death at the age of 28—this, she wants Tempur-Pedic’s market research representative to know. But as she reflects on her first ever mattress purchase and their interview progresses, Caroline dives into the circumstances and decisions that led her and Nicholas—her boyfriend, 10 years her senior and prone to sleeping on the floor—to that particular bed in that particular shopping plaza. Ultimately, Caroline has the opportunity to reckon with the struggles she faced near the end of her life, and the story of a complex, bold young woman emerges.   

©2022 Alison Espach (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

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That was a great story, with excellent narrators. A bit of fluff and nonsense but it's also really engaging and charming and a fantastic way to spend an hour. The setting provides a novel way of telling the girl's story. Recommend.

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This is a fun series, and I think this is possibly the best. It's full of surprising twists, and is a compelling listen.

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easy listen

Quick, entertaining, easy listen. Narrators were great. Will definitely check out others in the series.

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great story

this is an easy one to get lost in. I hope they'll be more like it in the future.

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  • 30-09-2022

love this series

The interviewer's dry, predictable marketing questions make me think. It's not so much about being dead but evaluating your life. Not morbid at all.

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  • 30-10-2022

nice little listen

just as enjoyable as the short story about the toilet paper. keep them coming please!

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  • 31-01-2024

3 for three

three for three out of an outstanding line up thanks to the audible crew and support... overall a solid five stars

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  • 25-01-2024

Unique and very human

I rarely come across a story that is so one of kind and so relatable at the same time. It felt like a gift.

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  • 05-11-2023

Loved it so so so much

I quit my job before the pandemic and thought I'd take a break. but the pandemic happened, and my visa got complicated and I did not have a job for four years now, I still don't. I felt how she felt. Lost, searching for meaning and identity.

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  • 01-11-2023

totally taken away

fantastic short story! great voice acting, interesting characters, and it didn't feel like anything I'd ever listened to before

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  • 30-09-2023

Not what you would expect

despite the comedic premise, the story presented felt very real and relatable. the distancing of the story teller from her past life looking back with the wisdom granted to her from the afterlife kept it from being too sad. it was a serious story about mental health and addiction. the levity of the premise seemed out of place.

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  • 15-07-2023

Great one

An interesting twist to a short story. It was a fun listen and worth it. I love these short stories

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  • 27-06-2023

Soul seeking

It was a self reflection therapy session that wasn’t really about a mattress at all. The revelation of one’s self, beautiful.

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  • 22-06-2023

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  • ai83
  • 26-03-2023

I liked the interviewer

It was all a bit funny, especially how the interviewer lady kept trying to bring the raving discussion back on track, and, probably because it was short, I kind of enjoyed it until the end and waited for the punch line, and right at the end the reveal was that i wasted my time following a complete idiot who threw up on the coats of her guests and then threw them out the window to cover the shame, as if people wouldn't need their coats when leaving. Not even in my drunkest state ever I could imagine being so dumb. To top it off, i am actually looking for a mattress and this story contained zero useful intel.

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  • Narcissisticnobody
  • 02-02-2024

Just ok.

Having listened to all three of the 'in depth' series one after the other, I thought this one was the weakest.

Bounty was by far the best, with a profound message & engaging dialogue. This one just seemed lacking & the interviewer sounded bored.

Glad I listened as the concept is great, but it wasn't the best story.

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  • 26-12-2023

Funny

Really great quick listen perfect for in the background and really funny . Second time I’ve listened to it now great story x

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  • 04-10-2023

Excellent

Stumbled across this audio story by mistake and it just really funny I think it's anyway really good I wish there was more of them looking forward to listening to the other.

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  • 20-09-2023

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  • Sebrina Autumn Calkins
  • 31-08-2023

Espach is a Wizard of Intimate Pain & Emotion!

I'm gutted to have finished this trilogy of short stories because I have lobed them and the phenomenal performances so very much. Espach truly is a maestro of heartbreak and reflection with the posthumous product interview being such a glorious amusing and disarming framing device.

All three stories have truly been perfection in short stories/ audio dramas and performances. I'm in awe.

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  • 20-08-2023

Short and light

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  • 08-07-2023

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  • 02-07-2023

An unexpected gem

A touching story about choices young people make.
Loves that come and go and the things that once bought stay either as a memento or as a burden. Or both. Who knew a mattress could play such a big part in one's life. And death.

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  • buytoomuch
  • 22-06-2023

Unexpected

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