Terrific effort. Loved the present and past driving you forward! The reader will certanily be one that I will look for again as well as the author. Thanks to both of you. An avid book fan. Chuck
I really enjoyed this book, if you like history and medical science you will definitely like this book. The narrator did a very good job, and she did sound a lot like katherine hepburn as a previous entry stated.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
This was a fun book to listen to. I liked how it jumped back and forth between the present and the past. I loved both stories and I really enjoed the narrator. I highly recommend this book.
This book is not only one of the greatest that I have heard, but is WELL narrated by Susan Denaker. The plot line is great, unanticipated and suspenseful in my opinion. It would be well worth your time to listen to this audiobook!
I thought this book was very interesting. I loved how it went back in forth between past and present. I work in the medical field and I thought that it was very interesting to hear how they did things back then, even if fictional. I would highly recommend this book. It was probably one of her best books. I have read them all and really enjoy her works.
Although this was a departure from Tess Gerritsen's usual genre, it was immensely interesting. Her depiction of Boston in the 1830's seemed so real and detailed. The difference in circumstance of the haves and have nots was facinating. There was a great deal of detail about medical procedures and the resurrectionist of that era. When the book ended, I felt as though I had been on a time travel trip. For days after, I found myself thinking about the characters. Definitely a great choice!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the dichotomy of this book, and felt the writer had the jumping back and forth flowig very well. Some of the scenes were rather gory sounding, since I often eat my lunch in my car happily listening to a book, but all were bearable. I have enjoyed Ms. Gerritsen's books before and will gladly read another.
The Bone Garden audio is one of the most depressing books I have ever listened to. Gerritsen goes way over the top with death, betrayal, horror and loss. The autopsy scenes are too graphic: guts “plopping” into a bucket or the stench of death from young women dying of childbirth fever are more than I want to visualize or hear. Love gained and lost too quickly adds to the somber theme of this book. With all the horror and negativity, it would have been worth the time if the "fairy tale" ending had actually worked. But the relationship between the secondary characters wasn’t developed enough to make it believable. If I had known that this book was so negative about life, I wouldn’t have bothered. There are other authors out they that can write a good thriller/mystery and when you finish, you feel that it was worth the time to listen or read. That was not the case with this book.