If you're expecting the quirky, impersonal, naive Bones from the TV show...you may be disappointed. Tempie in the books has a kid, has been married for a long time, and doesn't work primarily from her lab with her crew of squints. Don't fight the differences and enjoy the books for what they are...good mystery novels. This was my first Kathy Reichs book, and since then I have started 206 Bones...maybe more similarities will become apparent the more I read. The books are worth a try, so...happy reading!
I couldn't get into it. The narrator was flat. I had to go back again and again. So NoT worth it. I think if I had read it (instead of listened to it) it would have been better.
I buy audio books to listen to during my commute and for taking long walks.
Very good story, great reading. Fascinating detail on how a septic tank system works! I particularly enjoyed the location in Guatemala.
This was a good medical mystery. You learn a lot of information on Forensic anthropology.
Loved the book, the ending unfortunately was so-so. It's a very quiet book. Tempe Brennans musings, moods and observations on interpersonal relations are recounted. It also tries to explain the forensic procedures. I liked that, because it seems to be far more realistic than the flashy CSI stuff.
Her character and the mood of the book is very different from "Bones" the tv series. I was okay with that, but be warned.
I have been listening to Audible books for several years now, and this is one of the first that is leaving me less than fulfilled.
I am about a third of the way through it now, and the narration is less then desirable. She seems to have the same tone of voice and 'flash' for all the books characters. There is no 'life' in the voice. In my mind, that is half of the reason to listen instead of read. To 'feel' the book as it is read.
As for the story, it feels a little empty so far. In some areas, the author falls well short of describing things, and in other areas, floods the story with useless words.
Finally, the authors use (or lack there of) of certain connectors is a little irritating. For example, when she met one of the characters, she described what he was wearing. As she did so, she dropped off the final 'and' like: his eyes were brown, almost red, like they captured the sunset; his hair was thick wavy black, brown hat. I mean really. How tough would it have been to say: ... wavy black hair and he supported a brown hat. She does this type of writing all too often in the book.
I only hope that it gets better before it gets worse.