I found the writing tedious. The main character's musings and details of unnecessary minutiae were maddening. I will not be continuing with this author.
The reader for this book was all wrong, she sounded way to old to be Brennan. It was distracting from the story, it just didn't feel write. Eventually I got used to the voice, and thankfully the story was good enough to hold my attens.
This narrator is completely wrong for this book and actually I do not plan to select any book narrated by Dorothee Berryman. She whispers, sort of. I want to go to sleep listening to her. She has ruined a good author's work.
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
Forensic Anthropologist Temperance Brennan, investigates the murder of a John Doe, determined to identify the victim. What she discovers is an illegal organ donation ring. A great read, although the narration could have been better, and Break No Bones tended to drag on a bit in parts. Not one of Kathy Reichs best but still an enjoyable read.
I am having a very difficult time getting through this installment of the series. I cannot relate the narrator's voice to the character. Her accent, pronunciation and inflection are all wrong. If this is the narrator of the next books in the series, this will be my last. Bring back Michele Pawk!!!!
This book was a litte slow to get started, but once I got into it, I enjoyed it. The story line was good and I warmed up to the main characters quickly. This was my first Kathy Reichs and I will be going for others. I love the dynamics with Tempe and the ex-hubby and am rooting for Tempe and Ryan to pull through together.
I have watched and liked the TV-series Bones but this was my first book behind that production. The book is quite different than the TV-show and at first it confused me a little. I must say the dark tones in this book made it little heavy to listen, but story was good. The love life of Dr. Brennan was quite prominent, perhaps too much for me. This book made me a little sad and it was depressing. Some medical terms were little difficult to follow in an audio book for me.
I think I need to find an other book of Kathy Reichs, perhaps a book where sun is shining.
The narrator's accents are shallow (stereotypical) and her poor voice acting is distracting. The narrative is formulaic, but entertaining. Can't get past the narration though, so I would recommend reading this one the traditional way (then at least the bad accents will be your own!).
I've listened to about 8 of Kathy Reich's books and in general I don't mind the overly technical descriptions and somewhat drawn out plots, but this particular narrator was really hard for me to listen to. She had an overpowering southern accent and overpronounced too many words. It made such an impact on the content of what she was reading that I felt it changed the personalities of the main characters (Ryan and Brennan). I've gotten used to their characters from all of the previous books and she both changed their back and forth banter and made the "Brennan" character feel quite a bit older.
The plot and story line was still good, so I guess I would recommend reading this one rather than listening to it. And I think maintaining some level of consistency in narrators is important to make sure the characters come off as the author intended.