I can't finish this book. I'm turning it off half way through. Perhaps there was character development in past books...but I find none here. The names are all french - difficult to distinguish with my simple English-only speaking experience. I Wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this one.
To technical, lacking in all aspects of the book. Don't waist your credit.
She did not flow
Despite the fact they've completely ruined Temperance B for television (completely my own independent opinion) and I'm never disappointed by an installment in the series. Highly recommend this author this series every time! Well worth the credit.
I love these stories... While I don't understand all of the technical jargon it's presented in such a way that you understand more than you think:). Love the stories and how they are spun!
the amount of medical examiner lingo mixed with random facts of cities, quarries, etc was just too much. this book felt educational instead of entertaining. it was a struggle to complete
Linda Emond IS Temperance Brennan for me. She brings the stories to life in a fantastic way, her voice hinting at the years of experience the character has. Kathy Reichs provides an excellent storyline that is imperative for anyone who buys into "the expert said so" mentality. Wearing a white coat does not make an expert. I appreciate the distinctions made in this book.
This was first "Bones" book. I'm a big Bones fan and thought I'd try my hand at a Kathy Reichs novel. I really enjoyed this one. At one point in the story, she and Ryan was in the Chicago area and I know that area well, so it was easy to picture them in the locations mentioned. When I realized there were Book 2, Book 8, Book 11 I thought I was a dope for reading them out of sequence, but soon realized it wasn't going to matter much. I enjoy the depth of details and descriptions.
I can't answer this question. I'm eclectic in music, books, movies. I don't like to make comparisons like this.
At first Linda Emond's narrative was hard to listen to and I had to start over a couple of times, but once I turned down my headphones a little and made some other tonal adjustments I didn't have any problems and really enjoyed her narrative.
No. I'm listening to these books at work, over production weeks when I'm tied to my desk processing photos. That's why these books are so great to have so I have some culture to listen to while my eyes are witness to movie photos (some from movies I would never go to).
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The storyline mixed up past and present to keep the suspense high, and the characters were believable. I enjoy Temperance Brennan's stories, and I didn't feel as if the scientific details were difficult to understand. Kathy Reichs continues to be one of my favourite authors and Linda Emond does a great job with the narration.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
I had read all the Tempe Brennan books preceding Cross Bones. That book was a big letdown -- found it mindnumbingly boring. Plus the series was on TV and I was getting a new mental picture of Tempe (and never liked Booth--Ryan rules). In short I gave up on Kathy Reichs. But I just gave her another chance with 206 Bones, and it was great! Now I'm backtracking to buy the books between the dud and the winner, in hopes of finding more winners. I'd heartily recommend 206 Bones. It's the Tempe I know and love - warm, caring, smart but not dysfunctionally so - teetering on the edge re her feelings about Ryan, and -- far from ruling the roost -- almost up to her neck in some hot water at work.
Tempe - see preceding description.
Tempe buried alive - will Ryan find her before she's just bones?