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?
Better stoyline sorry this is too long an not up to other books
not as to medical
who knows narrator did the best she could do, did not even finish
all of it.... this is to long an boring zzzzzzzzzzz
do not purchase unless you are a machoist sorry but it took me 2 weeks to finish this audible book. story is crap not enjoyabloe to listen to
I would recommend the book to a friend that is familiar with Kathy Reichs' novels and is aware that there is alot of science and detail in the book.
I always like Andrew Ryan. He adds a dash of humor and makes Tempe more human.
I would have loved to listen to the book all in one sitting - but it was a bit long for that! I found it best to listen in as condensed a time-frame as possible because of all of the detail and also because of the quick changes in scenery from current time to flash-back.
I've read comments about the amount of technical detail in the book. This is normal for Kathy Reichs' books. Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist - the details are necessary to move the story forward and explain what she's doing for us normal people! Also, there have been comments about the French. The book is set in Montreal for at least 1/2 of the book...this means that if the author is being realistic and authentic, there will be some French. I found that the author provided translations for all of the French words and phrases used that were not immediately clear (such as expletives where a translation wasn't needed because the meaning was implied!).
Like millions of others, I enjoy following a character through their trials and tribulations. Therefore execution and delivery on continuing story line actually begins to feel personally important to enjoyment. When that doesn't happen, it is a let down.At this point in the series' cycle, Ms. Reichs writing could use some fresh perspective. Tempe is clearly a bit depressed. While she and her handsome on and off beau, Ryan, travel to the beyond of Yellow Knife, their respective lives seem to lack purpose and direction. They meander through the plot solving crimes, but not enjoying themselves very much.Most of us hope that our own lives have meaning. The series risks losing its appeal, when characters whom we follow seem to have become lost in their own life. The books fails to deliver the sufficient dramatic tension to entice the reader forward. Why bother wondering what will happen with Tempe and Ryan and Co. when they don't seem they are all that interested themselves?
I would have thrown in a plot device that might force Tempe to make important life decisions. This could provide inspiration for the books to take on a new direction. For example, transfer Tempe to...England (or other British Empire colony, e.g. Hong Kong) for a year of research, introduce some new characters, make Ryan jealous, give the book new scenery and direction.
Ms. Edmond always does a great job. Beautiful voice and great tempo.
Despite this, I still greatly admire Ms. Reichs and know that she has the chops to continue delivering in the future.
Yes -- gripping story, excellent narrator. I listened to this book while on a multi-day car trip. I was really sad when it ended, but fortunately there were only a few hours left.
I really enjoyed the destructive coworker plot line. I also enjoyed the forensics (it's very interesting). Who knew that teeth could tell you so much about a person?
The ending scene. Although all the parts with Tempe's cat Bird are also fun -- I love the way she talks to Bird (I talk to my cat the same way).
The twisting, puzzle plot was the best part. And the narrator made a great book a pleasure to listen to.
I might try another one, but it would have to be one without any French. Maybe it was the narrator, but she made it hard to understand when she was speaking French. It would probably be easier to follow in book format.
The most interesting aspect of the story was the involvement of forensic anthropology. However, some of that could have been explained more clearly as well. Again, it would probably be easier to follow in book format.
She did, except for the French speakers.
Bones is already a TV series.
I read/listen. Constantly. While the hands are busy, it is an esstenial that the mind be as well.
I've never read any of Kathy Reichs books before and this one looked interesting. However I've figured out 'mystery' shortly after it was revealed. Good narrator, not very engaging.