I personally enjoy listening to books while I work so my option would not be valid about the print version. I prefer to listen since I do not have the time to enjoy sitting and reading that often in my daily like.
The end of the book when it all comes together in the last 2 chapters finally Temperance is not having to get rescued! This was a much better book than her others because it was not as predictable as the rest over her series.
I have always been a fan of Reichs. I am finding that her later works are becoming somewhat technical & I really have to listen to keep up with the plot. Storyline held me the fist couple of chapters then I began to have to really work at sifting the story from the technical. By mid listen, it started to get easier and the ending was good. Ms. Edmond is a good narrator for this series.
Some what a lack luster writing. Too much hit and miss in the writing. Reminded me of my high school papers: changing, changing and more changing of thoughts. Not one of her best but glad I did take the time to listen. Would not have pick Linda Emond as the reader.
I had the pleasure of reading Kathy's works before the series. I must say although I watch the series weekly and quite enjoy it I find the character different which to me is expected. The actor portrays the character and likewise with narration. I found that in some ways they were the same, yet different as it takes some time for the series to show Tempe's sense of humor yet I see it sooner in the books. I found the story very easy to listen to and I enjoyed the plot. The ending a bit fast paced......had to skip back a few times to catch it all. Much of the same Tempe and to me not as technical as the TV show character, it depends on how you see her.
I was a little disappointed in this book. This is the first of the series I have read and really like the TV show Bones. Of course, I expected the main character to be slightly different TV to print, but I found Temperance to be a a completely different breed all together. This was a little odd! The story itself was convoluted and hard to follow when listening, especially when talking about case numbers. I can't say I won't listen to another in the series, but I don't think it will be my next purchase.
I would have enjoyed this book, it had a great idea, however she goes into way, way too many technical details. Just the basics would have done it for me:)
If you are a fan of Emily Deschanel's character on the TV show, mentally change the heroine's name in this story. She bears no resemblance to the Bones I know and love. Entertaining story, well-read, but not-so well-written. Lots of cheezy descriptions and silly Detective story-type dialogue (as if Guy Noir took up writing).
I have been very entertained by the Bones series, and found this one to stay in the same pattern as the past.