I loved the layers in the story. It wasn't one or two dimensional. There were many layers that led you in different directions.
I have to be honest. At first I didn't care for this book at all. I LOVE the tv show. It's probably my only well one of two TV shows that I will not miss. This book, is not that TV show. I had to get past that before I could enjoy the book. I went into the book thinking the character would be the same as the TV show. She's not. In the setting of the book she really couldn't be. As I went on with the story I realized that and was able to enjoy the story.
I really enjoyed the flipping back and forth between French and English. Ms. Rosenblat has an excellent command of the languages.
I can't say that I did. I was however extremely happy I'd read it and look forward to reading/listening to more.
For me I really had to seperate the two. The book from the show, the author from the writers, ect. I would be curious to know how many people went into her books with the same expectation as I did. Cudos to her for a wonderful story and a well written character. Now that I have the two characters seperated in my expectation of who they are, I look forward to reading more of her work.
Good story, annoying reader.
Too much breath
I originally thought the main character would be like Bones on TV, but although she had the same job and name, it was not the same character. That was okay and I got past that. But the reader's breathing was very annoying - you could frequently hear her in-take of breath and I found that distracting.
I was so excited to try the book series, but in this case the show is a million times better than the book. The narrator is the WORST! Her pauses, spit swallowing - it is all way too much!
It is a good mystery.
Anyone but Barbara Rosenblat... Listening is disgusting!
I am going to try the second book. I pray the dislike of this book is due to the narrator.
The narrator was good... but I did NOT enjoy her. She sounded like she smoked way too many cigarette's. Just not the voice I would put together with the character., Also... the way everything wrapped up at the end seemed very unrealistic to me. I was very disappointed. I don't think I'll read anymore from her.
The narrator is very good.
I have read the book before and usually don't mind revisiting a book multiple times. But I am not getting in to this book. Perhaps. I will try it later. My tastes and feeling for what I'm reading change.
Originality Story started good but about halfway through you feel as if you had read it already. its filled with every cliché available in the genre. Serial killer fixates on main char. Best friend is pulled in, no one believes heroine (although there are 5 bodies) Heroine searches for a body in abandoned area of city, at night, in the rain, same time the killer happens to return.
Nothing from this series. maybe something from Charles Todd
No. Narration was very good.
Good Narration.. Story was decent but predictable.
First, if you listened to the first book in this series and couldn't stand the narrator, rest assured that this one is better, although she seems to think that every person south of the Mason-Dixon Line speaks with a grating, backwoodsy twang.
Second, if you're looking for Emily Deschanel's Tempe Brennan, you are not going to find her here. However, if you can let go of what you know from the TV show and just accept that this Tempe is different, you might end up liking her in a different way.
Now, what I think of the story:
It had an interesting and compelling premise (religious movement/cult stuff), and it had mostly interesting forensics, anthropology, and sociology background stuff and information, although sometimes this information was dry, and it was often inserted in awkward, unnatural sounding conversations between characters. The biggest problem I had with the story was the over-the-top, unlikely, wholly improbable coincidences and chance timings of certain events and connections that took place throughout the entire story. I certainly don't want to give anything away, but really, the way events and people from Texas to Montreal to SC to NC crossed paths and linked up was SO far-fetched, the entire work lost credibility. I often have to suspend my disbelief in crime/mystery/suspense books, but this pushed the limit. Also, I read (listened to) Book 1 and Book 2 in quick succession--both had a flighty woman whom Tempe cared about who went missing, and in both books, the climactic scenes took place during a weather event--seems trite and cliche in one book, let alone two ("It was a dark and stormy night...").
I do like Tempe's character, and I feel like her occupation lends some real potential to future story lines, but I'm not going to continue with this series for awhile.
I like the "Bones" TV series so I'm willing to give her another try.
Too many chopped off heads
I kept loosing interest.
A different narrator. I couldn't get past the second chapter.
I don't know.
Boring harsh voice.