After listening to several books in the series, I decided to go back to the beginning and listen to the first novel. I really enjoyed the story and I thought it was well written. I thought the mystery was good and kept me interested the whole time. I especially love the narrator and thought her inflection and voices were perfect for the story. I have listened to other stories narrated Barbara Rosenblatt and I've enjoyed them also. In my head I feel like that's what Dr. Brennan sounds like. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be listening to the second in the series as my next book.
it seemed like I was figuring out what was going on as the characters did.
I'm not sure that I would want to compare it to another book. I like the details in the book.
i like when she woke up and saw her daughter. Also the moment she realizes who/why/how she was saved.
this is another great story from Kathy Reichs.. I love her writing style and she always makes me excited for the next book..
this plot had some twists.. just like her other biiks, just when you think you have it figured out there is another twist..
the narrator on this one started out a little flat but once she got into the book was much better.
bring on the next book!
I've been listening to audio books for years and have been an audible subscriber for ? 10 years maybe? A long time anyway.
Other reviewers had problems with language pronunciation. I did not. I don't speak French, so it all sounded good to me.
My review concerns Kathy Reichs' books. I've listened to about 8 so far. And I must say that I enjoy the forensic stories, but the predictability is beyond doubt. There is always someone who goes missing. There is always a threat to Dr Brennen that she ignores and acts surprised by. She always repeats the french name of the unit in Montreal that she works at multiple times. Dr Brennen usually gets hurt in some way, major or minor in the end but someone miraculously saves her from certain death. If you don't mind all of that, the books are fine for light listening!
I enjoyed the book though the narrator grated on my nerves at times. As I've seen the TV series for quite a few years it's hard to picture different people in the role. Tempe is a lot braver and less fragile in the Television series.
This is a pretty cut and dry detective story and mystery. Those of us who have come to love the Temperance Brennan from the television series won't find her here, however. There's little resemblance to the quirky, rational forensic anthropologist we see on television and the character as she was originally penned. The Tempe from the novel is a divorced recovering alcoholic with a grown daughter when we meet her, and while she's a likeable enough protege, I was really hoping for the internal monologues of the character from the TV series, and it's simply a different person.