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.
Another narrator would help. I could hear too much mouth/saliva motion, smacks and swallows. Narrator sounds impatient to be done.
I would try another one, but they are much, much to jammed with Tempe's internal dialog and way, way too much French accent and French words.
Either better recording with more sound suppression. You can hear the saliva in the woman's mouth.
Ms. Rosenblat was the perfect narrator for the story. She became Ms. Reichs. I can't wait to listen to the next story, and I think I even prefer Reichs to her television "double", Bones.
My opinion: this book should not be narrated or maybe it was just me or the narrator, but I did not hear half the story. I think if I read the book I might have enjoyed it.
Yes, the story is well written and the reader does an amazing job of making you feel like you are really hearing Tempe's thoughts!
The fight scene in the kitchen, I was able to visualize the scene as it was read.
Yes but unfortunately I couldn't