If you took out all of the similes and metaphors this story would only be half as long. Rather than add to the story, they end up breaking up the rhythm and become incredibly annoying. I got through about one third of the story hoping that it would get better, but it just got more painful. I ended up skipping huge chunks of the book and I'm not sure if I'll bother finishing it or just delete it from my library. I'm very disappointed.
Book was way too detailed oriented on the small things. If you were watching this as a tv show or a movie, it would be ok but as a book, the details were just too involved. I am sure the abridged version would have been much better. Story line was actually good, but too cluttered by all the bla bla bla of the insignificant backround that was talked about.
I was really, really looking forward to listening to the entire collection! However I just could not get beyond the first hour...i tried-i really did! The Reader is worse than awful. She is way too slow, tries too hard to make it exciting. I cant even judge the story because i found my teeth grinding listening to her. Sadly, this is my first and last book read by this Reader. I have even written her name down so i dont purchase any further reads by her.
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.
Kathy Reichs is a wonderful story teller. The story flows beautifully, you get wrapped up in it. Dr. Temperance Brennan is intelligent and likable. The rest of the characters are drawn well and you find yourself wrapped in them. I look forward to reading more of the books!
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!