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.
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.
This was really good. I can't believe I put off listening to it for so long. The narrator while not my favorite did a reasonable job. She certainly kept me listening.
A good narration might have rescued the book.
I haven't. I saw the TV show and thought the book would probably be better. I was wrong.
The narrator sounded bored and annoyed having to read this book. That didn't help.
It's hard to like a book when the main character is so unlikeable. I saw that the other books in that series have other narrators. I might give it a try to see if that helps because over all I like the idea of the books.
I always enjoy books narrated by Barbara Rosenblat so my reason for returning Deja Dead has no reflection on her. This is the first book I've tried from the author, Kathy Reichs and since she has high ratings, I'll give another one a try before "writing" her off my future choices for good. She obviously appeals to a great many readers/listeners.
It crawled along and the main character was very unappealing. I simply found nothing redeeming in her. Nobody she works with seems to like her either, including her own family. She's opinionated and, as much as I like strong, independent heroines, she's just boring and rude.
Simply speaking, she becomes every character I've heard her do, giving them life and personality where they may not with other, more monotone narrators. Her women characters sound like women and her male characters sound like men; all due to her great range.
Sorry, the main character, Dr. Brennan... Which, of course is impossible, so I'd change her personality!