I am a hard-core Bones fan, and last summer started reading the books that the series is based on. Her writing style amuses me and I love the mysteries... That said, this was probably the worst book in the series. That doesn't mean it's bad, but there's much less science in the book than normal; I learned more about NASCAR than I did about forensics (Ms. Reichs is a real live forensic anthropologist much like her Temperance Brennan counterpart). I really look forward more to the books set in Canada than the Charlotte, NC settings--I like Detective Andrew Ryan better than "Skinny" Slidell.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't read it if you like a good mystery, but I'd highly recommend some of her earlier books before this one... 206 Bones is spectacular (her first), Cross Bones is a wild ride, and Grave Secrets is wonderful.
If you like the TV show and you haven't read any of her books, start with those, as this one might turn you off the series if you start here, it's totally not up to her normal level. :)
The narrator has voiced other books in the series and does a great job with the southern accents.
It's classic Temperence Brennan, only new!
The ending will throw you for a loop! This book ties together some loose ends from a long time ago, and sees Slidell, Ryan, and Brennan working together. Good plot, good set up, great ending. Really.
Murakami yes, Yaegashi, no.
I don't know, I haven't been able to listen due to all the breathing. I'm sure the book is fine, as I adore Murakami books.
I can hear every breath he takes. It's so distracting and irritating that I can't listen to this book!
Anger that I wasted a credit on a recording I can't listen to!
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