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Bones Are Forever: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 15 | [Kathy Reichs]

Bones Are Forever: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 15

Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.
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Publisher's Summary

Kathy Reichs, number-one New York Times best-selling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan - a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining.

Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.

With the Fox series Bones in its seventh season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs reaches new heights in storytelling and suspense-building. Bones Are Forever shimmers with sexual tension, crackling dialogue, and the thrilling twists Reichs delivers so well.

©2012 Temperance Brennan, L.P. (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    johnny 05-19-13
    johnny 05-19-13
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this read and it's narration."
    What did you love best about Bones Are Forever?

    It kept me guessing as to whodunit; who'd they do it to; who's the bones gonna be? Of course the why'd they do it was an unexpected delight.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tempe clobberin' the guy with a shovel.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they shot that poor kid who didn't even understand what was happening.


    Any additional comments?

    Hey Kathy, thank you for making my world more enjoyable. Also loved Linda Emond's narration; I can now read a few words in French and speak them with proper pronunciation, like Alberta and Yellowknife. Ha. Just kidding, Linda.

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    Roberta BOWIE, MD, United States 05-18-13
    Roberta BOWIE, MD, United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Change of career or who's who"
    What did you like best about Bones Are Forever? What did you like least?

    I am generally a fan of this series, but in this book Brennan was portrayed as having some type of legal authority, the plot was slow, the characters unbelievable. Brennan was arrogant and lacked just plain common sense. This will most likely be my last read of the series.


    What was most disappointing about Kathy Reichs’s story?

    Dr. Brennan's role as psuedo lone ranger detective.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Linda Emond’s performances?

    Yes


    Do you think Bones Are Forever needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Please don't.


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    Jay 04-09-13
    Jay 04-09-13

    Nothing gets me to work and back like a good military spy novel.

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    What did you like best about Bones Are Forever? What did you like least?

    The book was well performed. Good pace of the reading


    Has Bones Are Forever turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It was long and technical. Over descriptive in places.


    Was Bones Are Forever worth the listening time?

    Barely


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    Shauna ME, United States 02-28-13
    Shauna ME, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good, but the series is losing it's luster."

    I love the Bones series, but I think it may be time to retire. This book was okay, but not as engaging as most of the others.

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    Sorenson_judith White City, Oregon, United States 02-04-13
    Sorenson_judith White City, Oregon, United States 02-04-13
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    "The book was fabulous!"
    Where does Bones Are Forever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Captivating!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones Are Forever?

    The very beginning of the book,sent goose bumps up my spine!


    Which character – as performed by Linda Emond – was your favorite?

    Temperance Brennan


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The finding of the baby in the attic, really gave me chills especially the way it was spoken.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book I've listened to of Kathy Reichs, and I would recommend listening
    to the Book "Bones Are Forever." Very good listen,with a lot of emotion.

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    Grace in Kuwait 01-06-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Not the best!"
    Would you try another book from Kathy Reichs and/or Linda Emond?

    I typically LOVE Kathy Reichs books from the Brennan series.


    What could Kathy Reichs have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I would have like to feel more of the 'jointedness' I'm used to in these books. I didn't feel the sort of continuity I'm used to and, it seemed to me that the minutinae got in the way of the story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Linda Emond?

    I can't think of a specific narrator that I would choose.... but NOT Emond. The vocal characterisations werent consistent and seemed, at times, to be really flat.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that this isn't a trend for the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ccaaron Central CA United States 12-05-12
    ccaaron Central CA United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2010

    ccaaron

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    "Not one of her best efforts."
    Would you try another book from Kathy Reichs and/or Linda Emond?

    Yes, love her books, just not thrilled with this one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always Brennen. She has it all and helps others too.


    What aspect of Linda Emond’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing, she is a great narrator. Clear and easy to understand.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Of all the Reich's books about Brennen, This one has just too much detail. Some detail is good, but too much is boring. I find myself drifting off to think about other things. I want to be on the edge of my seat, as with the other books. The story line has merit, just too much on and on boring detail.

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    jack Canton, CT, United States 11-05-12
    jack Canton, CT, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A different slant to adventure and suspense"
    Where does Bones Are Forever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my top 10 personal favorites


    What did you like best about this story?

    The forensic detail and jargon, right to the point stuff.


    What about Linda Emond’s performance did you like?

    Great, kept me wanting to get back to the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, not enough free time to do it, but the interest was there.


    Any additional comments?

    I suggest you give this one a look.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Barker Columbia South Carolina 10-29-12
    Denise Barker Columbia South Carolina 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best in this series!"
    If you could sum up Bones Are Forever in three words, what would they be?

    Thorough, interesting and educational!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, Reichs always has Tempe into things that she shouldn't be doing!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think it's interesting that Tempe's daughter is going to join the army, she skirted over that part, but I will be interested to see where that leads.


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    Kay Arnold Northern California 10-25-12
    Kay Arnold Northern California 10-25-12 Member Since 2012

    LOVE All books by Lee Child, and Vince Flynn and J.A.Jance

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    "Intriguing story which holds interest to very end."
    If you could sum up Bones Are Forever in three words, what would they be?

    One of her best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones Are Forever?

    There were too many to pick out just one..


    Which character – as performed by Linda Emond – was your favorite?

    Temperance was only one I recognized---speech was clear and imparted emotions that one would expect in specific circumstances.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Diamonds in the Rough


    Any additional comments?

    I love Kathy's books for their attention to detail and the variety of her situations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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