Though Tempe tries to be rational, she is flooded by memories of her best friend, and wonders whether this skeleton, clearly of a girl who's been dead for decades, could possibly be Evangelina's. At the same time, Tempe's love interest, Ryan, is investigating the deaths of two young girls and the disappearance of another three. Are the cases related? Tempe uses the most recent advances in forensic linguistics to identify the old skeleton, while Ryan investigates the possibility of some kind of serial predator at work now.
Flesh and bone: investigate more of Tempe Brennan's forensic cases.
©2007 Temperance Brennan, LP; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
"With her usual blend of cutting-edge forensic science, nail-biting suspense and characters that pop off the page, Reichs, who's vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists and the producer of Fox's Bones, has produced another winner in one of the genre's most satisfying series." (Publishers Weekly)
I'm a copyediting specialist at Audible and a fan of all things bookish...particularly of the audio variety.
The narration. Linda Emond's voice is clear and solid, and she acts out the drama of the novel without being, well, overly dramatic - very fitting, I believe, for the character of Temperance Brennan. Though i'm not an expert on French accents, the ones she did sounded pretty good to me!
Compared to other Kathy Reichs books I've read, this one took a while to get going. There was a lot of exposition in the first third of the book - Tempe in her lab/office, looking at bodies, explaining things - and it was difficult to keep the different skeletons straight. Once she began getting out of the office, though, and doing some investigating, the story picked up considerably, and all the pieces were fit together.
As mentioned above, I believe Linda really captures Temperance as the narrator of the story. Her tone is even but not droning, intelligent, assured but still inquisitive. She really brings a depth to the reading that I don't think I would have experienced just from reading the book myself.
Once it got going after the first third or so...yes!
yes this is not a bad book at all just not a typical Temperance book..
I love the Brennan series but this book seems to lack somethimg..
i enjoyed listening to this narrator.
The last two books were a little slow, good and important for main character development (especially the romantic angle), but slow. This story really grabbed my attention, it was hard to put it down. And I'm very happy with the new reader and glad to see she'll be reading the rest of the series.
I was very disappointed in this book. I have read Fatal Voyage and enjoyed it so much, so was anxious to read Bones to Ashes. The setting was Canada and there was too much
French in the reading which was very hard to understand.
The ending was expected.
The reader was very hard to understand.
I wouldn't read a follow up book
Very disappointed. Doubt if I will read any more of her books.
Smart, emotional and well done. I know Kathy draws off personal experiences and that is why truth is stranger than fiction and thankfully she gives us both. Always keeps you thinking.
The emotional ending. Yes, I cried again. I found myself excited to find time to listen. I love that!
Tempe. She did great.
Good narration and a great book - what can be better?
Normally when I listen to books I get captivated and don't want to stop listening. This was not the case with this book. It was just OK.
I like real suspense writers like Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsenn, J.D. Robb, Lisa Gardner, but unfortunately I have listened to all their books and thought I would give this one a try.
If you like mystery/thrillers/suspense and like to be kept on your toes, you would probably be disappointed in this book.
Fast paced, as her books usually are. The mystery plus the historical information about the Acadians and their trials with the government - which experimented on them - adds to the fascination. Very entertaining!!!
I have enjoyed Kathy Reichs' books in the past, but this was way too technical, very boring, and it never seemed to produce the expected and desired excitement. There were too many loose ends and when the mystery was solved I didn't care anymore.
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