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Bones to Ashes Audiobook

Bones to Ashes

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Publisher's Summary

When the skeleton of a young girl, not yet a teenager, is discovered in Acadia, Canada, Tempe Brennan is reminded of Evangelina, her best friend in her preteen years, who was mysteriously taken away when she was 12. Evangelina was from strange and faraway Acadia. She was named after Evangeline in the Longfellow poem, and loved poetry. Tempe found her exotic and glamorous, and then, suddenly, she was gone, and Tempe was told not to try to find her, that she was "dangerous".

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-01-16
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-01-16 Member Since 2016

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "Tired of tempi getting hit in head"

    In all her stories she gets hit in head. She should be dead by now. Needs to stay in morgue.

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    E. Vaz NJ 03-22-16
    E. Vaz NJ 03-22-16

    I'm a copyediting specialist at Audible and a fan of all things bookish...particularly of the audio variety.

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    "Good book, great narration!"
    What did you love best about Bones to Ashes?

    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!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    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.


    What does Linda Emond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


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

    Once it got going after the first third or so...yes!


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    Amanda V. 05-27-15
    Amanda V. 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "ok but..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes this is not a bad book at all just not a typical Temperance book..


    If you’ve listened to books by Kathy Reichs before, how does this one compare?

    I love the Brennan series but this book seems to lack somethimg..


    What does Linda Emond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    i enjoyed listening to this narrator.


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    Melvin 03-01-15
    Melvin 03-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story!"

    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.

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    Bobbie 07-30-12
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    "Bones to Ashes"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was expected.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader was very hard to understand.


    Do you think Bones to Ashes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't read a follow up book


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed. Doubt if I will read any more of her books.

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    Kristi United States 05-24-12
    Kristi United States 05-24-12
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    "Great story, very creative."
    If you could sum up Bones to Ashes in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones to Ashes?

    The emotional ending. Yes, I cried again. I found myself excited to find time to listen. I love that!


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

    Tempe. She did great.


    Any additional comments?

    Good narration and a great book - what can be better?

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    Robert Pensacola, FL, United States 09-07-11
    Robert Pensacola, FL, United States 09-07-11 Member Since 2008
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    "It was OK."

    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.

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    Mstv01 06-14-11
    Mstv01 06-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Listen!"

    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!!!

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    Susan Ann Arbor, MI, USA 04-13-08
    Susan Ann Arbor, MI, USA 04-13-08
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    "Great"

    Sent me back to Audible to get more of her books. Great story, got an education and good charaters. Good reader too.

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    S. Arce Ojai, CA United States 01-24-08
    S. Arce Ojai, CA United States 01-24-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Disappointing"

    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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