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Deja Dead Audiobook

Deja Dead

It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.
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Publisher's Summary

It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police.

One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. Something about the crime scene is familiar to Tempe: the stashing of the body parts; the meticulous dismemberment. As a pattern continues to emerge, Tempe calls upon all her forensic skills, including bone, tooth/dental, and bitemark analysis and x-ray microflourescence to convince the police that the cases are related and to try to stop the killer before he strikes again.

Told with lacerating authenticity and passion, Déjà Dead is both poignant and terrifying as it hurtles toward its breathtaking conclusion and instantly catapults Kathy Reich into the top ranks of crime authors.

©1997 Kathy Reichs (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Accomplished and chilling." (People)

"Kathy Reichs knows how to put all [of her] exotic experience into a novel....Quebec's own Southern gal give[s] Cornwell a run for the money." (Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail)

"What makes Déjà Dead so compelling, in addition to the authoritative descriptions of how a forensic scientist 'reads' the story the bones tell, is the character of Brennan - smart, persistent, gutsy, ironic yet vulnerable." (Judy Stoffman, Toronto Star)

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    Susan Ithaca, NY, United States 02-03-12
    Susan Ithaca, NY, United States 02-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Terrible writing style--Waste of my time"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    joan 09-28-11
    joan 09-28-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Deja Dead"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Tynes 06-15-13
    Karen Tynes 06-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Reader HORRID!!"
    What did you love best about Deja Dead?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dan Brown


    Would you be willing to try another one of Barbara Rosenblat’s performances?

    NO!!!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AdaLurie ohio 02-03-16
    AdaLurie ohio 02-03-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Enjoyed the plot but........."

    Found myself distracted by the overabundance of French usage. Probably ok if you are a French speaker but makes it difficult for those that are not. Also did not care for the sound effects.

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    Mary Ann Hergenrother 01-20-16
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    "Bad narration."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Narration so bad, hard to stay with story, so, I did not. Wish I could return it.


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    Heidi 12-19-15
    Heidi 12-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Worst narrator"

    Unfortunately the narration is so bad that I can't even focus on the story. My advice is skip this book or read the hard copy. The cadence and the "breathing and swallowing of the narrator is too distracting. Ugh.

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    Lorraine 11-22-15
    Lorraine 11-22-15
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    "Glad I didn't take heed of negative reviews"

    Having read the negative reviews of this book for some reason I purchased it anyway. Having read one of her books I knew it wasn't 'Bones' the tv series and was based in Quebec.

    The narration was good. Ok sometimes 'breathy' but it was just one isrening to someone tell you their version of events. Annoying - definitely not.

    Too much French I read a couple of times was there a need? It's set in Quebec where their language is French so yes street names stores etc will be in French. Her writing a very few of the phrases in French and then translating them into English I felt lent flavour to the overall story.

    Overall I enjoyed the narration the story and background information and am looking forward to the next book.

    My advice on any book. Try them and broaden your horizons. Who knows one persons hate is another's enjoyment.

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    Cheryl Garland 11-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great first book."

    I've read others in the series before. Decided to start at the beginning and can't wait to read the next one. I'll be following through the entire series.

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    Unknown 10-23-15
    Unknown 10-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good story bad read."

    to much breath sounds in the reading . very distracting, beside that good story the production could have been better.

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    Leigh A Rebillard 10-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "exceptional as always, "

    the stories are always gripping & the performance makes them come to life, giving them even more depth & substance.

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