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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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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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    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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    "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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    Kate 09-13-15
    Kate 09-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "So tedious !"

    I couldn't keep listening. I really wanted to but it was so tedious to listen to the in depth medical data... I get it- lets move on. Note I didn't make it more than 2 hours in.... Maybe it gets better after that.

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    Brittany Thies 08-12-15
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    "Very enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Though I am a huge mystery novel addict, and not everyone feels the same. If you like a good mystery, I would absolutely download this book.


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

    Her pronunciation of French words is spot on. Also her cadence really flows similarly to how I read. Made the whole expedience feel less like an audiobook and more like I was reading the novel myself.


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    linda land o lakes, FL, United States 07-26-15
    linda land o lakes, FL, United States 07-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "to much info"

    the story was good but the technical descriptions were long and drawn out. brings to mind the hur tv shows that should've benn a half hour

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    Timothy 07-02-15
    Timothy 07-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!"

    Reminds me of another of my favorite authors, Patricia Cornwell. I was riveted from beginning to end. Some very nice plot twists with plenty of suspense.

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    Judy Vahlkamp Quincy, IL United States 06-29-15
    Judy Vahlkamp Quincy, IL United States 06-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Okay"

    This wasn't the best in by Reichs, but it kept me entertained. The narrator was good.

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    austinrlewis 06-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Love the story, love the narrator!!"

    After listening to several books in the series, I decided to go back to the beginning and listen to the first novel. I really enjoyed the story and I thought it was well written. I thought the mystery was good and kept me interested the whole time. I especially love the narrator and thought her inflection and voices were perfect for the story. I have listened to other stories narrated Barbara Rosenblatt and I've enjoyed them also. In my head I feel like that's what Dr. Brennan sounds like. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be listening to the second in the series as my next book.

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    Patty Chelsea, OK, United States 05-31-15
    Patty Chelsea, OK, United States 05-31-15
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    "Bad Narrator"

    I love the story but the narrator is not Tempe. Very dissapointing voice and hard to get into because of it.

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