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Deja Dead Audiobook

Deja Dead

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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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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 03-03-17
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 03-03-17 Member Since 2016

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "Reader has something in mouth"

    Barbara Rosenblat sounds like she has a hard candy or something in her mouth all through the book. Did not enjoy her moving it around constantly. I like Kathy Reichs books but can't listen to this reader again.

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    TVNerd95 03-02-17
    TVNerd95 03-02-17 Member Since 2016

    I listen as I commute everyday and travel for work.

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    "I just don't know why I read these books"

    So I went back and re-read this one because in the recent Tempe books she is started to get on my nerves. Well apparently when I was younger, her characteristics didn’t bother me but this re-read found me wanting to strangle her as much as the killer wanted to. So this will be a ramble fest – I apologize in advance.

    The mystery is very intriguing and it really grips you but I found myself going “just spit it out” a lot because I felt like the characters new something but wouldn’t admit until the author was ready. Not a big problem but the author kept dropping hints and you’re like just say it.

    Temperance Brennan has got to be one of the most annoying characters ever written. She really shows a lack of something as it relates to her relationship with the law enforcement side of the house. Sometimes you’re like this is completely unrealistic and put in the book to simply allow for Dr. Brennan to be put in dangerous situations. There were many times when she should have just waited for one of the police officers to call her back versus charging out there. She spends most of the book griping and bitching about and at her best friend which makes it very hard to understand her concern for Gabby’s welfare.

    The other thing I noticed is that Dr. Brennan seems to be plaqued by the same things over and over in each book. A disgruntled co-worker who may or may not file a complaint against her, a complete disregard for the police’s ability to do their job because she would rather risked her own life than put them at risk, a family/friend/loved one in danger – I probably should not have read this book after reading some of the other ones.

    I know you are wondering why then did I give 3 stars. Well for one the supporting characters, the mystery and the actual villain were very good and for two the narrator, Barbara Rosenblat, does do a great job for this book. I like the way she gives Dr. Brennan’s inner monologue a different tone so that you can recognize it and she does an excellent job with all the different characters and accents.

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    Rose 02-26-17
    Rose 02-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great story iffy narrator"

    story was great however it sounds like the narrator is snacking while reading making very disturbing sounds.

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    Joanne laconia, NH, United States 12-03-16
    Joanne laconia, NH, United States 12-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    "not well written"

    the constant and sometimes absurd analogies drove me crazy. I liked the overall story but difficult to get through due to the poor writing.

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    Amazon Customer Palestine, Tx United States 10-14-16
    Amazon Customer Palestine, Tx United States 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good start to a great series."

    Taut thriller by a very good author. I like this version of Tempe Brennan even better than the one on Bones.

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    Ron 09-26-16
    Ron 09-26-16 Member Since 2017

    My husband and I use audio books so we can read the same book at the same time. This way we can discuss and have fun listening together.

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    "Horrible nattator"
    Would you listen to Deja Dead again? Why?

    I loved this book but she is now Barbara Rossenblat. Dont know if I can do this with a new nattaror


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better reader


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    Victoria Tyler Wyo 07-29-16
    Victoria Tyler Wyo 07-29-16 Member Since 2015

    Tori

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    "Great Book"

    I chose it because I love Bones, this isn't anything like the show but I still enjoyed it. My only complaint is the narrator reads super slow, after I bumped it up to 1.25 it was ok.

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    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 07-19-16
    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 07-19-16 Member Since 2011

    I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!

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    "Temperance or Temperance? TV or book? That is the question!"

    I pulled the book because I wanted see if they were skipped or different. I think different.

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    Samantha Stanley 07-01-16
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    "Just one issue"

    I would have given this a 5 all around but there's a good ten minute segment where it's nothing but buzzing for various reasons, whether it's flies or whatever else. It almost made me rage quit while I was listening. Surely there was a less irritating way to do it.

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    Cindy 05-07-16
    Cindy 05-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Predictable"

    The story line was pretty good albeit somewhat predictable. The use of some French was an unexpected bonus for me. The swearing is unnecessary and a distraction.

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