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Fatal Voyage Audiobook
Fatal Voyage
Written by: 
Kathy Reichs
Narrated by: 
Kate Harper
Fatal Voyage Audiobook

Fatal Voyage

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Publisher's Summary

Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio. An Air TransSouth flight has gone down in the mountains of western North Carolina, taking with it 88 passengers and crew.

An a forensic anthropologist and a member of the regional DMORT team, Tempe rushes to the scene to assist in body recovery and identification. She finds a field of carnage: torsos in trees, limbs strewn among bursting suitcases, and smoldering debris. Many of the dead are members of a university soccer team. Is Tempe's daughter, Katy, among them?

Frantic with worry, Tempe joins colleagues from the FBI, the NTSB, and other agencies to search for explanations. Was the plane brought down by a bomb or simple mechanical failure? And what about the prisoner on the plane who was being extradited to Canada? Did someone want him silenced forever? And why are certain people eager to stop Tempe's investigation? Is she learning too much? Coming too close?

With help from Montreal detective Andrew Ryan - and from a very special dog named Boyd - Tempe uncovers a shocking, multilayered tale of deceit and depravity.

Written with the riveting authenticity that only world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs can provide, Fatal Voyage pairs witty, elegant prose with pulse-pounding storytelling in a tour de force worthy of crime writing's new superstar.

©2001 Kathy Reichs (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"[Dr. Temperance Brennan is] ...the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta." (USA Today)

"The plot moves with electric force." (Publishers Weekly)

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    john 10-13-15
    john 10-13-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Annoying narrator with a good story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Kathy Reichs is best when she describes the science but her general writing can be cliched and trite. Too many hyperbolic similes and exaggerated descriptions "loud enough to be heard in Buenos Aires". Really? Brennan is a scientist and such a description is just stupic.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kathy Reichs again?

    yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Harper’s performances?

    NO! At many points she screeches and whines making me dislike the characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-21-15
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-21-15 Member Since 2016

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "Did not care for reader."

    Reader was not very good. Story was fare. Hope she doesn't read more books. Thanks

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dominique Manns 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best"

    This book wasn't as exciting as the others in the series. I did not care for the narrators rendition of the voices either. It felt child-like and simple.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathi 01-11-13
    Kathi 01-11-13 Member Since 2010

    Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.

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    "Good, but a bit tedious in places"
    What made the experience of listening to Fatal Voyage the most enjoyable?

    It was a good and complex plot, characters well-developed and believable. but sometimes (just a few) I felt my eyes glazing over, trying to get through explanations of the scientific evidence. But that's just me. I'm pretty sure those were parts my husband really enjoyed. So obviously, that goes to personal taste.

    It's actually a pretty good book. Found myself looking forward to the next listen. The narrator had a great challenge, because it was a large set of characters. She was much better with the womens' voices than with the mens'.

    I'd recommend the series. But this one book could be difficult for some people to listen to due to the sensitive nature of much of the story having to do with a plane crash, one that had been carrying a lot of kids on board. That would be my only caveat.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Techpotato BC, Canada 09-18-12
    Techpotato BC, Canada 09-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The best so far"

    Maybe I am getting used to the highly technical nature of these books, and the first-person style in but this book has a great mystery and more twists in both plot and relationships.

    Kate Harper is also a better performer for Kathy Reichs' style, and she kept the characters different and entertaining. I was disappointed to see that she is not narrating other books in this series.

    The only detraction was that the characters took a little too long to catch up to the reader. It is always good to let the reader come to conclusions a moment before the main characters -- that helps the suspension of disbelief, but at times this story takes it a tiny bit too far.

    Over all very entertaining. If you are a fan of the series, definitely don't skip this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ash V.K. 02-12-15
    Ash V.K. 02-12-15
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    "Such a boring narration"

    I will struggle to finish this book. I wish there was a first day return policy so I can return it and get my credit back to get a different book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J.C.D. 06-27-16
    J.C.D. 06-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A SPELL-BIND SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH"
    Where does Fatal Voyage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top 15% of all the audiobooks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the constant action and tension - it never stops.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Harper – was your favorite?

    Temprance Brennan - she's a remarkable scientist but has her own problems. She's flawed and real.


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

    I don't believe I had an extreme reaction to it. The book was well-written and entertaining.


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    Stephanie 06-15-16
    Stephanie 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not so good a narrator at the beginning"

    I absolutely loved this book glade that i reread it. The narrator i had to get used to in the beginning but she got better as the book progressed.

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    Kelly Alexandra Chase 01-19-16
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    "Fantastic Story & Narrator! "

    couldn't stop listening, because the story was just so good & the narrator did a fantastic job telling the story, as well as voicing the characters. 5 stars all around!

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    SMN 12-30-15
    SMN 12-30-15 Member Since 2011

    Sabrina

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    "Narrator mismatch doesn't detract from story"
    What aspect of Kate Harper’s performance would you have changed?

    Kate Harper is an expressive narrator, but I'm not sure she was cast well in the role of Tempe Brennan. I admit my opinion may be a bit tinged because of my familiarity with the TV series, Bones, which has foundations in Kathy Reich's books; however, Harper's attempts to project emotion come across overdone compared to other narrators, and in some cases can be a little uncomfortable to listen too. Everyone's a critic though, and certainly I don't want to take too many points away because of the narrator- it's just a different Brennan than I am used too, or than I envisioned.


    Any additional comments?

    Forensic Anthropologist Temperance Brennan is baffled by human remains found at a plane crash site that don't match up to any of the passengers. In her attempt to solve the mystery, she stumbles upon a macabre set of seemingly unrelated deaths that imply something sinister is at work just beneath the surface.

    I love some of Reich's books more than others, and this one is a favorite. The author manages to weave folklore, science and history into an interesting web that entangles a reader. At some points the story did get a little tedious... but the author kept the story going with interesting twists and red herrings, tying up all the strings in a neat package at the end.

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    HINCKLEY, United Kingdom
    12/31/14
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    "Not the best of CR novels..."

    ...but very far from bad. Read beautifully and thoroughly entertaining. I always enjoy these books but I guessed the main plot very early.

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    Knighton, United Kingdom
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    "Another great story."

    This was another good book by Kathy Reichs, solid and informative. Always a pleasure to add the stories of Temperance Brennan to the library.

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