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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

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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.


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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.

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    Amazon Customer 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "edge of your seat good"

    awesome book and was brought to life by miss Harper. it was captivating and miss Harper brought every character to life. she made the book that much more addicting to hear

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    Jerri Cary, NC, United States 09-10-16
    Jerri Cary, NC, United States 09-10-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Tempi Brennon"

    I love these stories. Being from NC I know the places mentioned. I hope to listen to all of them.

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    T. Schram Dripping Springs, Texas! United States of America 09-02-16
    T. Schram Dripping Springs, Texas! United States of America 09-02-16 Member Since 2012

    I presently live in Central TX after spending 35 years in S FL. I was born and grew up in NW LA. I have been a reader my entire life.

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    "Third narrator, not the best...."

    I am taking these books in the order they were written, so this is, to the best of my memory, the third narrator. She doesn't mangle the technical terms and the French words, but after hearing the other two, she just doesn't have the same voice timbre that the others had. I could hear her in a first person romance, or an adventure or first person narrative, but something is missing in her depiction of Temperance Brennan.... I have no idea what it is, but it just doesn't fit. To Ms Narrator: I am so sorry, but it's just not right.
    The story is truly wild, but if someone is searching for a bizarre tale, I guess this story line is as good as any. It is truly odd, though. One interesting thing is that stories like this are frequently placed in my home state, Louisiana, with its tales of Vodoo, bayous, hanging Spanish miss over swampy trails, alligators, and
    haunted plantation houses; it was rather interesting to see this one placed somewhere else.
    All in all, not her most memorable, but a good summer story.

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    Deb 08-31-16
    Deb 08-31-16
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    "TERRIBLE NARRATOR, good story"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Harper?

    If you can get past Harper's SHRILL, ANNOYING, unstable, forced voice and limited vocal choice repertoire and just listen to the story, you'll be fine


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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
    10/3/13
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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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