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Fatal Voyage | [Kathy Reichs]

Fatal Voyage

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 her daughter among them?
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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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    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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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-21-15
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-21-15 Member Since 2012

    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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    Heath 07-08-15
    Heath 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent thriller"

    Fans of realistic crime fiction this book will thrill! Kathy Reichs' real world expertise makes her writing nail-bitingly realistic. My new favorite author.

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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.

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    Ash V.K. 02-12-15
    Ash V.K. 02-12-15 Member Since 2014
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey Southport, Australia 12-18-12
    Audrey Southport, Australia 12-18-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Kathy Reichs fan"
    Would you try another book from Kathy Reichs and/or Kate Harper?

    Have read many Kathy Reichs books and will read more b


    What was most disappointing about Kathy Reichs’s story?

    Long an very boring. Too bogged down in minute details. Need anthropology dictionary for this one which is not usual


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Boring voice


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    If this had been my first book by Kathy Reichs then I would never listen to another one

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    Nature Dawg 09-12-12
    Nature Dawg 09-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Learn how to pronounce the names of the places"
    What aspect of Kate Harper’s performance would you have changed?

    She mispronounced the names of the majority of places mentioned in the book. Being from the south, it was distracting and annoying. It would have been helpful, if she had done a bit of research regarding the locations.


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    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
    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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