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The Bone Collector: The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel | [Jeffery Deaver]

The Bone Collector: The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel

In his most gripping thriller yet, Jeffery Deaver takes listeners on a terrifying ride into two ingenious minds...that of a physically challenged detective and the scheming killer he must stop. The detective was the former head of forensics at the NYPD, but is now a quadriplegic who can only exercise his mind. The killer is a man whose obsession with old New York helps him choose his next victim. Now, with the help of a beautiful young cop, this diabolical killer must be stopped before he can kill again!
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Publisher's Summary

In his most gripping thriller yet, Jeffery Deaver takes listeners on a terrifying ride into two ingenious minds...that of a physically challenged detective and the scheming killer he must stop. The detective was the former head of forensics at the NYPD, but is now a quadriplegic who can only exercise his mind. The killer is a man whose obsession with old New York helps him choose his next victim. Now, with the help of a beautiful young cop, this diabolical killer must be stopped before he can kill again!

©2014 Jeffery Deaver (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    SueSonya 02-23-14
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    "Worst narration I've ever heard"
    What disappointed you about The Bone Collector?

    Narrator pathetic, dry, dull, monotone, destroyed great book. Couldn't get past first 5 minutes of listening.


    What other book might you compare The Bone Collector to and why?

    None


    Would you be willing to try another one of Connor O'Brien’s performances?

    NO


    What character would you cut from The Bone Collector?

    Narrator


    Any additional comments?

    no

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Williamsburg, Va. 04-08-14
    Kindle Customer Williamsburg, Va. 04-08-14 Member Since 2006

    Marli7

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    "Wonderful Story, Terrible Narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I struggled through this book because I love the story. I don't know if I can sit through it again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amelia was my favorite character. She is flawed but courageous and very smart.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Connor O'Brien?

    Scott Brick, Norman Dietz, just about anyone but Connor O'Brien.


    Was The Bone Collector worth the listening time?

    If you love the story enough, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I waited a long time for an unabridged version to come out. Hoping they rethink and redo the narration, until then I am stuck with it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lesley 05-26-14
    Lesley 05-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Read by a robot?"

    I'm not convinced an actual person narrated this book, it sounds more like some text to speech software was used. By far the worst narration I've ever heard.

    Great story that I've been waiting for some time to hear. I should have waited a bit more I think.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    bradley Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States 07-09-14
    bradley Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States 07-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, narrator is horrible"

    Absolutely the worst performance I have ever heard on audible. The story was compelling and I put up with the narrator to get the story but I can't believe this was approved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    bethany SALEM, NH, United States 06-15-14
    bethany SALEM, NH, United States 06-15-14 Member Since 2011

    birds and more birds

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    "wow TRULY HORRIBLE NARRATOR"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I wish I had just read the book, the narrator was so overacted.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    rhyme himself


    Would you be willing to try another one of Connor O'Brien’s performances?

    no


    Do you think The Bone Collector needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I was very happy to see other narrators for the other Lincoln Rhyme novels if they had the Connor O'Brien was the narrator for all of them I would have stopped at this book


    Any additional comments?

    you really would be better off reading the book and then moving on to the other books, I just listened to the book again and could not even get through it to finish it this second time due to the narrator

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cleaning Commando 06-13-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Love the author, story but the narrator!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bone Collector to be better than the print version?

    NO! I had to listen to his voice.....aaaargh! He sounded like a low budget saturday morning cartoon voice.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Connor O'Brien?

    Scott Brick or Edoardo Ballerini or George Guidall.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis Bruni 06-10-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Narrated by my last car's GPS system"
    What did you love best about The Bone Collector?

    The story and characters are great. A lot of depth. I enjoy Jeffery Deaver's books.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I actually saw the movie a long time ago, and loved it. Stumbled on Jeffery Deaver by way of the Katrhyn Dance novels, and then realized the tie in. So glad to have rediscovered this series! If you can suffer through the narration without thinking over and over "recaulating... recalculating..." it's worth it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator's cadance is something short of awful. It makes it very difficult to listen to... there's no easy flow. It feels like a set of interrupted and totally separate thoughts. He has a similar feel to that of the old fashioned text to speech softwares.... sounds like Moviephone.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki 01-25-15
    Vicki 01-25-15
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    "Possibly the worst narrator ever."
    What did you love best about The Bone Collector?

    Interesting plotline.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The unusual physical situation of the detective.


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

    No laugh, no cry. Trying to get beyond the narrator to get the storyline.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 02-04-14
    Sandra 02-04-14

    Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    "Enjoyed the Story"

    The book was great - but the narrator in this case destroyed the text. Too fast, with an unidentifiable accent. This one is better in print.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Goodall 02-03-15
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    "Critique of the narration of "The Bone Collector"."

    The Narrator chosen for this work presents a near monotone delivery with the ends of many sequential sentences sounding nearly identical in delivery. Said sentences are for this reader enervating, monotonous, and distracting such that one loses one's place in what otherwise would be the ebb and flow of the narration of an otherwise most entertaining and well written book.

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