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The Breaking Point Audiobook

The Breaking Point: A Body Farm Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Past, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton's successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times best-selling Body Farm mystery series.

It's been 10 years since Dr. Bill Brockton created the Body Farm - the world's first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers of forensic science - and the researcher is at the pinnacle of his career. Under his leadership, the University of Tennessee's forensic anthropology program has become the most prominent in the world, and Brockton's skills and knowledge are in high demand among top law enforcement. Calling him in for a number of high-profile cases, the FBI now wants him to identify the charred remains of a maverick millionaire killed in a fiery plane crash.

But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force. First, his identification of the crash victim is called into question. Then he receives a threatening message from the serial killer who attempted to murder the scientist and his family a decade ago. And from Brockton's beloved wife, Kathleen - his lodestone and his source of security - he gets the most shocking news of all. Will Brockton be able to weather this deluge...or has he finally reached the breaking point?

©2015 Jefferson Bass LLC (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Carolyn E. Golding 07-30-15

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    "Very moving personal plotline."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely recommend this as an audiobook.


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

    The plot kept me guessing.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, have now listened to several books performed by Tom. He is excellent !!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dr. Brockton's personal loss was very moving. I felt the author may have been relating a personal experience. It affected me strongly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    brenda richmand 06-16-15
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    "one of my favorites!"

    the whole series is good. i look forward to each book, this one is action packed with a great twist!

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    Amie L Swanson 09-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Best one!"

    I like all of his books, but this one has been my absolute favorite yet

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    Kindle Customer 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great mystery"

    The story line is interesting and the humanity of the characters jump out of the pages. Absolutely love the voice of the narrator, Tom Stechschulte, his reading adds that little extra to an already great story. Highly recommend this book.

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    M. Reece Cincinnati, OH 05-20-16
    M. Reece Cincinnati, OH 05-20-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great prequel!"

    Holds true to others in the series. It was wonderful to meet his wife and learn her story in a deeper sense. Loved it!

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    Lynda K. 07-08-15
    Lynda K. 07-08-15
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    "Tom Stechschulte brings life to all the characters in every book he narrates!"

    Loving the bone farm series, too! looking forward to more from both author and narrator!


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    K. E. Eisenhart 06-26-15
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    "I just love Body Farm mysteries"

    First one on Audible. Great way to work outside, ride the train or just relax. The mixture of science, flies and body parts is so fun and educational. The best of summer reads, or fall or winter or spring.

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    Jeffrey E Austin, TX 08-27-15
    Jeffrey E Austin, TX 08-27-15 Member Since 2016

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    "First book of this author for me - not impressed"
    Would you try another book from Jefferson Bass and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    Not bloody likely


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance is one long, continuous character. All voices are the same. Same cadence, same inflections marginal variation in tone & temper. Even the accent variations are weak.


    Could you see The Breaking Point being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    There are several side situations that add nothing to the story, do not develop the characters and provide zero backstory. The best example is when he is at the airline counter. All it did was annoy me as a leader.

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    Sharon United States 06-27-15
    Sharon United States 06-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Least favorite of the series"

    Like most people, I assume, I read these books for the forensic science involved. As always, the forensics did not disappoint. What I didn't like about this one was that it went back in time before any of the other books happened. Brocton's wife is still alive, he hasn't met Miranda, it's just confusing. It's still a good book, but I don't understand the reason for the backtracking.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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