Temperance Brennan
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  • 1

    Deja Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (444)

    It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.

    Kay says: "Mixed"
    Mixed

    The book itself is great, but the narrator sounds like she's on a respirator. Her inspirations are so distracting. I don't know if she's a heavy bre..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2011 by Kay (USA)
  • 2

    Death du Jour: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Bonnie Hurren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (173)

    Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead for over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should be lying in her grave. A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, holds the first clue to the cloistered nun's fate. The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth Nicolet's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched and twisted bodies await Tempe's professional expertise.

    RM says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    I generally like Temperance Brennan books and have wondered why this one wasn't available. I was so happy when I saw it added to Audible's list. How..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2012 by RM (Wildwood, Missouri, United States)
  • 3

    Deadly Decisions

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Violence is escalating, and spilling onto the streets of Montreal. A nine-year-old girl is killed in crossfire on her way to ballet class. The body of a teenager killed in North Carolina is found hundreds of miles away. Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan has to pick up the pieces: she knows she shouldn't let emotion get in the way, but when nine-year-old Emily's body is wheeled into the morgue she cannot help but react.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Deadly as!"
    Deadly as!

    In Deadly Decisions Bones is caught up in an investigation of biker gangs. Her nephew is caught in the middle, Andrew Ryan is arrested for drug deali..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 4

    Fatal Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Kate Harper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    When a plane crashes high in the mountains of North Carolina, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called in to identify the victims. A chance discovery concerns her: a severed foot, well away from the main crash site. A deserted house close by is buried so deep in the woods that locals claim to know nothing of its existence. And her examination of the foot throws up more questions than answers. Before she can make any progress Tempe's professional standing is threatened.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Fatally unput downable!"
    Fatally unput downable!

    In Fatal Voyage Tempe finds an old foot bone mixed with the human remains of a plane crash site she is helping with. As a result of meddling by promi..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
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    Fatal Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Kate Harper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (98)

    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?

    Kathi says: "Good, but a bit tedious in places"
    Good, but a bit tedious in places

    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 throug..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2013 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 5

    Grave Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    Overall
    (494)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (168)

    Powerful entertainment from the crime fiction superstar who combines riveting authenticity with witty, elegant prose. Best selling author Kathy Reichs "keeps the twists coming, and by the novel's climax, she has skillfully interwoven her many subplots and red herrings into a satisfying puddle of sex, sleaze, greed and gore," says Publishers Weekly.

    Don says: "Good story"
    Good story

    I like K Reichs books and this is my first audio. The story line is interesting and believable, but now that I think about it, I really enjoyed the na..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 24 2003 by Don (Brooks , GA, USA)
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    Grave Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Guatemala, in the searing heat.The bones of a child no more than two years old are uncovered when mass graves are excavated.Twenty-three women and children are said to lie where forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is searching for remains, in what is one of the most heartbreaking cases of her career.Then four young girls go missing from Guatemala City...

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Tragic, gruesome, but brilliant!"
    Tragic, gruesome, but brilliant!

    Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs is tragic and gruesome, but absolutely brilliant. Tempe travels to Guatemala to help sort through bones at a mass grave..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 06 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 6

    Bare Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Michele Pawk
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (158)

    Dr. Temperance Brennan looks forward to her first vacation in years. She's almost out the door when the bones start appearing. Most puzzling of all are the bones discovered at a remote farm outside Charlotte. The remains seem to be of animal origin, but Tempe is shocked when she gets them to her lab. Why are the X rays and DNA so perplexing? Who is trying to keep Tempe from the answers? Someone is following her, and must be stopped before it's too late.

    Sara says: "Not as good"
    Not as good

    I am a fan of Kathy Reich and have read all her books and listened to all available too but this was a disappontment. No real suspense, the science w..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2003 by Sara (Tofield, Alberta, Canada)
  • 7

    Monday Mourning

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Michele Pawk
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (140)

    Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she's digging in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die?

    Andrew says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    Having read Reichs' previous novels I was extremely disappointed with this book - the story is quite frankly poor and very predictable. The so called..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2004 by Andrew (GlossopUnited Kingdom)
  • 8

    Cross Bones: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Michele Pawk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (103)

    When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history. that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history. Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig.

    Kristi says: "struggling to keep listening"
    struggling to keep listening

    Lots and lots and lots of education and research went into this book. You have to hand it to Kathy - she is indeed a smart cookie and will teach you s..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2012 by Kristi (United States)
  • 9

    Break No Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Dorothee Berryman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (137)

    The inspiration for the hit Fox series Bones, Kathy Reichs explores another high-stakes crime from today's headlines, in a case that lands forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan in the middle of a gruesome international scheme.

    Meridith says: "Unbearable Narrator"
    Unbearable Narrator

    I love Kathy Reichs, and the story is wonderful, but this narrator is the worst ever. There is absolutely no difference in the way she characterizes ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2007 by Meridith (Framingham, MA, United States)
  • 10

    Bones to Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (171)

    When the skeleton of a young girl, not yet a teenager, is discovered in Acadia, Canada, Tempe Brennan is reminded of Evangelina, her best friend in her preteen years, who was mysteriously taken away when she was 12. Evangelina was from strange and faraway Acadia. She was named after Evangeline in the Longfellow poem, and loved poetry. Tempe found her exotic and glamorous, and then suddenly she was gone, and Tempe was told not to try to find her, that she was "dangerous".

    Lannielui says: "Average All Around"
    Average All Around

    This book has an average plot with shallow character development. Another downside is the heavy reliance on the French language which is then translat..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2008 by Lannielui ()
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    Bones to Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Under the microscope, the outer bone surface is a moonscape of craters…‘Preliminary diagnosis?’‘Deformity of the bone. Maybe. Cortical destruction on a metacarpal. Maybe. Localised infection? Systemic disease process? Postmortem destruction, either purposeful or natural? A combination of the above? I don’t have a diagnosis…’

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Reichs at her best."
    Reichs at her best.

    Reichs is at her best in Bones to Ashes. Tempe remembers the strange disappearance of childhood friend Evangeline, whom she is told is dangerous. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 11

    Devil Bones: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (537)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (196)

    In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery - a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.

    gwennieg says: "Devil Bones"
    Devil Bones

    This book kept me fully engrossed from beginning to end. It is subtle and has unexpected humor. The characters make the book with their depth and fu..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2008 by gwennieg (Burney, CA USA)
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    Devil Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    An underground chamber is exposed in a seedy, dilapidated house with sagging trim and peeling paint…In the dark cellar, a ritualistic display is revealed. A human skull rests on a cauldron, surrounded by slain chickens and bizarre figurines. Beads and antlers dangle overhead. Called to the scene is forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan. Bony architecture suggests that the skull is that of a young, black female.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Religious Cults, Voodoo and Witches"
    Religious Cults, Voodoo and Witches

    A young man is murdered, chicken turns up dead on Tempe's doorstep, a local politico stirs up trouble between Charlotte residents and local religious ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 13 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 12

    206 Bones: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (625)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (275)

    There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct...

    M. Chinander says: "Wow, pretty sure this is the in the series"
    Wow, pretty sure this is the in the series

    This is by far my favorite book in the series. There was the usual science, the wonderful Brennan and Yeah, Andrew Ryan. This novel had more character..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 30 2009 by M. Chinander (Southern Oregon USA)
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    206 Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    ‘You have an enemy, Dr. Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call.’ A routine case turns sinister when Dr. Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Crime and mystery at its best"
    Crime and mystery at its best

    206 Bones is crime and mystery at its best. Accused of mishandling an autopsy, Tempe investigates, but then the man she needs information from turns ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 14 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 13

    Spider Bones: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (801)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (337)

    John Lowery was declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?

    Richard says: "Couldn't see the forest for the (dry) trees"
    Couldn't see the forest for the (dry) trees

    I was expecting a thrilling page-turner, but was greatly disappointed as the plot continually got bogged down by constant explanations of dry minutiae..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2010 by Richard (Woodland Hills, CA, United States)
  • 14

    Flash and Bones: Temperance Brennan, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (476)

    Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse.

    Tia says: "Don't start here if you're new to the series!"
    Don't start here if you're new to the series!

    I am a hard-core Bones fan, and last summer started reading the books that the series is based on. Her writing style amuses me and I love the mysterie..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 30 2011 by Tia (CHANDLER, AZ, United States)
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    Flash and Bones: Temperance Brennan, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    In the run up to the biggest NASCAR race week of the year, Dr Temperance Brennan is called to a landfill site backing onto the Charlotte speedway track in North Carolina. Someone has discovered a barrel of hardened asphalt with a human hand poking through the top. With the country's press trained on Charlotte, it is up to Tempe to try to release and identify the body in the barrel.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Murder, racism, nascars and Bones."
    Murder, racism, nascars and Bones.

    Murder, racism, Nascar and Bones are on the menu in Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs. As Tempe investigates a John Doe found in landfill at the Nascar..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 15

    Bones Are Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    A new-born baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts.

    kiwi bookaholic says: "Solid addition to long running series"
    Solid addition to long running series

    Bones was dumb enough to get kidnapped yet again. I would like Cathy to explore a different device for the dark moment prior to the finale.

    Reviewed on September 17 2012 by kiwi bookaholic (Hamilton, New Zealand)
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    Bones Are Forever: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (402)

    Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.

    Linda says: "Temperance Brennan lives up to my expectations"
    Temperance Brennan lives up to my expectations

    I love Kathy Reichs so this book is right up there among my favorites. It is my first audiobook of her stories and I will be back for more.

    Reviewed on September 13 2012 by Linda (Bowie, MD, United States)
  • 16

    Bones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (300)

    New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 16th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking. When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst.

    Paula says: "If you're reading them in order skip this one..."
    If you're reading them in order skip this one...

    I've read all of the Temperance Brennan books so far and this one is definitely sub-par. It seems as though Ms. Brennan spends way too much time ref..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2013 by Paula (Coastal New England)
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    Bones of the Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 best-selling author Kathy Reichs. The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier. Who was the girl? And was she murdered? Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Kathy Reichs the Queen of forensic thrillers!"
    Kathy Reichs the Queen of forensic thrillers!

    Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs, features the suspicious death of an Afghani citizen. The killer is an American soldier, but did he do it in self d..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)