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  • Cross Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Michele Pawk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • struggling to keep listening

  • By Kristi on 05-24-12

starts strong then gets bogged down

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. The book started out strong and interesting but mid way through it became like reading Chronicles I (from the bible...all the begats). They kept repeating the lineage and going over mitochondrial DNA specifics. Get back to the darned story!

If you’ve listened to books by Kathy Reichs before, how does this one compare?

The narrator was very good and perhaps I would have liked the abridged version better if it left out the repetitive technicalities.