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Bones Are Forever Audiobook

Bones Are Forever: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 15

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Publisher's Summary

Kathy Reichs, number-one New York Times best-selling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan - a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining.

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.

With the Fox series Bones in its seventh season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs reaches new heights in storytelling and suspense-building. Bones Are Forever shimmers with sexual tension, crackling dialogue, and the thrilling twists Reichs delivers so well.

©2012 Temperance Brennan, L.P. (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Jessica 01-13-13
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    "Good book"

    I am a huge fan of Kathy Reichs. I've read all of the Brennan books and find that while some are better than others, she has done a nice job of not letting the characters get too stale even after 15 books. This story wasn't bad but it felt a little contrived, the ending a little too pat. I didn't like Emond in the beginning but she grew on me. I'm not sure that I will be hunting for more of her books yet but she makes a good Brennan.

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    Amazon Customer Morgan Hill, US, Canada 06-06-15
    Amazon Customer Morgan Hill, US, Canada 06-06-15
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    "Upsetting and unsettling topic"

    The beginning of the book features Tempe finding 2 dead babies in the mother's apartment, stashed under the bathroom sink and in a window seat.... by their mother.

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    Jane 07-13-14
    Jane 07-13-14
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    "Enjoyed!"

    I've read enough Kathy Reichs that she has become predictable but I still enjoy her books!

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    Ronald B. Ballard Washington, DC 07-23-13
    Ronald B. Ballard Washington, DC 07-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sort of, Brennan always entertains but too much information


    Would you recommend Bones Are Forever to your friends? Why or why not?

    If they like Reichs then they should listen not read


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Linda Emond?

    Absolutely


    Did Bones Are Forever inspire you to do anything?

    Read more Temperance Brennan


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    johnny 05-19-13
    johnny 05-19-13
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this read and it's narration."
    What did you love best about Bones Are Forever?

    It kept me guessing as to whodunit; who'd they do it to; who's the bones gonna be? Of course the why'd they do it was an unexpected delight.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tempe clobberin' the guy with a shovel.


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

    When they shot that poor kid who didn't even understand what was happening.


    Any additional comments?

    Hey Kathy, thank you for making my world more enjoyable. Also loved Linda Emond's narration; I can now read a few words in French and speak them with proper pronunciation, like Alberta and Yellowknife. Ha. Just kidding, Linda.

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    Roberta BOWIE, MD, United States 05-18-13
    Roberta BOWIE, MD, United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Change of career or who's who"
    What did you like best about Bones Are Forever? What did you like least?

    I am generally a fan of this series, but in this book Brennan was portrayed as having some type of legal authority, the plot was slow, the characters unbelievable. Brennan was arrogant and lacked just plain common sense. This will most likely be my last read of the series.


    What was most disappointing about Kathy Reichs’s story?

    Dr. Brennan's role as psuedo lone ranger detective.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Linda Emond’s performances?

    Yes


    Do you think Bones Are Forever needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Please don't.


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    Jay 04-09-13
    Jay 04-09-13
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    What did you like best about Bones Are Forever? What did you like least?

    The book was well performed. Good pace of the reading


    Has Bones Are Forever turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It was long and technical. Over descriptive in places.


    Was Bones Are Forever worth the listening time?

    Barely


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    Shauna ME, United States 02-28-13
    Shauna ME, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good, but the series is losing it's luster."

    I love the Bones series, but I think it may be time to retire. This book was okay, but not as engaging as most of the others.

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    Sorenson_judith White City, Oregon, United States 02-04-13
    Sorenson_judith White City, Oregon, United States 02-04-13
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    "The book was fabulous!"
    Where does Bones Are Forever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Captivating!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones Are Forever?

    The very beginning of the book,sent goose bumps up my spine!


    Which character – as performed by Linda Emond – was your favorite?

    Temperance Brennan


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

    The finding of the baby in the attic, really gave me chills especially the way it was spoken.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book I've listened to of Kathy Reichs, and I would recommend listening
    to the Book "Bones Are Forever." Very good listen,with a lot of emotion.

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    Grace in Kuwait 01-06-13 Member Since 2009
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    Would you try another book from Kathy Reichs and/or Linda Emond?

    I typically LOVE Kathy Reichs books from the Brennan series.


    What could Kathy Reichs have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I would have like to feel more of the 'jointedness' I'm used to in these books. I didn't feel the sort of continuity I'm used to and, it seemed to me that the minutinae got in the way of the story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Linda Emond?

    I can't think of a specific narrator that I would choose.... but NOT Emond. The vocal characterisations werent consistent and seemed, at times, to be really flat.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that this isn't a trend for the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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