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Deja Dead Audiobook

Deja Dead

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Publisher's Summary

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. Something about the crime scene is familiar to Tempe: the stashing of the body parts; the meticulous dismemberment. As a pattern continues to emerge, Tempe calls upon all her forensic skills, including bone, tooth/dental, and bitemark analysis and x-ray microflourescence to convince the police that the cases are related and to try to stop the killer before he strikes again.

Told with lacerating authenticity and passion, Déjà Dead is both poignant and terrifying as it hurtles toward its breathtaking conclusion and instantly catapults Kathy Reich into the top ranks of crime authors.

©1997 Kathy Reichs (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Accomplished and chilling." (People)

"Kathy Reichs knows how to put all [of her] exotic experience into a novel....Quebec's own Southern gal give[s] Cornwell a run for the money." (Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail)

"What makes Déjà Dead so compelling, in addition to the authoritative descriptions of how a forensic scientist 'reads' the story the bones tell, is the character of Brennan - smart, persistent, gutsy, ironic yet vulnerable." (Judy Stoffman, Toronto Star)

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    Rebekah 05-02-16
    Rebekah 05-02-16
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    "Not what I expected"

    Don't start this series thinking its going to be like the TV series....lots of differences. Also, the narrator was unable to differentiate the characters as much as I would have liked.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Garland 11-02-15

    Cheryl L. Garland

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    "Great first book."

    I've read others in the series before. Decided to start at the beginning and can't wait to read the next one. I'll be following through the entire series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David K. Aycock New Braunfels, Texas, United States 10-26-12
    David K. Aycock New Braunfels, Texas, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Quit What I Expected"

    Don't look for the Temperance Brennan character as portrayed in the television series, 'Bones'. Reichs' original version is not the slick, confident and cerebral character who works with the F.B.I., but a much more vulnerable and uncertain person. Enjoy this recording in it's own right, as I have, and root for Tempe as she works through her doubts, fears and limitations to solve a series of gruesome murders.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan Denver, CO, United States 05-07-12
    Meghan Denver, CO, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fan of Bones- my first Kathy Reichs"

    I've been a serious fan and dedicated watcher of Bones, the Fox tv show, since season 1, but I had never before read the books that inspired the show. I sincerely enjoyed the book and story. It was an excellent mystery with a strong, engaging protagonist and interesting secondary characters. I must admit to Bones lovers out there, however, that this Brennan is not the same as the character from the show. She is older, and though abrasive she is more introverted than socially inept. Furthermore, she has a family, and there was no Booth... At least not yet!

    Well read and worth a listen! I would certainly recommend this one, especially if you enjoy Bones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer WHITE PLAINS, NY, United States 09-13-11
    Kindle Customer WHITE PLAINS, NY, United States 09-13-11
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    "Who is reading this?"

    Holy heck, who is reading this? William Shatner? This is AWFULLY read, but appears to get better the more the person gets into the book...

    The beginning was almost too painful to continue.

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    Karen Tynes 06-15-13
    Karen Tynes 06-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Reader HORRID!!"
    What did you love best about Deja Dead?

    I was really, really looking forward to listening to the entire collection! However I just could not get beyond the first hour...i tried-i really did! The Reader is worse than awful. She is way too slow, tries too hard to make it exciting. I cant even judge the story because i found my teeth grinding listening to her. Sadly, this is my first and last book read by this Reader. I have even written her name down so i dont purchase any further reads by her.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dan Brown


    Would you be willing to try another one of Barbara Rosenblat’s performances?

    NO!!!!!


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gabby Nichols Alabama, US 06-05-17
    Gabby Nichols Alabama, US 06-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Barbara IS Temperance"

    Barbara Rosenblat did a great job with this narration. She made the character come alive and the imagery was addicting. I only wish she narrated the next book.

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    Benjamin 04-12-17
    Benjamin 04-12-17 Member Since 2017

    Red hair with a big head and an even bigger ego.

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    "Bones lovers NEED to read this"
    Would you listen to Deja Dead again? Why?

    Sure, eventually. I think mysteries/thrillers are best the first time through, and this one is fun to read because I love the show "Bones" so much; I would like to read it again later and see how much I remember and if there are things to catch that I didn't the second time through. Plus, Kathy Reichs' writing style is BEAUTIFUL, so even though I know the mystery, her descriptions and snarky style (from Tempe's point of view) is enough to get me to read it again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tempe Brennan is feisty, sarcastic, tough and it's hard not to love her. Being that the narrative is from her point of view, it's easy to get inside her head and feel and think how she does; she's so cool and fun that it's hard not to love her.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    I did like Temperance, but I also enjoyed the French-accented characters. I have very little reference for an authentic accent so it sounded good to be. Better than I could have done--and had I read it myself I wouldn't have imagined the accents or pronounced words correctly. So kudos to Barbara Rosenblat for preforming this one for me.


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    Amazon Customer 04-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Narration isn't that bad!"

    I actually really enjoyed this book and the narrorator, I think did a good job!

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    Steven/Karen STUART, IA, United States 04-02-17
    Steven/Karen STUART, IA, United States 04-02-17 Member Since 2014

    Karen & Steven Lonsdale

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    "Barbara Rosenblat is the best!"

    Ms Rosenblat makes the stories she narrates come alive. This book is perfect for he style.

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