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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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    Eric Cardoza 06-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "hard to listen to"

    all the french made it really confusing. French names and phrases that all sound alike when you don't speak the language. maybe reading the book wouldn't be so bad, but between being painfully slow and not understanding the foreign language, I could barely finish it.

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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

    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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    richard 03-03-17
    richard 03-03-17 Member Since 2012
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    "not the Bones your used to"
    What did you like best about Deja Dead? What did you like least?

    this is a decent mystery if a bit dated. I laughed when they were changing the tape on the answering machine and using a cell phone.


    What three words best describe Barbara Rosenblat’s voice?

    good reader but again this is not BONES and the character is not the TV version


    Do you think Deja Dead needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    there are only 20 plus available


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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 03-03-17
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 03-03-17 Member Since 2016

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "Reader has something in mouth"

    Barbara Rosenblat sounds like she has a hard candy or something in her mouth all through the book. Did not enjoy her moving it around constantly. I like Kathy Reichs books but can't listen to this reader again.

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    TVNerd95 03-02-17
    TVNerd95 03-02-17

    I listen as I commute everyday and travel for work.

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    "I just don't know why I read these books"

    So I went back and re-read this one because in the recent Tempe books she is started to get on my nerves. Well apparently when I was younger, her characteristics didn’t bother me but this re-read found me wanting to strangle her as much as the killer wanted to. So this will be a ramble fest – I apologize in advance.

    The mystery is very intriguing and it really grips you but I found myself going “just spit it out” a lot because I felt like the characters new something but wouldn’t admit until the author was ready. Not a big problem but the author kept dropping hints and you’re like just say it.

    Temperance Brennan has got to be one of the most annoying characters ever written. She really shows a lack of something as it relates to her relationship with the law enforcement side of the house. Sometimes you’re like this is completely unrealistic and put in the book to simply allow for Dr. Brennan to be put in dangerous situations. There were many times when she should have just waited for one of the police officers to call her back versus charging out there. She spends most of the book griping and bitching about and at her best friend which makes it very hard to understand her concern for Gabby’s welfare.

    The other thing I noticed is that Dr. Brennan seems to be plaqued by the same things over and over in each book. A disgruntled co-worker who may or may not file a complaint against her, a complete disregard for the police’s ability to do their job because she would rather risked her own life than put them at risk, a family/friend/loved one in danger – I probably should not have read this book after reading some of the other ones.

    I know you are wondering why then did I give 3 stars. Well for one the supporting characters, the mystery and the actual villain were very good and for two the narrator, Barbara Rosenblat, does do a great job for this book. I like the way she gives Dr. Brennan’s inner monologue a different tone so that you can recognize it and she does an excellent job with all the different characters and accents.

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    Rose 02-26-17
    Rose 02-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great story iffy narrator"

    story was great however it sounds like the narrator is snacking while reading making very disturbing sounds.

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    Joanne laconia, NH, United States 12-03-16
    Joanne laconia, NH, United States 12-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    "not well written"

    the constant and sometimes absurd analogies drove me crazy. I liked the overall story but difficult to get through due to the poor writing.

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