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Publisher's Summary

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in a chilling original short story from number-one New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs. In the prequel to Reichs’s upcoming thriller Bones Never Lie, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation - but murder follows wherever she goes.

Although a trip to Florida is supposed to be about rest and relaxation, there’s no such thing as a day off for Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has come to visit her friend, a dedicated ornithologist who’s researching the threat that intrusive Burmese pythons pose to indigenous bird species in the Everglades. While sorting through the stomach of an eighteen-foot specimen, they make a disturbing discovery: bones that are unmistakably human. And when Tempe spots the telltale signs of murder by a very different kind of predator, she’s drawn into a case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp.

©2014 Kathy Reichs (P)2014 Random House Audio

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loved it!

If you could sum up Swamp Bones: A Novella in three words, what would they be?

suspenseful well written

What other book might you compare Swamp Bones: A Novella to and why?

it is hard to compare another book to this story but maybe Reichs "Break No Bones" is close.

Any additional comments?

this was a great read. I really liked the humor in this one..

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Florida Agrees With Tempe

Tempe Brennan heads to the Everglades and is drafted into service when human bones are found inside a dead python. This is a short novella; less than three hours and it keeps the story moving quickly; unlike many of the Bones series works which become mired in detail and make interest difficult to maintain. The events which lead up to the climatic scene strain credulity to some extent but so do a great many selections in this genre. Given the minimal cost of this audiobook it's an excellent choice.

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  • 04-24-17

I now see the charm

I didn't understand the point of novellas before, now I do! This is a perfect bite sized Reichs adventure. The writing is sharp, the story is tight, and overall it's better than the last couple of full lenght books.

She even made me care about pythons in this one! Also the limited lenght limited to romantic drama that usually litters the other books, that was a plus for me, more focus on the case!

The one thing is of course Tempe's annoying quality of getting herself ito mortal danger, through her own faults, which is annoying. Could there at least be one story where she doesn't arrogantly decide to do things her way and then have to live to regret it? She could still end up in danger, I could just do without her arrogance.

Anyway, will definitely check out more of these novellas.

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Compelling

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Good story. Wish it had been longer.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Swamp Bones: A Novella?

The chase scene toward the end.

Which character – as performed by Katherine Borowitz – was your favorite?

All of them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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Excellent Book

Kathy Reichs is a great author. The mix of science and humor keeps you going. I even managed to learn something new.LOL

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Short but great listen

Short but one of the better ones. I read or listen to all her books. Some of the newer disappoint. Loved the narrator.

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Quick satisfaction!

Loved it as I love all her books. Narrator does excellent job as she always does. Also love the quick satisfaction of a shorter version of her work. It may be short, but it lacks nothing!!

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boring

did not find this book very entertaining. I guess maybe I compare to the tv show bones. I know I have read some Kathryn Reich books I like

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Worth a Read

If you could sum up Swamp Bones: A Novella in three words, what would they be?

I only wish this was a little longer. I loved the story and the narrator & I actually learned a thing or two

Who was your favorite character and why?

The DR. I felt like I was in her shoes

Have you listened to any of Katherine Borowitz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

NO

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Swamp Bones is perfect

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Couldn't finish listening to this. Even tho it's short it's one of the most boring books I've ever listened to.