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The Bone Collector Audiobook

The Bone Collector

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Publisher's Summary

New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs.

©1997 Jeffrey Deaver (P)2006 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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    Anonymous 09-14-17
    09-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great story great narration"

    I saw the movie a few years back but the book is soooo much better. don't go past this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Ann
    12/12/15
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    "Excellent performance"

    There are so many characters and the narrator had got a different voice or each and maintained them throughout. Did not particularly like his female voices but it did give them definition for their characters. Story was great.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    THEIL-RABIER, France
    12/1/13
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    "Cracking listen brilliantly read"

    This is the first Jefferey Deaver that I have either read or listened to, and it definitely won't be my last. If you like Greg Hurwitz and Michael Connelly, you'll love this. It is very fast paced and it ties all the ends up nicely. I do like the author to tell me the end and not leaving me guessing... after all it's the author's story and I am paying him, so I want a proper end.. even if I don't like it.
    Jeff Harding narrates this brilliantly, (one of my favourite narrators and I often pick a story simply because he's the narrator.) I love all the voices, he does, especially the black policewoman who cracks me up... he's brilliant at getting the sassy edge.
    This story really keeps you guessing ... and even when you think you know who did what and why.. there was a brilliant twist I didn't see.
    I don't want to spoil the plot but I can honestly say it's one of the best listens for a while, it got me through a lot of teadious jobs...
    Highly recommended, I didn't want it to finish...

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Gavingks
    Dunbar, United Kingdom
    11/21/13
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    "Quadriplegic Ex-Cop in a fight. Fantastic"

    What a great book with a preposterous yet joyous storyline. This was my first encounter with Lincoln Rhyme and his cantankerous view on life.
    I absolutely love this story and the characters were brilliant, Amelia was the perfect stooge to Lincoln and the supporting characters made for a high enjoyable yarn. It is a book where you just suspend any grip on reality you might have and just enjoy. Based on this book I will look forward to the rest of the series. Natation was perfect and built the characters extremely well
    Very glad I read this as my first as it seems to set out its stall for future books

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • sayee
    12/21/15
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    "Great book & great narrator"

    Great book & great narrator . First time to hear this book and worth every penny five stars

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carol-Ann Winterbourne-Welsh
    11/14/15
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    "Great book and storyline. Better Voice actor need"
    What disappointed you about The Bone Collector?

    The desire to hand the reader a tissue was constant due to the irritating nasally sound of his voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm a huge fan of Lincoln Rhyme. I have the entire set of books - my favourite being the Vanished Man.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different voice actor.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Bone Collector?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I'd purchased this audio book for a long road trip. It was a waste of money. I had to switch it off.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • sliv
    11/11/17
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    "The Bone Collector"

    Really good story with a twist. I enjoyed it very much and will read more Jeffery Deaver books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Byron Kearns
    10/23/17
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    "Excellent read"

    Brilliant book kept you hooked all the way to the end would definitely recommend this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline M
    9/3/17
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    "Great stuff"

    The narrator Jeff Harding is brilliant and really brings the story to life. I was hooked from the start and will definitely get some more of Jeffrey deaver books. Loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss L ttophi
    4/21/17
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    "very good book"

    i really enjoyed this book very well writen learnt more about things i only knew a little about
    vreally intresting going to get the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    Beckenham, United Kingdom
    3/25/16
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    "Different from the usual crime fiction!"
    Would you listen to The Bone Collector again? Why?

    No, but only because I would almost never read anything twice. I would choose one of the author's books again though especially if read by Jeffrey Harding, an excellent narrator. He has a good pace and gets his stress and intonation right and is good with different voices. Actually sounds as though he has read it properly beforehand and prepared it which it seems to me that so many narrators don't! Brought it to life very well.


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

    The first one I have read.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I wouldn't pick one out.


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

    Wouldn't have the time but I certainly wanted to keep coming back to it. Good central characters with a twist


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure if there is a series with this central character but if there is, I would select it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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