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The Keepsake Audiobook

The Keepsake: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

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For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum. Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention-grabbing mystery. Dubbed "Madam X," the mummy - to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact - seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse - horrifying proof that this "centuries-old" relic is instead a modern-day murder victim.

To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large - and is now taunting them.

Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo's blood runs cold when the killer's cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering - or perhaps a ghastly promise of what's to come.

The twisted killer's familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried.

Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.

©2008 Tess Gerritsen; (P)2008 Random House

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    Lannielui 12-07-08
    Lannielui 12-07-08 Member Since 2014
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    "A Real Keepsake"

    This book is a real keepsake. The plot moves along rapidly with thrilling twists and turns all the way to the end, which winds up being a twist in itself. Vivid imagery enables the reader to feel and see the sands of Egypt as well as experience the macabre death scenes. Full of suspense, The Keepsake, keeps you wondering what is around each corner.

    The only drawback in the audio is that the narrator does not carry each character individually with her voice; it is sometimes difficult to determine who is speaking and more like having a book read to you. The story is brilliant if one can move beyond the voice of the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anna 03-21-17
    Anna 03-21-17 Member Since 2011
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    "So-so Narrator"

    I really enjoyed the story and characters.

    Disliked the Narration. The female voices were too much alike especially when Jane and Moira are talking. The voice for Barry made him souls like a teenager.

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    Marilyn 07-13-16
    Marilyn 07-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A good entertaining listen!"

    Love the series and enjoyed this book. Well read with a couple of twists. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys Rissoli and Isles.

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    Bonsccfl SWFL 12-03-15
    Bonsccfl SWFL 12-03-15
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    "what heappened to Isles?"
    Would you listen to The Keepsake again? Why?

    Not the typical Rizzoli and Isles story. Isles basically missing. Too detail on the Egyptology part.


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    Roberta L. Dowling 04-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Tess Gerritsen did it again!"

    She keep me throughly glued to this book! She is amazing ! Can't wait to listen to Ice Cold!! Thank you

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    lorik 03-03-15
    lorik 03-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved the story"

    The author was good but her speech impediment with S's was irritating. I don't know how Tess keeps writing such awesome stories.

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    Lisa Marie NY 02-17-15
    Lisa Marie NY 02-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not good like the others. Disappointed"

    This book was a huge let down compared to the others. This was all over the place and I did not like the narrator at all. I lost interest multiple times.

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    Louise Heath Ithaca, MI 01-17-15
    Louise Heath Ithaca, MI 01-17-15
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    "great read"

    enough detail that you can listen over and over but engaging enough to keep you intrigued.

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    jeannie CLEVELAND, TEXAS, United States 11-06-12
    jeannie CLEVELAND, TEXAS, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The book is great"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Keepsake to be better than the print version?

    Na


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Deirdre Lovejoy’s performances?

    Not unless I have to in order to finish this series.


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

    This is a really good book but have enjoyed all of Tess Gerritsen's books so far.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eleanor Zimmerman Lebanon, PA, US 08-19-12
    Eleanor Zimmerman Lebanon, PA, US 08-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Very disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Tess Gerritsen and/or Deirdre Lovejoy?

    Yes, I generally like the books.


    Has The Keepsake turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, this is the genre I prefer, I will continue


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

    Yes, I have listened to other books, it is the writing not the narration which was disappointing


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The plot was okay, but not up par


    Any additional comments?

    I thought there was too much written about the museum in which it takes place. It was difficult to keep the reader's attention on the plot in the beginning of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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