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The Bone House

By: Stephen Lawhead
Narrated by: Simon Bubb
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Publisher's Summary

ONE PIECE OF THE SKIN MAP HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW THE RACE TO UNRAVEL THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE TURNS DEADLY.

An avenue of Egyptian sphinxes, an Etruscan tufa tomb, a Bohemian coffee shop, and a Stone Age landscape where universes collide …

Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the reality of alternate realities.Now he’s on the run – and on a quest, trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse while staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men. The key is the Skin Map – but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond. Mina, from her outpost in seventeenth-century Prague, is quickly gaining both the experience and the means to succeed in the quest. Yet so are those with evil intent, who from the shadows are manipulating great minds of history for their own malign purposes. Across time and space, through manifest and hidden worlds, those who know how to use ley lines to travel through astral planes have left their own world behind in this, the second quest: to unlock the mystery of The Bone House.

©2011 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2011 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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Excellent book 2

If you could sum up The Bone House in three words, what would they be?

Wonderfully Intricate and Unexpected twists

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kitt - is isn't anything "great" or even a high achiever but moves ahead with boldness that amazes everyone; even himself.

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

I have only listened to the first volume of the series. However it was excellent.

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

Not really. Kind of a mystery adventure book.

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One of the best Christian Fiction writer's.

What did you love best about The Bone House?

The story kept you so engrossed that i couldn't put down the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were great. And the story got better and better.

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

He's as good in this as he was in all the others.

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I'm sorry for those of you who read this review I know its not very good. But It was many years ago that i read the book and then i bought it on Audible and it was well worth the credit. I can say that Lawhead's books are great. I've read almost every single one. And i can't wait to get back into the series again. For some reason the first two books i've bought are not in my library. But im going to book three. I highly recommend any of Lawhead books.

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Sweet

Very nice story
Great definition
Easy to listen to
Lawhead has a clean style and interesting concepts
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Great Read

A friend recommended this series to me but it took me months to decide to try it. I've just finished the second book in the series and have thoroughly enjoyed both. My hesitation was based on an unpleasant experience with another series by this same author (Pendragon) that after numerous attempts, I gave up trying to listen to. The problem with that series may have been entirely the fault of the narrator because the monotone voice kept literally putting me to sleep. This was not the case this time however, as I happily kept listening to the end and enjoyed both the narration and the story.

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A great adventure.

The Bone House is a great adventure in a multidimensional universe. Kit and Cosimo are betrayed, by Lady Fayth, Kit finally finds Wilhelmina in Prague, Arthur Flinders Petrie has a child, and Kit travels to a land where he lives among a tribe of cavemen, and the Bone House is built. Well narrated by Simon Bubb, The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead is another masterpiece in the Bright Empires series.

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cure for insomnia

What would have made The Bone House better?

Find a different narrator

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

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Bubb’s performances?

Absolutely NOT

What character would you cut from The Bone House?

Unable to listen long enough to say.

Any additional comments?

Perhaps this author is worth another listen but the narrator absolutely destroyed this particular book.

Please refund!

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Bright Empires series is really one long book

Like many others have said, the five books in the Bright Empires series is really one long book that was sliced into five more digestible parts. There really isn’t a discernible point where splitting the books makes sense other than that each book is one fifth of the whole. Lawhead is a good story teller and there are some characters that I really like. Mina is my favorite character by a long shot, with Kit being more bland but okay. There are a number of things I don’t like so much. First, I think that there is too much packed into the story. There are too many characters too keep track of, and I think that this series could have been half the length of less. Too many characters and too much unnecessary parts that bog things down. I often feel like I am overwhelmed by there just being too much. Second, Lawhead seems to pitch his writing to young adults. There is nothing wrong with that, but just be prepared for it. In the Bone House, the plot advances the various storylines started in the first book, but focusing on the search for the skin map, and Kit’s discovery of the Stone Age folk and the bone house. This series is okay, but probably best for Lawhead fans only.

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  • 05-06-16

Story is just getting better!

Enjoying these books so much! Thank you Mr. Lawhead for having a spirit worth sharing.

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  • 01-16-18

Below average

While the narrator was excellent as always, story was a real disappointment. At no point it excites you. Only got this book because of the first book in this series was excellent.

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  • 02-27-14

Unexpected pleasure

Would you consider the audio edition of The Bone House to be better than the print version?

Not sure.

What other book might you compare The Bone House to, and why?

The others in the series.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where the Kit interacted with the ancient people. This was the highlight.

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

No. Tempting but I can't sit that long.

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The narrator is refreshing. When you hear hundreds of hours of North American readers as an Australian you miss other kinds of accent. This guy was awesome. Pleasant and just plain nice to hear.

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  • 04-26-18

I've finally gotten into this series

Lawhead's best stuff imo is his Pendragon cycle. This is an interesting series that is now becoming fascinating.

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  • 08-15-17

An original, gripping and intelligent series

What made the experience of listening to The Bone House the most enjoyable?

A well thought out plot paired with skilful and intelligent narrative.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bone House?

I don't want to give anything away, just listen to it.

What does Simon Bubb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Simon Bubb's narration is well paced and nuanced with believable interpretations of the dialogue.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The universe is keeping secrets.

Any additional comments?

Lawhead continues to prove through his magnificent novels that he should be a much more famous and applauded author than he currently appears to be.