The Bone Triangle

Unspeakable Things Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
Series: Unspeakable Things, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (474 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Beyond the din and dancing lights of the Las Vegas strip, a young woman has mysteriously gone missing. All the facts point to something sinister - even paranormal. Quentin Draith, supernatural crime investigator, is hired to assist.

However, the deeper Draith digs, the more otherworldly his assignment gets. Assassins, human and otherwise, put a target on Draith’s head and a ravenous alien beast starts rampaging through the city. The clues point Draith to Sin City’s infamous “Bone Triangle,” a neighborhood marked for its dark happenings and disappearances. And when Draith finds that the woman’s disappearance may be linked to an alien plot against the city, he goes all in to make a final high-stakes play to save the city he loves.

Intriguing, unexpected, and mesmerizing, The Bone Triangle is the second in best-selling author B. V. Larson’s Unspeakable Things series.

©2013 B. V. Larson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • WK
  • 05-08-13

Reader is nearly intolerable

Why they changed the reader of this from the first book is a mystery far beyond the mysteries in the series. The reader has an weak, whiney, cracking, almost effeminate voice that lacks the strength and resolve necessary to carry the strong characters established in the first book. And there's no creative variation in the voices given to the characters, creating confusion many times regarding who's talking. I'm halfway through this book but I may not finish, the narration is really that bad.

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Sequel Letdown Syndrome

I really enjoyed the first Technomancer book, and got the Bone Triangle right after finishing. What a letdown! First of all, The new narrator gave Larson’s characters none of the grit I enjoyed in the first book, but made everybody sound like whiny children. Not that a sterling narration would have helped in any case. The story was terribly unpolished. Too much alliteration, passive voice and lame word choice bogged everything down. It’s as if the author was forced to produce a second book because the first novel had “Book One” as part of the title, and then gave up after the first draft. Very disappointed.

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Couldn't finish it ...

I love other B V Larson series, but this one, I'll have to pass. I heard the first book in the series and thought, well, I'll give the second one a try, but I don't care for it. The world and the characters seem one-dimensional, even the bad guys aren't exciting or entertaining. At last I gave up on it because I didn't really care what happened to anyone in the book, and I didn't care much for the narrator.

I anxiously await the release of Larson's space novels, and I dearly love the narrator Mark Boyett, so I'm not giving up on B V Larson. Just on this particular series.

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Let the darkness pull you in again.

For me,this second book really went a little darker than the first. We are finally getting some incite into the "objects" and other character details we all wondered about.


My only complaint......DON'T CHANGE NARRATORS! Dont get me wrong,the new narrator did a fine job. But the one voice i just got sick of hearing was McKesson(sp?). He now sounds like he is always talking with a mouth full of peanut butter.


New narrator or not,this book was awesome and i cant wait for the next.

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Just Don’t. Poor Narration. YA character development. Meh . . . 😱

Sip this series. Doesn’t work and the author knows it. Disappointing B V Larson tale. Poor character development. Mechanistic plot advancement at times. Really weak narrator. I will avoid books by this narrator. ....................... 😱 ————————————————————— 5 stars is great (I rarely give this rating). 4 stars is good (given only to interesting and well-written books). 3 stars is OK (the usual listen I encounter on Audible). 2 stars is poor (and not worth the credit or the listen). 1 star is awful (and to be diss'ed and shunned and spread as thus through out the Audible Universe)! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 😱

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did not bother the listening can't stand

when they chained a narrator exactly why I stopped listening to the altered carbon series.

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Really phoned this one in

The story was very weak, even though I enjoyed the first book. The performance of the reader only made it worse. I really like BV Larson's books, but feel like he didn't really have this one in him

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Just more of the same

If you liked the first book, you may also like this one. For me, I discovered that the uniqueness of the first book has worn thin, and it failed to make up for the repetitive story line and lack of substance of the book.

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painful

I loved when the book was an adult noir style series. now all characters suddenly changed too pander toward teens in an obvious manner, even the cop. I don't even know if I can finish this one. changing narrators didn't help either. now that I've finished it's even worse than I thought halfway through. the flimsiest of flimsy plots. what was going to be a new favorite author, from the first book, to one I'm never going to be able to stomach again.

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What happened?

Technomancer was such a strange and wonderful book read like old school detective noir by Christopher Lane. He absolutely kills it. Sorry, Benjamin Darcie is just horrible reading this character. He makes Quentin Draith sound like a whiny scared loser. I get that that's how Larson has written the story in this book but come on. If the next story continues with Darcie I won't.

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  • Royston
  • 01-29-15

Intriguing finish to the first two books

I only hope there are more to come. They mix sci fi with detective story's very nicely.
A truly entertaining tale

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  • robert
  • 04-23-20

I hate it when they change narrators

I don't understand why the need to change narrators,I much preffered the original, the second guy has a creepy voice

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  • dead goat
  • 12-01-16

Awesome

great book and well performed - that's an important part for me. third book was supposed to be published 2 years ago and after Technomancer and Bone Triangle I really hope that the author is working on it.

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  • M
  • 06-21-15

B.V. Larson goes up against Jim Butcher

This is Larson's take on the Paranormal Detective Noir Genre. Larson seems to be quite inspired by Jim Butcher's Dresden Files!

This is a review particularly for Jim Butcher Fans who no doubt will be drawn to this series. Butcher's detective Harry Dresden's city is Chicago, Quentin Draith's is Los Angeles and they are pretty much going head to head.

Being a Harry Dresden fan already, and also having read a few of Larson's books, I was interested how Larson would fare outside his usual military sci-fi novels. It's not bad, but not necessarily mind-blowingly good either. I'm going to interested to read the next book (it took Jim Butcher three books to get the Dresden Files to be totally gripping and addictive). For me it'll take another book or two to see if Larson is successful in developing a cast of strong characters you really care about and keep coming back to. Also, perhaps an little more humour wouldn't go amiss. So far though, Larson's contribution to the genre seems promising.

The main thing missing is the perfect narrator - James Marsters (the narrator of the Dresden Files) has taken on the mantel of "Harry" and he produces absolutely superb performances - for fans Marsters "is" Harry Dresden. For me neither narrator for Quentin Draith quite hits the mark yet (although I much prefer Darcie than Lane. Darcie (book 2) is much better at the character voices and seems more appropriate casting).

Larson's supernatural offering has a bit more of a sci-fi feel than Butcher's world which is more magical. Books 1 & 2 could easily have been a single book story-wise. Book 1 is a bit slow and it's only in Book 2 where the story properly gets going.

Here's a quick summary of the first two books - Draith wakes up missing memories of his past in a world where there exists ordinary-looking objects that have special powers e.g. sunglasses that open locks, other objects that give the owner rapid healing powers, control other people's minds or give access to other worlds/realities etc. Draith ends up acquiring several of these objects that give him "powers" and of course, Draith has use these and team up with other object-owning characters to save his city and uncover his past.

There are several things that are similar to Butcher stories e.g. travel to other "realms", a governing group that keep the supernatural world in check, a wicked witch character that is helpful but not necessarily on the side of "good", monsters, unravelling a mystery to save the city. I laughed at the book cover as it's got a very a similar looking guy to the Dresden Files, i.e. a non- descript detective type wearing a panama hat - the only difference is Larson's Draith has a gun and Butcher's Dresden has a leather duster and staff. Maybe Quentin is Harry's long lost brother or something?

I'm awaiting the next book to see if I'm hooked to the series.