Speaking in Bones : Temperance Brennan

  • by Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by Katherine Browitz
  • Series: Temperance Brennan
  • 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The compelling new Dr. Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author Kathy Reichs.
When forensic anthropologist Dr. Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel 'Lucky' Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman's claims that she's matched a previously unidentified set of remains with a name. But as the words of a terrified young woman echo round her office from an audio recorder found near where the bones were discovered, something about the story won't let Tempe go.
As Tempe investigates further, she finds herself involved in a case more complicated and horrifying than she could ever have imagined.


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The plot is as believable as an episode of Scooby Doo. The main character is self-deluded on two counts: She sees herself as tough & able to handle danger; but she relies on men to make her feel safe, save her life & ultimately solve the case. She says she loves her boyfriend, but that's a straight lie. The boyfriend is a pure flight of fancy: no man would put up with this lack of affection, humour, concern, love, romance. He must be an imaginary friend. & finally the prose - is risible. Here are 3 examples: Ramsey shook with the priest. I hit the ladies', bought a diet coke and filled my tank. My id toggled home another data byte. Almost the worst book I've ever read.
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- Ricci

Narration poor

What did you like most about Speaking in Bones?

The usual Kathy Reichs intrigue and tight plot and of course the complexities of forensic pathology - very addictive!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Unfortunately the performance (reader Katherine Borowitz) was not up to her usual standard. So much so that it made me wonder if the actual production was flawed. The voice fluctuated as though everything was slowing down one moment then speeding up. Perhaps audible can let me know if there was any issues with the audio production?

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

Kathy Reichs unabridged cannot usually be completed in one sitting. This one will probably be completed in two.

Any additional comments?

I am addicted to forensic pathology particularly that of Kathy Reichs. Tempe relates through audio books and obviously the Bones series on TV. Hopefully she will never run out of stories.
Due to the flawed performance Speaking in Bones was a a let down and a disapointment to listen to.

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- Wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-07-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks