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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,403 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date:
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Includes a Bonus MP3 CD of Kathy Reichs' DŽj‡ Dead

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox television hit, Bones, returns with a spectacular new Tempe Brennan novel.

There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct...

Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had accompanied the recently discovered remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue. Suddenly, Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy -- and the case. Someone made an incriminating phone call. Within hours, the one man with information about the call was dead. Back in Montreal, the corpse of a second elderly woman was found in the woods, and then a third.

Seamlessly weaving between Tempe's present-tense terror as she's held captive and her memory of the cases of these murdered women, Reichs conveys the incredible devastation that would occur if a forensic colleague sabotaged work in the lab. The chemistry between Tempe and Ryan intensifies as this complex, riveting tale unfolds. Reichs is writing at the top of her game. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The science is fascinating, and every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “With her usual blend of cutting-edge forensic science and a stubborn, compelling heroine, Reichs manages to juggle several story lines without losing an ounce of momentum.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “For forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, the 206 bones of the human body are the vocabulary of her work, the building blocks of evidence amassed to ultimately convict. In this crisp narrative, her pride in her work is undermined twice; first, when she is accused of mishandling an autopsy; second, when she regains consciousness in a small, totally darkened, very cold enclosure. [This is] “Bones” at her best.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Linda Emond makes the frequent transitions from scientific jargon to intriguing murder mystery gracefully. The plot itself is also transitional and intriguing as well...Emond transitions from past to present and scene to scene adroitly. Her voice, unusually potent for a female reader, adds just the right touch to the several characters.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vikki | 2/11/2014

    " Another good story from Kathy Reichs. This one keeps you tracking against several current realities. The ending is somewhat predictable but has a definite twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nissanmama | 1/27/2014

    " 206 Bones is the 12th book in the Temperance Brennan series. It is a little self-indulgent, going to lengths to explain the accreditation process for forensic board certification, but I guess by book twelve, Reichs has earned the right. I found the office intrigue to be more interesting than the actual crime Brennan was working which had too many names and too many suspects, but unlike many of her other novels where I didn't know "who done it" until Brennan did, this one was yawningly predictable. The ending was wrapped too quickly, mostly in an epilogue-type recap. I think as faithful readers up to this point, we earned the right to see the bad guys suffer in real-time, not just hear about it after the fact. Reichs has educated her readers with each book and we deserve more creative storytelling. Also, Detective Ryan should have had to do more sucking up to earn his way back into Brennan's good graces "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Terrie | 1/26/2014

    " Solid addition to the series. I was apprehensive of the alternating timeline b/t the "trapped in a box" and the events leading up to it, but the trapped in a box sequences were minimal and could be skimmed. The last couple pages of them waxing poetic about the necessity of certification in forensics was off-putting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bayneeta | 1/25/2014

    " A solid, satisfying Temperance Brennan forensic mystery. Some of the earlier parts of the book take place in Chicago and Elmhurst, so the local flavor was good. The buried-alive parts of the story were creepy, and it all wrapped up a bit too neatly for my taste. "

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