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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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There are 206 bones in the human body—and one shattering secret hidden among them.

Cold and alone, bound hands to feet, Tempe Brennan regains consciousness locked in a dark cell—or is she buried alive in a tomb?—and begins to reconstruct the twisted chain of events that led her to this terrifying place. Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had recently accompanied the remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue, and suddenly Tempe is accused of mishandling the autopsy. After an incriminating phone call and another shocking death, Tempe’s unseen enemy closes in—even as the corpse of a second, and then a third, elderly woman turns up in the woods of Montreal.

Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Who would resort to sabotage to destroy the secrets hidden in the bones? Only Tempe can uncover the truth—if she can escape the deadly fate someone has designed for her.

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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

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  • 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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