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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 Emon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged 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 

  • “Reichs has reasserted her supremacy in the field, and has stripped out any sense of cliché. All the things we read her for in those heady early days are back in force. 206 Bones—with its fresh plot involving the discarded bodies of dead women, and Tempe's own niggling self-doubt—is vintage Reichs.”

    Independent (London)

  • “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.”


  • “Enough forensic examinations, misidentifications, genetic anomalies and coincidences for a whole season of snappy Tempe’s TV adventures.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Roma Del | 2/17/2014

    " I have read better books by her "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rita | 1/23/2014

    " Kathy Reichs is back on form with this book that I couldn't put down. As well as solving murders she has to deal with backstabbing by colleagues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 1/9/2014

    " Although a great mystery, I did find "206 Bones" to be a tad too easy to predict. Both the main and sub-plots where well wrtten. I was happy to see Ryan make it back into the main story! As always, I'm looking forward to Riechs next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Autumn Amber | 1/5/2014

    " A good book for a lazy Sunday afternoon/evening. "

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