Bare Bones (Abridged): A Novel Audiobook, by Kathy Reichs Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Michele Pawk Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date: July 2003 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743550222

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It's a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years. A romantic vacation. She's almost out the door when the bones start appearing.

A newborn's charred remains turn up in a woodstove. A small plane crashes in a North Carolina cornfield on a sunny afternoon. Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition. And what is the mysterious black substance covering the bodies? Most puzzling of all are the bones discovered at a remote farm outside Charlotte. The remains seem to be of animal origin, but Tempe is shocked when she gets them to her lab.

With help from a special detective friend, Tempe must investigate a poignant and terrifying case that comes at the worst possible moment. Daughter Katy has a new boyfriend who Tempe fears may have something to hide. And important personal decisions face Tempe. Is it time for emotional commitment? Will she have the chance to find out?

Everything must wait on the bones. Why are the X rays and DNA so perplexing? Who is trying to keep Tempe from the answers? Someone is following her and Katy. That someone must be stopped before it's too late.

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  • “Fascinating…every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.”

    - New York Times
  • “Scalpel-sharp…Suspense-filled.”

    - Sunday Tribune (London)
  • “Reichs knows how to keep the narrative ball rolling with a canny mix of plot developments, character delineation, and scientific detail…It's a fun ride…Bare Bones is a crisp, enjoyable read that cements Kathy Reichs’ standing as the best forensic-thriller writer at work today.”

    -, editorial review
  • “Reichs has built a reputation on cut-to-the-chase writing and swift plotting, and this latest effort delivers everything her fans have come to expect.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Reichs’ latest puts her right up there with Patricia Cornwell’s early Kay Scarpetta mysteries…Definitely hard to put down.”

    - Booklist


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About the Author

Kathy Reichs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels. Like the protagonist of her Temperance Brennan series, she is a forensic anthropologist, one of only 100 ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the anthropology department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Hers own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones.

About the Narrator

Carol Higgins Clark is the author of the bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries. Her first novel, Decked, was published in 1992 and was nominated for both the Anthony and Agatha awards; she also coauthored a bestselling series of holiday mysteries with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark. Also an actress, Clark studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has recorded several of her mother’s works. She received an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of Jinxed in 2002. She currently lives in New York City.