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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (29 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: August 2007 ISBN: 9780743566186
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Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist, called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. Evangeline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Evangeline was the most exotic person in Tempe's eight-year old world. When Evangeline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous."
Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. Meanwhile, Tempe's beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Two girls dead. Three missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dr. Brennan is rock solid and this book is easily one of the series’ best.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “With her usual blend of cutting-edge forensic science, nail-biting suspense and characters that pop off the page, Reichs, who's vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists and the producer of Fox's Bones, has produced another winner in one of the genre's most satisfying series.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With crisp prose, well-drawn characters, unflagging attention to detail, and a resonant emotional angle, Reichs’ tenth Temperance Brennan mystery…finds the forensic anthropologist in top form…Reichs deftly provides enough background to make this a successful stand-alone, at the same time advancing relationships between characters for her increasing legion of fans, who won't want to miss this one.”

    Booklist

  • “Gripping, full of twists and turns.”

    Ottawa Citizen 

  • “Tempe is both deeper and funnier than she's ever been, making this her best outing to date.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/16/2014

    " Has some strong language "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 2/4/2014

    " I am beginning to enjoy Reichs' books more than Cornwells, so plan to read some more of hers. This was a good mystery - couldn't quite figure out how it would end, plus there was a bit of forensic education. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoy this series as much as I enjoy the TV show, "Bones", even though the main characters are totally different. This book had great conflict, romance, and mystery and covered a difficult subject. Kept me reading as much as I could! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ermabom | 1/22/2014

    " Another good Kathy Reichs' book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/18/2014

    " I read this book because I liked the show. Turns out, I also liked the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 1/15/2014

    " This is the first of Kathy Reichs' books that I have read and I quite enjoyed it. She also had Tempe reading a Jasper Fforde book at one point which, of course, I loved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 1/15/2014

    " Fast paced. Kept my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonya Higgd | 1/15/2014

    " I liked this book. But it wasn't one of my favourites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborahfil | 1/13/2014

    " What can I say, I am a sucker for books with smart, motivated women as the heroes. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 1/1/2014

    " I've started reading Kathy Reichs because I've gotten sucked into Bones; as usual, an enjoyable read with an interesting mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 12/16/2013

    " loved these book have read all them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 12/9/2013

    " While some of the plot seems a bit implausible I always love this type of novel, I consider it to be a fun escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 12/2/2013

    " It was a pretty good book. I got a little annoyed by the amount of French phrases/names that I couln't remember and just skimmed over, but overall a good story. I also enjoyed that it was drastically different than the show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca ♥ Ash, Jem, Warner ♥ | 11/13/2013

    " My first Reichs novel. I got it for free so I gave it a shot. Will not be reading any more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 11/7/2013

    " This was the first of the Temperance Brennan series I've read, and I must say, I was impressed. Engrossing story interwoven with "teachable moments" - interesting information that I wouldn't necessarily have known otherwise. Case in point, the history of Acadia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 10/27/2013

    " A good, quick "filler" sort of book - for when you don't have anything else handy. I've read a couple others in this series and they're generally decently written and fast-moving with lots of forensic details (sometimes a bit too much). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniela | 9/14/2013

    " bello e coinvolgente, come tutti i suoi libri! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 5/2/2013

    " This is part of a series of fictional books by a forensic anthropologist and was used as the basis for the TV show "Bones". I would definitely read more in the series. Kathy Reichs has a funny, unique writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 3/30/2013

    " Listened to the audio book, a bit disturbing but interesting enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Mayer | 11/13/2012

    " If you love Monteal, Canada and the French language you will love this book. It is a mystery of forensic science and those of you in the medical field and those that are not squimish will love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/19/2012

    " If you enjoy the TV show, Bones, you'll enjoy the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 6/18/2012

    " Eh. Entertaining, yes. Believable or memorable, no. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/10/2012

    " As I have said before I am a "Bones" fan who decided to try the books. This is my second read and I enjoyed it, more than the first I think. I would recommend the series if you like blood and guts and the forensic side of mystery novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra Drake | 12/29/2011

    " Another great Tempe Brennan book, however I am getting a little frustrated with the romantic story line for Tempe. The murder storyline is once again brilliant and surprising though and the book is worth the read just for that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 4/30/2011

    " This is a real unputerdownable book. Tension, sex and fascinating science from start to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 4/15/2011

    " I've read all the previous ones - getting to be a habit.
    Not brilliant, passes the time away on the train. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 2/27/2011

    " This was both a good mystery and a good insight into Tempe's childhood. I liked how she persisted in finding her lost friend and solving the mysteries of the cold cases. I look forward to reading the next book, Devil Bones.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 2/18/2011

    " Each one of the Bones books is better than the last. These are a great read and, in this one, Kathy Reichs name-drops two of my favorite writers: Aldous Huxley and Jasper Fforde. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/17/2011

    " I really love the show Bones, so I thought I would try one of the books. I have to say so far, I am liking it! "

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About the Author
Author Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec. She was vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, serves on the Canadian National Police Services Advisory Council, and is certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Her debut novel, Déjà Dead, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her work is the inspiration for the highly successful television drama Bones. Dr. Reichs divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal.

About the Narrator

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning three Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.