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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780743566179
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New York Times bestselling author, Kathy Reichs’s Bones to Ashes is now available on audio for only $14.99!

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.

Bones to Ashes is a gripping, sophisticated thriller starring the protagonist who is “the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta” (USA TODAY). Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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 featuring the forensic anthropologist 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

  • “The French-Canadian setting with its bilingual characters provides narrator Linda Emond with challenges well met. She glides easily from impersonating Tempe's interfering Southern sister to a conversation with a mentally handicapped child to flirty Tempe-Ryan banter. At the same time, she keeps control of multiple plot lines.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Reichs keeps her superb suspense piece on track, leaving the reader totally wrung out by the time the ultimate villains are tracked down and confronted. Essential for all collections.” 

    Library Journal

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

    Kirkus Reviews

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/14/2014

    " I think this was one of her better books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/1/2014

    " One of her best. I loved the way she pulled something from Tempe's past into the current plot. I love all her novels, but I believe this is her best one yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Phillips | 2/1/2014

    " Half-way through and loving it! Kathy Reichs has yet to disappoint me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curlyhair | 1/29/2014

    " I did enjoy reading this, but I've read that many I have to say I think I'm getting tired of reading them - never thought I'd say that "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noreen | 1/25/2014

    " Great easy read. This is the second book I have completed for the Summer 2011 Challenge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sid | 1/22/2014

    " One of her better books. Her writing style seems to be improving "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/16/2014

    " I have read the first few of this series and the last few so I may be a bit confused. I may not finish the series though as they are really, really dark and I just do not care for the setting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/11/2014

    " I read this while our book club was on break. I love forensics, but I haven't really found a book that does it right. This is more about the side stories than the cold case side of it...not a big fan of series books...that may be the problem ;) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eddie | 1/3/2014

    " Listening on CD. A good intro to the tv series Bones. Nothing particularly new to learn here. Brennan helps to uncover a porn ring and find her lost frie3nd from 40 years earlier. The tv series is definitely funnier, not as bleak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linh La | 1/2/2014

    " this book has the mystery and shock of Bones the TV series but... unfortunately for a book of this nature, seeing it really makes a big difference and that is where this book failed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 12/29/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/25/2013

    " I forgot all about Kathy Reichs and how much I enjoyed the first book I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrice | 12/10/2013

    " This series continues to be fresh and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genia | 11/26/2013

    " I thought that the book would have same the characters as in the TV version, but was surprise to find the book has a totally different set of character. After I got started, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 3/14/2013

    " It was nice because you leanred a bit more about her childhood and some more background info on her life and it was just awesome like all of her books on Tempe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Timothy | 2/16/2013

    " This book to me kind of was a biography and the reason I say this is because she explains the things that happens in her life.She also explains what she went through as a little girl and what her life was like.This is why i call the genre of the book a biography "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 2/8/2013

    " Once again Kathy Reichs rocks! Simply the best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/29/2012

    " That is the first time of my life that I read a mystery-crime book taking place in my province; New Brunswick. I really love it and love the fact that I know almost every place she was talking about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 5/23/2012

    " Decent Bones book. Quite a convoluted story, and kept to the standard formula. Good stuff "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndee | 4/7/2012

    " Not as graphic as some of the Bones books. "This is the forest primeval..." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 3/7/2012

    " ok- but she made it shocking, where she really didn't need to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 7/5/2011

    " I like this author - book is entertaining, murder mystery. A quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leona | 6/28/2011

    " Very good read. As good as the others in the series. I cannot believe how close the TV show Bones keeps to the personality of the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 6/19/2011

    " Tempe deals with case of young girl's bones and her past as the skeleton can belong to her childhood friend that disappeared. Tempe's beau has his own case of missing and dead girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 6/5/2011

    " This being my first Tempe book, it took me some time to get used to the original Tempe (instead of the TV version). But the story itself was intriguing and well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/27/2011

    " Not my favorite book of hers, a little disjointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/9/2011

    " I think I found a new addiction...I picked it up at the bookstore before a flight, I finished it two days later. Her mysteries are educational and interesting. "

  • 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 ReichsKathy Reichs is the author of more than twenty New York Times bestselling novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, including her most recent The Bone Collection. Like her protagonist, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of fewer than one hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the Department of Anthropology 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. Reichs’s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones, one of the longest-running series in the history of the FOX network.
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.