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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,297 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 2011 ISBN: 9781442340527
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting…A turbocharged story of secrets and murder…Kathy Reichs is at the top of her game.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Suspenseful…Tightly plotted and fascinating.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Like the great storyteller she is, Reichs makes sure her readers receive an eerie tale full of disappearances, hatred, and murder.” 

    RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

  • “Solid…Reichs imbues this fusion of past and present with her signature blend of forensic know-how and deeply felt characters.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/7/2014

    " Tempe Brennan, forensic anthropologist, solves another murder case from the past in NASCAR country, Charlotte, NC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deby | 2/6/2014

    " This was ok. I read Kathy Reich's Bones stores when I just want a trashy novel. But this one didn't draw me in as much as her others have. I didn't hate it, like I hated "Cross Bones". It just wasn't as gripping as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie Fingal | 2/6/2014

    " I have always enjoyed reading Kathy Reichs' books. So intriguing and keeps your attention. I love the way she writes. This is one of her better books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara Repasy | 2/4/2014

    " I have read every Tempe Brennen novel and I could not finish this one. It is very choppy and her tone is sarcastic throughout. Maybe I have outgrown the genre. "

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

    " Not her best but entertaining regardless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 1/15/2014

    " NASCAR in Charlotte with a body in a barrel of asphalt close to the race track. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 1/8/2014

    " This is #14 in the Tempe Brennan series. In this installment, Dr. Brennan is once again in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina and the story takes place against a NASCAR backdrop. Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of NASCAR but the bioterrorism and militia groups which were part of this fast paced, suspenseful story more than made up for it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni Strader | 1/7/2014

    " I really like her books. They are quick and informative with that great touch of mystery. I'm not a NASCAR fan, but fun nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/7/2014

    " Tempe does NASCAR, kool "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryle | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoyed the book and learnt some about NASCAR racing. I thought it was a good nose in the book once the plots came together. I still prefer the books to the TV Series. "

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

    " I always enjoy the balance of entertainment and science in Kathy Reichs's books. They are very well written and easy to read. I've loved every one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bee | 12/20/2013

    " Soooo disappointed in this one!!! It felt like Kathy Reichs was just filling a quota with this one. Not sure I will pick up another in this series even though I have read them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/2/2013

    " Less than charmed by this one. It felt a little formulaic. I miss Ryan. I found the whole race track scenario a bit of a bore. Disappointing, as I usually really enjoy her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Lo | 11/23/2013

    " I like this one the most out of the last several Temperance Brennan books. To me the story felt tighter so I didn't ever get impatient with what was happening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissad | 8/19/2013

    " A body is discovered in a barrel of asphalt next to the the Charlotte Motor Speedway just as crowds are arriving for race week. The story was interesting and I learned a lot about NASCAR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia Andrews | 6/17/2013

    " This book was cool because it was all North Carolina and all NASCAR related. Usually I can't figure out "who done it" with Kathy Reichs book, but this one I figured it out before the end. Still a good book to read/listen to. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Millie Taylor | 3/8/2013

    " I don't like the writing of Kathy Reichs. I have tried to read several of her books, but end of putting them down after a couple of chapters. I will not read any more of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lillian | 2/23/2013

    " I have enjoyed the other Tempe Brennan books but this one was a little dull - maybe because I'm not a NASCAR fan? Also missed Montreal and Andrew Ryan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 1/19/2013

    " Always one of my go-to series. Tempe keeps enough dry wit and the forensics are detailed enough to keep me entertained and interested, even though I find the books a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thana Vance | 9/29/2012

    " I enjoyed this installment much more than the lest one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 9/12/2012

    " Many characters which were similar. Next time I will make a list of various detectives and suspects. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad Larsen | 6/14/2012

    " Formulaic. Choppy writing. Weird conversations. Mentioning Al Yankovic "White and Nerdy"? Really? I wanted to really get into this book, but just was not able to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 4/18/2012

    " Not one of my favorites as the setting is stock car racing. I guess this just didn't "grab" me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/8/2012

    " I figured this one out. It would make a good episode of Bones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agnes | 12/10/2011

    " Brennan gets into trouble and then gets out of it. She, too, is getting to old for some of her escapades. They are not always realistic, although this one wasn't too obver the top. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/7/2011

    " The latest book of Temperance Brennan---forensic anthropologist. Just the name of her profession sounds like it would put you to sleep, but it's always a great plot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 11/6/2011

    " I think that I have to stop reading the Tempe books. They are becoming so formulaic I ended up incredibly irritated as the book progressed. This one is set in Charlotte with no Ryan, so I was never going to love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jingwen | 11/3/2011

    " All the Nascar stuff was boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 11/2/2011

    " Another first rate book from Kathy Reichs. I enjoy Bones but I am far happier in the company of Temperance Brennan in Reichs' books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimie | 11/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I have never read a Kathy Reichs book before and was so glad I gave her ago. The main character DR Brennan isn't quite as weird/quirky as she is in the TV series Bones, But I think I liked that. I will definitely grab her books again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne | 10/27/2011

    " I love this series and this was wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 10/25/2011

    " I love all of her books; this one was a little light on the story (some of her plots just draw you in with their intricacy and this one wasn't as enthralling), but I did read it over the course of a day and enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mickey Hoffman | 10/25/2011

    " Does the MC have strong opinions about anything? I'd think that NASCAR would be something you'd either love or hate, but all I got from Tempe is blandness. Even the white supremacists seemed colorless. I guess that's why I couldn't get into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/21/2011

    " Murder mystery and NASCAR, what more could you ask for? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frankie | 10/19/2011

    " I had a really hard time picking this book up . . . the whole NASCAR premise just wasn't going to be for me. I was sure of it. So I'm happy to say, I was really wrong.

    Kathy Reichs delivered another great Temperance Brennan novel and I enjoyed every page of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Ann | 10/19/2011

    " I was disappointed..no flash. I'm not a NASCAR fan , too much info. I figured the story early so no spoilers here. It would have been more interesting if she had developed a relationship with Galimore instead of waiting for the other 2 losers to show up! I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 10/18/2011

    " I listened to the audiobook. I think the book benefits from a great reader. Probably not as good otherwise. Still an improbable mystery that kept my attention. May be especially interesting to female NASCAR fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 10/18/2011

    " Great page turner in this series about Temperance Brennan. She is in her hometown of Charlotte for this book and the plot revolves around NASCAR and political extremist groups. Rally like this whole series. "

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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.