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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jefferson Bass Narrator: Erik Singer Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Body Farm Novels Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780061262265
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Dr. Bill Brockton, the founder of the world-famous Body Farm, is hard at work on a troubling new case. A young man's battered body has been found in nearby Chattanooga, and it's up to the talented Dr. Brockton to assemble the pieces of the forensic puzzle. Brockton is brought into the case by the rising star of the state's medical examiners, Jess Carter.

Just as they're on the verge of breaking the case open, events take a terrifying turn. Brockton has re-created the gruesome Chattanooga death scene at the Body Farm, but a killer places another corpse at the site, putting Brockton's career and even his life in jeopardy. Soon Brockton is accused of the horrific new crime, and the once-beloved professor becomes an outcast. Brockton must use all of his forensic skills to prove his own innocence...before he ends up behind bars with some of the very killers he's helped to convict.

Flesh and Bone is another roller-coaster ride into the world of forensic anthropology, raising powerful questions about the nature of justice, loyalty, honor, and evil. This astonishing novel confirms Jefferson Bass as one of our most talented authors of suspense.

Performed by Erik Singer

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superb mystery…written with more flair and literary sensibility than anything by John Grisham.”

    Charlotte Observer

  • “Entertaining…fascinating forensics…Readers…will take to Dr. Bill, a hero with a big heart who isn’t afraid to tackle complicated issues.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The second Body Farm mystery is as smoothly written as the first…but it goes a lot farther in exploring its protagonist, a man who spends his life looking at death. The story is razor sharp, too, with a nice mixture of mystery and horror. Fans of forensic fiction will want to add this author to their list of favorites.”

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  • “This gripping tale…is like a harrowing ride on a twisty mountain road…The detail is exquisite.”

    Jerry Bledsoe, author of Bitter Blood and Before He Wakes 

  • “Percolates with wit, gentility, and scientific savoir-faire…alive with verve and charm…engrossingly entertaining.”

    James Starrs, author of A Voice for the Dead 

Listener Opinions

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

    " Enjoyed this book much more than the last. Will continue on with this series. Great forensic insight, attention to detail and suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 1/26/2014

    " The forensic anthropology was more interesting than the character. I ran out of patience with the clumsily-devised protagonist. The ineptness of the 60-ish fellow, thrown into dating by the death of his wife, is not cute, just tiresome. His grandchildren run screaming when he knocks on the door because they saw on the news that he was a murderer. I mean, really. And there is some silliness about his being trans-phobic, and then inexplicably Miss Georgia Youngblood becomes his bosom buddy. Character development and interpersonal relationship description is just not subtle or nuanced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 1/25/2014

    " A surprise in this one. A good read. Not disappointing as some 2nd books can be. I really enjoy these authors. They make a great team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 1/23/2014

    " Jefferson Bass continues to impress. Excellent science and writing combined with a thrilling plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Mears | 1/17/2014

    " Read on Nook. Easy reading, great forensic information. Good story line "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erinne Bruce | 1/2/2014

    " A little too drawn out and immensly graphic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 1/1/2014

    " Really interesting book. fiction, but with lots of good forensic stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Rader | 12/29/2013

    " Another good one. Can't wait to get my hands on #3. "

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

    " The Protagonist of the book is a Doctor who works at a body farm run by the local University. The body farm uses bodies that are donated to science to test decomposition rates and insect infestation under many diverse conditions. One morning the Dr. and his students show up and there is a body that was killed and staged on the premisis. I did not like the doctor and he gets framed for the crime and I was a bit happy about that being that he is a pompous a**. The book was a quick read and all the loose ends were tied up which sometimes doesn't happen in a thriller. I would recommend the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zombaby Cera | 12/27/2013

    " This was a great mystery with a suspenseful ending! This book deals with forensic anthropology which is a subject that has intrigued me for a long time. Very interesting and even funny in some parts. "

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

    " Just as I htought I was nicely into a predictable groove on this story,wham! bam! major upheavel, working its way to a failry satisfying conclusion...anohter Body farm book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/27/2013

    " Interestimg. based in TN, and written the guys that started the Body Farm in Knoxville. Really interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjo McLaughlin | 11/18/2013

    " Good book. At the end the killer is somewhat predictable looking back but interesting read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendi | 7/3/2013

    " A little Soap Boxy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 6/26/2013

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Alex Hawke; improbable combination of treasure hunt, revenge, Cuban coup, pirates, love story and dirty bombs highlight Hawke as a Dirk Pitt-like man for all seasons "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 5/11/2013

    " Just finished reading this and it had me up half the night to finish reading it! I just couldn't put it down! I really hope the writing team of Jefferson Bass keeps it up and keeps the same characters because Miss Georgia is a hoot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L8start | 3/29/2013

    " Three and a half stars. Dr. Bill Brockton is back, working on cases, falling in love, then finding himself accused of murder. This is the second Body Farm novel, and while the forensic stuff was interesting, the first half of the novel moved too slowly to give it a higher rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcey | 1/31/2013

    " I haven't read this book yet "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 10/12/2012

    " Dated, boring, slow, and burdened by tropes designed to make middle school boys snicker. Yuk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Westney | 1/27/2012

    " The second book in the Boneyard series contains more personal, distracting, commentary than the first. This would have been a better book if it has stuck to the story and not also served as a medium for the author(s) to publish their views on social and religious issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara D. | 1/1/2012

    " Way too much description of the area & not enough mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 10/10/2011

    " A lot going on in this one but I enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jacqueline | 4/15/2011

    " This was a do not finish for me. I normally can handle gross details in my mystery's just fine but there was just too much going on in the first 4 chapters for me to even have a chance to process things the way I did in the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 4/13/2011

    " Another great thriller by duo Jon Jefferson and Bill Bass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G33ksquared | 4/8/2011

    " Haven't read it yet and it won't let me clear the rating from my iPad-just gonna give it the benefit of the doubt-will update once read. "

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

    " Another good entry in the Body Farm series.
    In this one, Dr. Bill Brockton is accused of murdering Jess Carter, the medical examiner he had just begun to date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carissa | 3/31/2011

    " Once again this was another entertaining Jefferson Bass novel. The murderer that murdered the second person? Called it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Verena | 3/8/2011

    " 2nd crummy novel in this series. I give up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Enni | 2/11/2011

    " I'm torn between giving it 3 or 4 stars. I liked #2 in the Body Farm series but not as much as I liked the first one. The characters are great and the story was keeping me on the edge but somehow this one didn't seem to flow as well as the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rovingspinster603 | 2/9/2011

    " Like this author very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/3/2011

    " Read on Nook. Easy reading, great forensic information. Good story line "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 1/23/2011

    " I started reading Jefferson Bass because of the science and medicine. Flesh and Bone introduces some improbable relationships and mysterious events. This book was not as good as His first in the series. I will give the next one a shot, but my expectations have been lowered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/21/2011

    " AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME! This is the second in a series and although I haven't read the first one (yet), it didn't make a difference. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/30/2010

    " Good book, stayed up until 330 last night reading it. Hated who was murdered in the book, but the murderer chose the victim for a reason. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 12/28/2010

    " Way too much description of the area & not enough mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/27/2010

    " The second book in the Boneyard series contains more personal, distracting, commentary than the first. This would have been a better book if it has stuck to the story and not also served as a medium for the author(s) to publish their views on social and religious issues. "

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About the Author
Author Jefferson Bass

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death’s Acre. He is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

About the Narrator

Erik Singer’s theatrical credits include the title role in The Hostage (off Broadway), A Life in the Theatre, Greetings!, and national tours of Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He has also appeared on All My Children and As the World Turns, and was the voice of Vincent van Gogh in the A&E Biography about Van Gogh and Gauguin.