Book Reviews of Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 9)

Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 9)
Break No Bones - Temperance Brennan, Bk 9
Author: Kathy Reichs
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ISBN-13: 9780743453035
ISBN-10: 0743453034
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 480
Rating:
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Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Kathy Reichs writes outstanding books in the genre of crime scene investigation, specifically forensic anthropology. This one is a corker, and the clues to all these disparate corpses ends up pointing in one direction. Pretty cool, how in the end she ties them all together. I give it 5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 3
Once again she writes an excellent story. This one brought almost ex-hubby, Pete, into the picture and gave him more depth. However the the childish reaction between Pete and Ryan got tedious -- which was probably the point. The story line was interesting and the twist, as expected by us faithful readers, well done.
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Helpful Score: 1
I couldn't finish it! What a shame, I guess the writing is more geared toward the TV show now. The continuous NONSTOP "witty diaglog" was like a Gilmore Girls episode, I had to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a good forensic mystery set in Charleston, South Carolina. I liked how Tempe eventually solved the murders by following the smallest detail no matter where it led.
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As usual excellent. Cliff hangers at the end of every chapter, Temperance bringing the right man to justice!
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Another great sory of Tempe Brennan and the fascination science work she is into. If you have seen "BONES" on TV this is where it all comes from. You will enjoy.
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review of unabridged audio version: This audio version was narrated by Dorothee Berryman. Previously I had listened to Devil Bones (Temperance Brennan, Bk 11) which was narrated by Linda Emond. I think that Linda Emond did a better job of playing the part of Temperance. Dorothee's voice was too whispey or too weak to portray the strong character she tried to narrate in this story. Her voice took away from my enjoying the experience. At times I was tempted to give up and just read the book.
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9 cds approx 10 hrs Read by Dorthee Berryman
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First time with Kathy Reichs - good suspense but ends abruptly.
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Reichs is one of my favorite writers, and this is a great book in the series.
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FANS OF TV'S CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE IN HEAVEN OUR ACCLAIMED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST IS INSIDE A CASE AS EXPLOSIVE AS TODAY'S HEADLINES.

Among the ancient remains in a Native American burial ground, Tempe discovers a fresh skeleton - and what began as an ordinary teaching stint at an archeology field school in Charleston, South Carolina, fast becomes a heated investigation into an alarming pattern of homicides. The clues hidden in the bones lead to a street clinic where a monstrous discovery awaits, and Tempe - whose personal life is in upheaval, with two men competing for her - can't afford any distractions as she pieces together a shattering and terrifying puzzle.
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Tempe gets emotionally involved in a few things in this book, which adds to her depth of character. Her ex-husband, current boyfriend, and a colleague in the South Carolina milieu are those who entangle her heart. The plot is a bit tangled, too, but the character development more than makes up for any meandering and oddball pathways. Then again, those are part of the Reichs charm, I guess.
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After having watched "Bones" on TV for several years, I was dismayed to find how little the book has in common with the series. The story line was good, but I kept expecting the TV characters to appear, and except for Brennan, none of the other characters had anything to do with the series.

Other than that distraction, as I said, the story line was good and I enjoyed reading the book. I would recommend it to others - esp. if they have not watched the series.
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Another great installment in the Temperance Brennan series.
This one has some great insight into her personal relationships
as well as the normal slew of dead bodies. Great book!
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Hooked on this series!
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The best Reichs yet! Read it in 2 days and only because my toddler son needed attention or it would have been a 1 day read! Great plot, great suspense, great read!
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Good book as usual from Kathy Reichs. If you like CSI or Bones from TV, you should enjoy this book.
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The newest in the Bones series for Kathy Reichs. Very good reading
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Very good book. It kept me guessing.
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Another great book in the Kathy Reichs series.
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Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for negligent colleague, Tempe is stuck teaching a lackluster archaeology field school in the ruins of a Native American burial ground on the Charleston shore. But when Tempe stumbles upon a fresh skeloton among the ancient bones, her old friend Emma Rousseau, the local coroner, persuades her to stay on and help with the investigation. When Emma reveals a disturbing secret, it becoes more important than ever for Tempe to help her friend close the case. The body count begins to climb. An unidentified man is found hanging from a tree deep in the woods. Another corpse shows up in a barrel. There are mysterious nicks on bones in several bodies, and signs of strangulation. Tempe follows the trail to a free street clinic with a belligerent staff, a suspicious doctor, and a donor who is a charismatic televangilist. Clues abound in the most unlikely places as Tempe uses her unique knowledge and skills to build her case, even as the local sheriff remains dubious and her own life is threatened.Tempe's love life is also complicated. Ryan, her currant flame, has come down to visit her from Montreal, and Pete, her former husband, is investigating the disappearance of a local woman-and he and Tempe is staying at the same borrowed beach house. Ryan and Pete compete for her attentions, and Tempe finds herself more distracted by her feelings for both men than she expected.
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A Tempe Brennan fast moving mystery.
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A great read!
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Another good book by Reichs.
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I enjoyed this one a lot. It kept my interest and was hard to put down.
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From book cover: Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for a negligent colleague, Tempe is stuck teaching lack-luster archaeology field school in the ruins of a Native American burial ground on the Charleston shore. But when Tempe stumbles upon a fresh skeleton among the ancient bones, her old friend Emma Rousseau, the local coroner, persuades her to stay on and help with the investigation. When Emma reveals a disturbing secret, it becomes more important than ever for Tempe to help her friend close the case.

The body count begins to climb. An unidentified man is found hanging from a tree deep in the woods. Another corpse shows up in a barrel. There are mysterious nicks on bones in several bodies, and signs of strangulation. Tempe follows the trail to a free street clinic with a belligerent staff, a suspicious doctor, and a donor who is a charismatic telvangelist. Clues abound in the most unlikely places as Tempe uses her unique knowledge and skills to build her case, even as the local sheriff remains dubious and her own life is threatened.

Tempe's love life is also complicated. Ryan, her current flame, has come down to visit her from Montreal, and Pete, her former husband is investigating the disapperance of a local woman--and he and Tempe are staying in the same borrowed beach house. Ryan and Pete compete for her attentions, and Tempe finds herself more distracted by her feelings for both men than she expected.
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loved it
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another good one
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Tried twice to listen to it. Just couldn't get in to it I think it had to do mostly with the narrator's voice.
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Very Good Book!

This is a quote from Tempe in the book:
"I have come to think of violence as a self-perpetuating mania of the power of the aggressive over those less strong. Friends ask how I can bear to do the work I do. It is simple. I am committed to demolishing the manics before they demolish more innocents.
Violence wounds the body and it wounds the soul. Of the predator. Of the prey. Of the mourners. Of collective humanity. It diminishes us all.
In my view, death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity. To spend eternity under a Jane Doe plaque. To disappear nameless into an unmarked grave without those who care about you knowing that you have gone. That offends. While I cannot make the dead live again, I can reunite victims with their names, give those left behind some measure of closure. In that way, I help the dead to speak, to say a final good-bye, and, sometimes, to say what took their lives.
Because of who I am. Because of what I feel. I will not walk away."
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Worth the ride.

What the author does with this series: Kathy Reichs started off slow but gets better and better. This is part of the series called the Tempe Brenner â Forensic Anthropologist. This paragraph applies to all books in this series. Tempe is a anthropologist who works for medical examiners in Montreal, Quebec and Charlotte North Caroline

Even though the books are often very detailed in both location and the examination of the remains, the story often moves faster than you expect.

Do you need to read this series in order: YES or you miss out on too much of the back stories.

Triggers: This is a book about medical examiners at its core, so lots of references to dead bodies, some are described in strong detail (in a forensic way).Our anthropologist ends up in some life threatening situations and on a couple of occasions in the series, animals are killed, sometimes gratuitously. Relatives of Tempe often in up wounded as the bad persons try to get to her through her family.

It S The Second-To-Last Day Of Archaeological Field School. Dr Temperance Brennan S Students Are Working On A Site Of Prehistoric Graves On Dewees, A Barrier Island North Of Charleston, South Carolina, When A Decomposing Body Is Uncovered In A Shallow Grave Off A Lonely Beach. The Skeleton Is Articulated, The Bone Fresh And The Vertebrae Still Connected By Soft-Tissue; The Remains Are Encased In Rotted Fabric And Topped By Wisps Of Pale, Blond Hair A Recent Burial, And A Case Tempe Must Take. Dental Remains And Skeletal Gender And Race Indicators Suggest That The Deceased Is A Middle-Aged White Male But Who Was He? Why Was He Buried In A Clandestine Grave? And What Does The Unusual Vertical Hairline Fracture Of The Sixth Cervical Vertebrae Signify? While Tempe Is Trying To Piece Together The Evidence, Her Personal Life Is Thrown Into Turmoil. When A Bullet Intended, Perhaps, For Her Puts Tempe S Estranged Husband Pete In Hospital, Her Unexpectedly Emotional Response Complicates Her On-Off Relationship With Detective Andrew Ryan. But Before Long, Another Body Is Discovered And Tempe Finds Herself Drawn Deeper Into A Shocking And Chilling Investigation, Set To Challenge Her Entire View Of Humanity