Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan Novel) by Kathy Reichs

Rating: 2

Break No Bones Break No Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)
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Author: Kathy Reichs
Reader: Dorothee Berryman

Short Review: A very average mystery delivered by a very average reader. I liked a lot of the characters, but it was really only my curiosity to know how the author would tie up the mystery that kept me listening.

Long Review: I decided to give this a listen after becoming a fan of the TV series Bones. I knew that the show had diverged from the books – but really it seems that there is not much more in common between the two beyond the name and chosen career of the Temperance Brennan.

On the positive side, I did like the main characters. The fabric of Tempe’s  relationships is textured and believable. If this book has a saving grace, it is that there is a descent mystery on deck for solving.

On the negative side, the story seemed to spend a lot of time going in circles and the reader spent a lot of moistening her lips. I wonder if the series improved as it progressed. If you have read others in the series and recommend that I try another – please leave a note in the comments.

There is an audio preview of Break No Bones available, so you can see if you like the reader better than I did.


  1. eura wrote:

    Your novel Break No Bones is so nice.
    Thank you very much……………

  2. Jazz wrote:

    I HATED this reader. I wasn’t sure I could make it through the first disc, but I’ve kept going because I kind of want to know the story. But this reader is completely inappropriate for this. She has a breathy lispy way of speaking that I guess adds drama–but when she is talking about a bag of groceries on the counter and its like she is panting from fore shadowing or something its’ just ridiculous! I’m still not sure I will finish the book or not. Maybe I will just go to the library and read the last few chapters to figure out who did it!

  3. Bec wrote:

    I did have a listen to the preview and the sound quality is terrible, this doesn’t help the narrator.
    They want top dollar for this audiobook, customers deserve better