Waiting anxiously for Season 11 of Bones? You need to listen to the newly released audiobook novella, Swamp Bones by Kathy Reichs. Thereâ€™s a reason that Bones is one of the longest-running series in the history of the Fox network. Itâ€™s not just because David Boreanaz turned in his fangs for a badge.Â
Kathy Reichs is the author of seventeen New York Times bestselling novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Like Tempe, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist â€“ one of fewer than one hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. And Reichâ€™s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones.
Reichsâ€™ current novella will not only serve as a welcome distraction from the anxious waiting, it will also give you a preview of the new Temperance Brennan novel, Bones Never Lie. In Swamp Bones, Tempe ventures off toâ€¦the swampâ€¦aka Florida, for much needed rest and relaxation, which, of course, she can never have because we listeners need her to solve a case. She proceeds to find human bones inside a Burmese python and does what she does best.
Narrator Katherine Borowitz adds depth and richness to Reichsâ€™ already fabulously detailed writing. With simple shifts in her voice and tone she seamlessly flows from character to character, the changes subtle but meaningful. Borowitz delivers intent, suspense, relief, disbelief, and a host of other emotions with what is close to sheer perfection. Her reading, combined with Reichsâ€™ page-turning manuscript, creates a fascinatingly realistic, pulse-pounding crime novel. Youâ€™re not just listening to Tempe muck about in the swamp, youâ€™re right there with her in your waders.
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