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Assaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, the American-born Dr. Temperance Breman, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should lie in her grave. A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, holds the first clue to the cloistered nun's fate. The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched and twisted bodies await Tempe's professional expertise. Who were these people? What brought them to this gruesome fate? Homicide Detective Andrew Ryan, with whom Tempe has a combustive history, joins her in the arson investigation. From the fire scene they are drawn into the worlds of an enigmatic and controversial professor, a mysterious commune, and a primate colony on a Carolina island. Featuring the kind of forensic detail that only Kathy Reichs can provide - from skeletal reconstruction to insect analysis - Death du Jour takes the listener on a riveting journey from the morgue to the lab to the crime scene, from the warmth of barrier island to the frigid cold of a deadly ice storm. With this poignant and powerful work, Kathy Reichs confirms her status as a brilliant new crime-writing star.
Don't miss any of Tempe Brennan's investigations.
©1999 Kathy Reichs (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS Is An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-15-06

so bad i had to write

For anyone who enjoyed the author's first Tempe Brennan story, Deja Dead, prepare yourself for a big disappointment on all fronts. First, narration: Tremendously inferior to the previous book; this narrator's Tempe has a very narrow range -- either monotone boredom or caustic bitchiness. Second, production quality: I usually stay away from abridged versions just for the sake of completeness, but can't recall noticing any glaring technical problems when listening to other abridged books. This one, however, is so poorly produced that you can actually hear the horribly executed cuts, and the difference in audio quality from one part to the next. Editing was so bad that one murder victim who is supposedly part of the "whole" picture, is only mentioned at the end of the story, leaving the listener to wonder, "WHO? How did I miss that one?" Lastly, the story was weak. But, giving the author the benefit of the doubt, perhaps the story would have seemed a bit more solid in its entirety, given the aforementioned editing problems. Somehow I don't think so.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kristin on 03-18-08

pretty good

At first the reader's voice drove me nuts but you'll get used to it pretty fast. It has a good storyline and it's really easy to get drawn in to the book. I'd definitely recomend purchasing this audio book.

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