Kathy Reichs – Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan #9) (Audio book)

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Links uz grāmatas Goodreads lapu

Izdevniecība: Simon & Schuster Audio

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums: 2.75/5

 

 

 

 

 

Manas pārdomas

Ja četras grāmatas atpakaļ Brenanai bija tā laime atrast ‘’svaigas’’ mirstīgās atliekas arheoloģisko izrakumu laikā Gvatemalā, tad 9.sērijas grāmatā tas notiek turpat mīļajā ASV. Bet pirmais līķis ir tikai sākums! Atliek vien pirms tam atvadīties no studentiem. :D

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Kathy Reichs – Cross Bones (Temperance Brennan #8) (Audio book)

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Links uz grāmatu iekš Goodreads

Izdevniecība: Simon & Schuster Audio

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums: 3/5

Manas pārdomas

Stāsts, kas sākas kā parasta slepkavība, draud pārvērsties Brenanas karjerā vissensitīvākajā lietā!

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Kathy Reichs – Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan #7) (Audio book)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

The secrets of the dead are in her hands. 

The bones of three young women are unearthed in the basement of a Montreal pizza parlor, and forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan has unsolved murder on her mind as she examines the shallowly buried remains. Coming up against a homicide cop who is convinced the dead have been entombed on the site for centuries, Tempe perseveres, even with her own relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan at a delicate turning point. In the lab, the clean, well-perserved bones offer few clues. But when Carbon 14 confirms her hunch that these were recent deaths despite the antique buttons found near the bodies, Tempe’s probing must produce answers quickly to stop a killer whose grisly handiwork has seen the light of day.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 3.5/5

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Pirmdienas teikums #113

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Pirmdienas teikums ir mana versija par Bonespark~ “Sunday Sentence”, kurā tiek izcelts teikums no tā, kas iepriekš izlasīts.

Changing from my warm woolies to surgical gloves, I leaned in and began teasing free an edge, gingerly separating, lifting, then rolling the leather backward onto itself.

Kathy Reichs – Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan #7)

Kathy Reichs – Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan #5) (Audio book)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

“Fans of TV’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven” (People) stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs’ electrifyingly authentic bestsellers.

A harrowing excavation unearths a chilling tragedy never laid to rest.

They are “the disappeared,” twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satellite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City — and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money, greed, and science converge.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: BBC Audiobook America

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 3.25/5

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Kathy Reichs – Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan #4) (audio book)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

Investigating a plane crash in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan discovers in a most disturbing way that the evidence doesn’t add up. Tripping over a coyote-chewed leg at the crash scene, she performs a little mental arithmetic and realizes that this victim wasn’t on the plane. Once again, Brennan’s high-tech DMORT snaps into action faster than you can say “Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team.” The author of Death du Jour serves up another exquisite meal.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: BBC Audiobooks

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 2.5/5

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Kathy Reichs – Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan #3)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs — where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 4/5

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Kathy Reichs – Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan #2)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 2.5/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Temperansai Brenanai pašai par prieku ir iespēja padarboties ar vēsturiska apbedījuma pētīšanu un ekshumāciju, un sērijas otrā grāmata iesākas ar cerību, ka varētu būt labāka nekā pirmā.

Lieta, kurā piesaista Brenanu, saistīta ar dedzināšanu, un līķu skaits nav nekāds mazais. Turklāt divi no tiem vien četrus mēnešus veci mazuļi. Redzētais šokē pat pieredzējušākos detektīvus.

Lasītājam ļauts vairāk iepazīt Brenanas meitu Keitiju, kura savā ziņā seko mātes profesionālajās pēdās un nemazām nebaidās no līķu tuvuma. Uzzinām arī to, ka Brenanai ir māsa Harieta jeb vienkārši Harija, par ko iepriekšējā grāmatā nav nekāda mājiena.

Brenana savas pasniedzējas karjeras dēļ spiesta iegriezties ASV, un tiek nepatīkami pārsteigta, ka viņai lemts atkal atrast slepkavības upuri. Mazliet neticami, ka šis atradums saistīts ar izmeklēšanu Kanādā. Šī saistība liek ierasties detektīvam Endrū Raienam. Ar viņu bija saistīta mana prognoze par romantisko līniju, bet vismaz pagaidām tas atstāts vēlākam. Izmeklēšanas virzieni aizved viņus līdz sektai, kura no malas un pēc pašu biedru teiktā ir pats labākais, kas ar viņiem noticis. Brenana vēlreiz izmeklēšanā iesaistās pamatīgāk, kā pēc viņas profesijas vajadzētu; papildus uztraukumiem, ko tas sniedz, viņai pamatīgas raizes sagādā māsa – saistībā ar sektu.

Lai gan drusku mazāk, bet arī Death du Jour ir nedaudz par daudz zinātniskās valodas. Arī stāsta līniju par daudz un kopējais sižets uzreiz šķita saskaldīts un juceklīgs. Noslēgumā bija sajūta, ka dialogs izveidots mākslīgs, lai tikai visas stāsta līnijas savestu kopā un nolīdzinātu jebkādas palikušās neskaidrības.

Cerams, turpinājumi paliks labāki.

                                                                                                                                           

Temperance Brennan finally has a chance to apply her anthropologic skills outside her job with recent murder victims. She’s hired to examine a nun’s body which soon might get a title of saint. So the beginning of the books is promising.

The next case in which Brennan participates is arson and includes five bodies. Shockingly two of them are just four months old babies. Even the most experienced detectives are horrified by the sight.

The reader has a chance to get more acquainted with Brennan’s daughter Katy. She in a way follows her mother’s professional footsteps and isn’t grossed out (too much) by being too close to a body. We find out that Brennan has a sister Harriet or just Harry; that was a little surprise because there were no hints about it in the first book.

Brenan lecturer’s carrier makes her to travel back to USA, and she gets unpleasantly surprised as she on her holidays from work in Canada finds two more jobs which magically are connected to the arson case. This connection is the reason why detective Andrew Ryan has to come down. He was one of the characters about my romantic story line prognosis; but it seems that that will be reserved for later. The investigation leads them to a reclusive sect. From aside everything looks fine and no member is complaining. Once again Brennan does more than in her job description; additionally anxiety which it brings, she also starts to worry about her sister.

Although not so much but Death du Jour still had too much scientific language. Also the book had a bit too much story lines and the overall plot was too divided and chaotic. Plus, dialogs at the end were too simple and artificial. I had the feeling that the author tried too hard to explain everything and anything that possibly was still unclear.

Hopefully the sequels in this series are better.

Kathy Reichs – Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

Her life is devoted to justice; for those she never even knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance detects an alarming pattern and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her, her best friend and her own daughter in mortal danger…

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Scribner

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 2.75/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Temperansas Brenanas brīvdienu plāni apskatīt Kvebekas provinci tiek kārtējo reizi izjaukti, kad atrod nežēlīgi noslepkavotas sievietes līķi. Šī jaunā lieta atsauc Brenanai atmiņā izmeklēšanu pirms gada ar līdzīgiem notikumu apstākļiem un upurim nodarīto.

Viņa sākotnēji ir vienīgā, kas saskata saistību un pat piesauc sērijveida slepkavu. Dažiem kolēģiem, īpaši detektīvam Klaudelam šāda iejaukšanās viņa darbā nemazām nepatīk un nekautrējas norādīt, lai Brenana paliek pie sava darba specialitātes. Tomēr ne visi izjūt tādu attieksmi. Jau tagad bija neliela ievirze uz iespējamu romantisko stāsta līniju un prognozēju, ka tā tiks arī attīstīta.

Daļēji varētu arī saprast Klaudela viedokli. Tomēr pateicoties tieši viņas iniciatīvai un arī pārgalvībai izmeklēšanā ir kaut kāda virzība, bet pārgalvības un brīžiem neapdomības dēļ viņa apdraud arī sev tuvos un tā padarot visu daudz personīgāku.

Pie mīnusiem, kas nedaudz traucēja un samazināja kopējo vērtējumu, varētu pieskaitīt lielu uzmanības veltīšanu upuru un viņu kaulu u.c. aprakstiem, kas padarīja tekstu sausāku un sižeta virzību piebremzēja. Tas, protams, ir saprotams autores specialitātes dēļ, un varbūt arī, ka šī ir viņas debijas grāmata.

Patika, ka darbība nenorisinās ASV (konkrētāk Bostona), citādi pēdējie lasītie detektīvi/kriminālromāni vien no tās puses :D. Bija jāizlasa pārdesmit lapaspušu līdz pieradu pie franču valodas iestarpinājumiem.

Grāmatā Brenana ir šķīrusies, meita štatos, bet pati pārcēlusies strādāt uz Kanādu. Par norises vietu dažādību tā kā būtu skaidrs, bet pēc manas atmiņas Brenanai meita piedzimst vien vēlākajās sezonās un arī šķīrusies seriāla sākumā nav. Skatos vien, ja sanāk noķert, kad rāda pa TV.

                                                                                                                                           

Temperance Brennan’s holiday plans are ruined once again when a brutally murdered woman is found. This new case remind Brennan about an investigation a year ago with similar MO.

At the beginning no one takes her seriously and she is the only one that even dares to mention a possibility of a serial killer. Some of her cop colleagues aren’t happy about she is doing, especially detective Luc Claudel and he’s not afraid to show Brennan her place. However not everyone feels like that. There some hints already in this book and my guess is that the romantic story line will be more visible in the next books.

Partially I can understand Claudel’s opinion. But thanks to Brennan’s initiative and also some reckless action the case has some movement. Unfortunately this recklessness endangers her friends making this case a bit more personal than others.

Some minuses in this book for me was the sometimes long and detailed descriptions of bones and victims but that I guess is understandable because of the author’s professional degree, and maybe because this is her debut novel.

But what I liked that finally I changed the location because the last few detectives/crime novels were set in USA (specifically Boston). Only after quite some page count I was used to frequent French words.

There are many differences from the TV show and what I noticed the most was that Temperance Brennan in the books is divorced, (already) has a daughter and of course works in Canada.