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The Bone Collector

Narrated by: Jeffrey Harding
Series: Lincoln Rhyme, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs.

©1997 Jeffrey Deaver (P)2006 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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Excellent performance

There are so many characters and the narrator had got a different voice or each and maintained them throughout. Did not particularly like his female voices but it did give them definition for their characters. Story was great.

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Great book & great narrator

Great book & great narrator . First time to hear this book and worth every penny five stars

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Cracking listen brilliantly read

This is the first Jefferey Deaver that I have either read or listened to, and it definitely won't be my last. If you like Greg Hurwitz and Michael Connelly, you'll love this. It is very fast paced and it ties all the ends up nicely. I do like the author to tell me the end and not leaving me guessing... after all it's the author's story and I am paying him, so I want a proper end.. even if I don't like it.
Jeff Harding narrates this brilliantly, (one of my favourite narrators and I often pick a story simply because he's the narrator.) I love all the voices, he does, especially the black policewoman who cracks me up... he's brilliant at getting the sassy edge.
This story really keeps you guessing ... and even when you think you know who did what and why.. there was a brilliant twist I didn't see.
I don't want to spoil the plot but I can honestly say it's one of the best listens for a while, it got me through a lot of teadious jobs...
Highly recommended, I didn't want it to finish...

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Quadriplegic Ex-Cop in a fight. Fantastic

What a great book with a preposterous yet joyous storyline. This was my first encounter with Lincoln Rhyme and his cantankerous view on life.
I absolutely love this story and the characters were brilliant, Amelia was the perfect stooge to Lincoln and the supporting characters made for a high enjoyable yarn. It is a book where you just suspend any grip on reality you might have and just enjoy. Based on this book I will look forward to the rest of the series. Natation was perfect and built the characters extremely well
Very glad I read this as my first as it seems to set out its stall for future books

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Excellent and original story

This was a great book with an interesting spin on a crime drama . It was well narrated and with details of the crime scene and forensic evidence so expertly woven into the tale. A truly brilliant book really enjoyable.

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The original novel as good as the film!

A superb thrilling page turning. Great start to the series, have listened to this twice I love it so much. Great narration.

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Fast Pace. Cannot stop listening

A brilliantly written and well narrated story. Something happening all the time and a good twist to finish. Highly recommended.

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fantastic

great story from start to finish the voice actor on audible was outstanding. highly recommend

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Please give us some language options

Within about 2 1/2 minutes I had to switch it off. I couldn't stand listening to his drooling Texan accent. it's a shame because my brother recommended this book and he said it was great but I just can't listen to it. does anyone know if it is possible to get a refund.

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love this series

having read all of this series I must admit I was worried how this was going to be on audio but after the first chapter I got in to it. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Danni Higgins
  • 04-09-18

Well Worth it.

I’ve always loved the movie and knew the book would be better but the performance of the narrator made it an incredible book.
Fantastic character distinction in his voice, I’ll listen to this again and again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-17

great story great narration

I saw the movie a few years back but the book is soooo much better. don't go past this one.