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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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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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Great story but irritating narration

I have always loved this book but the narrator made every character grating, loud and to my ears just irritating. Rhyme and Amelia were just passable, but the rest were so hard to take.

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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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Great book & great narrator

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

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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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Narrator puts on awful voices!

I had to stop listening after 20 mins, the narrator puts on awful voices for each character! Very unnecessary

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Read it

Sorry no Spoilers here , you should read it for yourself. Dealer showing his inner mind

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enjoyed

First b8ook by the author looking forward to listening to the whole Lincoln Rhyme series. the narrator was good strong story

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Loved it, bare the voices

Loved the book, however some of the voices especially the women's were annoying. Not all women have high pitched squeeks and need to sound like a damsal in distress

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  • Brenda
  • 05-12-20

Well I'll be damned!

It's been years since a crime story twist got me like this one. It's great when a book makes your jaw drop in surprise.
The narration of the character Delrey was terrible, but the rest were good.

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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.