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Linda Emond masterfully portrays Temperance Brennan in the latest Reichs novel. Emond captures the astute forensic anthropologist in a calm tone. She deftly navigates the plethora of accents, adding to the sense of place in this international police procedural. The story begins with an unexpected storm hitting the Montreal area as Tempe and her beau, Ryan, are on the water,... Read More
Narrator Linda Emond is terrific in the latest Temperance Brennan audiobook, and the characters remain compelling. While some listeners may find the plot of this North Carolina-based mystery predictable, it is entertaining. Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, has a sense of humor, and Emond captures it nicely. She also is able to perform both parts of the conversations between... Read More
Narrator Linda Emond capably reprises the role of forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan in the latest installment of this long-running crime series. When a barrel containing two bodies washes ashore in Charleston following a coastal storm, Tempe discovers a disturbing connection with a cold case in Québec. Emond's mature timbre anchors the stalwart anthropologist as she follows... Read More
Accomplished stage and screen actor Linda Emond gives Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist turned sleuth, a smooth, cool voice radiating intelligence and competence. This is despite her being beset by migraines, insomnia, and possible hallucinations following surgery for an aneurism, all of which contribute to a fog of "what is real?" the theme of Reichs's story this... Read More
This audiobook is a cornucopia of bestselling thriller authors, iconic characters, and top-notch narrators. Each of the 11 short stories is cowritten by two popular writers and features protagonists from their previous works teaming up. Add a host of talented narrators into the mix, and the result is an eclectic, wholly unique audio experience for thriller enthusiasts and those... Read More
Linda Emond’s performance is masterful in Lippman’s compelling stand-alone novel about a missing man and the women in his life. In order to avoid prison, shady gambler Felix Brewer conveniently disappears, leaving behind his wife, three daughters, and a mistress. Ten years later, the mistress disappears. Lippman has penned a complex story of deception, secrets, betrayals, and... Read More
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called to Mountain Lake, North Carolina, when a stinking, fly-covered bag floats to the surface. Linda Emond's narration is easy on the ear, but at the same time an edgy toughness to her voice keeps up the tension. Although less than two hours in length, this story of a missing environmental studies student doesn't feel hurried, nor... Read More
Narrator Linda Emond gives a fine performance of this mystery, but the story itself is so weak it's a wonder she doesn't give an exasperated sigh in the listener's ear. The main plot, involving murder, stretches from North Carolina to Afghanistan in clunky sections that come together in the end through unbelievable coincidence. Emond is simply better than her material. She... Read More
Two outstanding voice professionals share segments of this production. Both Linda Emond and Cotter Smith convey a thoughtful empathy with the patients described in vignettes and a humble respect for the dilemmas inherent in seeking advice from an inexact science like medicine. Emond and Smith, each with a unique brand of vocal delivery, maximize the listener’s openness to this... Read More
In the late 1970s, five suburban children form an unlikely alliance and spend countless hours in the vast forest bordering their neighborhood. On the night of a hurricane, they become tangled in the death of a mysterious vagabond friend in the woods, creating a web of secrets that still impacts their lives 30 years later. Narrator Linda Emond employs limited characterizations,... Read More
Linda Emond's smooth voice and skilled acting portray the competence of Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist, in this smart addition to Reichs’s successful series. Dr. Brennan, upon whom the popular TV show "Bones" is based, must solve the mystery of a body found in a barrel in a landfill and the cold case of a missing couple, both set against the backdrop of the... Read More
The Dalai Lama and psychiatrist Howard C. Cutler present brief, easy-to-apply tips for everyday life that combine Buddhist wisdom and meditation with Western psychology (and even a touch of science). The aim is to overcome obstacles such as depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other negative behaviors that rob us of happiness. Narrators Dion Graham and Linda Emond... Read More
As Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan endures her pregnancy, which turns out to be a literal confinement, work is out of the question. Her only connection to the outside world comes from email, cell phone, and her trusty binoculars. In an homage to Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW and Tey’s DAUGHTER OF TIME, Lippman’s new mystery has the bed-bound Tess spending much of her time peeping at dog... Read More
SPIDER BONES, which features forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, made famous in the television series “Bones,” is a book worthy of the attention its level of detail demands. The story starts out with a mystery: A man has just been drowned in a strange circumstance, but his fingerprints indicate that he’s a U.S. soldier who was killed in Vietnam 40 years earlier. As... Read More
When she was 15 years old, Eliza Benedict was kidnapped by Walter for 39 days, something she has spent the rest of her life wondering about. As the story alternates between the past and present, narrator Linda Emond differentiates between the 15-year-old Eliza, unsure and hesitant in her speech, and the grown-up Eliza, who sounds more mature and determined. Throughout both... Read More
With clear pronunciation and an emphatic delivery, Linda Emond guides listeners through Miller’s twisting ponderings on the nature of heaven. What has the potential to be a tedious or dogmatic book becomes a compelling and enlightening piece with Emond’s deliberate, serious, and occasionally playful delivery. As the author moves from ancient texts to religious leaders to... Read More
Hugh Dancy sounds like a lovable museum curator in Lucy and Stephen Hawking's second science fiction novel for kids. George and Annie shoot around the universe searching for intelligent life while science essays by noted astronomers provide factual commentary. After the story, Linda Emond narrates approximately an hour of astronomy facts. The production claims to include a PDF... Read More
Although there's a bit too much forensic babble in this twelfth book about anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Linda Emond makes the frequent transitions from scientific jargon to intriguing murder mystery gracefully. The plot itself is also transitional and intriguing as well. As the story opens, Brennan awakes to find herself hog-tied and bottled up in some kind of earthen... Read More
Linda Emond portrays author Cassandra Fallows with careful enunciation to emphasize the writer's lifetime passion for words. Her performance projects an ironic tone that expresses Fallows's humor and the way her nerves are jangled by publishing and commitment anxieties. Desperate for another bestselling book, Fallows explores the curious case of her elementary school classmate,... Read More
A book of short stories, especially one written by Laura Lippman, gives a narrator the opportunity to show his or her stuff. That's exactly what readers Linda Emond and Francois Battiste do. These 16 stories about Lippman's diverse female characters offer a variety of plots, suspense, plenty of action, and lots of revenge. Three are about Lippman's private investigator, Tess... Read More
Linda Emond easily acclimates herself to Medical Examiner Temperance Brennan's well-known sleuthing style, portraying her empathy as well as her forensic gifts. Emond is an expert at reeling off a list of medical procedures with a mix of drama and aplomb and at portraying the resolve of a heroine who tiptoes around bureaucrats and a posturing preacher-turned-politician to do... Read More
Linda Emond's refined, elegant reading makes Coelho's most recent venture into magical realism a feast for the ears. Brida, a young Irish woman, undertakes a spiritual quest to learn what lies beyond the known dimensions of the universe. At first, Brida approaches a magus, a mysterious loner who lives in the forest, but the magus is a follower of the teachings of the sun, and... Read More
Linda Emond has her Baltimore accents down, which means she brings delightful texture to Lippman's P.I. Tess Monaghan mysteries, which are so city-specific. When Tess rows her scull into the middle of a dawn film shoot for one of Baltimore's many television series (two of the best real ones are created by Lippman's husband) she winds up employed by the producer to find out who... Read More
Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan's latest case brings her into contact with estranged beau Ryan. It seems she has old bones to analyze, and he has cold cases involving missing girls. Is one of her bodies Evangeline, an Acadian childhood friend who disappeared years ago? The French-Canadian setting with its bilingual characters provides narrator Linda Emond with challenges... Read More
In Baltimore a young woman flees an accident and when she's apprehended, she stonewalls police about herself except to reveal that she is one of the Bethany sisters, who disappeared thirty years before. The young woman has a flat affect, and Linda Emond characterizes her tonelessly as she makes one evasion after another about the present while claiming decades of abuse and the... Read More
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