I really like the show Bones

United States
November 15, 2008 3:07pm CST
I've been an avid watcher of the Fox show "Bones" since the show began and usually can't wait to see the latest episode. Imagine my surprise when I found an audiobook in my online bookstore, "Break No Bones" by Kathy Reichs, who was the inspiration for the show. Kathy is actually a forensic anthropologist just like Temperance Brennan is in the show, but it sounds like the audiobook will be alot different than what I'm used to watching on the series I've enjoyed so much. I'm really looking forward to downloading the 5 hour audiobook to see just how much different Kathy's books are from the show. Having the main character with the same name as the TV shows character may wind up causing some confusion, so I'm already anticipating that I'll be listening to it several times since the location is NOT the Jeffersonian. Would you read a book or listen to an audiobook based on a show you like to watch? Do you prepare yourself in advance for the differences that are sure to be there? If you answered yes, were you satisfied or disappointed?
3 responses
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I love the series Bones and usually watch it on the pc. Booth has been my favorite since he was on Buffy. He's a major hottie. So brooding and mysterious. Anyways, I didn't know about the audiobook but I might look into it. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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• United States
16 Nov 08
YES he is! When I first started watching Bones and tried to explain what the show was about to my daughter, I have to admit I would refer to him as Angel, since that's who she remembered him as. Since I started watching Bones though, I started seeing him in a few of his old movies too. Can you believe it, now when I spot him, I say, "Hey, that's Booth!"?
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I watched alot of the Buffy shows and it broke my heart that the two of them didn't get together . I do wish they'd get Brennen and Booth together. He is just so hunky and those eyes just do me in LOL [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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• United States
17 Nov 08
Hmmm, I don't know... The tension between them really helps the show, making us anticipate what might happen. If they were to get together like Angela and Hodgins did, then breakup, it would probably change everything. What did you think about the most recent episode where Tempe went on a date with Booth's little brother? Did you see just a little bit of green monster in Booth?
@dodo19 (32900)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Dec 08
I love the show "Bones". I think the show is really good. I also enjoy reading the books. Yes, it's true that the show is nothing like the books, but I think that the show lives up to what Kathy Reichs creates in her books. I think the show is just as good as the books.
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• United States
5 Dec 08
Which did you get started with, the books or the show? I found two of the books at a local bookstore but want to read them in order so I'll have to visit the library to see what they have available. I have a feeling I will still have a picture of the TV character in my mind when I start reading the books.
@dodo19 (32900)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 Dec 08
Actually, I started both around the same time. I can't remember exactly, which came first.
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• United States
7 Dec 08
LOL, I think I would have been really confusing them if I did both at once. Did you read them in order? Do you have a favorite from the book series?
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I thought the show was based on the books? I knew abotu the books, but I never thought of getting them though. I had tried watching the show when it first started and never could get into it. I am not sure what has changed but I really got into bones last season and am starting to enjoy this season. I have also been watching the re-runs on and off.
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• United States
15 Nov 08
From what I read about the audiobook Break No Bones, it may just be that THIS one isn't located at the Jeffersonian. Here's what I've seen so far: quote Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for a negligent colleague, Tempe is stuck teaching at a lackluster archeology field school in the ruins of a Native American burial ground on the Charleston shore. But when Tempe stumbles upon a fresh skeleton among the ancient bones, her old friend Emma Rousseau, the local coroner, persuades Tempe to stay on and help with the investigation. When Emma reveals a disturbing secret, it becomes more important than ever for Tempe to help her friend close the case. The body count begins to climb. Tempe follows the trail to a free street clinic with a belligerent staff, a suspicious doctor, and a donor who is a charismatic televangelist. Clues abound in the most unlikely places as Tempe uses her unique knowledge and skills to build her case, even as the local sheriff remains dubious and her own life is threatened. end quote If this one is as good as it sounds so far, I may have to look into more of Kathy Reichs books/audiobooks.