Review: BoneMan’s Daughters (Audio)

By Ted Dekker, Read by Robert Petkoff
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Pub. Date: April 2009
ISBN-13: 9781600246043
Edition Description: Unabridged

The blurb from Barnes and Noble:

Military intelligence officer Ryan Evans is married to his work; so much so that his wife and daughter have written him out of their lives. Sent to Fallujah and captured by insurgents, he is asked to kill children not unlike his own. The method: a meticulous, excruciating death by broken bones that his captor has forced him to learn.

Returning home after the ordeal, a new crisis awaits. A serial killer is on the loose, and his method of killing is the same. Ryan becomes a prime suspect, which isn’t even the worst of his problems: Ryan’s daughter is BoneMan’s latest desire.

In a story that is devastating in its skill and suspense, – Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BONEMAN’S DAUGHTERS.

The Short of It:

Dark, creepy and a bit twisted yet entertaining at the same time.

My Thoughts:

*no spoilers*

I won this audio book from Dar over at Peeking Between the Pages and thought it would be perfect to listen to during my commute, both to and from work. You see, I am not a big audio book listener. I have the perfect commute for it but I tend to lose interest as my mind wanders while driving. However, I gave this one a shot and found myself completely lost in the story.

It’s twisted but not overly graphic and yes there is bone breaking and yes, I did find myself cracking my knuckles a a lot while listening (I know, I am one sick puppy!) but it held my attention and had enough suspense to keep me listening. I did tire of the “it’s not me, it’s him” scenario. Listening to it, it seemed to go on too long but it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of it.

Although not terribly graphic, I would refrain from playing this in the car, on the way to swimming lessons and you will probably never want to use Noxzema again in your life but that’s okay.

12 thoughts on “Review: BoneMan’s Daughters (Audio)”

  1. I'm not a big audio listener either, especially since I don't drive anymore, but I'm glad to know you liked this one. I've been wanting to read it ever since I read Dar's review. I don't like a lot of gory, creepy, but I think I'd like this one. Great review! (I hate Noxema anyway!)

  2. I enjoyed this book and wondered how the audio of it would be. I'm sure it's not for the whole family.

  3. I'm intrigued alone just from the Noxzema comment! I have this one on my list and I don't normally get into these type of books.

    Hilarious review. 🙂

  4. It's true about not wanting to use Noxzema again. Funny how something like that can turn so creepy!

  5. I listened to this last weekend and it could have been shorter, but I enjoyed it. The end was little weird though. Major plot point just kind of dropped like a bomb and not explored. Funny how I barely thought about the Noxzema and I used it from time to time to wash my face.

  6. I've read some of Ted Dekker's books and really enjoyed them (like the color series – red, black, and white). This one just sounds too strange though.

  7. i love audio books–typically i go through one each week on my commute. i am putting this audiobook on hold at my library–your review has totally piqued my interest!

  8. I'm just listening to this now Ti and it's really good to listen to. I read the book but there's something about listening to it happen that adds to it. I'm glad you enjoyed it. lol on the Noxema.

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