I really enjoy the Anna Pigeon novels...they are great stories with lots of twists and turns.
Anna is my favorite character. I like that she is fallible and yet never gives up.
Barbara Rosenblat was really good at the accents - and there were many. You could always tell who was talking.
Never before had I read anything by Ms. Barr, but can say this will probably the last. I thought so much more could have been done with the story. She used words to describe what the protagonist was feeling and experiencing, but they fell short of bringing this character to life for me. The plot was weak and characters were two dimensional.
This was my first Nevada Barr book, and I look forward to reading more. I feel it should be said, though, that while the reader did a good job of giving a voice to the characters, whatever issues she was having with her dentures or saliva production made this VERY difficult to endure. I was greatly distracted by the sounds, or anticipation of the sounds.
I listen to all my audiobooks on my Ipod and this one was completely ruined by the amount of loud swishing about of saliva in the narrator's mouth. It was absolutely hideous! I nearly gave up on the book several times but wanted to find out how the story ended. Not a happy listen, though!!
This was my first Anna Pigeon Novel and I really enjoyed it.I gave this book 5 stars because it was something new(female mystery solving park ranger),I was never bored with it and the narrator was great!
This is a series with many books!Audible does not have them numbered,so if you want them in order check out the Nevada Barr website
I like this writer, but would not say this is her best. Still it is a good story, with a surprise ending.
Used every opportunity to use foul language which robs it of any higher rating. Would have been a good story, without all the curse words. As it is, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
I enjoyed hearing this book, as I have enjoyed reading other Nevada Barr / Anna Pigeon novels. They are interesting plots based on experiences of a person who has been in the position of the protagonist. Those are my favorite novels. I listen rather casually, so am not looking for faults in narration. One misuse / mispronunciation brought to my attention, however, a pronunciation glitch by Ms. Rosenblat that is easily made due to the spelling and similarity of the differently pronounced words.
In part 2, Chapter 2 the author says that Randy Thigpen has secreted some papers in his desk drawer. Ms. Rosenblat pronounces it as see-krit-ed. Since secret / seekrit can not be a verb, neither can secret-ed. However, secrete / si'kreet is a verb, as is secreted. They are spelled the same, but are different parts of speech, with different meanings and are pronounced differently.
Thanks for a good story! - Dave Frost- an old teacher!