Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
I wanted this to be a 5 star read because I was so interested in the concept. I love our National Parks and for many summers my husband was a seasonal ranger, so the idea of solving mysteries in the parks is compelling to me. Unfortunately the book didn't quite stand up to my preconceived idea of what it would be. Part of this is due to the protagonist herself. I didn't like Anna Pigeon very much. I found that she makes many stupid decisions which then place her life in danger. It felt contrived and too predictable. Nothing in the book is very surprising, and the supporting cast is portrayed as too dumb while Anna is portrayed as too smart. She knows what happened but nobody will listen to her so she sets out to prove herself right and in the course of doing so she subjects her body to numerous injuries and death-defying feats. It is all too perfect and too calculable. I want the characters to be real, and to feel like I would meet them and like them. I want characters to be imperfect, like me.
Ms Rosenblat's narration is good. Her voice blended well with the story, and it felt appropriate as Anna's voice.
Everything was great but the narrator bugged me because you could hear her swallowing in between pauses. Could be from the production values, or listening through headphones made it louder. I liked her voice, just not her swallowing.
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
Anna is stronger than I thought she could be, no sissy girly whining! I love it!! good story, love the ending, I listen to a lot of Ranger warden books, most take place in the wilderness of Wyoming and Montana, Anna Pigeon is a Texas Ranger, so her story takes place in the desert mountains. Barbra Rosenblat has narrated a few of the books I have, I do like her style. This is an enjoyable book, and thank-you for making a strong female character!
Long haul Expeditor that loves listening to books and make the miles fly by.
The long pause s between chapters at first made me think something was wrong with my iPhone. After about the 7-8th one it just really got on my nerves & I struggled to finish the book. However, after that far in my curiosity got the best of me & I had to listen to the end. Glad I did too as the murderer was exactly who I thought it was.
While the story was decent, the narrator breathed so loudly I almost quit listening. Her voice was not pleasing to listen to, either. This book would have been a better read than listen.
Nevada Barr's one of my three favorite authors, and Barbara Rosenblatt's my favorite narrator, hands down. A feast.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
I never really got into “Track of the Cat”. The story is well written but it never really transported me there. The descriptions and explanations never made me feel as if I was actually there. I never felt a connection with the main character and the overall story left me wanting more. There wasn’t enough clues or even investigating to get me really invested and the ending really left something to be desired.
The narration was very slow and being a bit older the quality isn’t bad but not up to the standard of something recorded today.
This is the first book I have read by the author Nevada Barr and I liked it a lot! It is a good mystery with a great setting in the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas. I liked the main character, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon. She is unique and likeable.
I am definitely looking forward to continuing the mystery series with the second book: "A Superior Death."
Narration by Barbara Rosenblat was also good.