I would recommend this book to anyone.
Anna Pidgeon's focus on humanity and the environment, and her caring about "the cats". She never took for granted, as did other characters in the story, that "the cat" did the dirty deed of murder.
When Anna rescued herself from the "shelf of disaster", characterized by her falling onto a narrow shelf down a mountainside. She kept fighting to survive.
This is another wonderful Anna Pigeon story. It begins with a death that is quickly written off as a "cat kill". But Anna, ever the observant and astute ranger notices clues that would lead to another conclusion. Nevada Barr brings all her characters to life. One thing I always enjoy about Barr's stories is that she has just the right number and types of characters. She fleshes out each one, and by the end of the story I feel as if I've lived with each one and know them almost intimately. This is important in Barr's storytelling because she places each character in a position to be the good guy/gal, or the bad guy/gal. Her wrtiting then brings the grand finale to endings that are satisfying and realistic for each character. This story takes place in Texas, and she is spot on with her description of the National Park, and the Texas landowners. The conflict she exposes between "money" and the maintenance and preservation of the National Park gives intensity and depth to the story. The reader for this story is also very good; she has just the right intonations and inflections; not too little, not too much. Her reading adds believability to the story. I recommen this Audible book to the legions of Nevada Barr fans, and to others, who, when they listen to this book, will want more! Thank you Nevada Barr for another great story, and thanks to Audible for making it available.
I enjoyed this audiobook so much that I downloaded the second in the series before I was even finished. The story itself was probably four stars (I am feeling magnanimous today in my giving of stars), but Rosenblat's reading was what made it so great for me. I am eager to find out more about Anna Pigeon - I love smart, flawed female characters.
I'm not sure why I didn't think I'd like this, maybe because it's not one of the traditional mystery's but I was very glad to be wrong. Really enjoyed all the twists and turns. I so like Anna and her refusal to let things die.
The narrator did a fine job. Her voice fit Anna well.
I'm glad most of these are already available unabridged on audible.
I've purchased and listened to a lot of audio books in the last few years, and this is the first that I truly didn't like. Nevada Barr's story wasn't compelling enough to really get me involved. I didn't care what happened to any of the characters. And Barbara Rosenblatt's reading - with the breathy pauses - were annoying. Her delivery kept making me wonder, "Is she a smoker?" instead of getting involved in the story.
I debated whether to just stop listening to it, but since I had purchased it, I decided to keep going. A better decision would have been to stop and move on to something else.
Yes, it was fun and I like all of Nevada Barr books.
The incorporation of the national parks with a good murder mystery.
I've read some of the books in this series, glad to find the beginning book, just to build the character. Will definitely continue listening to the series.
yes. I enjoyed this book b/c I could relate to main character. In stories like confessions of a shopaholic, i can not relate to the main character and the girl just pisses me off. In Track of the Cat, Anna Pigeon is awesome. I could imagine myself being Anna, and that makes the story much better!
Yes as I love Barbara Rosenblat as a reader. She can make reading the want adds sound good and she does and excellent job on Track of the Cat.
Disappointing. It fell flat after all that build up
Not paused so many times
Was a story with good potential, but went into too much detail where not needed and not enough when needed, ie the end
Interesting story but characters not particularly engaging.
I figured out the bad guys but not the manner of the crime pretty early on.