I've read a lot of the Anne Pigeon books and this was not as good as previous ones. First she's amongst strangers so there's no personal interaction. There's also a lot of violence towards Anna and others. About the only thing I really enjoyed was the description of the park and the narrator, otherwise I might have only rated it two stars.
cold, cold, cold.
This was a good story - very tense and suspensful but the ending of it was too descriptively violent.
I approached this first book, that I owned, by Nevada Barr with much hope of enjoyment. What a let down! The characters aren't likeable or interesting. With the beginning off to a slow start, I didn't give up. Half way through the book, I should of realized that I could of better spent those hours listening to a book of some interest and redeeming value; entertainment or educational. Teenagers telling spooky stories around a campfire and trying to scare each other would of been more fun than this book. I own another book by Nevada Barr (unread); but I'm in no hurry to discover if it is better than this book.
The first half of the book lacked in excitement and intrigue. It was so dull I found it very difficult to remain engaged. If not for the excellent skills of the narrator, I would have stopped listening to it. A captivating event that occurred at the beginning of the book then maintained throughout may have made this a 4 or 5 star experience.
The author needed to provide more intrigue sooner and more often....it was way too drawn out and boring. Although the information concerning wolves was very interesting, the plot seemed to be out shined by her need to provide sooooo much background on the plight of wolves.
If not for this narrators superb skills at bringing each character to life and filling in the blandness with wonderful tone inflection, this book would be a flop.
Yes, it highlighted the excellent skill set of the narrator and enlightened the reader on the nature of wolves.
It should be much shorter.
The described injuries are impossible to sustain by any human beeing.
Not worth the money.
It was time well spent. I thought the first half of the books was slow. I was expecting more action but the second half if seemed like Anna came to life and was her same old self.
Anna for her humor and deduction. Some times I can hear myself in her voice.
I lobe Barbara Rosenblat. She could read the newspaper to me and I would be happy. When I'm stressed I can listen to her and she seems to calm me down. She as Anna always make me feel better.
I have no idea.
Nevada Barr always gives you a great story and I really enjoy her descriptions. She makes you feel that you are at the locations and it they are beautiful or ugly you can see it in your mind as if you were there.
I am an Anna Pigeon fan. I've enjoyed her National Park series. This one, however, could have used a little editing and, frankly, the ending devised avoid the FBI investigation just didn't sit well with me. I enjoyed the scenery, the snow and the character development.
I'm a big fan of Nevada Barr but this one did not do it for me. It was my first Audible download and it almost soured me on audiobooks but since then I have come to realize it was an exception. I think part of the issue for me was the narrator, all her male character voices sounded alike and it got confusing.
Keep 'em coming Nevada Barr. This book was off the scale for suspense! Made me cold and on the edge of my seat the entire time I was listening. WOW!! Excellent!