Nevada Barr's often enjoyable Anna Pidgeon series slipped a notch in my estimation after this book. It has a great set up: a small group of disparate characters isolated together with conflicting needs. But its as though the author lost her way at some point, lost focus or interest and padded the story out with way too many internal musings from our heroine. There is a place for that, but when the progress of the story is brought to a complete standstill by seemingly random theorizing and remembrances, I just want to scream at the author. When an action sequence that should have been short and exciting is stretched into page after page of Anna "what-if-ing" . . . it becomes unbearable. I had to fast forward through the last two hours of this book. Better luck next time, Ms Barr.
Yes, there's a lot going on that I may miss the first time
This one is unique
Even though Bob is the bad guy in the story, I think she did a great job with his enigmatic personality
Atmospheric, creepy, decent mystery, lots of interesting information about the place (Isle Royale) and the science behind the Wolf/Moose Study
Always Anna. I love how she has aged. But one of my favorite things about Nevada Barr is how she develops her 'fringe characters' and supporting cast. Bob being compared to John Goodman is brilliant.
Lots of them. This is a good one. Some of the Barr books have sounds of narrator swallowing and breathing not edited out, which can be distracting. But B.R. is excellent here. I really enjoy her range of voices and her ability to do men.
Yes. This was one of my first audible experiences and it left a lasting impression. There were times, listening alone in the dark basement as I did laundry or whatever, that I had the creepy-factor making me jumpy. In a good way. I have listened to it since then at least twice more when 'in between' other books.
If you like Barbara Rosenblat, listen to the Amelia Peabody Series about Egypt. Can't think of author.
cold, cold, cold.
This was a good story - very tense and suspensful but the ending of it was too descriptively violent.
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.