This is a pretty silly story. I did sort of like listening to the descriptions of the cold during the ice cold weather outside my car while I was listening. But too many preposterous things occurred to make it worth spending time on it.
I absolutely love Northern Michigan but this book made me feel "Who cares? Get on with it already!"
I have not read anything this boring since I got out of school. I finally just gave up as the writing didn't even excite me enough to read the last page to find out "who did it". My time is too precious to waste. I am sorry I used my credit on it. Too wordy and not substantive.
I've read all of Nevada Barr's previous book, but didn't like this at all. I enjoy descriptions of the parks she's set her books in, but this had entirely too much of people trodding through the winter back country apparently without a clue of proper winter procedures. So much was unbelievable that I really didn't care.
An enjoyable enough listen, but, like the last few Nevada Barr mysteries getting just a bit 'samey' plot wise. As per usual: a remote wilderness, endangered by bureaucrats, a murderer among an isolated group, Barr's heroine Anna Pigeon is horribly threatened but juuuust manages to overcome the baddie and survive. Sigh. Nice vivid wilderness descriptions though.
Endless, unnecessary commentary; exhaustive description; her trite monologue was only interrupted by my never ending "Oh come on!". The story itself might have been good if only the author had trusted herself and not try to fluff up the narrative. The reader was pretty good, considering the material she was reading. I kept wanting to hear a tone of impatience, but she was professional. Save yourself the credit or cost - it is not worth it.
This book and narration is terrific! Ms. Rosenblat is the perfect voice for Anna, and always has been. She does a terrific job on the other characters, too. Her voices cause me to see the characters.
Winter Study is an excellent story. I was disappointed that the setting was a park in which Anna already worked, but it is a perfect place for the story. Anna's detective skills have never been better, and with the characters with which she was working, they had to be! So far, this is my favorite Anna Pigeon story, and I can't wait for the next one.
I have always enjoyed the Anna Pigeon series of mysteries. This one I was really looking forward to because I have spent time in the location of the book. It was 3-star good, but I have to say that from the first page, the feeling is dark, ice cold, and the writing is a bit ponderous. Almost as though the author was working out some chidhood trauma -- who knows?
Not as enjoyable as some others in this series, but still worth it if you like the books.
I usually like Nevada Barr's stories but lately her books take too long to get going. This time it felt like almost 1/2 the book was set-up and an ode to nature. It did end OK.