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!
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.