Twists and turns
Very exciting with multiple plot twists. She keeps you wondering just who the villain is and then, just when you know, she throws in another twist.
Joyce sounded like the Anna Pigeon I always imagined and her character voices are really on the spot. I was never lost wondering who was talking.
When Buddy appeared on the scene, I felt the joy.
You will like the book. Minimal dialogue, excessive filler.
Even though this is an
The performance was good, just the material to work with.
Will listen to Blind Descent and Super Death again to get this out of my mind.
Wayyyyyyy too much about human excrement. A prequel to other Anna Pigeon books, Anna learns to love nature by being imprisoned naked in the desert. Sounds interesting? It's not, unless details of bodily functions are your thing.
After this book, I'd be loath to listen to anything by Barr again. I DO recommend her earlier books and have bought, begged or borrowed all previous Anna Pigeon mysteries.
The performer did well with the material provided.
After loving Nevada Barr books for years, I am sorry to report that this book didn't have any redeeming qualities. Save your pennies.
This is a good story. It is frightening because it is more realistic that than some of the Anna Pigeon, super hero, stories. It has a good mix of up and down rather than trying to sustain an emotional high.
I really love reading Nevada Barr's Ranger Pigeon thrillers. The Rope, like all the other Ranger Pigeon series is set in one of the US National Parks, so not only do you get have suspense you get to live the great outdoors with Anna Pigeon, Barr, keeps you guessing all the way to the end as to who the murderer is, and you would never guess the right answer! The way the novel is written you can just see the scenery and Anna Pigeon is so practical and down to earth that you cannot help but to like her and champion her all the way through. A really great read!
No. It didn't really explain anything about Anna's beginnings as a ranger, and mostly depicted her as a victim. I felt like I was reading about someone entirely different from the Anna Pigeon I knew before.
Maybe it should have been kept as seen from Anna's point of view, left out the other character perspectives, and done away with the victim attitude. Granted, there was a lot of trauma there which would have made the victim attitude believable, but it is fiction, and this just doesn't flow into Anna in later years. How Anna went from this insufferable beginning in the park service to the person she is in her other stories just doesn't seem feasible. Again, it's like there are two completely different characters.
She was much too precise for me to picture her in the setting. I found myself wincing at each enunciated final consonant. Going from precision to character voices was just too much of a leap.
Possibly. I may have missed a few important moments and would enjoy it again in the future. I seldom listen to a book twice.
Anna of course but Jenny is admirable and has depth.
This is my first listening experience with Ms. Bean. Her performance was first rate.
No laughing. I didn't cry but the circumstances certainly kept my attention.
I've thoroughly enjoyed all of Nevada Barr's books. They're real to me, well thought out and quite educational to boot. I'm never bored when I'm reading her novels.
I usually like Anna Pigeon stories, but it just too hard to follow one horrible situation after another that she manages to get out of... and a bit too dark for me.
I am returning this book half listened to because I cannot bear to listen any longer. The story is at one level interesting and if I had borrowed a hard copy from the library, I probably would have read the last chapter or so before I returned it, so I knew what happened but this isn't an easy option for an audio-book. Anna Pigeon finds herself at the bottom of a 'solution hole' in the Colorado desert (?) with a dislocated shoulder, a bleeding bump on the back of her head and no memory of how she got there. As her memory returns we find out that she has been a witness to a gang rape and murder. She is actually imprisoned in the hole and the people who put her there provide drugged water and then return to carve "whore" into her thigh. The midget albino rattlesnake that lives under the house that she shared with another seasonal worker at a resort is found nailed behind its head and in front of its rattle and left to die in agony. In the meantime, she has been joined in the hole by an orphaned baby skunk whom she befriends and who helps her to find non-drugged water. I have no idea what happens next because at this point the descriptions of senseless violence and cruelty became just too much for me. If you have the stomach for this kind of thing, then you might enjoy the book which is quite suspenseful, but it is certainly not my thing. Maybe this is what you would expect from an Anna Pigeon mystery - I have never 'read' one before.