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.
Joyce Bean's performance was great.
High Country by Nevada Bar. Since we have been to Yosemite many time, it was easy to relate.
She does a great job on the different voices.
I like quiet walks, live in a lovely part of QLD I enjoy these books as background or a good listen, happy listening .
TO SICK FOR ME , LISTENED TO IT ALL, NOT A GOOD LISTEN, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT, TWISTS AND TURNS THROUGHOUT, NOT WORTH 2 LISTENS , HAVE DELETED IT.
Telling how Anna came to be a ranger - events onlyh hinted at in the series
the rope event
I have read almost all of Nevada Barr's books and I appreciate the theme of Anna Pigeon being a federal employee. As a federal employee myself for another land agency, I can understand some of the similarities in the storyies. However, I do sometimes wonder how one character, Anna, can have so many near death experiences.
It was also hard for me to go back into Anna's beginning as a Park Ranger, after I had already read all of her other adventures. I had trouble feeling like the Anna in "The Rope" was the same Anna in the earlier stories.
This books comes alive in my mind with the detailed writing.
Love her voice.
The description of the wilderness.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
Because I love the tales of Ranger Anna Pigeon, this audiobook is special. It gives the readers of her tale an close understanding of what makes her who she is.
When Anna wakes up, and finds herself trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of why she is in there, the process she goes through to get her memory back, and develope her courage to get out of there, you really see the beginings of what made Anna the way she is now..
She for me is the voice of Anna Pigeon.
Oh yes. One just had to know more and more of the twists, turns and surprises in store for Anna. I loved every minute of in.
This story is the one we (of Barr's fans) have been waiting for. You have to read it to really understand Anna Pigeion.
Great book. Suspenseful--puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you entwined in the story until the very end. Anna Pigeon books leave you wanting more and anxious for the next one!