Maybe this book needs to be read, rather than "read to me". I had to restart 3 times because I stopped listening. I stopped listening because - well - it was just plain boring. Written/read in the past tense, I never could become intetrested in the story - if there was one. Because I'm willing to give every book a chance, I listened for 4 hours - but then - I cut my losses. You should cut yours by not putting any money into it to begin with. I gave it a 1 star rating because the method of rating doesn't allow for less.
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I would recommend this book to anyone.
Anna Pidgeon's focus on humanity and the environment, and her caring about "the cats". She never took for granted, as did other characters in the story, that "the cat" did the dirty deed of murder.
When Anna rescued herself from the "shelf of disaster", characterized by her falling onto a narrow shelf down a mountainside. She kept fighting to survive.
This is another wonderful Anna Pigeon story. It begins with a death that is quickly written off as a "cat kill". But Anna, ever the observant and astute ranger notices clues that would lead to another conclusion. Nevada Barr brings all her characters to life. One thing I always enjoy about Barr's stories is that she has just the right number and types of characters. She fleshes out each one, and by the end of the story I feel as if I've lived with each one and know them almost intimately. This is important in Barr's storytelling because she places each character in a position to be the good guy/gal, or the bad guy/gal. Her wrtiting then brings the grand finale to endings that are satisfying and realistic for each character. This story takes place in Texas, and she is spot on with her description of the National Park, and the Texas landowners. The conflict she exposes between "money" and the maintenance and preservation of the National Park gives intensity and depth to the story. The reader for this story is also very good; she has just the right intonations and inflections; not too little, not too much. Her reading adds believability to the story. I recommen this Audible book to the legions of Nevada Barr fans, and to others, who, when they listen to this book, will want more! Thank you Nevada Barr for another great story, and thanks to Audible for making it available.
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