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Firestorm Audiobook

Firestorm

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Publisher's Summary

Accomplished storyteller Nevada Barr captivates fans with her tightly-woven plots, vibrant descriptions, and believable characters. In this thrilling mystery, her resourceful sleuth, middle-aged park ranger Anna Pigeon, travels to northern California where she joins the forces battling an out-of-control forest fire.

Ever since a fire began raging through Lassen Volcanic National Park, Anna has been acting as medic and security officer for the spike camp firefighters. As the blaze dwindles and the camp demobilizes, she stays behind with a small crew to rescue an injured man. Suddenly a thunderstorm whips the remaining embers into a deadly firestorm. After the inferno passes, Anna discovers a crew member didn't make it, but a knife, not the fire, killed him.

Nevada Barr creates scenes so powerful you can almost feel the intense heat and smell the billowing smoke. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat brings out the nail-biting suspense as Anna searches for the killer within the small band of survivors.

Listen to more Anna Pigeon mysteries.

©1996 Nevada Barr; (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"While Anna, with her compassion, toughness, and abundant one-liners, calls Kinsey Milhone to mind, Barr's character is a true original. And for excitement, her line of work can't be beat". (Publishers Weekly)
"Anna Pigeon, Barr's down-to-earth heroine, is a delight, with her no-nonsense approach to crime solving and her commonsense approach to life....Top-flight entertainment." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    Amazon Customer 08-25-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Firestorm (unabridged)"

    This is my favorite of all her books. Not only does it have a good mystery to be solved,but Nevada Barr takes you right there on the mountain fighting the fire. There were times I could almost smell the smoke. Her ability to take you into the daily life of National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon sets her books apart from other mysteries. I enjoy reading about the beautiful yet perilous settings as well as the inner workings of the Park Service in all of her books. Barbara Rosenblat does a great job as narrator.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Arlington, TX, USA 09-02-04
    Cathy Arlington, TX, USA 09-02-04
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    "Not her best"

    I have heard a number of Anna Pigeon novels, but found it hard to keep track of the characters in this one. You do get caught up in the intensity of the fire and their suffering, but I couldn't keep the people straight as to who did what, etc. The murder mystery part of the plot isn't as interesting as in her others.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Waterboro, ME, USA 01-28-06
    Lisa Waterboro, ME, USA 01-28-06
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    "always a good pick"

    Once again Nevada Barr hits a bullseye!
    Her stories are intriguing and emotional.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela 01-30-16
    Pamela 01-30-16
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    "Get Rosenblat a Glass of Water!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Barbara Rosenblat is a hideous reader. Listening to her swallow distracts from the entire book. Perhaps it is a problem with the mic and the way it was recorded but I have noted that others comment on this same thing and I agree. I like Nevada Barr but the distraction of the reader was just too much.


    What was most disappointing about Nevada Barr’s story?

    This was a book about how fire crews and firestorms work and the mystery was a minor subplot. Nevada Barr usually does a much better job balancing her description of the national park with the mystery. This book was not that.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Someone could have listened to the last Barbara Rosenblat recording of a Nevada Barr book and fired Rosenblat. Recording books is the wrong field for someone who dedicates a huge percentage of their day to swallowing loudly.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I'm frustrated any time a good story is ruined by a poor reader. In this case I'm angry because a good series has been ruined for me by a sub-par plot and a genuinely awful reader. I suspect I am done with Nevada Barr on Audible.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maurine SANDY, UT, United States 09-13-13
    Maurine SANDY, UT, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My favorite Nevada Barr book"
    What made the experience of listening to Firestorm the most enjoyable?

    Great book and the narrator did a good job of bringing the story to life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Essexville, MI, USA 12-31-09
    Elizabeth Essexville, MI, USA 12-31-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Slow"

    The story seemed to drag on forever.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    drlscook 06-03-16
    drlscook 06-03-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Unfortunate reader."

    Great story but the reader sounded like she was eating soup, Gotta love Anna Pigeon, though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gina 01-04-14
    Gina 01-04-14
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    "seriously boring"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    nothing. I am on chapter 8 and not sure if I can continue. Seriously boring


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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