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Flashback | [Nevada Barr]

Flashback

When Sheriff Paul Davidson proposes marriage to Anna Pigeon, he doesn't get the reaction a man might hope for. Intrepid park ranger Anna runs all the way to the furthest scrape of American ground not found in Alaska or Hawaii. How's that for a no? Anna takes a new post as temporary supervisory ranger in Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles off Key West. Dry Tortugas is the site of the former prison for Lincoln conspirators during and after the Civil War.
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Publisher's Summary

When Sheriff Paul Davidson proposes marriage to Anna Pigeon, he doesn't get the reaction a man might hope for. Intrepid park ranger Anna runs all the way to the furthest scrape of American ground not found in Alaska or Hawaii. How's that for a no?

Anna takes a new post as temporary supervisory ranger in Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles off Key West. Dry Tortugas is the site of the former prison for Lincoln conspirators during and after the Civil War. One of the seven islands in the chain is completely encircled by the massive stone walls of Fort Jefferson, a crumbling reminder of the site's gritty past. Now, the park looks like an island paradise. But as Anna quickly discovers, even the most picturesque and seemingly peaceful places have more than their share of shady goings-on.

An exploding boat, the discovery of unidentifiable body parts, and the emergence of secrets both past and present put Anna's life in danger. Cut off from the modern world by poor communications and miles of water, she's developing a nasty case of cabin fever, one that just might pry her fingers from their tenuous grip on sanity. Full of stunning scenery and packed with breathtaking suspense, Flashback is everything a mystery fan could ask for and more.

©2003 Navada Barr; (P)2003 Recorded Books,LLC

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    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 04-22-09
    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 04-22-09 Member Since 2002

    marlin515

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    "Back story is boring!!"

    Most of the Nevada Barr books impart some interesting information about the parks she uses as her backdrop. This one covers the Dry Tortugas off the south west coast of Florida. The Civil War era flash back story is dull and interrups the suspense of the current day story which would otherwise be pretty good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Edmonton, AB, Canada 07-28-11
    David Edmonton, AB, Canada 07-28-11 Member Since 2007

    I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.

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    "Yawn..."

    This is one of those books you EXPECT to like. A "name" author...a pleasing lead character...but it never gets off the ground. The story destroys its own focus with endless...well...flashbacks...that just get sillier and sillier.

    Barr is to be commended for trying something different...even if it's not a very successful experiment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon in Surrey Vancouver, Canada 09-06-10
    Sharon in Surrey Vancouver, Canada 09-06-10 Member Since 2002

    Old Broad with Keyboard

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    "Flashback is another great listen!"

    I love Anna Pidgeon. She's just so, well, so normal! She loves, she fears, she runs from emotional ties, she's curious & once she gets her teeth into something, she just can't stop picking at it. This adventure is a little different in that the Civil War history of the Park is interwoven with the present through letters & flashbacks as Anna pursues the Park's ghosts while she works as an underpaid Park Ranger.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brad GEORGETOWN, MA, United States 08-28-11
    Brad GEORGETOWN, MA, United States 08-28-11
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    "Flashback Review"

    Oh my goodness, what was Nevada Barr thinking? Intriguing plot presented but excruciatingly slow paced story. Historical references/backdrop interesting, but needs to be pared down. Tough to get through.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Polly berkeley, CA, United States 04-03-11
    Polly berkeley, CA, United States 04-03-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Back story annoying and intrusive"

    I listen to Nevada Barr books mostly because I enjoy Anna Pidgeon. This book is actually two novels in one, and I did not care for the story which was interwoven with the mystery which Anna was unraveling. Actually, I fast forwarded through the second story, and it was annoying to have to find my place again every half hour or so, as the two stories alternated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Milton Falls Church, VA, United States 06-25-11
    Milton Falls Church, VA, United States 06-25-11 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a Flashback"

    This is a flashback in every way and if you do not like flashbacks avoid this one. the transitions are good, and keep you on your feet. Will keep you awake on a long drive, not for sleepytime listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn Uxbridge, MA, United States 03-27-11
    Marilyn Uxbridge, MA, United States 03-27-11

    I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.

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    "The winner of "most improbable plot" in the series"

    I enjoy this series. I enjoyed this book. But it is an out-of-left-field sort of story line, especially because it is part of a series of books that is normally grounded and reallity-based. Not a BAD book, mind you. Well written, as usual, and read well, as usual. Predictable as far as who done what, albeit exactly what the culprit did is ... well ... odd. Just a peculiar book in a good seriese.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mobilis saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 01-19-10
    Mobilis saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 01-19-10
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    "Not a waste of a credit"

    This book is just okay - it's not a waste of a credit, but it's not great, either.

    I can't even force myself to write a synopsis, or tell you where the author went wrong - it's just a "meh" kind of book. If you have a credit you need to use up, this is as good a way as any to use it, I suppose.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kirk Anderson, IN, United States 04-13-14
    Kirk Anderson, IN, United States 04-13-14 Member Since 2007

    Actually not Deborah, but Donald. My wife opened the Amazon account and suddenly my Audible account became hers. I'm a basic 63 year old type guy who runs a lot and listnes to books as I run. It was a dark and stormy night ... but I still did 5 miles.

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    "2 Stories, One Great Book"

    I have come to completely enjoy the Anna Pigeon series. She is hero, smart, impulsive, full of flaws and makes a great character. Barbara Rosenblat IS Anna Pigeon -- the perfect voice.

    There are two different storylines in this book and both had my full attention. Whichever storyline -- I wanted to hear more and wanted to get back to the other storyline.

    The characters are as important as the plot, and this was the best of her other books. And the other good books were excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Greenbelt, MD, United States 01-05-14
    Susan Greenbelt, MD, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Could NOT stand the narrator!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better narrator would have made all the difference in the telling of this mystery. The pace and tone of the narration seemed to have no relation to the action of the story, at least in the modern story. The narration of the historic story was good, but I finally had to give up on the book.


    Would you recommend Flashback to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Because of the terrible narration.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I normally love listening to books, but occasionally terrible narration ruins an otherwise good book. That was the case here.


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

    Aggravation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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