In Liberty Falling, Anna leaves the rugged countryside of Colorado to face the concrete wilds of New York City. As soon as she hears her older sister is gravely ill, Anna rushes to the Big Apple to sit at her bedside.
Between hospital visits, she relaxes at the park service quarters on Liberty Island and explores the crumbling ruins of Ellis Island, where thousands of immigrants once were processed. Rest escapes her, however, when a teenage girl mysteriously plunges to her death from the Statue of Liberty - and Anna herself suffers a dangerous tumble. The Park Service claims the falls could only be accidents, but Anna wonders if there is a common purpose behind them.
Nevada Barr's vivid descriptions and narrator Barbara Rosenblat's dramatic performance transport you to New York City to share in all the danger and the excitement.
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I typically enjoy Nevada Barr stories with Ann Pigeon, but this one dragged for me. Too much of describing what she didn't like about New York, not enough to the plot. Much time was spent in the Hospital with her sister and former boyfriend...now interested in her sister. Only at the very end did any action get started. I love the reader, Ms. Rosenblatt.
What an endlessly boring and stupid book. Goes on forever with nothing happening of interest except excessive description. Forget this one!!
"Ellis Island Adventure"
This is the first Navada Barr I have read/listened to. Barbara Rosenblat is my favourite narrator, and her interpretation is superb! Anna is a wonderful character and very uncomfortable in the city. An exciting plot line, great characters, and several twists (Persian Kittens?). I will definitely be reading more Barr - perhaps starting with the first book!
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