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  • Madame le Commissaire und die späte Rache

  • Isabelle Bonnet 2
  • By: Pierre Martin
  • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Die Kommissarin Isabelle Bonnet hat sich gegen die große Karriere in Paris und für ein Leben im beschaulichen Fragolin entschieden. Immer noch leidet sie unter dem Trauma, dass ein Attentat in der Hauptstadt bei ihr hinterlassen hat. Als ihr Assistent Apollinaire in den Akten auf einen alten Mord stößt, bei dem ein Mann mit einer Mistgabel übel zugerichtet wurde, erwacht Isabelles Jagdeifer - vor allem als sie bei ihren Untersuchungen über einen anderen Mord stolpert, bei dem eine nackte Leiche am Strand gefunden wurde. Bald entdeckt sie Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen den beiden Verbrechen, die alle übersehen haben.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story telling

  • By AZ Desert Gal on 08-17-18

Excellent story telling

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Author perpetuates some myths about lesbians, but otherwise well written and performed story. A good series overall.

  • Madame le Commissaire und der verschwundene Engländer

  • Isabelle Bonnet 1
  • By: Pierre Martin
  • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Isabelle Bonnet, hochdekorierte Leiterin einer geheimen Spezialeinheit in Paris, wäre bei einem Sprengstoffattentat fast ums Leben gekommen.Um sich zu erholen, reist sie in ihren beschaulichen Geburtsort Fragolin im Hinterland der Côte d'Azur. Doch aus der ersehnten Ruhe wird nichts: In einer Villa wird eine halbnackte Frauenleiche gefunden, und der Hausherr, ein mysteriöser Engländer, ist spurlos verschwunden. Isabelle Bonnet lässt sich überreden, den Fall zu übernehmen - was bei den Kollegen vor Ort nicht gerade Begeisterung auslöst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! My favorite series!

  • By AZ Desert Gal on 08-16-18

Excellent! My favorite series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I'm listening to this series a second time - memorable characters, clever plot, scenery and food and drink of region of Southern France.

  • Blood Lure

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

The Anna Pigeon mysteries are a New York Times best-selling series. Each addition is eagerly anticipated by fans of its award-winning author Nevada Barr, who uses her experience as a park ranger to create stunningly authentic details. Blood Lure takes Park Ranger Anna Pigeon high into Glacier Park and deep into a grisly murder case. Anna has joined a bear research team in the vast park that spreads from Montana into Canada.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of your seat...

  • By stone artist on 01-01-12

Implausible but endearingly entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Another well spun whodunit tale in a richly detailed geography of glacier national park land.

  • Deep South

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Nevada Barr's award-winning mystery series captivates fans with vividly drawn wilderness settings and the resourceful sleuth, middle-aged park ranger Anna Pigeon. Deep South portrays Anna boldly confronting hostile teenagers, suspicious locals, and a resentful "old-boy" network as she struggles to solve a gruesome murder. Anna leaves behind her beloved Mesa Verde to take on a position as district park ranger of the Mississippi Natchez Trace Parkway.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator'w Swallowing Very Distracting

  • By Internet Shopper on 10-17-10

Stand out possible best in the series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

The local color in landscape and characters is a total southern experience. Nevada Barr is a gifted storyteller!

  • Blind Descent

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

Award-winning author Nevada Barr fills the pages of Blind Descent with heart-stopping suspense, plots that twist around every corner, and spectacular wilderness settings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blind Descent

  • By Sharon in Surrey on 10-13-09

Bit too much crawling through claustrophobia inducing caves

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Almost like being there, yet not at all pleasant to be in unstable underground caves. Well written and suspenseful.

  • Firestorm

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firestorm (unabridged)

  • By Patti on 08-25-04

Well written, but ....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Maybe, happy endings for gay couples didn't get written till a decade after this series?

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  • Ill Wind

  • Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, park ranger Anna Pigeon finds solace in the quiet ruins of the Anasazi civilization of Colorado's Mesa Verde. But the rugged beauty of the park and the mystery of the Anasazi are cruelly overshadowed by danger and death. Lately, visitors to Mesa Verde have been bringing home more than photos - they're also carrying a strange, deadly disease, and once it strikes, Anna Pigeon must find the very human source of the evil wind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Production - couldn't finish

  • By Louise on 01-03-18

Enjoyable whodunit

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Just the right blend of romping through parklands, catching the bad guys, and entertaining dialog.

  • Track of the Cat

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

From the vivid opening vista, high in craggy mountains, to the final haunting glimpse of a moonlit canyon, Nevada Barr's first mystery, Track of the Cat, instantly caught the attention of readers and reviewers. Its popularity gained it both an Agatha and an Anthony Award.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired Narration for a First-Rate Mystery

  • By Richard on 03-11-05

Satisfying listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Gutsy park ranger solving mystery of series of suspicious accidents. Well done! Looking forward to second book.

  • The Pale Criminal

  • Berlin Noir
  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

The Pale Criminal brings back Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, The Pale Criminal is noir writing at its blackest and best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Esxcellent Historical Fiction; Gripping ...

  • By Old Hippy on 07-02-09

Too sick for my taste, but excellent writing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

In the worst of times, sick minds committing gruesome murders. The author seems to have quite a negative attitude toward gay men and that's disturbing how those characters are portrayed.

  • Leaving Everything Most Loved

  • Maisie Dobbs, Book 10
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous case becomes a distraction, as does a new development in Maisie's personal life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of the ball park again

  • By Jeanette Finan on 03-29-13

Interesting but the plot didn't convince me this time

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I wanted to argue with the author this time about her plot. It didn't convince me. Still, a well enough told tale.