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Ill Wind

Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 3
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Series: Anna Pigeon, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1995 Nevada Barr (P)1999, 2017 Dove Audio / Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"Author and narrator present audio entertainment at its best." ( AudioFile magazine)

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Terrible Production - couldn't finish

I love Nevada Barr novels, but the production was so fuzzy and the volume so wonky that I could not finish listening to this book. If I had the volume up loud enough to hear a low-pitched voice my ears would get blasted when a higher-pitched character spoke. Plus it was often fuzzy sounding.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Sound is bad

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I could barely hear the narrator, even when I turned the volume up.

What was most disappointing about Nevada Barr’s story?

The story was good.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was probably very good, as this narrator is usually great, but the sound quality was awful.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Did not finish due to bad sound quality!

The narrator would speak clearly at a high volume for a couple of sentences then drop to almost a whisper level. This up and down volume level made it impossible for me to set the volume to a bearable level and still catch everything. I got frustrated and gave up on it about half way through.

The book itself is probably good if you can hear enough of it to be able to follow it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Uneven sound

Either the narrator or the production is of extremely poor quality which is uneven in volume and most sentences trailing off to inaudible sounds. Very irritating. I deserve a credit refund.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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sound quality

the sound quality was horrible. the voice was soft and then loud. it made me miss half the book

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Good audio book

Loved the location in Mesa Verde national park. I have been there and that made the book much more interesting. Audio quality was not as good as most audio books. It was hard to hear without headphones.

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Great book, good reading

The book is excellent and the narrator is perfect for reading "and being" Anna Pigeon. But the recording is less than adequate. Not as clear and crisp as other Nevada Barr Books. Not always easy to understand. Maybe needs re-recording?

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The stoy held my interest the narrator needs work

The mystery was well done. I just about figured it out before the end...almost. Barbara Rosenblat has a good voice for narration, however, she starts sentences loudly and then softly mumbles the end. It's impossible to set the volume on the stereo.

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Meh

Atrocious audio, great story. Might be the studio it was recorded in? Still worth a listen.

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Love the Anna Pigeon series!

Recording quality was not so great, but story and reader performance as good as always!

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  • PG Shepley
  • 02-26-19

Good story but not perfect sound

I enjoyed the story and like others in the series well written and read. The sound quality made this book difficult to hear clearly in the car.

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  • Ms Fiona E Humphrey
  • 02-20-19

Good book but reader is indistinct

Great story but struggled to hear it on my phone as reader voce too low and drawly