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A Superior Death Audiobook

A Superior Death

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Publisher's Summary

Nevada Barr quickly attracted the attention of mystery fans when her first Anna Pigeon mystery, Track of the Cat, appeared. Now she immerses the intrepid park ranger in a perilous search that will take her far below the waters of Lake Superior. As Anna spends her days patrolling its shores, the surface of Lake Superior fills with tourists. In the depths below lie an ancient ship and the bones of its sailors. But when two tourists dive down to see the wreck, they discover that a new body has joined the skeletal crew. As Anna tries to discover how and why, she encounters secrets darker and more deadly than the waters surrounding the corpse. Filled with suspense, A Superior Death is also laced with Anna Pigeon's self-deprecating humor. With Barbara Rosenblat's spirited narration, you'll immediately be scanning the splendid setting and looking for clues through the eyes of the savvy naturalist.

Listen to more Anna Pigeon mysteries.

© Nevada Barr; (P)Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"She [Anna Pigeon] is a captivating, daredevil detective whose adventures will delight mystery readers." (School Library Journal)
"Barr, a park ranger, provides plenty of authentic details about life in the great outdoors, and her deft plotting and appealingly quirky characters give her story plenty of punch. Anna Pigeon is tough-minded, strong, sensitive, vulnerable, and funny." (Booklist)

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    Charles Folly Beach, SC, United States 01-31-07
    Charles Folly Beach, SC, United States 01-31-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Save your money"

    I have listened to and read many Barr novels, finding them enjoyable and giving me a chance to get in touch with my "feninine side." this was not even close to her usual quality. The usual interesting descriptions of the parks was tepid, and the dialog was trite to the extreme. Rosenblat did her best with the naration, but even she couldn't save this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pam United States 02-17-13
    Pam United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2016

    Science writer in America's heartland

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    "Lake Superior is a character"

    This is the first book I have read in the Anna Pigeon series. I bought it on Audible because it is set in one of my favorite places in the world: Lake Superior. I really loved the descriptions of life on the lake, which agreed with my experiences of being there. I liked that the heroine is a park ranger who uses her knowledge of science and nature to solve a mystery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charlene Easton, MD, USA 11-30-04
    Charlene Easton, MD, USA 11-30-04
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    "Great mystery, totally enjoyed it"

    I am not usually a mystery reader but I enjoyed this one very much. The author creates memorable characters and beautiful description. I grew up in Michigan and spend a lot of time in the "UP." I also spent a summer volunteering in a national park and I think Ms. Barr has really captured these environments perfectly. Funny, but many of the characters seemed familiar to me. I found a bio on her and found that she grew up near Lassen Park where I volunteered! The book not only brought back happy memories but also entertained me thoroughly.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-17-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It Was Okay"

    My main issue with this book is that it is extremely slow. The characters and plot are interesting but it should have ended sooner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kendra Milbridge, ME, United States 01-02-12
    Kendra Milbridge, ME, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2016

    An avid reader

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    "A Superior Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Superior Death to be better than the print version?

    Well I haven't yet


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is only my third Ann Pigeon story. Nevada Barr does a very nice job of building upon the character. We learn more about her (and her past) all the time. It unfolds. I also like Molly, Ann's sister in NYC. She's quite a character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is a powerful and complex story that comes together in an exciting and believable way. Everything gets resolved, explained and you come away satisfied.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joubert Chaumont-GistouxBelgium 09-07-07
    Joubert Chaumont-GistouxBelgium 09-07-07
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    "good audiobook, no surprise"

    well read, good intrigue

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wende Orlando, FL, USA 12-06-05
    Wende Orlando, FL, USA 12-06-05
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    "Engaging, good read"

    Barbara Rosenblat has once again brought the character of Anna Pigeon to life. The plot, location and characters are very enjoyable. This is one of my favorites from the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 06-01-17
    Rebecca 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Superior Yarn"

    Even though Anna is out of her element she manages to adjust to the depth of her surroundings!

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    Anne K Montana 05-06-15
    Anne K Montana 05-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    I liked Track of the Cat but was very disappointed by this book. The story was slow, the narrator too expansive, and altogether, I couldn't keep my attention on the story. Needs severe editing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E. Volker Leiden, The Netherlands 04-10-15
    E. Volker Leiden, The Netherlands 04-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Thrilling story!"

    The writing of Nevada Barr combined with the narrative skills of Barbara Rosenblat make a thrilling story. Definitely worth your time and money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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