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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,068 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The killings on Isle Royale have left Anna drained and haunted, her memories of her time with the wolf study group forever marred by the carnage on the island. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, she is on administrative leave, per her superintendent's urging. Anna wonders if the leave might not be permanent, either by her own choice or that of the National Park Service.

The one bright spot in Anna's life is Paul, her husband of less than a year. Hoping the warmth and the adventure of a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Paul takes Anna to southwest Texas, where the sun is hot and the Rio Grande is running high. The sheer beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and the power of the river work their magic - until the raft is lost in the rapids and a young college student falls overboard, resulting in an even more grisly discovery. Caught in a strainer between two boulders and more dead than alive, is a pregnant woman, hair and arms tangled in the downed branches.

Instead of the soul-soothing experience they'd longed for, Anna and Paul find themselves sucked into a labyrinth of intrigue that leads from the Mexican desert to the steps of the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deb | 2/8/2014

    " Kind of sequel to Winter Study, as the double entendre of the titles suggests Anna Pigeon is on the borderline of mental health after her adventures on Isle Royale so she takes a vacation river rafting the Rio Grande, the natural border between the U.S. and Texas. Quite naturally, she gets embroiled in another mystery. This time it is a woman who begs Anna to take her unborn child with her dying breath. Who is the woman, what should be done with the child and who is the mysterious shooter on the cliff? Read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/8/2014

    " Just who done it was obvious from the start, but that was the least of my problems with Borderline. I've been reading Anna Pigeon's adventures from the start ( Blind Descent is probably my favorite, because it triggers my claustrophobia; I sweat along with Anna in the darkness, and the mystery seems that much more intense). I'm aware somewhere along the way Nevada Barr found Jesus. Or something supernatural, at any rate. And for the first time it really shows in Borderline. There's an odd mish-mash of teabagger anti-government politics, environmental awareness, evangelical fervor, a concern for human rights, and a parody of Sarah Palin--her stand-in is the bad guy--that is forced, clumsy. Each time I came across one of these little rants, it was like a boulder in the Rio Grande; it interrupted my enjoyment of the smooth flow of the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by bookczuk | 2/6/2014

    " This book picks up after a horrific experience on Wolf Isle, in the last book, and starts off with Anna experiencing PTSD from that episode in her life. It had left me, as a reader, pretty raw, too, so was glad to have the opportunity to work through some of that mayhem. It also gave Anna and new husband, Paul, (a character I really like), an actual opportunity to be in the same location. That a rafting adventure quickly turns into its own disaster was not exactly the vacation Anna and Paul had been looking for, but did allow for growth and healing in its own weird way. Good characters, interesting to see Anna's views on infants, some political awareness of situations at the US/MExico border, and enough smarmy characters to keep a reader occupied. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/2/2014

    " Anna Pigeon is trying to recover from her harrowing Isle Royale experience. On a mandatory leave of absense, she and Paul take a "vacation", white water rafting down the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park. She gets caught up in another mystery, another life-altering experience, and finds a chance at motherhood - sort of. This book was not as good as Winter Study and some other ones, but it was a necessary step back for Anna to reflect. Looking forward to the next novel. "

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