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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,911 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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Anna Pigeon, a Ranger with the National Park Service, is on administrative leave from her job as she recovers from the traumas of the past couple of months - while the physical wounds have healed, the emotional ones are still healing. With her new husband busy and back at work, Anna decides to go to stay with an old friend from the Park Service, Geneva, who works as a singer at the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park.

Anna isn't in town long before she crosses paths with a tenant of Geneva's, a creepy guy named Jordan. She discovers what seems to be an attempt to place a curse on her - a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols - and begins slowly to find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans. Tied up in all of this evil magic are Jordan, who is not at all what he appears to be; a fugitive mother accused of killing her husband and daughters in a fire; and faint whispers of unpleasant goings-on in the heart of the slowly recovering city.

Now it will take all of Anna's skills learned in the untamed outdoors to navigate the urban jungle in which she finds herself, to uncover the threads that connect these seemingly disparate people, and to rescue the most vulnerable of creatures from the most savage of animals.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty410 | 2/19/2014

    " Anna simply can't stay out of trouble. She is on vacation with a friend in New Orleans to recover from her injuries from Winter Study as well as the ordeal in Big Bend. But she gets involved with trying to locate two young girls who were stolen from a family in Seattle. We get introduced to voodoo and other dark views of the area. I literally could not put the book down--got it yestersday afternoon and done this evening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/12/2014

    " Another great Nevada Barr. I couldn't put it down. I needed a drink after I finished it (and I don't drink), but it was a page turner! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 PS | 2/8/2014

    " Having come from a law enforcement background, I can only say that Anna Pigeon does not "think like a cop", and I have to assume, not like a park ranger with her level of experience. Concerns about safety, carrying weapons, common sense even, seem to be ignored. The plot was interesting, but a dose of reality would only help her be more believable, especially with the average readers increased knowledge of procedures, rules, forensics, etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Mason | 1/28/2014

    " I could not finish this. I thought it read like a bad B movie. I also didn't like the topic. I was disappointed as I have enjoyed many of this author's past books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JodiP | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoyed Anna Pigeon's latest fight against crime. I had seen the reviews on Amazon, which had many 1-star reviews. Upon reading, this was because she is straying from her murder and mayhem in the national parks pattern. 13 1/2 was prtty gruesome, and if she were to stay in that kind of detail, I'd stop reading her. This book is about the abduction of three girls from Seattle and their mother's trip to New Orleans to find them. I found the actor's insights very interesting, as well as how Anna feared she would completely lose herself to the character, Jordan she created. I do think one has to suspend a lot of common sense--would Anna Pigeon really work with a fugitive?-but was able to do that for the sake of a good storyline. It was very uncomfortable hearing the descriptions of the child abuse; at least it wasn't overly specific, as Andrew Vachs eventually got. The ending was great: lots of the evil jerks are killed. However, and this is why this gets 4 stars, is that Anna and Claire manage to create a story for the police that lets Anna's involvement go completely undetected. This was a stretch too far for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindig | 1/23/2014

    " Lately, I haven't been enjoying this series and this book confirms that I won't be reading any more by Barr. It isn't just that the character has become darker, though she protests that she's happily married to a wonderful guy (who has only been present at a remove in the last few books); it's that she is more and more drawn to urban nastiness. I want Anna Pigeon, national park ranger, back. I want to revel in her awe and love of the back country and the wildlife, even while she's contending with its own forms of nastiness. I don't want to learn about child sex slaves in New Orleans (one of my favorite cities) and watch a mother being driven almost crazy and wait for Anna to be in the hospital again and listen to her think about her husband's reaction to what she's done. That's not my Anna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannette | 1/22/2014

    " I may have outgrown Nevada Barr. How disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/15/2014

    " Barr writes intriguing mysteries that take place in the US National Parks. They are suspenseful and fairly easy reads. What keeps me reading is that Barr does a nice job of continuing to develop her main character in terms of her life story and her psychological development. Another bonus is learning about each National Park! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 1/15/2014

    " The only Nevada Barr I didn't like. The story is too disturbing, the realistically depicted, too real... period. The writing is as amazing as it usually is, but I felt dirty after reading it. It took a long time to get those images out of my head. Will I read the next one? You're damn right I will. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theroxanna | 1/6/2014

    " This book deals with a subject that makes me, personally, cringe. Pedophiles. I do not remember Anna being thrown into the middle of such a nasty situation. Well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 10/21/2013

    " Again, as in her last Anna Pigeon novel, it's engaging writing but hard to suspend disbelief at points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyra | 8/15/2013

    " I just haven't like the recent Nevada Barr books as much as the old ones. Always entertaining, but maybe its because they get more and more twisted. This one was about child sex slaves. Just disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 7/31/2013

    " I've got to admit it was a very hard book to read, not because the writing was not good, the subject matter was very hard to read. Some of the actions were pretty unbelievable. All in all, a riveting story with some good twists and characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackielemon | 3/25/2013

    " Darker than earlier books in the series, although the last two have been dark also. Second half is in "can't put it down" territory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 2/19/2013

    " Well put together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 11/18/2012

    " it was o.k....little farfetched...anna does not quit when she should...plot a bit skippy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Kenney | 5/26/2012

    " Although it was set in New Orleans, it was pretty depressing. I think there was less of an organizational focus of the novel, so I liked it less, but it's still a damn good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 10/20/2011

    " Good writing and story line but subject matter is dark and could upset some readers, with the graphic descriptions and subject matter. This would also be true particularly if they live in New Orleans and have a better view of the city and its "issues". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/18/2011

    " Like this series, usually in National Parks. This time Anna is in New Orleans where I have special people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Readingrl | 9/23/2011

    " Actually I listened to it. Anna Pigeon is one of my favorite characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lweslock | 8/19/2011

    " The Anna Pigeon books got a little boring for me for a while, but the last 2 have been fabulous. I really loved this one. It was fast paced and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 8/18/2011

    " My first novel in a while. I've enjoyed other Nevada Barr books more but this was an eye opener. Set in New Orleans and deals with the sick world of child prostitution. Think I'd like to read another of hers that deals with bears and isn't so heart-rending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 5/22/2011

    " I have enjoyed her books in the past, but this one was just too disgusting with the theme of child pedophilia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 5/7/2011

    " I preferred Barr's earlier books with more about the national parks and Anna's story. Her more recent books seem to have more gratuitous violence than needed. Burn followed that trend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 4/26/2011

    " I liked it, but at times it was a bit too graphic . . . largely because it was about child prostitution/abuse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline | 4/21/2011

    " gripping enough, but much darker topic than her usual. I read all this author's books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debdanz | 4/20/2011

    " I really like this author, but this was probably her weakest book- and the previous 2 or 3 weren't quite up to par either. I wish authors/publishers knew when to quit- ahead of the curve instead of after. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vicki | 4/17/2011

    " I guess PTSD can cause folks to slip off into the dark side and I'm not sure if it's character Anna Pigeon or author Nevada Barr that suffers from it, but all I can say about her last several books is ICK! Two recent books about pedophilia is two too many for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamliving | 4/5/2011

    " Listened to the CD and enjoyed the story. This was my first Nevada Barr and Anna Pigeon novel. Will look for another. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Momma Willy | 4/4/2011

    " Stopped reading. Too disturbing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 4/1/2011

    " I have enjoyed her books in the past, but this one was just too disgusting with the theme of child pedophilia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/20/2011

    " needed some brain candy. i love nevada barr and this was great. but disturbing. hers often are. but i wish i had read this one before i was a mom or had any friends under 10 years old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doneen | 3/11/2011

    " This book was more about characters and story than about Park Ranger surroundings, and I enjoyed that change. It was a dark story but a nice change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merceda | 3/6/2011

    " Wow. Wasn't expecting the kids going into explicit scenes with men. It was a good Nevada Barr book, but I had trouble following the 2 story lines until they were combined in NOLA. Then it went more smoothly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deby | 3/4/2011

    " Her books have certainly become more gruesome and disturbing over time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 DeeAnn | 3/1/2011

    " The subject matter of the book keeps me from recommending it. "

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About the Author
Author Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr was born in the small western town of Yerington, Nevada, and raised on a mountain airport in the Sierras. Pushed out of the nest, she fell into theatre, receiving her BA in speech and drama and her MFA in acting before making the pilgrimage to New York City, then Minneapolis. For eighteen years she worked on stage, in commercials and industrial training films, and doing voiceovers for radio. During this time she became interested in the environmental movement and began working in National Parks across the country during the summers. Woven throughout these seemingly disparate careers was the written word. Nevada wrote and presented campfire stories, taught storytelling, and was a travel writer and restaurant critic. She has won both the Agatha and Anthony awards for best first mystery.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.