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Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Anna Pigeon Mysteries Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781427235497
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Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on vacation—an autumn canoe trip in the to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With Anna is her friend Heath, a paraplegic; Heath's fifteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth; Leah, a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment; and her daughter, Katie, who is thirteen. For Heath and Leah, this is a shakedown cruise to test a new cutting edge line of camping equipment. The equipment, designed by Leah, will make camping and canoeing more accessible to disabled outdoorsmen. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs, armed with rifles, pistols, and knives, have taken the two women and their teenaged daughters captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country, in Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An excruciatingly suspenseful wilderness adventure.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Bestseller Barr’s gripping eighteenth Anna Pigeon novel  takes the National Park Service ranger on an autumn camping trip along the Fox River of the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota…On their second night, four armed men invade the campsite while Anna is on a solo canoe float. Barr touches again on her recurring theme, that man is the biggest threat in nature, as Anna works unseen to disarm the thugs and free her friends. Barr’s gift for depicting breathtaking scenery elevates the story, as does Anna’s complex, ever-evolving personality.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Barbara Rosenblat is the de facto voice of protagonist Anna Pigeon in this renowned suspense series—and for good reason. With fifteen of the previous audiobooks to her credit, Rosenblat demonstrates once again in this eighteenth book why she’s so often chosen to narrate. The range of emotions and voices would tax many narrators, but Rosenblat handles them all, whether it’s the menace of the villain or the fearful cries of a terrified teenager.”


  • “On a vacation from her job in Rocky Mountain National Park, park ranger Anna Pigeon anticipates a serene camping trip in Minnesota's North Woods with her friend[s]…Once again, Barr lays down a riveting mystery and permeates the pages with scrupulous descriptions of Anna's struggle with the cold, with the night, and with the terror and fear of not rescuing her friends.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Anna Pigeon’s eighteenth adventure is equal parts psychological thriller and wilderness-survival tale sure to please series followers with a darker, no-holds-barred look at the emotional impact of Anna’s survival instinct, while beckoning newcomers with top-tier white-knuckle suspense.”


  • “Park ranger Anna Pigeon faces down—or, more accurately, hides from and bedevils—an unusually dangerous criminal in upstate Minnesota’s Iron Range…Barr, writing as usual with welcome delicacy and feeling, works a surprising number of variations on her theme…A tour de force.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A harrowing survival story, well imagined and forcefully told. Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on THE ROPE

  • Outstanding.... Anna's complex personality continues to elevate the series, and the ranger's sojourn to New Orleans further energizes this always reliable series. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on BURN
  • Suspenseful plotting. Oregon on BURN
  • Abundant suspense. The Oklahoman on BURN
  • Burn will smolder in your heart long after you're done. Madison County Herald on BURN
  • Barr's strong, evocative writing explores the scenery as well as the characters. South Florida Sun-Sentinel on BURN
  • From the fabric of fiction Barr creates real worlds, sometimes beautiful, sometimes terrifying, but always convincing. San Diego Union-Tribune on BURN
  • Solid and suspenseful plotting. A definite winner. Booklist on BURN
  • Gripping...suspenseful...a tightly coiled story about trust and rebuilding a life, set against a stunning landscape. South Florida Sun Sentinel on THE ROPE
  • Engrossing...this is pure joy for a real fan. Barr has outdone herself. Charlotte Observer on THE ROPE
  • Terrifying...Dark and visceral, the novel is sure to appeal to Barr's legion of fans, especially those who have been clamoring for the author to light the shadows of Anna's past...A crisply written and revelatory entry in the Pigeon series. Booklist on THE ROPE
  • Barr's exciting 17th Anna Pigeon thriller takes readers where they've wanted to go for years--to Anna's beginnings as a park ranger....Misdirection and a rising body count ratchet up the tension. Publishers Weekly on THE ROPE
  • Barr's luxuriant depictions of desert landscapes with its colors and hues and details about Lake Powell's tourist population are interwoven into the narrative as an indispensable element of her popular series. Anna emerges from this canyon escapade as a strong, determined woman...Verdict: Another awesome winner for Barr. Library Journal on THE ROPE
  • Nevada Barr is one of the best. Boston Globe on BURN
  • Engrossing...ingenious...inventive and sharply observed. The Washington Post on BURN
  • Barr has written another hit [that] her fans will devour. Library Journal on BURN
  • A rare treat...Told with all Barr's usual verve and eye for detail and with a solid, tight plot. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) on BURN

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, April 2014
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • Among longlisted titles for Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015

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About the Author

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

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.