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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,926 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Running from a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a small grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbor 70 miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it would keep; not just in the present, but in shadows from its gritty past, when it served as a prison for the Lincoln conspirators during and after the Civil War.

Here, on this last lick of the United States, in a giant crumbling fortress, Anna has little company except for an occasional sunburned tourist or unruly shrimper. When her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from her great-great-aunt, who lived at the fort with her husband, a career soldier, Anna's fantasy life is filled with visions of this long-ago time.

When a mysterious boat explosion - and the discovery of unidentifiable body parts - keeps her anchored to the present, Anna finds crimes of past and present closing in on her. A tangled web that was woven before she arrived begins to threaten her sanity and her life. Cut off from the mainland by miles of water, poor phone service, and sketchy radio contact, and aided by one law-enforcement ranger, Anna must find answers or weather a storm to rival the hurricanes for which the islands are famous. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie | 1/31/2014

    " Another excellent Nevada Barr mystery...I'm starting to worry that I'm going to run out of her books soon and go back to the drawing board for new authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/30/2014

    " Linda just wrote an email saying they visited Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, which reminded me I listened to this tape and while the murder mystery part was only good, I enjoyed and learned a lot about the history of this area. It is set on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a grouping of tiny islands Key West.Published in 2003 and # 5 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Number 11 in the Anna Pigeon Series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/24/2014

    " one of my guilty pleasures - reading the Anna Pigeon series - a thriller type book, but you also get to learn about national parks. This one takes place at Ft. Jefferson, where the LIncoln conspirators were incarcerated "

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

    " The first one of these I've read-Liked it. I think the concept of setting the mysteries in national parks is pretty neat. This one was in Dry Tortugas National Park. Having been there, the descriptions were really accurate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudius | 1/16/2014

    " Generally, this is an enjoyable series, although I've usually figured out who did what and how by the time the end comes. Flashback is a step above the rest of the stories, as Barr nails the psychological thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/13/2014

    " 3.75. It was cool especially the "flashback" story, but a bit over the top. Entertaining as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/12/2014

    " Another Anna Pigeon mystery, this one is set in Dry Tortugas National Park. The chapters alternate between Anna's mystery and a historical mystery on the same set of keys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Wolak | 1/11/2014

    " I've loved all of the books in the Anna Pigeon series. Especially enjoyed the history in this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoy the Anna Pigeon mysteries. This was my least favourite so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/15/2013

    " My favorite book of her Anna Pidgeon novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/11/2013

    " This was actually may favorite of all the Anna Pigeon books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonard | 9/11/2013

    " Set in the Dry Tortugas, west of Key West "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Drelick | 11/12/2012

    " Read it as two separate books until the last couple chapters. Either one was good but I still prefer her writing as Anna Pigeon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LaRaine P | 11/11/2012

    " Not sure how I missed this when it came out in 2004. history and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Petrina | 10/30/2012

    " An excellent combination of something old and something new. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonathan Geurts | 9/15/2012

    " While Nevada Barr's situations may be compelling for middle aged women, I find her prose softens the thrilling effects of, for instance, being trapped under a boat underwater. The historical back-and-forth is not as well done as in other novels that employ the effect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 2/11/2012

    " The first Nevada Barr book I've read, but it won't be the last. Enjoyable read with enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. The flashbacks to the early days of Fort Jefferson give you two stories at one sitting without all confusion that can occur in these situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/6/2012

    " Great story. Nevada Barr hasn't failed to deliver a compelling story yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/3/2012

    " I didn't think the cover blog did anything for the book. Or at least it took me down a different path. But I enjoyed the twists and turns. Had to buy into some of the "adventures" but it is fiction after all. If you want to escape to the Keys for some adventure, this could be your book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christi | 12/20/2011

    " This Anna Pigeon novel was a small departure from her normal adventures because of the added bonus of history through the letters of one of her ancestors. As always, I enjoyed another book at one of our National Parks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 8/22/2011

    " This Anna Pigeon mystery takes place in Dry Tortugas National Park and is really two stories in one. It's very good but not as fast-paced or suspenseful as some of Barr's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 6/27/2011

    " I enjoyed learning about the history of the Dry Tortugas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 4/18/2011

    " This book was so-so. It has a good main character but I didn't care for how the story continued to "flash back" to another story that happened a long time before. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 4/6/2011

    " Thus far, this has been my least favorite book in the Anna Pigeon series. The dual storyline didn't work for me, and I really had trouble getting into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dharma | 3/30/2011

    " Interesting tactic, not her usual. The underwater scenes in this one were more terrifying than in A Superior Death. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 3/22/2011

    " This was not my favorite Barr book. I don't know if I just didn't connect with the park or what it was but I didn't actually ever finish it. I usually finish her books in 2-3 days. I don't expect to love every book my favorite authors write but it was still disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 3/22/2011

    " two books in one, two tales in the same place, one civil war era, one current, somehow intertwined, interesting "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 1/3/2011

    " i usually like her mysteries set in National Parks, but this seemed filled with overblown prose, awkward sentences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 11/5/2010

    " This book drove me crazy. It alternated chapters between the past and present. I read every other chapter, then went back and read the ones I'd skipped. It was too confusing to skip back and forth constantly. It was like reading 2 books (that were parallel) but too choppy for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 10/18/2010

    " You heard it before..the one about the book you couldn't put down?
    The dishes and the dust bunnies had to wait until this one was finished! "

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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.