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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,929 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Anna Pigeon Mysteries Release Date: February 2003 ISBN: 9781436125086
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When Sheriff Paul Davidson proposes marriage to Anna Pigeon, he doesn’t get the reaction a man might hope for. Intrepid park ranger Anna runs all the way to the furthest scrape of American ground not found in Alaska or Hawaii. How’s that for a no? Anna takes a new post as temporary supervisory ranger in Dry Tortugas National Park, seventy miles off Key West. Dry Tortugas is the site of the former prison for Lincoln conspirators during and after the Civil War. One of the seven islands in the chain is completely encircled by the massive stone walls of Fort Jefferson, a crumbling reminder of the site’s gritty past. Now, the park looks like an island paradise. But as Anna quickly discovers, even the most picturesque and seemingly peaceful places have more than their share of shady goings-on. An exploding boat, the discovery of unidentifiable body parts, and the emergence of secrets both past and present put Anna’s life in danger. Cut off from the modern world by poor communications and miles of water, she’s developing a nasty case of cabin fever, one that just might pry her fingers from their tenuous grip on sanity. Full of stunning scenery and packed with breathtaking suspense, Flashback is everything a mystery fan could ask for and more. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Nevada Barr can write rhapsodic passages about America's beautiful parks and cobble up page-turning whodunits that will keep readers guessing…"---Denver Post

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/6/2014

    " Meh. Least favorite of this series so far... the mixture of "letters from the past" and modern drama just didn't work for me at all. The letters were poorly written; I didn't buy the historical accuracy, blah blah blah anyway; of course I still read it, but, it's not a standout by any means. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arletta Dawdy | 1/30/2014

    " Nevada Barr crosses time and characters with an early relative's letters about her life on Garden Key at the end of the Civil War and Anna Pigeon's current temporary assignment on the Dry Tortugas. As usual, Barr's storyline probes not only the setting, the mysteries that abound there but also the changes that Anna experiences. Underwater explosions mix with past intrigues and the perpetrators of each era are slow to emerge. This is an older book in the series, published in 2003, but it holds attention and provides a delicious read for any point in time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/18/2014

    " Listened to this series on audio. I like the park ranger Anna Pigeon and the descriptions of various national parks. This one took place in the Florida Keys. Nevada Barr added a historical aspect to the novel with Anna Pigeon reading letters from an ancester who was stationed at the same location after the Civil War when it was a Union prison. The artiface was ok, but contrived. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/14/2014

    " 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 Carol | 12/29/2013

    " There are two stories going on simultaneously in this book. I was having troubles keeping track, so I'd read several chapters in one of the stories, then several chapters in the other story. This was not my favorite book, but I liked/not loved it. I appreciate Barr's ability to work Anna in so many different circumstances, and her ability to stay "cool" and get the job done, despite the many dangers she finds herself in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perlinda Shelton | 12/19/2013

    " This was a great whodunit that included a historical aspect to it. Having been asked to cover for a supervisory ranger on leave in the Florida Keys, Anna finds herself involved in a situation that doesn't exactly make sense at first. There are hallucinations involved as well as letters from a great great aunt that were left to her sister, Molly. As always Nevada Barr keeps you guessing until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/15/2013

    " Barr does a great job with settings in her Anna Pigeon mysteries - this one also brings in a lot of Civil War history. One of my favorites in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 11/30/2013

    " The tape version was very well done. The story(s)was a little weak. Worth a listen, but I'm glad I didn't take the time to read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 11/28/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 11/5/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aldebaran | 10/22/2013

    " Nevada Barr is wonderful in this book as usual! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorna | 10/21/2013

    " Not my favorite Anna Pigeon installment, but OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 4/18/2013

    " Wow, you get two stories for the price of one in this Barr outing. I thought this was one of her better books. I really enjoyed the 19th century story involving Anna's Aunt Raffia. I always enjoy the history involved in these national park tales. Recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 3/28/2013

    " OK- I didn't lke the parallel story framework "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 11/29/2012

    " I listened to it as an audio book as I was driving. Very exciting. I will read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/22/2012

    " Fun quick read. I am hoping to go the Florida Keys sometime and this book actually didn't make it sounds that great (except the snorkeling). I really don't like reading series in the middle so not knowing the AP history was kinda annoying but I enjoyed the historical flashbacks and both mysteries. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 11/12/2012

    " This was a chore to get through, just didn't get it until the very end, and the ending wasn't great. "

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

    " This was interesting with parallel stories going on, but I didn't like it a much as some of her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/18/2012

    " I got lost and felt like poor Anna, losing track of time -- in the truest sense of the word. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 5/3/2012

    " I keep my copies of Nevada Barr to reread ever three years or so. The mystery is good but the details are an education. The characters are all well developed. It works well as a stand-alone, but contributes to the story line of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 2/25/2012

    " I liked the dual stories in this book, and it is about one of my favorite periods in history - the Civil War. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 8/26/2011

    " A National Park Service ranger as a main character / heroine holds appeal for me. My wife recommended Barr's Winter Study but that wasn't readily available on digital audio. I feel the series has great potential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kathryn | 8/12/2011

    " this book was an interesting blend of current day and civil war era stories. I really am enjoying Nevada Barr as an author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 4/30/2011

    " Good use of the parallel historical story, here, which is a handy device when your main, contemporary plot is a little thin. Not saying anything more. "

  • 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

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 fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.