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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,451 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: May 2005 ISBN: 9781436125109
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Ranger Anna Pigeon always finds ugliness in the most beautiful areas. Now assigned to Rocky Mountain National Park, she investigates the disappearance of three youngsters <#150> and the evil force that preys on them. Anna will discover the truth, even if Download and start listening now!

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  • Opening a Nevada Barr mystery is like stepping into a literary wonderland. --The Denver Post

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick Gullickson | 2/16/2014

    " 3.5 This probably fits in pretty well with our recent Norwegian and Swedish mystery reading since it is equally dark. A serial killer poses as a park ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park and kidnaps three girls from a polygamist commune. The warped killer violence is definitely Scandinavian in tone and is atypical for Nevada Barr. This one is a good fit to Rocky Mountain National Park. The excellent descriptions of backwoods beauty make you want to go there (after they have locked up all of the serial killer park rangers). "

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

    " Brutal, nasty and/but she does tell a good mystery with the Rockies nat'l park as the setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 2/3/2014

    " The book was alright right - however the story line could of been better. It was a little dell in the beginning. other than that it was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hikerdee | 2/3/2014

    " There seems to be two groups of readers of the Anna Pigeon mysteries. I belong in the group that enjoys the settings and histories of the National Parks with a mystery. I'm not in the group which likes the darkness of "true crime" genre. I would put this one in the dark variety, and I don't recommend it to my friends who prefer the earlier books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aldebaran | 1/27/2014

    " This is one of the best - and most disturbing books I ever read! Beautifully written, as always, this book explores an incarnation of tue evil and what people will do to survive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Pribus | 1/26/2014

    " Another entertaining story about Anna Pigeon, this on in RMNP. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 1/26/2014

    " Forest Ranger, Anna Pigeon has just married sheriff Paul Davidson when her new orders send her off to Rocky Mountain National Park. Three girls have gone missing and two turn up with amnesia. anna must solve the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferree | 1/25/2014

    " This is the first Nevada Barr book I've read and I was bowled over with her excellent characterization details and story line! I listened to it on CD, loved the narration by Barbara Rosenblat--I doubt I could or would listen to another Nevada Barr book without her. Sometimes the characters--both hero and villian-- are a little over-the-top and unbelievably strong or evil, but for a mystery to listen to while driving, it's great. I also enjoy the national park service settings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 1/25/2014

    " I normally like Anna Pigeon books, but I don't like reading about violence against women and children. while i did lke some of the book, it was far more violent than many of the barr books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 1/19/2014

    " The hardest-edged and (possibly) the best of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series. "

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

    " The first chapter is a real nail biter. The remainder of the book had me guessing, often wrong what was happening. I enjoyed the twist of having a polygamist religious fanatic in the mix with a bunch of underpaid law enforcement and a psycho killer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 1/7/2014

    " a plot line taken right out of today's headlines...kind of scary, that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Chapman | 1/3/2014

    " A pretty mindless mystery that takes place in Rocky Mtn. National Park, but I needed something mindless... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 11/19/2013

    " Rocky Mtn NP. Typical Nevada Barr but I love Anna Pigeon - she is my hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Tuschen | 11/14/2013

    " A little faster paced for a Anna Pigeon novel. Heath's storyline kept the story moving. We weren't in Anna's head as much as previous books, which I found welcoming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lwalling | 10/17/2013

    " Another superwoman escape and implausible story. Time to switch to another author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leonard | 6/4/2013

    " Rocky Mt. Natl Park. A psychopath that abuses girls. Barr seems to be telling about harder and harder villians. They are getting harder to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 3/12/2013

    " I found this Anna Pigeon novel very enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Louann | 11/20/2012

    " Got it, but did not read it because it dealt with violence to children. I'll read the newspaper if I want to read about that kinda crap. Lapse in judgement on Nevada Barr's part....... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 6/16/2012

    " I usually enjoy Anna Pigeon's adventures in the National parks, but I found this one to be too violent and the bad guy very unbelievable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aunt | 5/7/2012

    " Woah. I love the Anna Pigeon series, but this is probably one of the darkest, most twisted story lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 4/22/2012

    " This books are alwasy spine tingling for me at at the edge of what I can tolerate violence-wise. But I keep reading them. This one is set in Rocky Mt National park and involves a polygamous sect. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 4/13/2012

    " At first, the book pulls you in and you think it is going to be a really good mystery. It does not take long before the book becomes dark, too dark. Unlike Barr's other books, this one was difficult to finish. I can only hope her newest book is better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 3/1/2012

    " As a whole I simply love all of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon books. This one was WAY too dark and sinister for my tastes. Truly Evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 1/2/2012

    " Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series is always entertaining and the characters (especially Anna) are well developed. A page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tsudy697 | 12/30/2011

    " one of the nicest things about having a librarian as your friend is that she introduces you to new authors! this one is a dandy, can't wait to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/16/2011

    " I liked the character of Anna Pigeon. This was a really fast, and exciting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Perlinda | 5/10/2011

    " This was not my favorite Anna Pigeon story. It was pretty awful as a matter of fact. Nevada Barr is a great writer but the story was very sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 4/6/2011

    " Rocky Mtn NP. Typical Nevada Barr but I love Anna Pigeon - she is my hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/18/2011

    " Audiobook -
    Not bad , but a little heavy on the violence . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pithee | 2/26/2011

    " Read by Barbara Rosenblatt. Nevada Barr's writing style is becoming more evil. I'm not sure I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merceda | 11/8/2010

    " Excellent Nevada Barr book. Had to get the rest of her books that I haven't read yet on tape so I could listen to them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/23/2010

    " I liked the character of Anna Pigeon. This was a really fast, and exciting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebekah | 9/7/2010

    " I finished this, and I will go pick up the newest Anna Pigeon book which is on hold for me at the library, but I don't know if I will read any more of Nevada Barr's books. If I wanted to watch a super gruesome episode of NCIS, I would watch a super gruesome episode of NCIS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 8/22/2010

    " I always like Nevada Barr, though this one took some time to get into it.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 7/19/2010

    " Bit gross, quite frankly. I needed a mass market paperback for the bus and to fit in my teeny bag for a weekend trip and this fit the bill. I like the idea of an NPS ranger heroine but the plot was pretty disgusting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 7/5/2010

    " One of her most disturbing and least predictable yet, I think. Hard to put down, especially at night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 6/21/2010

    " I've liked all the Anna Pigeon books I've read "

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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.