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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,544 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 1999 ISBN: 9781436125116
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Award-winning novelist Nevada Barr sends her remarkable sleuth, Ranger Anna Pigeon, to spectacular national parks to solve baffling crimes. In Liberty Falling, Anna leaves the rugged countryside of Colorado to face the concrete wilds of New York City. As soon as she hears her older sister is gravely ill, Anna rushes to the Big Apple to sit at her bedside. Between hospital visits, she relaxes at the park service quarters on Liberty Island and explores the crumbling ruins of Ellis Island where thousands of immigrants once were processed. Rest escapes her, however, when a teenage girl mysteriously plunges to her death from the Statue of Liberty—and Anna herself suffers a dangerous tumble. The Park Service claims the falls could only be accidents, but Anna wonders if there is a common purpose behind them. Nevada Barr’s vivid descriptions and narrator Barbara Rosenblat’s dramatic performance transport you to New York City to share in all the danger and the excitement. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Tops in entertainment… Nevada Barr Has carved out her own fictional fiefdom, creating a body of work like no other. --The San Diego Union-Tribune AudioFile praises Rosenblat's "impressive variances of tone."

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/11/2014

    " Wow, this was a fun read, and I can't wait to go to New York City and witness the city from Anna's perspective. It was also an interesting plot, although I don't think the villains were that well developed in this one. It was more about Anna and her sister. On to the next one in the Summer is Ending Pooltime Mystery Reading series... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 1/31/2014

    " Not the best in the series but I seemed to have liked it better than Melodie and Ann did. As always, Barbara Rosenblat did a good job with the narration. "

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

    " The star of this book had me a little lost, but I think it redeemed itself in the end. I really enjoy Frederick character in this book. I am glad that things worked out as they did. Is there anything this woman can't do? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lwalling | 1/23/2014

    " Anna is on her own again. Quite a loner. And again has a close brush with death several times. Seems to be a constant in each book. All came together quickly at the end. Cam't wait to see if Frederick marries the doctor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia | 1/22/2014

    " Barr never disappoints! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/20/2014

    " As always with the Anna Pigeon series, I thoroughly enjoy learning about different national parks, and this book kept that promise. It never occurred to me that Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty were national parks - duh! I love the inside glimpses Nevada Barr provided into these national monuments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mara | 1/18/2014

    " Especially fun for those who live/have lived in NYC! "

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

    " Started slow, great build. Fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/14/2014

    " This is another great Anna Pigeon mystery, only set in New York. Good suspense and drama makes for a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Kennedy | 1/8/2014

    " a different sort of National Park, but a gripping story nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ralph McEwen | 1/7/2014

    " Long on whine, short on action, lethargic on suspense. Not the best Pigeon book in the series. Still it did get me interested enough to get me to do some research on Ellis Island. I found pictures and video that agreed with the descriptions in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/6/2014

    " Nevada Barr is always a great read and not only do you get to hear the adventures of Anna but you get to learn about the different national parks. Having been to liberty it was even more of a visual aid when reading about the different parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Kester | 12/27/2013

    " Anna Pigeon is a park ranger who solves crimes in various National Parks. This one took place on Ellis Island by the statue of Liberty. I enjoy these clean suspenseful mysteries. Another one of my favorite authors, you never have too many. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 12/14/2013

    " I like the way Barr teaches you about federal parks in her mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/7/2013

    " Here, Anna works the concrete jungle. Her sister is in the hospital in NY, so she returns to the city to be near her. This book was great for giving us more Anna insight and also some wonderful supporting characters. A terrific mystery, as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edna | 12/5/2013

    " interesting setting for anna pigeon ... nyc! i enjoyed this but not as much as some others in the series. still ... a good read for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/19/2013

    " This was the first Nevada Barr book I've read. It won't be the last. I did figure out the perpetrator(s) early on; but the characters and setting made for a very satisfying read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/5/2013

    " I'd missed this one when I was going through all the Anna Pigeons a few years ago. It is not the best one, but it is a good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/14/2013

    " Worth it for the interesting setting alone (Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island), but I also really liked the character. In mysteries, the involvement of a regular person in trying to solve a murder can seem contrived, but this one worked - all her actions seemed believable and consistent to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Ann | 9/7/2013

    " Another nice Anna Pigeon mystery! This one was nicely done! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/13/2013

    " It was nice getting to read about Anna living on the island, and wandering around alone on Ellis Island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 10/1/2012

    " This is my favorite of all of Barr's Anna Pigeon mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Marie | 7/1/2012

    " Setting novels in National Parks allows you to include the Statue of Liberty too! A rare urban Anna Pigeon mystery, and a good one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly Booms Walsh | 5/6/2012

    " This is NOT the best of series. The historical information about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was interesting, but I just couldn't get into this one like I normally do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 3/27/2012

    " When mysterious deaths start happening around Lady Liberty while Anna Pigeon is staying with a friend on Ellis Island while she visits her sick sister, she can't resist investigating. "

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

    " Far more interesting setting than I would have expected. "

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

    " Shows a side of Liberty that most don't even know exists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phair | 9/21/2011

    " Only my second Anna Pigeon. Very readable but I prefer a less urban setting. I did figure out the mystery long before the end but I still enjoyed the ride. Would have liked a map of Liberty Island as well as the one of Ellis Island to help me visualize the flow of the action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 8/22/2011

    " This addition to the series just didn't appeal to me as much as the ones set in national parks. Or is it possible I am tiring of them? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 6/29/2011

    " My mom passed this one along to me. So far it's OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 4/20/2011

    " Probably my least favorite of hers. I couldnt get in to it and I didnt like the sister being as ill as she was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 3/15/2011

    " Anna Pigeon is a park ranger who solves crimes in various National Parks. This one took place on Ellis Island by the statue of Liberty. I enjoy these clean suspenseful mysteries. Another one of my favorite authors, you never have too many. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/15/2011

    " Here, Anna works the concrete jungle. Her sister is in the hospital in NY, so she returns to the city to be near her. This book was great for giving us more Anna insight and also some wonderful supporting characters. A terrific mystery, as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 QuesterMark | 11/6/2010

    " Different pacing than other Anna Pigeon books. This one seems to sort of meander around for most of the book, then POW!-stuff starts happening fast and furiously. Just remember that if Barr goes to the trouble of mentioning something, it's probably relevant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/5/2010

    " Ok, but not my favorite Nevada Barr book. If I had read this one first I may not have become such a huge fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 10/19/2010

    " Another good book in the series. Anna goes to stay in New York (very luckily on Liberty Island) where she used to live but realises she prefers the open country. A very good mystery. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leah | 10/17/2010

    " I was highly disapointed. Many people recommended Nevada Barr to me, but I struggled to get through Liberty Falling. Her wording was so flowery in some parts that I had to read and re-read to get her meaning. I did appreciate the references to Isle Royale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 10/6/2010

    " a different sort of National Park, but a gripping story nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edna | 7/24/2010

    " interesting setting for anna pigeon ... nyc! i enjoyed this but not as much as some others in the series. still ... a good read for me "

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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.