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Download The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Mystery, Book 17 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,582 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Anna Pigeon has been a ranger with the National Park Service for many years, but she had a very different life before tragedy sent her west seeking something new. Now Nevada Barr finally tells the previously untold story of Anna's first foray into the wild, and the case that helped shape her into the ranger she became.

Thirty-five years old, fresh off the bus from New York City, and nursing a shattered heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, she goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on - her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she got into this situation.

As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and that no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, strength, and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed in order to survive, outwit, and triumph.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Golibersuch | 2/19/2014

    " Great that Nevada has gone back to chronicling the misadventures of Anna Pigeon. A fun story of near death at every turn -- reminds me of the weekly serials at the movies when I was a kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/4/2014

    " Know I have read Nevada Barr before but can not recall the book. This book is the story never told about her main character Anna Pigeon. There are two really hard core almost death scenarios that gave me nightmares. May try anpother one of her books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 1/23/2014

    " I used to love the Anna Pigeon stories, but this prequel to the other books has officially ended my love affair with these books. Nevada Barr seems to have gotten into such a rut with her plots that it is just absurd. How many times can Anna have a brush with death? How many evil doers can she beat physically and still survive. And what is worse she hardly even mentioned that the setting, Lake Powell which she calls a giant litter box of the rich and bored, was once a wild free canyon and deserves to be restored to it's wild state instead of generating power for Lost Wages NV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Mohler | 1/19/2014

    " Liked it- finally a book I like! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/11/2014

    " This one wasn't as dark as most of her recent books have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Eirene | 1/3/2014

    " I like all of Nevada Barr's books and Anna Pigeon is a great character. This book is pretty good but not her best. I felt really confused in the beginning of the book and yet at the same time I guessed the "whodunit" pretty early on. Despite that, it was cool to read a "prequel" to learn more about Anna Pigeon's background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Herldine Radley | 1/2/2014

    " This is the latest of the Anna Pigeon series. It is actually the "first" book since it details how she started as a Park Services employee and includes details of her marriage. It took a few chapter to set the scene but then it became unable to put down! This is the first time I have read a Nevada Barr book but I will be reading more as I find her older volumes of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 12/30/2013

    " a bit formulaic. put heroine in life-threatening situations, can she escape? Still, a page-turner. Barr hasn't many warm, fuzzy feelings for her fellow people; be warned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 12/17/2013

    " Prequels are not my favorite but this one was deftly told. I did have to stick with it for about the first several chapters of the book as it was all told from inside the main character's head. If you like Nevada Barr books this is good one - but not great as some of her others have been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Banner | 12/15/2013

    " Didn't disappoint. A page turner summer read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/13/2013

    " What I really like about this novel is that Anna understands that crazies are amongst us, and there are more than we would ever want to believe. They're very sneaky about keeping their crazy hidden, too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 12/5/2013

    " I just couldn't get into it at all. I ended up giving up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 8/31/2013

    " Nevada Barr's books about Anna Pigeon, ranger in various national parks, are interesting, though they sometimes stretch credibility. It's interesting to hear about the parks, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Fornelius | 6/30/2013

    " It was interesting since it described how she became a park ranger and talked about her past. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 6/8/2013

    " This is not my favorite Nevada Barr book. It is a "prequel" to all the other books and it's about how Anna got to be a park ranger. I'm tired of Anna being trapped somewhere and have to figure out how to get out. It seems like it's a formula book. Come on Nevada....get back to the "real" Anna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane S. | 4/15/2013

    " 3.5 Enjoyed this book, which helps explain the tough person Anna is today. Starts out with a terrific bang, and doesn't let up with many references to what brought Anna to where she is today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/10/2013

    " How many ways can Anna Pigeon get herself into a life-threatening jam? I lost count in this book. But it's top notch mystery, as only Nevada Barr can tell it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LaRaine P | 11/25/2012

    " Good story, but a little too many woman in peril stuff. Anna is a tough woman but no one can have that much bad luck and hatred directed at her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 11/15/2012

    " Quite an adventure! May not be for everyone, but I enjoyed listening to audio book. I lived close to dessert so I could relate to some of the countryside. Just a little too overboard for 5 stars. Common sense ? Anyway, I really enjoyed! Looks I may read some more books about Anna Pigeon "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 5/9/2012

    " Poorly written prequel to the Anna Pidgeon stories, featuring terror and serial killing. Yuk. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacey | 2/26/2012

    " Disappointment. I'm a huge fan of the Anna Pigeon series but found this book to be unnecessarily vulgar and graphic in parts. "

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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.