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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,576 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deb | 2/13/2014

    " I was really disappointed in this "prequel" to the Anna Pigeon series. Anna's husband Zach has been killed so Anna takes a job as a seasonal park employee at Dangling Rope, a park on Lake Powell. As the book opens Anna is just regaining consciousness and is discovering that she is being held prisoner at the bottom of a "solution hole" - a natural vertical cave. How did she get there? Who is trying to kill her? Why? Since this takes place before all the other books, you know from the get-go that she will be rescued. The remainder of the novel describes the investigation into the incident. The main reason that I didn't like this book very much was that I really didn't like Anna. She's so reserved and private, that there is no reason to get interested in her as a character. I also didn't "get" the motivations of the "bad guys." I'm glad that I've read most of the other books in the series, because I would not be inspired to read on, if this was my only introduction to Anna Pigeon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam | 2/5/2014

    " Love how Anna Pigeon started out! Makes me appreciate those who keep Lake Powell clean as well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Val | 2/4/2014

    " Outstanding prequel to the Anna Pigeon stories! I especially liked that Anna, fresh from a career in NYC as a stage manager, saw so much of her new environment in comparison to the theater. Great story, excellently read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gary | 1/31/2014

    " Nevada Barr rewinds to the beginning of the story and tells us how Anna Pigeon's career as a ranger began. As usual, she does a disturbingly good job of showing us the depths of people's evil to other people. "

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