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The Anna Pigeon mysteries are a New York Times best-selling series. Each addition is eagerly anticipated by fans of its award-winning author Nevada Barr, who uses her experience as a park ranger to create stunningly authentic details. Blood Lure takes Park Ranger Anna Pigeon high into Glacier Park and deep into a grisly murder case. Anna has joined a bear research team in the vast park that spreads from Montana into Canada. They hope to gather enough information to form a picture of its Grizzly bear population. Instead, one terrifying night, a bear finds them. By morning, their camp is in ruins, and the youngest member of the team is missing. A few hours later, the body of a camper is discovered: the neck broken and face mutilated. As Anna sets out to find what, or who, is responsible for the carnage, her search will stretch all her resources, physical, mental, and moral, to new limits. Audie Award-winning narrator Barbara Rosenblat's voice is perfect for Anna, capturing all her courage and vulnerability.
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"The latest entry in this excellent series featuring National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon is one of Barr's best....A tightly plotted, satisfying read. The author's masterful descriptions of the natural world immeasurably enhance an exciting, suspenseful story." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • stone artist
  • 01-01-12

Edge of your seat...

Have enjoyed Nevada Barr for years. Really liked the flow of this book. Great story.
Recommend to anyone.

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  • AMColorado
  • 21-06-06

Good, but.....

I thoroughly enjoyed the author's writing and prose. The narrator is quite talented and can effectively create a number of different voices, although I do have to agree with the other reviewers about the swallowing sounds that the narrator imparts that can be a bit distracting at times. 95% of the book is a superb detective story, but unfortunately, the ending is somewhat disappointing as Anna really doesn't solve the crime as much as she stumbles into the solution. But it's a story worth listening to and I intend on listening to some of the author's other works.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-17

Probably My Last Anna Pigeon Book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really. This is my 4th Anna Pigeon book and likely my last. Anna seems to be getting less intelligent with every year of her life and every difficult situation. She still does things like going for walks in the dark with murder suspects and and pushing people so far that I'm not even upset when something bad happens to her.

Would you be willing to try another book from Nevada Barr? Why or why not?

Maybe. The first two books in the series were great, and the writing is still excellent, but if Anna doesn't start getting smarter, I'm done.

Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

Maybe Joan.

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  • shirley K. Bigham
  • 08-07-11

got better

the further you got in to it. kind of slow at start but mystry and dry jokes and over all got alot better as book progressed.

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  • Steve Gilbreath
  • 16-10-05

Mystifying

Couldn't stop listening. This is my 3rd Navada Barr in the Anna Pigeon series, I will listen to them all. Barbara Rosenblatt brings the characters to life but the extraneous noises, such as swallowing, should be eliminated. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-10-20

I love Nevada Barr stories!

I've been a fan of Nevada Barr for years and have enjoyed reading and listening to Anna Pigeons adventures as a park ranger. The narrator was excellent in her portrayal of each character. I'm looking forward to listening to more adventures.

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  • Tami R
  • 10-02-20

Very Enjoyable

Very good thiller. Interesting plot and characters. Kept my interest . Love Anna Pigeon mysteries.

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  • smackauf
  • 27-04-19

ENJOYABLE

THE narrator brings the characters alive. Great job. anna is a lovey character with delightful flaws

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  • Sarah
  • 12-10-18

I love this narrator! The story was great as well.

This narrator is wonderful, uses multiple voices as needed and story, end of my seat.

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  • AZ Desert Gal
  • 19-04-18

Implausible but endearingly entertaining

Another well spun whodunit tale in a richly detailed geography of glacier national park land.