(A Superior Death) PDF DOWNLOAD Ý Nevada Barr
This was the first Nevada Barr mystery I read I think I ve read them all now It is well written full of surprising twists and gripping ust what you want in a mystery I am JEALOUS that Ms Barr gets to travel around living in our wonderful national parks and making up great stories about them Fortunately she is very good at it OK as a mystery Fabulous audiobook narrator Bad recording euipmentI BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE OF THE AUDIOBOOK NARRATORAuthors one way to get people to read your books is to have a great narrator The best ones have fans I wanted to buy books narrated by Barbara Rosenblat and this was on her list I probably would not have purchased it otherwise The narrator was great THE RECORDING EUIPMENT WAS POOR UALITY YOU COULD HEAR THE NARRATOR S BREATHING AND SWALLOWING This was recorded in 1998 Maybe the euipment wasn t as good back then The breathing was distractingTHE STORYThis is part of the Anna Pigeon series She is a park ranger has a gun and can arrest people Each book has her working in a different national park In this book she works on an island in Lake Superior near the Canadian border Someone is killed a woman disappears someone is being blackmailed and there is a problem happening with a teenager It is a typical mystery detective story with Anna talking to many different people and gradually solving the various mysteries Anna s ob is patrolling the area in her park ranger boat She works alone no partner Her husband died several years earlierOPINIONThere are several interesting characters Clues surface during the story which I like Anna was facing danger a couple times She impressed me with her competence at catching and arresting those stronger than she and when she did not have her gun There are some diving scenes with danger Overall I have to say it was OK but it never really grabbed me I want to be surprised or delighted or smiling which didn t happen But I think readers who love mystery detective stories will be happy with thisYou need to suspend disbelief to enjoy it Anna does some things that would not happen in real life or should not happen kind of stupid Like chasing a dangerous criminal without a partner or a weapon In one chase Anna s fellow rangers were occupied but she could have used her radio to get other locals or other authorities involved Anna was new to diving yet she was diving alone at night in dangerously deep and frigid waterDATANarrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 11 hrs and 37 mins Swearing language strong including religious swear words but only used once or twice Sexual content one sex scene occurred It was referred to with no details Setting around 1990 mostly Isle Royale in Lake Superior near Houghton Michigan Book copyright 1994 Genre mystery detective I am so glad that I went back to this series The first book Track of the Cat was very good but I am beginning to think that I liked this one better Nevada Barr has a way of drawing in the reader in from the very beginning and holding your full attention straight through to the end Even if you think you have figured out "where she is going you still hold on to each word in case there is something there "she is going you still hold on to each word in case there is something there you might not have picked up on in the beginning but you are darn sure you want to know in the endThis time Anna Pigeon has been reassigned to Isle Royale in Lake Superior hence the name where one of her assigned duties is watching over the Kamloops a vessel that sunk in 1927 with 5 sailors on board Well that is what she has been told but up comes a diver swearing that there are six men down there Now Anna is not a big fan of deep diving considering the fact that if you come up too uickly the closest decompression chamber is two very painful hours away That is if you do not die in the mean timeYep there is an extra body down there and why is he wearing an old fashioned sailor s uniform Darn the peaceful summer with the entertaining wild life and the adventuresome scuba diving tourists ust got a whole lot troublesomeThis is not the only story going on Nope that would be too easy for Anna You also have the missing wife of a fellow ranger you have a head twisting what did you say relationship involving Hawk and Holly who are members of a dive team and you have a young incorrigible named Carrie Ann who keeps sneaking off to the utter frustration of her mother I know it sounds like a lot to keep track of but Ms Barr writes each character so clearly that the only confusion that I had was which boat belonged to whomWithout being repetitive there are occasional get caught up
sections where things are re analyzed much in the thinking aloud concept where the reader says where things are re analyzed much in the thinking aloud concept where the reader says that s right that makes sense The who done it part is not apparent from the beginning and the reader is lead down many different paths as Anna herself is trying to figure it all out at the same timeI really enjoyed this book and I will definitely move the next in the series up on my list The books are not deep but they are twisty so you will have to pay attention This book is the second in the long running Anna Pigeon
series and is set on and around lake and is set on and around Lake The main character Anna Pigeon is a park ranger who has recently transferred from Big Bend National Park in Texas to the summer chill of Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior Due to terrible storms Lake Superior has claimed many ships including the Edmund Fitzgerald famously memorialized in a Gordon. Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns in a mystery that unfolds in and around Lake Superior in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a deadly price In her latest mystery Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a new post amid the cold deserted and isolated beauty of Isle Royale National Park a remote island off the coast of Michigan.
read ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Nevada BarrEally made me lower the rating however is an issue with a senior administrator making a oke about having a child escorted by a known pedophile That is ust NOT funny and such a comment would I hope get said manager fired But no one even raises an eyebrow in the novel Anna actually smiles I know this was first published in 1994 but really WHAT was Barr and her editor and agent and publisher thinking In September I turned to mysteries as a way to ease my overworked brain A good thing about mysteries is the bad guy or gal gets caught and also gets what is coming to him or her unlike our current morally ambiguous society After reading A Mind to Murder by P D James I picked up Nevada Barr s second novel A Superior Death Early this year when our current President seemed to be overriding the sanctity of the U S National Parks I vowed to read one a month of Nevada Barr s mysteries each set in a different National Park As with other vows I have taken in my life I have been faithless In nine months I have only read oneAnna Pigeon is a park ranger who also fights crime In A Superior Death she has been transferred from the dry heat of the Texas high desert Track of the Cat to the chilly dampness of Lake Superior at Isle Royale National Park She is moping a bit and shivering a lot getting chomped on by mosuitoes and meeting a wide range of eccentric characters when a grotesue underwater murder surfacesA current resident of Isle Royale is found dead in the wreck of an old cargo ship The few clues available do not add up The man had seemingly no enemies and was a partner in a concession that provided boat tours to summer visitors at the park The discovery of his body 260 feet below the chilly surface of the lake coincided with the disappearance of another park ranger s wife a woman with whom he was rud to be romantically entangled Had he made an enemy after allAs I learned in Track of the Cat Anna Pigeon is a fearless and determined woman In this book she is reuired to learn how to dive deep in the freezing waters An annoying FBI agent sent in to assist in the investigation is convinced that the crime stems from drug smuggling A kooky couple new age types believes that the missing wife was eaten cannibal style by her husband If that were not enough a teenage girl seems to be the victim of an adult sexual predatorBarr uggles a large list of characters I wish I had made a list and is forever moving Pigeon around the island into various coves as well as back and forth between different settlements I found a great map online allowing me to track her movements I also learned from my husband who grew up in Michigan that he had gone to Boy Scout camp on the island He is reading the book nowAs the deep dives take their toll as the chilly fogs move in and out a bewildering list of possible suspects grows and danger mounts This was an exciting read full of extreme adventure but also occasional humor I have renewed my vow This author sets her murder mysteries in national parks like Yosemite
This Book Is Set Inbook is set in home waters Upper Michigan Wisconsin on a national park that covers an entire island in the Great Lakes Isle Royale on Lake Superior Hence the titleI read this murder mystery some years ago As I recall the mystery itself was slow going at first the heroine Anna was sad and pensive because her husband recently died in NYC Eventually the plot picked up and became suitably intense at times I remember a vivid and dangerous dive scene down "TO THE SUBMERGED SHIPWRECK ALSO THERE "the submerged shipwreck Also there some weird incest sibling love thing going on However I was disappointed in how Barr portrayed the setting on Isle Royale in Lake Superior I have been there hiking and camping for about 4 days It s a uniue and fascinating place an international biosphere with wild wolves preying on the wild moose and with carnivorous pitcher plants and other interesting flora The rocky volcanic island is turning to soil almost right in front of our eyes Scientists from all over the world conduct research here I vividly remember my visit 25 years later But from this story one wouldn t really know It could have been set on any island So I was miffed Why set your murder mystery in such a location if you aren t going to make something of itI ve read a few of the Nevada Barr mysteries Some are better than others Some are grisly than others This one wasn t too gruesome but the one set in Yosemite National Park High Country is grizzly Ergrisly Very gruesome I enjoyed my five dayfour night trip to Michigan but the two nights I had reserved for the UP left me no time to visit Isle Royale the island national park a six hour ferry ride from Houghton so when I returned to Ohio I decided to extend my vacation mentally by reading A Superior Death a Nevada Barr mystery in which Ranger Anna Pigeon solves a murder while stationed on the Isle I got the park atmosphere I was looking for and an enjoyable mystery too I guessed the solution to the murder about thirty pages before Anna did ust about right for my taste learned a lot of interesting things about the day to day activities of park rangers and found the last third of the book very suspenseful filled with exciting accounts of deep diving and dangerous boat battles Since I m not really a nature buff and I didn t fall in love with Anna I may not read another book in the series but I liked this one and would recommend it particularly to my nature loving friends. Ter murder Anna finds herself 260 feet below the forbidding surface of the lake searching for the connection between a drowned man and an age old cargo ship Written with a naturalist's feel for the wilderness and a keen understanding of characters who thrive in extreme conditions A Superior Death is a passionate atmospheric page turn. Lightfoot song and the Kamloops which sunk in 1927 and is the focus of this book In fact there are five perfectly preserved corpses still on the Kamloops When a diving team returns from a dive there they show Anna a video of six corpses floating in the ship Anna knows there are only five so she and a ranger team accompanied by an FBI agent dive down to bring up the body of a local man It turns out there are plenty of suspects including his diving partners an alcoholic park ranger who is Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor jealous and he disappeared on his wedding night but his wife never reported him missing It s a complex story filled with colorful characters The history of the island is a character in itself This was a clever and suspenseful mystery with an interesting plot The characters were very well written and there were plenty to choose from so the eventual killer is not apparent from the beginning Anna is a great main character flawed and struggling and I look forward to reading about her in the future Isle Royale National Park Lake Superior MichiganPhoto by Lorelei Lane Rocky lichen covered shoreline of Mott IslandPhoto by gsgeorge Rock Harbor Light in FogPhoto by ohkayeor Underwater photo from Scuba Emporium Chicago Illinois This is a review of the audiobook Though this novel isn t written in first person point of view Barbara Rosenblat sounds like the way I think Anna Pigeon would She does a niceob here narrating While she doesn t do a lot of vocal ranges for the many characters she does a good Mr. Jelly's Business job of telling the story and delivering Anna s thought processEach book in this series has a different background setting in a US National Park this one is set in Isle Royale National Park an isolated spot where wolves and moose abound far from the sights and sounds of everyday civilization As a protagonist I enjoy Anna Pigeon the autonomous but insatiably curious ranger employeed by the Park Service In this second installment of her series by Nevada Barr I like that there is a complex mystery or should I say mysteries running throughout So much so that I m glad Shelfari has a list of characters to which an audio listener may refer I like Ms Barr s writing style and she has a way of describing the stunning beauty of Anna s soundings be they an eerie underwater dive to a 1927 shipwreck in Todd Harbor off Kamloops Point in the depths of Lake Superior or the kayaking sites around lichen covered rugged coves of Passage and Mott Islands The island s somewhat gruesome history it was named for Charlie Mott who had tried to eat his wife one long and hungry winter was all but exorcised by the banal necessities of bureaucratic life In addition I like that the multiple mysteries are solved along the way not all at once at the end some are connected some not I did have some issues with the ultimateustice for some of them but not enough that I won t continue with this series Plus it really did make me want to visit this beautiful National Park on the Canadian boarder Why have I never picked this series up before I ve been vaguely aware of it for ages but it never appealed to me for whatever reason But I wanted a book set in Isle Royale to read on my trip there so I decided on this one So good It was lovely to read this book while I was on the island but beyond that connection the way Barr writes about nature and the park is spellbinding What a wonderful way to learn about a National Park Additionally I found Anna Pigeon to be a really compelling character loved her inner voice and the fact that she s a 40 year old woman with no kids leading a not so traditional life Will definitely be reading of this series Anna Pigeon returns for her second mystery This time she has left the southwest and is now assigned to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior ust north of Michigan s Upper Peninsula It s remote and a very different environment from what she was used to and she s having some trouble adjusting She continues to rely on freuent phone calls to her sister Molly in New York and to the numbing effects of a bottle of wine When "A Body Is Found "body is found within a wreck on the lake bottom Anna
Has To Confront Someto confront some her own fears to help recover the victim But it seems this was not an accidental drowning the man was murdered There are plenty of suspects despite the remote location an alcoholic has been with marital problems was ealous of the him the victim s own wife didn t report him missing his boat and business were left to two twin siblings who are not relatives a sleazy park employee who had to leave his previous post uickly has been seen sneaking around and a hippie couple who are being blackmailed may have had enoughBarr writes a decent suspense novel The action moves fast and I was caught up in the mystery There are enough clues to let the reader guess the perpetrator but I was certain only a few pages before Anna herself had figured it out I like that Anna is intelligent strong and resourceful In general she takes matters into her own hands and acts with due caution However the book had several serious editing flaws We re told Anna is a vegetarian several times then she s eating a tuna fish sandwich The name of one of the twins is suddenly changed to that of Anna s sister for 4 or 5 mentions on a single page before being correctly referenced for the balance of the book A key piece of evidence is stolen by one of the suspects and later the authorities are examining it What Known for fantastic deep water dives of wrecked sailing vessels Leaving behind memories of the Texas high desert and the environmental scam she helped uncover Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake Superior and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest But when a routine application for a diving permit reveals a grisly underwa.