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High Country Audiobook

High Country

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Publisher's Summary

With each breathtaking, New York Times best-selling entry in her acclaimed Anna Pigeon mystery series, author Nevada Barr earns more and more fans. Loaded with intrigue and adventure, High Country showcases Barr at the top of her game. Anna is lodged in Yosemite National Park's historic Ahwahnee Hotel when four employees disappear. Sensing evil, Anna hikes a snowy trail to the high country, only to discover a disturbing reality that may end her adventures once and for all.

Listen to more Anna Pigeon mysteries.

©2004 Nevada Barr; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"This is one of the best entries in a long-running series that seems to increase its audience with every outing." (Booklist)
"Read it, and your nails will be in serious trouble." (New York Daily News)
"Barr has a true gift for outdoor writing." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Maria
    SANDY, UT, United States
    18/05/04
    Overall
    "A Fantastic"

    This is the latest in the Anna Pigeon mystery series. Each mystery is set in a National Park - this one takes place in Yosemite. Even if you haven't read the previous books in the series, you'll find this a great read! All the elements of a great mystery - action, twisting plots, inability to stop listening! Better yet, when you're finished (and hooked on Nevada Barr) you can go back and read the 10 or so books that precede this one!

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela Harvey
    The Coast of Rhode Island
    19/05/04
    Overall
    "More High Crimes"

    I love this series and have just about completed the entire collection! It's especially enjoyable when the location figures so prominently, becoming an active player in all the mayhem, and you really do feel as though you're on a retreat to one of many national park "islands". Plus, that Anna Pigeon is my hero! I love her middle-aged modus operandi, her slightly cynical take on life, and particularly her phone calls to her shrink sister, Molly. Even though Barr relies a bit much (for my taste anyway) on action scenes it is still a great read. Can't hardly wait for the next one!

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • P. J. Benyei
    28/03/08
    Overall
    "quick moving and interesting"

    This is certainly not a novel for the ages, but it is a real good listen. A quick mystery with all the needed suspense and all the needed clues along the way, it kept my attention the whole way through. Just enough quick clever laughs, plenty of meanness in the bad guys and a decent plot. It moves along at a very exciting clip without too much extraneous information and never drags. it will never be discussed in a literature class, but it is a fun quick ride.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/07/06
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    "First time Navada Barr fan"

    This is my first Navada Barr read. I'm hooked on this National Park Ranger part time super sleuth, or is it the other way around.... Wonderful Sierra Nevada scenery fills the mind with a backdrop of comfortable and relaxing ease, but what a crime story! Anna blends into her character as a lodge waitress, and from that position, things begin to unravel around her. This is a must read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tommy
    San Diego, CA, USA
    4/07/06
    Overall
    "pretty good"

    I have not read a mystery for many years (Hardy Boys in High School), so I decided to get this one as a light summer read. The author's descriptions of Yosemite Valley and the surrounding mountians are impressive and accurate. As a frequent traveler to this area, I found the authors use of setting to be the most enjoyable aspect of the book. I will be considering more books by Nevada Barr.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Ann Mortensen
    Ohio
    6/10/15
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    "My Favorite So Far! Couldn't Hit "Pause" Button!"

    This story was FANTASTIC! I couldn't stop listening to see what was going to happen next... I also couldn't help pulling out Google Earth to see America's Diamond of a gem National Park and imagine where the events took place. I now have a list of all the National Parks I can't wait to visit when we are empty nested. I appreciate the protagonist keeping her "commitments" despite temptation. The characters explored several important problems people and the parks might face. The middle action was terrific. I finished this book in record time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Johnna
    Elmwood Park, IL, USA
    23/10/07
    Overall
    "Great!"

    This was my first book by Nevada Barr. I really enjoyed her colorful writing, and suspense. I also really appreciated the strong heroine. The reader was also excellent. I would definitely listen to more by Ms. Barr.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lehua of Pacifica
    20/10/07
    Overall
    "Good story, wrong reader"

    Nevada is a great tale spinner, and you get the expected pacing, tension, and intriguing setting. But I'm so sorry they chose Barbara Rosenblat as the reader. I love her in the Elizabeth Peters series, but she seems to be a one trick pony: she plays Anna just as she plays Amelia, arch and coy. Anna is the opposite of that, and it jars all the way through. Still, in spite of the reader, this was worth my purchase.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • joan
    29/09/16
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    "great storyline"

    what a fun read!! Lots of excitement although a little predictable, the characters are fun to engage. Definitely a good choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lelia
    11/06/14
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    "Got me hooked."
    If you could sum up High Country in three words, what would they be?

    Cold, long chase


    What was one of the most memorable moments of High Country?

    Scrambling up a hillside, in a bright pink top, being shot at.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    The way she uses her voice to bring the listener into the emotion of the moment


    Any additional comments?

    This was the first Anna Pigeon book that I listened to. It got me hooked to want to go to the beginning of the series and listen to them all. But this is one that, though a good book, is not on my favorites list because I think the ones are better where Anna does not get so badly injured as to make it unrealistic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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