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High Country

Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Series: Anna Pigeon, Book 12
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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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.
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Critic Reviews

"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
  • 18-05-2004

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!

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  • Pamela Harvey
  • 19-05-2004

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!

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  • P. J. Benyei
  • 28-03-2008

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.

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  • Tommy
  • 04-07-2006

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.

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  • Mary Ann Mortensen
  • 06-10-2015

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!

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  • DaveGreensboro
  • 09-07-2006

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.

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  • hkelgin
  • 01-03-2019

not what I expected

I've enjoyed reading this Nevada Barr series. They were good vacation or plane books. Not too taxing and I really liked the national park settings. Yes, the plots can be a bit predictable at this point, but interesting enough. However, I found the story line in this story about HIV offensive (as well as being factually inaccurate). It was offensive enough that it makes me hesitate to pick up another in the series. I like the narrator's voice but found the voice she used for the Anna --the main character--to be high pitched and kind of breathy. Not at all what I would have expected this character to sound like. It grated on me and kept pushing me out of the story in my own head. So over all disappointed.

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  • Deborah
  • 10-09-2018

Awful Narrator!

This is a new author for me, and I really think I’d rather read her stories than listen to them on Audible. I tried listening to it for a few chapters, but I couldn’t stand the narrator’s voice. Sounds like a rough, smoker’s voice. Seriously, there are so many better voices out there. Sorry, she just grated on my nerves!

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  • Johnna
  • 23-10-2007

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.

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  • Lehua of Pacifica
  • 20-10-2007

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.

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