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Ill Wind

Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 3
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Series: Anna Pigeon, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, park ranger Anna Pigeon finds solace in the quiet ruins of the Anasazi civilization of Colorado's Mesa Verde. But the rugged beauty of the park and the mystery of the Anasazi are cruelly overshadowed by danger and death. Lately, visitors to Mesa Verde have been bringing home more than photos - they're also carrying a strange, deadly disease, and once it strikes, Anna Pigeon must find the very human source of the evil wind.

©1995 Nevada Barr (P)1999, 2017 Dove Audio / Phoenix Books

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"Author and narrator present audio entertainment at its best." ( AudioFile magazine)

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  • Louise
  • 03-01-2018

Terrible Production - couldn't finish

I love Nevada Barr novels, but the production was so fuzzy and the volume so wonky that I could not finish listening to this book. If I had the volume up loud enough to hear a low-pitched voice my ears would get blasted when a higher-pitched character spoke. Plus it was often fuzzy sounding.

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  • Laurel
  • 19-01-2018

Sound is bad

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I could barely hear the narrator, even when I turned the volume up.

What was most disappointing about Nevada Barr’s story?

The story was good.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was probably very good, as this narrator is usually great, but the sound quality was awful.

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  • Ron
  • 22-06-2018

Did not finish due to bad sound quality!

The narrator would speak clearly at a high volume for a couple of sentences then drop to almost a whisper level. This up and down volume level made it impossible for me to set the volume to a bearable level and still catch everything. I got frustrated and gave up on it about half way through. The book itself is probably good if you can hear enough of it to be able to follow it.

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  • Je
  • 03-06-2018

Uneven sound

Either the narrator or the production is of extremely poor quality which is uneven in volume and most sentences trailing off to inaudible sounds. Very irritating. I deserve a credit refund.

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  • April
  • 31-01-2018

sound quality

the sound quality was horrible. the voice was soft and then loud. it made me miss half the book

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  • jb
  • 02-07-2019

good book. poor revording

Good story. love Nevada Barr books. This was the first one that I had a problem hearing .Half of the book sounded like it was recorded with a blanket over the microphone. This one is better read than as an Audible.

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  • Scott Lowe
  • 10-05-2019

a literate adventure with the intrepid Anna Pigeon

Loved every winding trail of this story. Anna is a brave, complex, lovable, and admirable character and Ms Barr is a gifted writer, a superb prose stylist and fine story teller. And I can't imagine a better narrator for these novels than Barbara Rosenblatt, her rendering full of nuance and never a false note.

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  • Joe Evett
  • 04-08-2018

audio problems

I love Nevada Barr. This audio version has issues with sound and volume. it sounded like it was in a box and even turned up all the way I could not hear it well.

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  • Daniel
  • 09-07-2018

Audio is terrible

I generally enjoy Barbara Rosenblat's narration -- but this production is terrible -- the audio quality is so poor. Audible should do an automatic credit to anyone who has had issues with this work.

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  • Melissa
  • 06-04-2018

Sound quality is abysmal

Like so many others have already written, the recording of this book is unacceptable. The story is good, the narration is great, but the engineering of the sound is abysmal. I tried calling customer service and was told that they might have to totally re-record it with a completely different narrator. That was after she told me that the poor sound quality was probably a theatrical technique where the narrator dropped her voice to make it more haunting or suspenseful. The customer service agent was courteous, but completely clueless about the book itself or the narrator. The two or three minute clip that she listened to could not possibly have given her a good picture of the overall poor quality of this particular recording. I requested that it be referred to the sound engineers so that they could check the master recording and see if perhaps it was a technical glitch when it was duplicated. I was very frustrated by the encounter with customer service.

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  • Diana D
  • 17-08-2020

Riveting story, poor sound quality

Another fascinating insight into the open spaces of the National Parks in America. Great detective story and characters.

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  • PG Shepley
  • 26-02-2019

Good story but not perfect sound

I enjoyed the story and like others in the series well written and read. The sound quality made this book difficult to hear clearly in the car.

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  • Ms Fiona E Humphrey
  • 20-02-2019

Good book but reader is indistinct

Great story but struggled to hear it on my phone as reader voce too low and drawly