A Superior Death : Anna Pigeon

  • by Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • Series: Anna Pigeon
  • 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nevada Barr quickly attracted the attention of mystery fans when her first Anna Pigeon mystery, Track of the Cat, appeared. Now she immerses the intrepid park ranger in a perilous search that will take her far below the waters of Lake Superior. As Anna spends her days patrolling its shores, the surface of Lake Superior fills with tourists. In the depths below lie an ancient ship and the bones of its sailors. But when two tourists dive down to see the wreck, they discover that a new body has joined the skeletal crew. As Anna tries to discover how and why, she encounters secrets darker and more deadly than the waters surrounding the corpse. Filled with suspense, A Superior Death is also laced with Anna Pigeon's self-deprecating humor. With Barbara Rosenblat's spirited narration, you'll immediately be scanning the splendid setting and looking for clues through the eyes of the savvy naturalist.

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What the Critics Say

"She [Anna Pigeon] is a captivating, daredevil detective whose adventures will delight mystery readers." (School Library Journal)
"Barr, a park ranger, provides plenty of authentic details about life in the great outdoors, and her deft plotting and appealingly quirky characters give her story plenty of punch. Anna Pigeon is tough-minded, strong, sensitive, vulnerable, and funny." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Great mystery, totally enjoyed it

I am not usually a mystery reader but I enjoyed this one very much. The author creates memorable characters and beautiful description. I grew up in Michigan and spend a lot of time in the "UP." I also spent a summer volunteering in a national park and I think Ms. Barr has really captured these environments perfectly. Funny, but many of the characters seemed familiar to me. I found a bio on her and found that she grew up near Lassen Park where I volunteered! The book not only brought back happy memories but also entertained me thoroughly.
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- Charlene

A Superior Death is not a superior story.

I decided to try this author given the positive reviews she received from other listeners but I was greatly disappointed. I was looking for a mystery/adventure story and the description of the plot for this book had indicated to me that it could be exciting. Unfortunately, the author gets bogged down in the mundane. I felt too much time was given to minutia about the characters' lives in an effort to develop them personally, and too little time was devoted to plot development. After I finished listening to the book my response was "eh." I may try this author again but I'm going to be careful to read other reviews of her other novels before choosing which one.
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- Sebastian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-29-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books