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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Nobody I know
What do you think your next listen will be?
Not so violent and horrific
What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?
I love everything she reads, it's the only reason I got as far as I did in the book.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Destroyer Angel?
Most of it. It was too violent and degrading to women and children AND putting one ofthem in a wheelchair was just awful.
Any additional comments?
I loved her first dozen or so novels, couldn't wait for them to come out. But the violence was unrelenting in this book. I tried skipping ahead (which i never do) in hopes that it would be over soon but the violence and torture never stopped. I so loved the mystery in her previous books, but there wasn't any room for mystery in this one.
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Nevada Barr’s fans know Anna Pigeon, her Park ranger protagonist; in this 17th book in the series Barr brings us a survival thriller instead of the usual mystery story. The biggest surprise in this riveting novel is Anna; we get to meet her in her survival mode. We know who the bad guys are from the start. Anna is on vacation with 2 friends and their teenage daughters. One friend, Heath Jarrod is a paraplegic. Long timer readers will remember her from “Hard Truth” in 2005. The other is an engineer friend who is designing a wheelchair for Heath for use in the wilderness. They are on a canoe trip in Minnesota’s Iron Range. Anna was on a solo canoe ride when the Kidnappers enter the camp. She and the injured family dog then trail after them waiting for a chance to rescue her friends. Barr, who once lived in Minnesota, creates an authentic sense of place. The motivation for the kidnapping once revealed is reliably inventive and contemporary. This novel brings us a different Anna from prior books. Watch carefully during the story for information about destroyer angel you will find it interesting. I enjoyed the golden voice of the Audi Award winning narrator Barbara Rosenblat.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful