The Rope

The Rope

Audiobook CD - 2011
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What started as a simple hike through the park turns into a nightmare when Anna Pigeon wakes up in the bottom of a dry well, naked, without any of her supplies, and no memory as to how she got there. Using her own wits and nothing else, Anna must fight to escape this deadly prison, and then find out who put her there.
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781441816092
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr., 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bean, Joyce
Call Number: CD BARR, N


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Feb 08, 2019

To begin with,, this book is out of sequence. The series began in 1995 and now the author returns to the start of Ann Pigeon's career? Added to thgis is the completely illogical development of the story containing many contradictions, begging the question: Was this book even proof read?

Too bad, I enjoyed previous folumes in this series, but something has gone wrang with Mz Barr.

Aug 25, 2016

While the story kept you on the edge of your seat, it was almost unbelievable and very gruesome.

Apr 16, 2014

Too much swearing

Jun 11, 2012

I have really enjoyed this series, but
--as Cdnbookworm says--it's gotten a bit too violent and gruesome. This is less so, but still fairly graphic. It's also "Perils of Pauline"-ish--Anna falls in and out of trouble from the beginning, and it become somewhat repetitious. I was ready for the book to end well before the ending.

Cdnbookworm Mar 05, 2012

I've liked this series from the beginning, but haven't done the last couple as the violence was getting too much for me. This one is less so, and takes us back to the beginning of Anna's career with the National Park Service with her first season as a seasonal ranger. The action takes place at Glen Canyon, and Anna is inadvertently drawn into a bad situation. Anna is still grieving the loss of her husband Zack, and takes the job wanting to get far away from the familiar and things that remind her of her life with Zack. When she sets off on a hike on her lieu day, she goes out unprepared for her trek. She regains consciousness at the bottom of a solution hole (a natural dry well) without her clothes or her pack and no memory of how she got there.
Meanwhile back at camp, her possessions have disappeared along with her and her fellow rangers suppose that she must have decided not to stick it and go home.
As Anna slowly regains pieces of her memory, she also struggles to survive. As Barr herself refers to in the text, portions of this book seem a bit "Perils of Pauline", but not overly so given the reality of the situation. The plot is a good one, and comes together nicely. And Anna herself is forced to make decisions and take actions that move her life forward and lead to her new career.


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