The Rope

The Rope

Audiobook CD - 2011 | Unabridged
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In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on--her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that some one has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, ℗2011, ©2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781441816092
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (ca. 12 hrs. 5 min.)
Additional Contributors: Bean, Joyce


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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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