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The Great Taos Bank Robbery: And Other True Stories of the Southwest | [Tony Hillerman]

The Great Taos Bank Robbery: And Other True Stories of the Southwest

This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must listen for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil the life and magic one experiences in the Land of Enchantment.
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This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must listen for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil the life and magic one experiences in the Land of Enchantment.

©1973 Tony Hillerman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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"This collection is the essence of Hillerman, which is always instructive fun." (New Mexican)

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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-28-12
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    "How Tony Hillerman Got His Start"

    Yes, it’s Tony Hillerman from his first youthful stories as a cub reporter. He was amazing from the very beginning, when no one knew his name other than the local readers. Immediately, you feel the same quick-witted, careful observation that’s part of his novels; but also, his warmth, humility, humor, and love of New Mexico.

    This edition of The Great Taos Bank Robbery has even more stories than the first release, and a foreword written by Hillerman's daughter, who is just as enchanting as her father.

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    Doug Elizabethtown, IN, United States 01-13-14
    Doug Elizabethtown, IN, United States 01-13-14 Member Since 2006

    Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. C.S. Lewis

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    "Great mix: history, geography&colorful characters"

    Tony's old school journalism training and talent are displayed well in this collection. I purchased this book for background research on some fiction I'm writing, and the stories were much more varied and entertaining than I expected. The title piece is pure entertainment, but other stories are more sober as Tony writes about the people and the culture of New Mexico. I'm not a personal fan of desert climates, but reading Tony's collection makes me want to visit New Mexico.

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    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 10-15-13
    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 10-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "New Mexico stories from the inside."

    Tony Hillerman has the concise descriptive style that appears expansive when exercised on the scale necessary for the landscape. That style comes from much practice. While many of these earlier works are verbose by comparison, they do show humor and a real feeling for the subject matter. The narrator tends to go into a monotone when the story get verbose and drawn out. He reads alot of it as if it were a text book, not an entertainment.

    All things considered, I enjoyed and recommend this book.

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