Guiding becomes a deadly business when Kate Shugak accepts a contract to shepherd a group of German computer executives on an Alaskan hunting retreat. As the fog rolls in and people start dying, Kate and her boyfriend Jack discover how very seriously their charges take the sport. A hunter's moon signals a season of gathering and plenty, but Kate finds herself out of resources and at her most vulnerable. She must find the strength to not only survive, but repay. This time, the guide becomes the huntress.
©1999 Dana Stabenow (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. "Bright Shining" by Mary TallMountain recorded from The Light on the Tent Wall, by permission of the American Indian Studies Center, UCLA, © Regents of the University of California.
I've just listened to the first 10 Kate Shugak books in order and this is BY FAR my favorite. I found it extremely believable, very exciting, a mystery until nearly the end, all set in the amazing Park, which Stabenow makes come alive.
As do many novelists, Stabenow does a lot of 'preaching' in her books (particularly in Play with Fire, which I despised and couldn't finish). Hunter's Moon had the least of any book so far. It's almost as though she settled down to do an actual adventure-mystery-love story for a change and I, for one, say BRAVO! And Bravo as always to Marguerite Gavin. She has such an amazing range of voices that I forget I'm listening to one person.
Well researched thrillers Chriton-esque. Nonfiction: Science, medical, biography, "self-help" meta cognitive sub-genre, memoir, philosophy..
Characters, location. Good plots not too intricate. Worthwhile easy listening.
Am gradually reading all titles in the series. Not too intense, just easy decent reads.
She is a very good fit for the lead character and does an overall good job. Pleasing.
Murder in Alaskan Wilderness
Not the strongest ever crime mystery genre series but has me listening to title-after-title
The book is excellent but I wish it had ended differently. Very disappointed with the story. Not sure if I will continue the series. I'm not sure why the woman can't be a hero and have someone they love in their life. I wish I could find an author not threatened by love.
I have enjoyed the few Kate Shugatk books I've read in the past, but this one was just crap. Unbelievable from beginning to end. People surviving unbeatable odds, sex thrown in just to titillate the female readers, unlikable characters......on and on. It will be a while before reading (or listening) to another Stabenow book.
all of them
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