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Spider Woman's Daughter Audiobook

Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of best-selling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman's Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.

Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter.

Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key. Digging into the old investigation, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth...and closer to a killer determined to prevent justice from taking its course.

©2013 Anne Hillerman (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    LadyLindi AZ, USA 08-16-15
    LadyLindi AZ, USA 08-16-15 Member Since 2013

    I listen mostly to history, classic scifi, cozies, medical suspense and liberal arts Great Courses.

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    "As good as her father; narration could be better"
    What did you love best about Spider Woman's Daughter?

    I listened to both this and Rock with Wings, both by Anne Hillerman. I enjoyed both stories and am so glad to know that this series has been taken over by the late Tony Hillerman's talented daughter. The narrator, though, grows irritating after a while. Okay, I get it that she is trying to imitate the unique way of speaking that some Navajo have. But almost all the Navajo women (not Bernie, so much) have voices that whine and the white women all sound like little old white ladies who are trying too hard to be sweet. It really grates after a while. Story makes it bearable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spider Woman's Daughter?

    Love the Navajo angles and the Southwest scenery.


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    Kindle Customer 08-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Waste of time and money"
    What disappointed you about Spider Woman's Daughter?

    listen to this book at bed time and you will go to sleep with absolutely nothing on your mind. Don't waste your money.


    Has Spider Woman's Daughter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    as far as Ann Hillerman, YES


    What didn’t you like about Christina Delaine’s performance?

    nothing


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    Larry DANBURY, CT, United States 06-18-15
    Larry DANBURY, CT, United States 06-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "good book out of the gate"
    Would you listen to Spider Woman's Daughter again? Why?

    yes, the story was interesting enough to give it another listen, yes it is so


    What did you like best about this story?

    that Leaphorn made it through, yes it is so


    What about Christina Delaine’s performance did you like?

    she did a great job


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Bernie & Chee its the way it should be


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    PharmGirl 06-17-15
    PharmGirl 06-17-15

    KT

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    "Entertaining read"

    The author had some big shoes to fill and did so nicely. I enjoyed the story and the return of some of my fave fictional characters.
    The narrator did her best, I'm sure, but I never got used to the voices. Chee's voice, especially, sounded slow and plodding.
    I will give the next book a listen, though.

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    Blaine E. Moyer 06-14-15

    JarheadBlaine

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    "In Tony's Tradition"

    I enjoyed Anne Hillerman's new writing following in her father's footsteps. Thank you for carrying on the stories from the Navajo Nation.

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    James 05-26-15
    James 05-26-15
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    "Tony would be proud!!!"

    Excellent story and presentation. Have enjoyed all of mr Hillerman's books and can't wait for more from Ms Hillerman.

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    Gypsy Wife Back on Boogie Street 05-22-15
    Gypsy Wife Back on Boogie Street 05-22-15 Member Since 2008

    Gypsy Wife

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    "Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito Live!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mysteries and the southwest. Anne Hillerman follows in her father's footsteps, creating a full experience with sights, sounds, smells and emotions. Of course she is not on a par with her father yet, but she honors the characters he created. I like that she tells this story from the viewpoint of Bernie Manuelito. It's nice to have a feminine lead for a change.


    What other book might you compare Spider Woman's Daughter to and why?

    It could be compared to any of Tony Hillerman's works.


    What three words best describe Christina Delaine’s voice?

    Soft, (a little too) sweet and crisp.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not laugh or cry but I felt a good tension throughout and felt engaged in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    It's not a Tony Hillerman book, folks, Unfortunately Tony has left the building. Christina Delaine is not George Guidall. Don't expect her to be, and you will enjoy this book more. I didn't care so much for her male voices, but I enjoyed seeing Hillerman country from a feminine point of view and from the eyes of a more innocent, less experienced police officer who has much to learn. I quite enjoyed the little missing parts that frustrated me and made me want to grab Bernie and Chee and say, "what about THIS?" For example, they apparently never found Leaphorn's cell phone. Drove me nuts! I figured out "who done it" and I didn't mind that either. It was interesting wondering if they'd ever figure it out. A different viewpoint for a mystery.

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    LuvBks 05-13-15
    LuvBks 05-13-15

    luvbks&mydog

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    "Great on alk counts"

    would welcome more Navajo language but the story snd performance were definately 5 star again
    look fwd to next novel

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    Kathleen Goodwin 05-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable"

    This was an interesting story. My son who doesn't read enjoyed it.
    Anyone who likes books about the southwest should enjoy it.

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    LWS St. Louis MO 05-03-15
    LWS St. Louis MO 05-03-15 Member Since 2014

    Tall Traveler

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    "A good Hillerman read!"

    Anne Hillerman does an admirable job in keeping the characters in his series going. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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