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The Blessing Way Audiobook

The Blessing Way

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Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high, lonely place: a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo tribal police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a wolf-witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear - on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.

©1970 Anthony G. Hillerman (P)1990 Recorded Books

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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 03-15-16
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 03-15-16

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "A 'Blessing' Indeed!"

    I've admired the books of Tony Hillerman for years. Many newer Southwest-based mystery series owe him a debt - and few equal his ability to make the reader (or, in this case, listener) feel in his/her bones what it must be like to live in Navaho country.

    So, wow, was I happy to see that some of these classics have recently been released by Audible, read by the great and wonderful George Guidall! Talk about a perfect pairing - Guidall is one of those narrators who could bring feeling and gravitas to a reading of the telephone book, as the saying goes.

    "The Blessing Way" is definitely not the telephone book, and it's a total joy to be re-introduced to this early Tony Hillerman featuring Joe Leaphorn. I look forward to experiencing more of the early series as well as some of Hillerman's later books.

    Thank you, Audible!








    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 05-31-15
    Amazon Customer United States 05-31-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable book and Narration"

    I'm off to look for the next book in the series! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book!

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    Linda 05-10-16
    Linda 05-10-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Still Great"

    This book was published in 1970. Hillerman is a great storyteller and this story is still captivating after more than 40 years.

    I read many books of this series over the years, and enjoyed every one of them. They are just as enjoyable in audio, especially with the excellent narration by George Guidall.

    The story takes place on a Navajo reservation. Main character Joe Leaphorn is a Navajo tribal police officer. For me there is a timelessness in the setting and the characters.

    I'll be listening to more books in this series.

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    James 05-23-16
    James 05-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great quick listen "

    A classic murder mystery read by an amazing narrator. Guidall is one of the very best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Uchiyama 05-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Murder and Intrigue In the Hopi Ruins"

    I'd read later Leaphorn mysteries and liked the interaction between characters who were not introduced yet in this, the first book in the series. This book centered on an academic, and a lot of action in an archeological dig and it felt to me like Leaphorn was a bit player. Glad I'd read the other book first or I might not have continued with what is a really fine series with well drawn characters.

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    no1intex Plano, Texas 05-11-16
    no1intex Plano, Texas 05-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "This one opens the door. ......the trap door."

    You can't stop making the wrong conclusions. What the hell will happen next? Crazy good.

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    Becky 05-16-16
    Becky 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "On the road again, revisiting a classic."

    I love revisiting the classics via Audio book. Great works never go out of style but my work doesn't afford me the pleasure of turning pages. Now audio books are one of my favorite travel companions.

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    Susan 02-13-16
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    "great book"

    I really enjoy any book narrated by George Guidall. I have always enjoyed reading Tony Hillerman, but Mr Guidall brings it to real life.

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    Kristen A. Wellmann 11-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow."
    What disappointed you about The Blessing Way?

    I normally can deal with slow moving novels, but usually there is something that catches my interest that keeps me going. That something was completely missing from this book.


    What was most disappointing about Tony Hillerman’s story?

    See above


    What didn’t you like about George Guidall’s performance?

    I could listen to George read a phone book but even with him reading this novel I had to put it down.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Blessing Way?

    I would take out the scene filler as there is way too much of it.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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