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The Pumpkin Seed Massacre Audiobook

The Pumpkin Seed Massacre

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Publisher's Summary

Ben Pecos returns to the Tewa Pueblo outside Albuquerque to spend the summer with his grandmother. When several elderly people at the pueblo die, the authorities don't question it too deeply. But when the governor of the pueblo and several healthy young people suddenly die with the same symptoms, the alarm sounds.

© Susan Slater; (P)2005 Books in Motion

What the Critics Say

"Newcomer Slater successfully taps into the complex issues facing Native American communities....This is a wonderful book with loveable heroes." (Library Journal)

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    Lehua of Pacifica 04-18-08 Member Since 2002

    Lehua of Pacifica

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    "Borderline"

    I'd have rated this 1 level higher if the reader had been better. The plot is like a Mister Potato Head mixture of various standard mystery plots, yet it ends up being a pretty good tale. The writer needs to stay away from adult material until she can do it with competence, and sometimes she gets a bit didactic about native lore, but it was worth the purchase.

    AUDIO: It's a shame that neither the techs nor the producers worked out the obvious errors, because the reader has fairly good acting abilities and could have done a good job with some help. But there are many peculiar, inappropriate pauses that significantly mess up the meaning, mispronunciations, and many fits of fumble-mouth that are not corrected.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DMcClureDVM 07-12-09
    DMcClureDVM 07-12-09 Member Since 2005

    Diane McClure

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    "Domestic Bioterroism or Just Murderous Greed"

    The science in this disease related murder mystery is pretty good. The intertwining of greed and the mysticism of native Americanism adds a unique flavor. I recommend this book.

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