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Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed author Michael McGarrity’s powerful tale is packed with constant surprises and nonstop action. When retired Santa Fe detective Kevin Kerney discovers a mysterious body, his quiet summer in the Gila Wilderness is interrupted. Narrator George Guidall holds you spellbound as Kerney tangles with a modern paramilitary group and a vicious 60-year-old feud.

©1997 Michael McGarrity (P)1998 Recorded Books

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Series gets better & better

McGarrity and Guidall are a great combo. McGarrity's writes from his heart and Guidall brings all the characters to life!

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Good Modern Western

I have read most of this series and like the first few books best. Good dialogue, good descriptions of the south west, good suspense. The narrator (George Guidall) is excellent as usual.

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  • Terry
  • Prescott, AZ, United States
  • 03-18-13

Listen to ALL of these stories

Where does Mexican Hat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5%!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mexican Hat?

GREAT TREATMENT OF THE MODERN REALITY OF THE AMERICAN WEST!

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

GEORGE IS THE BEST! I LOVE HIS VOICE, CADENCE & DELIVERY!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

YES-more than one! McGaarity really nails the heart of the west, today!

Any additional comments?

LISTEN TO ALL THESE STORIES-YOU WON'T REGRET IT! GREAT TALES OF THE MODERN WEST FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE LAWMAN!

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  • Jesse
  • Creston, NC USA
  • 11-18-13

Why no Unabridged Version?

Great story that suffers from the butchering done to make this an abridged audiobook. You can hear the cuts with long passages of silence before George starts speaking again as if they're chapter endings. I checked Amazon and the Audiocassettes are in unabridged format with George Guidall reading. So what happened?

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amateurish exposition

Not even George Guidal could rescue this ineptly written book. The book might actually be good, for all the reasons I tried it: set in the west, addressing real issues of public land use, etc, but whoever wrote it is either inept or supremely lazy. How many times per page does he have characters say to one another :"we've talked about this," and then proceed to reiterate this supposed conversation, telling each other what they already know, recapping their 'disagreements' as a sneaky (sic) way to explain the characters in the guise of drama. And this is not to mention the half-dozen times the narrator has to switch voices to accommodate the on-the-fly point of view changes the author makes in order to have one character look at the protagonist so she can describe him, vor example.This is the kind of stuff people learn not to do in an introductory writing class, not something people should be expected to pay to listen to . . .

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great book! looking forward to the next book<br />

the book was wonderful. great characters and of course George guidall is the best narrator.

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Great modern day western!

Does get much better than this! Story and narration were marvelous! Can’t wait to do another!

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well read, exciting Western action mystery.

Believable characters, as if you know them well. Complex yet easy to follow story with intriguing connections through time and many characters.

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ANOTHER GREAT LISTEN

this story has its told just keeps getting better and better. I am hooked! you will not be disappointed!

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Love Kevin Kearney!

Love the Kearney family and series. Was initially upset with the abrupt change from ranching stories to police ones, but the perfect narration and comedic timing continue.  What a sharp cop. Puts the reader in the mindset of Walt Longmire.