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The Dark Wind

Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (467 ratings)

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For Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police, the case begins when he finds a pair of boots in the rabbit brush beside a wilderness trail. The boots' owner lies nearby, his palms and soles "scalped" in what appears to be a witch's scavenging. The federal investigators tell Chee to mind his own business. But a series of disturbing events draws Chee into a dangerous web of intrigue spun by Navajo sorcery and white greed.

©1992 Tony Hillerman (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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Excellent complicated mystery

Even though I guessed the villain well before the end, I really appreciated the way the various story lines interwove. Also, I appreciate the more formal character interactions than we find in other mystery/crime novels these days. I don't need to hear about the emotional life of the characters from potty training to passionate young love in order to understand and solve the mystery being detailed. I sometimes wonder whether all the cultural details are accurate, but I understand that Hillerman was well grounded in those matters, and doubt he'd feel the need to invent much. Such a pleasure. I have the entire series, tough not all are audio, and some of the audios are only available on CD. I hope Audible will eventually produce more of them.

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The dark wind

Great book,the way the Navajo thinks about everything as per white people enjoyed the reading by George Guidall

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Enjoyable

I always enjoy listening to this series and this narrator. It is a great listen.

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  • Phillip
  • Virginia Beach, VA, United States
  • 09-09-16

Hillerman's stuck on the flypaper of his storyline

The author creates a great dichotomy between indigenous mythology and detective work. His Native American heroes face the challenge of policing autonomous nations within overlapping police jurisdictions. Normally, this just adds to the interest. But in "The Dark Wind," Hillerman paints himself into a corner. Unable to write a happy ending, he forces his hero to act irrationally in order to stay true to the constraints he has forced upon the storyline.

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The dark wind

Love the whole sreries. One of my favorite authors. Setting and characters are old friends. George This all is my favorite among Audible readers

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Wow. This is a Good Book!

A Jim Chee - only story, and its a super read! I can highly recommend.

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Great Story To The End

THIS story had plenty of twists and turns. When you finally get to the end you understand from the beginning where the story was meant to go. But you don't know until the very end. That's the kind of book worth listening to every word.

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This Review Needs a Title...So, I gave it one

Jim Chee is a strong character in this novel....a Navajo Tribal Policeman assigned to solve small crimes on the reservation. His duties are to investigate the repeated sabotage of a windmill, solve the killing of a man by a witch and to solve a robbery case. When a drug-running plane crashes and several people are killed, things get more bizarre. He uses Navajo culture and sensibilities to solve the crimes which are jurisdictionally complex.

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I love hillerman's books

Tony hillerman's books on the Southwest people are some of my favorites ever. these original Works recorded by George Guidall to me are the ones to listen to. there appears to be a new series generated by another narator that I think are not nearly as good. so I suggest you get all these before they disappear. it's also disappointed to see so many of these audio books are out of print. they should be available forever.

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My Favorite

No spoilers here!!! This is a good book. I've read it and now listened to it on the treadmill.