The Fallen Man

Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (336 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In his Chee/Leaphorn series, best-selling author and recipient of the Navajo Tribe's Special Friend Award, Tony Hillerman, magically combines Navajo lore and modern American culture. In The Fallen Man, he brings Leaphorn out of retirement to join Chee in solving one of his most chilling mysteries to date.

When a human skeleton is discovered on sacred Navajo land, the publicity surrounding the find sets in motion a widespread investigation and a series of attempted murders. After a Washington group hires Leaphorn to investigate the "fallen man's" past, he joins Chee in unraveling a deadly intrigue that finally involves players from both the FBI and a suspicious corporation.

Sensitive insight into Navajo culture and intricate storytelling explain why Hillerman's tales are best sellers. Guidall's dramatic, well-paced narration makes clear why each release in the Leaphorn/Chee series attracts a wider audience.

©1996 Tony Hillerman (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

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Not much better than a Hillerman

Leaphorn, Chi, Navaho Reservation, Four Corners area in the Southwest plus intriguing mysteries, fascinating cultures, and a terrific narrator. Love all the Tony Hillerman novels.

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Wonderful but with some loose ends!

Hillerman is a fine writer, and I enjoyed Fallen Man. At the end, it seemed like there were some loose ends that begged for more information i.e Janet's going home, and the capture of the cattle rustling brand inspector. Hillerman's description of Navajo country is beautiful, and the description of the arrival of the first winter storm was exquisite. If it was possible, I rate Fallen Man at 4 1/2 stars......

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Classic Hillerman

Interesting puzzle at the heart of the mystery combined with the usual interesting perspectives of the Navajo world view. Silly technical error I believe Mr. Hillerman also made in another of his novels: .38 caliber revolvers do not have safeties. Only a firearms enthusiast would notice, so forewarned, hopefully knowledgeable readers won’t be jolted out of the otherwise flawless world Mr. Hillerman created.

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The original. The best.

After reading all of Tony Hillerman’a books years ago, I stumbled upon Anne Hillerman’s work. Completing 3 of her novels by audiobook, I came back to sample Tony’s master stories again. George Guidall is also masterful. What a delight. Heading directly on to the next audiobook, “First Eagle.”

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Great Book

A great story. A simple setting, with complex and gripping narratives of overlapping connections. Enjoy

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Indian wolf book

It's good book. It's about a dependable wolf and a Navajo man. A must read.

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Another great Leaphorn / Chee tale

While this is not the first book in the series, it can easily be read at any time. Leaphorn may have retired but he has not given up with Chee or investigation of crime on the Navajo reservation. In this volume, a case from Leaphorn's tenure is resolved when a body is discovered more than a decade after the death occurred. I love the quiet pace at which these stories unfold and the way they demonstrate a way of life foreign to me. Respect for culture and the land are the most important things to Chee, solving the crimes is almost incidental (although he is very good at that too!). You would not use the words "fast paced" or "thrilling" for any book in this series but there is a clear mystery which is solved through effective police work. This is one of my favorite series.

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Hillerman and Guidall - a Pair to Draw to

Not much to say when George Guidall reads Tony Hillerman. Flawless from start to finish. Both are the best in their business.