The Tale Teller

A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel, Book 4
Narrated by: Christina Delaine
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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Publisher's Summary

Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting, atmospheric mystery from New York Times best-selling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive. 

Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact - a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe’s been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware - witchcraft is afoot. 

While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI. 

As Leaphorn, Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge...and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie’s life.

©2019 Anne Hillerman (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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I have read all Tony and Anne's books. Each of Anne's get better and better. Good story line.

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Hillerman Lives<br /><br />

A great storytelling rolling in her father's footsteps. Keep on writing. Hurry with next one.

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Another delightful mystery from Anne Hillerman.

Another wonderfully atmospheric mystery. As with her dad’s books, part the fun is soaking up the wonderful Southwestern setting and Navaho culture. The plot and subplots weave together like a fine Navajo rug. An esthetically pleasing and well crafted piece. Hillerman fans will enjoy this new addition to the list of Hillerman hits.

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Amazing!

Ms. Hillerman is a master storyteller, a 'tale teller' in her own right. She has her father's gift with her own flavor. It is always a joy to read a new novel by her, or in this case listen to a masterful narration.

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narration so bad I had to stop listening

I've loved the Chee and Leaphorn stories, a great commute read and listen. The narrator ruined this tale, the young women sounded vacuous and Chee had an accent like a Yiddish speaker. Some of it was so nad I had to laugh out loud.

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Better and Better

Absolutely wonderful listening experience. I have truly enjoyed every book her father wrote. Learned so much, to appreciate the Navajo Way through the stories and amazing characters. Anne Hillerman is the equal in her crafting and storytelling to her father and is still growing and improving. I am particularly appreciative of her wonderful creation of Bernie and the synergy Anne has created with Bernie and Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn. I don’t want overlook the ongoing story of the very special and endearing relationship between Joe and his roommate Louisa. Can’t wait for another book to appear.

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great book !!!

this is a great book I am so glad Anne hillerman started writing these books after Tony hillerman stopped.

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Don't Bother

I couldn't finish it. Scattered and boring. Every few pages was a new plot or character that ambled off into confusion.

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Much improved story

I read Anne's first effort in the Leaphorn/Chee novels and was very disappointed so didn't bother with further books. However, reading the good reviews for this one, I decided to try her again. Glad I did. The reader was very good, she improved the books rating and I will look for her again, also I will be hoping for Anne's next book to be as enjoyable, or more so, as this one. Good job.

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Not quite Tony

The charters are all here. The mystery is good - but a bit convoluted. But what is missing is the story of the land, its People and the heritage of the People. I could "see" the land in my minds eye in Tony's books - not in this book. I'm missing the vivid descriptions that brought me to Shiprock and surrounds. I miss Tony

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