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White Shell Woman

A Shaman Mystery
Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Mysterious monoliths in Southern Colorado…legends of a "White Shell Women"...a corpse… If magic and mystery are your cup of tea, you'll love White Shell Women: A shaman Mystery.

Protagonist Charlie has been warned to stay away from the statues…but of course, that only makes them irresistible to him. He does go near them, and in this book you'll find the consequences. Combining ancient and modern mystical elements, Native American lore, and classic mystery-genre tropes, James D. Doss comes up with a really unique story. The narrator here is Romy Nordinger, whose high voice has a certain efficient quality: She bustles, rather than reads the story through.

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The two sandstone monoliths towering over the southern Colorado landscape are wrapped in ancient mystery. To the local tribes, they are the Twin War Gods, sons of the moon goddess, White Shell Woman.

Legends tell of strange happenings in their shadows, of lost treasure and Anasazi blood sacrifice. But it is a much more recent history that troubles former Ute policeman-turned-rancher Charlie Moon, specifically the fresh corpse of a young Native American woman unearthed at an archaeological dig.

©2002 James D. Doss (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Might've been a good story, but...

I couldn't stand the voice work. The reader put inflection in weird places, rhythm was all off. I just couldn't listen to it. It was as though the reader was accustomed to doing children's books ... Very irritating.

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This is a great anthropology mystery series!

The Charlie Moon Series by Jame D Doss are WONDERFUL. You'll never get Daisy Perika out of your head! The novels are about the UTE nation, their heritage and murder mysteries. I have read the books years ago and wanted to re-enjoy the series while out running or driving, etc.
I will say I had to warm up to Romy. She does not pronounce many Spanish words correctly but if you can get past that, you'll enjoy the audibles.
I would REALLY love it if they did more of the series. I miss Daisy and her side-kick Marie. Charlie's sleuthing out murders, his unfortunate love life and relationships.

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