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Rock with Wings Audiobook

Rock with Wings

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Publisher's Summary

Navajo tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of Spider Woman's Daughter.

Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them - one near Shiprock and the other at iconic Monument Valley.

Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.

Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment, and courage.

©2015 Anne Hillerman (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Ciaca Davila
    Bluff, UT United States
    15/05/15
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    "The Navajo Police save the day again"

    The story follows the line of the other Hillerman novels with all the characters that we love. The reading of the Navajo words and accents of the Navajo people were very distracting to me. I wish they would find a native reader for these novels!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy
    Old Lyme, CT, United States
    22/05/15
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    "very disappointed"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Hillerman again?

    Maybe, I love reading about the Southwest. I looked forward to listening to this book but was very disappointed.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator read the conversation in a slooooooow "Native American" dialect...giving the wrong impression of her characters.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Davida
    19/05/15
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    "Great Book"

    Another great book by Anne Hillerman. So glad she has continued the Chee / Leaphorn books. The stories have been seamless and just as exciting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia L Stacy
    Mariposa, CA USA
    9/05/15
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    "Better than her dad!"
    If you could sum up Rock with Wings in three words, what would they be?

    Monumental Western Landscape.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bernie for sheer grit.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Visiting Joe Leaphorn at the end and tying up all the loose ends.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Hearing all the old names from the Tony Hillerman books I have read and loved.


    Any additional comments?

    I know I will listen to this many times. The gentle caring relationships among the characters warms the heart.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    United States
    27/08/15
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    "Happy to See Anne Picking up where her father left"
    Where does Rock with Wings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better ones.


    What other book might you compare Rock with Wings to and why?

    Any Tony Hillerman novels. Picking up with characters her father created Anne keeps you from wondering "what ever happened to Chee and the others.?


    Have you listened to any of Christina Delaine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to toheres.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Navajo mystery the next generation.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book. Though not as detailed in Navajo culture, still a good story and nice to hear a woman's take on the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Di-zee
    Iowa City, Iowa United States
    31/05/15
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    "Good but too slow"

    Enjoyed the glimpses of Navajo culture and beliefs, but the plot moved a bit too slowly with the main characters asking themselves the same question over and over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LA_Biz_Guy
    25/10/16
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    "A long painful march"

    This was even worse than the first book. Reader tried but still a lame plot, 2D characters and some remarkably bad dialogue. Finished but guessing the next paragraph or wondering at word choicrs

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JoAnn Chadwick
    17/10/16
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    "Old Friends"

    I enjoyed the book very much. After awhile I forgot that I wasn't listening to the old series. It was like visiting with old friends that you never thought you would meet up with again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl
    Pleasant Hill, CA, United States
    29/05/16
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    "75% is good fiction, but it is a terrible mystery"

    Ms. Hillerman does a wonderful job with the relationships between people and her character of Bernadette. She does ok with Jim and Joe. Unfortunately she just is not a mystery writer. This is the second of her books in the series I've read and this one is worse than the first in terms of the mystery. The last part of the book was just painful, I muscled through, but it really ruins the book. If you buy this book, you'll know the point it just gets stupidly bad, put the book down and walk away don't listen to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gloria Chunn
    ROSWELL, GEORGIA, US
    16/04/16
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    "Good read!"

    I love the complexity of the characters and the story line. Ann is carrying on and improving on her Fathers characters, making them her own. The well plotted story line and characters weave a wonderful mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Olga the Owl
    10/08/15
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    "Sadly, not a patch on the original"
    What would have made Rock with Wings better?

    The pace of the first half of the book was very slow and the writing style nothing like as good as Tony Hillerman's originals - I was concurrently re-reading Thief of Time, and the style is so much smoother and more engaging. At the half-way point I still wasn't really involved in the story - in fact, I looked to see how long I had left and it was 'oh no, I'm only half-way through!'


    Has Rock with Wings put you off other books in this genre?

    No, I shall continue to listen to Tony Hillerman books (and read them in print!)


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I guess. As a general thing I find men doing women's voices better than the other way about, although I hate to admit it. And someone should tell Christina Delaine how Europeans pronounce Gisela!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rock with Wings?

    All the stuff about Mamma and Darlene.


    Any additional comments?

    Anne Hillerman's earlier work Spider Woman's Daughter was very much better but I can't see me bothering with any more of these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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