Book Reviews of Listening Woman (Leaphorn & Chee, Bk 3)

Listening Woman (Leaphorn & Chee, Bk 3)
Listening Woman - Leaphorn & Chee, Bk 3
Author: Tony Hillerman
ISBN-13: 9780380435548
ISBN-10: 0380435543
Publication Date: 4/1979
Pages: 205
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Entertaining But Utterly Implausible, December 13, 2004
Reviewer: Gary F. Taylor "GFT" (Biloxi, MS USA)

First published in 1978, LISTENING WOMAN continues Tony Hillerman's "Joe Leaphorn" novels, a series set on Southwestern Native American lands and featuring Lt. Leaphorn, who investigates crimes on the reservation. In this instance, an almost-deadly encounter with a killer during a traffic stop leads Leaphorn to the scarcely populated and remote Short Mountain district.

As always, Hillerman's portrait of the Navajo people remaining on the reservation is filled with the fascination of folklore and legend; his plots, however, remain a sore point. LISTENING WOMAN begins extremely well--but before all is said we had everything from highjacked helicopters to kidnapped Boy Scouts in a credibility-straining combination, not to mention a blood and thunder conclusion that seems more akin to The Lone Ranger than any remotely plausible reservation crime.

As for mystery, as is often the case in Hillerman's work the label is misapplied: there is none at all, and LISTENING WOMAN would be better described as crime fiction or perhaps better still as action-adventure. For all the flaws, however, it is an entertaining and quick read that fans of the series will likely enjoy.
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This is definitely a good, exciting mystery and has everything that you'll want to read.
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classic hillerman mystery
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***** Great read and keeps you on your toes with the mysteries.
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I have read just about all of Tony Hillerman's books! I got hooded on his writing about Joe Leaphorn and 4 corners area of NM.

If you like stories of the Indian culture this is a must read "Listening Woman" love the suspense and surprise at the end of each of his books.
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I enjoy Hillerman's books and this one was no exception.
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This was definitely one of Hillerman's better stories and has a nail biter ending. Highly recommended.
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Hillerman is a wonderful author and his Indian stories are superb. This one was particularly good.A good thriller-myste
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Tony Hillerman spins excellent mystery stories set in the the American Southwest. A blind shaman called Listening Woman talks of witches and restless spirits but Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Nvajo Tribal Police is sure the murederer of an old man and a teenage girl was human.
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I really enjoy Tony Hillerman's writings. It could be slightly predictable at times, but the style and story are done well enough to carry it. This was the first I read of his, and it made me continue to seek out his books. I enjoyed this story considerably and recommend it too.
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Another Hillerman mystic mystery
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Another Joe Leaphorn msytery with lots of information about life in the Southwest and Navajo culture. Hillerman is consistently a pleasure to read!
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Intensive reading, great story, lots of interesting details of the various tribal beliefs.
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You can't beat Tony Hillerman for telling American Indian (Navajo) stories.
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Hillerman is supurb!
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Number four of the Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee series of books centering on murder on the Navaho reservation. Only Leaphorn is featured in this book about the deaths of an old man and young girl. From the backcover: Leaphorn's investigation carries him from a dead man's secret to a kidnap scheme, to a conspiracy that stretches back more than one hundred year.
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I love all the Tony Hillerman books... fascinating insights into Native American culture, great scenic descriptions, characters you care about, interesting and captivating plots.
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A Leaphorn & Chee book. There has been a bank robbers & now there are missing boy scounts.
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I simply love Tony Hillerman! The characters come alive and you feel like the Southwest is home turf.
In this book, Leaphorn is on his own, battling evil an the story is riviting.
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Very descriptive and enjoyable. I was right there with detective Leaphorn and had a hard time putting it down.
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The state police and FBI are baffled when an old man and a teenaged girl are brutally murdered. The blind Navajo Listening Woman speaks of ghosts and witches. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn knows his people and begins an investigation that leads to the most violent confrontation of his career.