The Fallen Man : Leaphorn & Chee

  • by Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by Christian Baskous
  • Series: Leaphorn & Chee
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hundreds of thousands of devotees will cheer the return of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in Tony Hillerman's most intricate and atmospheric novel yet. The Navajo policemen, whose exploits are now published in sixteen languages, are brought together by the death of a man on Ship Rock, almost 1700 feet above the desert floor.
The fallen man had sprawled on the ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain for eleven years - visited only by the ravens who had picked his bones bareand scattered his rock-climbing gear.
Through the memory of those who had known him, emerges an understanding of the fallen man, who had been given everything and found it was not enough.
The Fallen Man is replete with Hillerman trademarks - ingeniously intricate plotting, splendid evocations of the Southwest's harsh beauty, insights into a venerable culture, and subtly poignant characterizations.
Tony Hillerman's many bestselling novels include Finding Moon, Sacred Clowns,and Coyote Waits. He lives with his wife, Marie, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Gil Silverbird is an American Navajo Indian who sings in several languagesand performs extensively in the theatre and on television. He can also be heardon Tony Hillerman's The Ghostway and Sacred Clowns.


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Great Hillerman Rises Above Pitiful Narration.

I love Tony Hillerman books and it is great to finally get some unabridged versions on Audible. We should have all of them here of course but that is off the point. Thus I was eagerly anticipating my acquaintance with a beloved old friends Jim and Joe when a started this volume. Sadly I was immediately put off by the voice, accents (or attempts thereof) and generally delivery of the narrator. He is totally wrong for this series. His effort at a Navaho or even Native American accent comes off as bad attempt at West Texas country. And that is being quite generous. I have listened to all of the abridged Hillerman CDs and never have I heard anything this bad. If fact, those narrators generally did a fine job with the main characters. I hate to make this about the narration but the bottom line is that the book is good enough to survive even narration this bad and still be enjoyable. After the first hour, I simply became numb to the pitiful efforts to reproduce a Native American speech pattern and concentrated on the words alone. Boy do I hope the other unabridged Hillerman books here have a different narrator.
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- WILLIAM "Horsefrnd"

Too bad about the reader

What made the experience of listening to The Fallen Man the most enjoyable?

The story.

What other book might you compare The Fallen Man to and why?

Any others in the series.

What didn’t you like about Christian Baskous’s performance?

You couldn't tell one character from another, all the voices were the same, everyone spoke at the same plodding pace. The characters never came alive and I struggled to follow the story because of that.

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


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio