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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Hecht Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cree Black Thrillers Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455180752
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Lucretia (Cree) Black is a parapsychologist whose investigative methods include in-depth historical research and psychological analysis. When she’s asked by her former mentor, renowned neuropsychiatrist Mason Ambrose, if she would examine the case of a fifteen-year-old boy suffering from bizarre and frightening symptoms, Cree refuses to get involved. Physically and emotionally exhausted, she’s planning to take some time off. But Ambrose is persistent, so Cree reluctantly finds herself heading for a private boarding school on a Native American reservation in New Mexico.

Nothing in Cree’s background as a Harvard-trained clinical psychologist or her experience as a paranormal investigator has prepared her for Tommy Keeday’s case. A talented young Navajo, Tommy has recently been enduring violent, agonizing seizures that his family believes are signs of possession by a chindi, a hostile spirit. As Cree struggles to find answers, she becomes increasingly aware that Tommy and the people who surround him have some deep and disturbing secrets.

The follow-up to City of Masks, a Booksense 76 pick, this second novel in the Cree Black series is a thrillingly plausible supernatural mystery, a passionate love story, and a thoughtful exploration of Navajo culture and identity in modern America.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[The novel’s] fascinating concept and the performance of Earphones Award-winning narrator Anna Fields pull the reader along with growing interest and dread. This title is easily one of the better mysteries of recent years, and listeners will be completely satisfied.”

    AudioFile

  • “Daniel Hecht scores again in a series that is absorbing, lyrical, and altogether frightening. His exploration of the supernatural, the Navajo culture, and the beauty of the New Mexican desert all come together in a story that is as enthralling as it is evocative.” 

    New Mystery Reader

  • “The setting is perfect, the story is creepy and riveting, and the reading is excellent….The vast array of characters…is portrayed masterfully by reader Fields, who can do any accent, any gender, any time.”

    Kliatt

  • “Beautifully written, Land of Echoes is a mystery in many senses of the word. It is also a story about love, its heartbreaking consequences, and ultimate triumphs.”

    BookSense 76

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wonderbunny | 2/20/2014

    " This is the second book in the Cree Black series and it was great. Cree is a very complex and interesting character. The paranormal cases she works are very much like the character, complex, interesting and unlike Cree, dangerous. I thought this was awesome and I'm looking forward to more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 2/13/2014

    " I'd give this book 3.5 stars if it was possible. Not as good as the first book but I like this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve | 2/4/2014

    " Cree gets more and more interesting as the series progresses, I read this one pretty fast, a good page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 1/30/2014

    " Only picked this up because of NM setting. Evil corporate guys against goody-goody school sounds too Billy Jack when I write it all out. Oh well. I looked at other Cree Black books and they just seem too creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 1/29/2014

    " Another wonderful Cree Black edition. Love the way the story comes together in the end! Can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Schmidt | 1/28/2014

    " Creeepy....Love the New Mexico setting. Something about the Southwest that's so mystical and mysterious. Very well written and descriptive, you feel as if you are right there in the mists of the Navajo land. Perfect read for this time of year! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/25/2014

    " An interesting story, but did not grab me as quickly as City of Masks or . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jae (Jazmine) Hansen | 1/16/2014

    " amazing, already at the library to get the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/16/2014

    " Another novel about parapsychologist Cree Black finds her in New Mexico, where science and faith intersect in the purported possession of a Navajo student. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/9/2013

    " I enjoyed this one much more than the first. I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 11/25/2013

    " Nice beach read. Any Navajo info fills up about a couple of pages and more smoke than fire writing, but some scary stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 11/25/2013

    " Solid thriller incorporating Navajo myth and parapsychology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 11/23/2013

    " Read this several years ago, second in the series, and really enjoyed both of the first two books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/18/2013

    " The second Cree Black novel. This one is set in the Indian reservations and the ghost are very different. Hecht paints a wonderful picture of the past and present on the reservation and what it is like to be Native American. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 10/24/2013

    " Most of Hecht's titles are enjoyable, especially Skull Session and Land of Echoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Titolo | 6/19/2013

    " From the author of Skull Sessions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolynn Hightower | 6/4/2013

    " This book was just as good as the first. You get totally immersed in the environment. And the book came to a wonderful conclusion. But still left you wanting more Cree Black. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridgette | 2/24/2013

    " I think I am done with this series. The author picks great settings but that is really the only compliment I can give. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/14/2013

    " Enjoyed this. I will probably read other book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Persephone | 8/12/2012

    " Cree Black deals with her toughest case yet - possession. If your a fan of this modern ghost hunter you will not be disappointed. Hecht does a great job at expanding the Cree Black mythos while expanding his interesting take on the after life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 8/10/2012

    " Another in the Cree Black Series. With this book we visit New Mexico and a young indian boy named Tommy Keeday who is seemingly "possessed" by a spirit. As with the other two Cree Black books this one is rich with the history of the state and rife with Native Indian legends, folklore and rituals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 5/14/2012

    " Interesting characters, great sense if place, story a bit too tentative to be convincing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siobhan | 3/23/2012

    " Spooky tale with excellent sense of place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracee | 5/20/2011

    " These books are always so fun. I love that they actually can freak me out a little bit, and that they end in a good way. No huge cliffhangers. Could do without some of the language though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Velvetink | 4/3/2011

    " found today 8/2/2013 1 of 20 books for $10 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni Strader | 3/21/2011

    " I am enjoying the Cree Black series. I like that the para- and psychology are intermingled and each plays off of each other. I look forward to more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 3/21/2011

    " I loved the setting in Navajo territory/reservation. I enjoyed the main character. The plot was well done. ghost possession was convincing and creepy and romantic. Interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 12/30/2010

    " From the author of Skull Sessions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 11/24/2010

    " Read this several years ago, second in the series, and really enjoyed both of the first two books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 10/25/2010

    " Creeepy....Love the New Mexico setting. Something about the Southwest that's so mystical and mysterious. Very well written and descriptive, you feel as if you are right there in the mists of the Navajo land. Perfect read for this time of year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/24/2010

    " Meh. I picked this one because it was available as a downloadable audio book from the library and I needed something to listen to while cleaning, painting, etc. It fits the bill, but is probably destined for a two-star rating. Maybe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharonm | 6/5/2010

    " Excellent mystery/horror novel set in southwest with Native American and education story lines. Cree Black is a well realized character and sense of place was fabulous. Minor characters are also well fleshed out. I didn’t want this to end, but couldn’t put it down as it did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/29/2009

    " An interesting story, but did not grab me as quickly as City of Masks or <Bones of the Barbary Coast</i>. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natasha | 7/30/2009

    " Okay, this one I did finish. But in my defence, it took me a frigging three and a half weeks. I didn't understand it! I wanted to, but couldn't. I'd like to read it again in the future, but just the thought of... um, no. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 6/27/2009

    " Another Daniel Hecht book that draws the reader in and makes you want to know more. The mind and its workings along with relationships is a trademark of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Persephone | 3/2/2009

    " Cree Black deals with her toughest case yet - possession. If your a fan of this modern ghost hunter you will not be disappointed. Hecht does a great job at expanding the Cree Black mythos while expanding his interesting take on the after life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/17/2009

    " Most of Hecht's titles are enjoyable, especially Skull Session and Land of Echoes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/22/2009

    " Another novel about parapsychologist Cree Black finds her in New Mexico, where science and faith intersect in the purported possession of a Navajo student. "

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About the Author

Daniel Hecht is the author of six novels published in twelve languages and seventy-four editions throughout the world, with bestsellers in the United States, England, Holland, and Israel. His novels include Skull Session, The Babel Effect, City of Masks, Land of Echoes, and Bones of the Barbary Coast. Hecht lives in Vermont and teaches at Champlain College.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.