• Beneath a Navajo Moon

  • By: Lisa Carter
  • Narrated by: Emily Caudwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (549 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happens when danger and love collide under a Navajo moon? The search for a woman who disappeared in 1906 has lead cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson to Cedar Canyon, where the iconic terrain of red rock walls and mesas keep Navajo traditions - and maybe criminal evidence - well hidden. When Erin's search leads her to cross paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn, it's hardly love at first sight. But everywhere she turns, Adam is already there. Fighting their feelings for each other, the two are suddenly thrust into a battle far more dangerous - a common quest to rout an insidious drug cartel that has spawned the recent rise in gang violence on the reservation. Adam's position of authority gives Erin a rare glimpse into Navajo life few outsiders like her ever see - and into a crime ring that no one dares to imagine. As danger mounts, Adam and Erin begin to wonder if they will live to tell how they really feel.

©2014 Lisa Carter (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Kind of racist

I did not know this was a book about converting natives to Christianity. I don't object to books that are religious, I just would like to know that before i download. Also, very predictable. The white woman saves the soul of a Navajo - I just thought it was kind of racist.

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So terrible and offensive

Audible did not accurately describe this story and I never would have purchased it if they had. This is not the story of a cultural anthropologist on a reservation that falls in love with an indiginous man as they solve a crime. That is only the peripheral plotline. This story is pro assimilation, christian propaghanda about a missionary trying to indoctrinate native people. The main theme of the story is the female lead's obsession with pushing the teachings of Jesus onto the indiginous man she is falling for. (Spoilers ahead) When she finally connects with this man and he tells her he doesn't believe in her god, she tells him that people from different cultures just can't work. She also says that to love her he must love her god. I kept thinking that if I just kept listening, eventually she would realize that they could have different belief systems and still love each other. I even thought she might come to accept that the existance of different religions was a beautiful and necassary thing in a diverse world. Instead, the author has the indiginous man reject Jesus and almost join an Indian supremecist gang that she describes as being filled with bitter vengence (I'm not kidding) and then at the last minute realize he loved the Christian god after all. He then reunites with the missionary and she is thrilled that he accepted Christ so they can be together. I mean, wow. Just, wow. How utterly ethnocentric and short sighted, especially during the times we are living in. Now this may be some peoples cup of tea, regardelss of how offensive I found it, but it should be accurately described in the summary so that people can make their own choice.

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Not quite sure how to interpret this book

I love reading about the Navajo Nation, however this book is strongly pro Christian, and while there are aspects that are true to life with the Dine people, the unapologetic slant to supporting Christian theology, and the inference that this “saves” the characters in the book left me with a very bad taste...

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Disappointing

Good story, but I cringed every time a Navajo word was spoken! I had to force myself to finish listening.... pronounce the words correctly or don't use them at all, sorry!

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Interesting Love Story

What did you love best about Beneath a Navajo Moon?

I love the flashback and tie in with the story of Olivia.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beneath a Navajo Moon?

The discovery of the cave.

What about Emily Caudwell’s performance did you like?

She really did a great job with the voices, her male voice wasn't distracting.

Any additional comments?

I am not a big fan of religious material in my reading, there were times where I felt like I was at a church sermon :( However, the story was good enough to not be completely turned off and to continue listening to the book. Overall I liked this book.

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loved this book

great story that was very uplifting, no bad language, even had a miracle which was wonderful to hear

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Enjoyed the christian romance adventure!

Would you consider the audio edition of Beneath a Navajo Moon to be better than the print version?

Its the same. It depends if you have the time to read and I do not. I listen to books while illustrating and animating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beneath a Navajo Moon?

When Ben did not die.

Which character – as performed by Emily Caudwell – was your favorite?

Adam.

Who was the most memorable character of Beneath a Navajo Moon and why?

Adam and Aaron. I loved their interaction with each other.

Any additional comments?

Would really like to hear the other books written by Lisa Carter narrated by Emily Caudwell. The other narrators are terrible!!! Emily is the best! Few women can do mens voices well. And Emily does. I never once got distracted from the story because of her narration.Thank you Emily - and Lauren keep them coming!!!!

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Get the Book

As I listened to and enjoyed Beneath a Navajo Moon book, I realized that the author is quite skilled at developing characters and weaving the story together. I loved the characters, the word pictures, the love story, and the ultimate fight between light and dark. It made me reflect on my own life. This book, the narrator, and author were refreshing. I would recommend all three to others.

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Historical and Modern Day Navajo Story

First of all: This is Christian fiction, pure and simple, and it is top notch. It is honoring to the Navajo people, and to ALL people. It is clear in saying that what early missionaries did by taking the children of the Navajos from their parents was wrong. Olivia Thornton who worked at the mission school in 1906 (and was deeply troubled by that practice} was eventually kidnapped by the Navajo. In time she fell in love with her Navajo captor, who had never violated her. Even after she was rescued (against her will) and taken home, she longed to return to the Navajo Nation. In this story, Erin Dawson, cultural anthropologist and a descendant of Olivia's comes to work at the Cedar Canyon Cultural Center and complete an internship, hoping to unearth the rest of Olivia's story. There Erin meets Adam Silverhorn (a Navajo with an ego as big as the western sky) and an edgy attraction between the two begins. She is a Christian. He is not. Yet most of his family are all Christians and are praying for Adam. Adam is a tribal police officer, fighting drugs and gangs on the reservation. The customs of the Navajo and the rare beauty of the western canyons are brought forth exquisitely in this story. The conflicts between Erin and Adam are always an undercurrent, just as any relationship between a Christian and nonbeliever is. The characters in the story become like old friends as it progresses. I would love for this to be a series. Excellent book.

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Refreshing

This book spoke to my spirit at a time I’m trying to draw nearer to my Savior and Heavenly Father. Thank you dear author for your work.

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