Narrator: Phillip Hoffman
Published by Self Published on 6 August 2014
Length: 4 hours 35 minutes
Source: Author, Submitted
In the snowy Canadian wilderness, a terrifying legend springs to life, sparking a series of gruesome crimes. Government agent Sean Laporte is sent to investigate and must contend with an obsessive, resourceful foe, a hostile environment, and an elusive search for the truth.
He is soon pulled between worlds of myth and madness, a present haunted by the past, and a primitive world of mystery and power.
©2013 Dale T. Phillips (P)2014 Dale T. Phillips
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Dale T. Phillips audiobook “Shadow of the Wendigo” is a powerful and interesting story.
Lessons to be learned:
Never go hunting alone; never go from being a desk jockey to a field agent over the holidays; never take a sidekick who is easily frightened; and, never ever take an assignment six months from your wedding date!
Located on the farthest outer edge of an Indian Reservation, Whitefeather goes out hunting and checking his traps, alone. It is easily seen that everything is starving, both big and small! Also the Wendigo is hungry – very hungry! Whitefeather is claimed by the Wendigo and sets about wreaking havoc and death until his tribe members perform the ritual to free Whitefeather’s soul and ensure the safety of their tribe.
Unfortunately, their methods do not meet the standards for the Canadian Government. Sent into the wilderness of Canada to determine whether a crime had been committed, Sean and his partner Billy are given field assignments as the office is short staffed due to the holidays. No one believes the Indian tribesmen, until it’s too late.
Bent on capturing the Wendigo, Sean finds himself in a dark place that he has no way of escaping without help. Sean has to rely on the female cryptozoologist expert, his partner and the others on the reservation to save him and his soul from the Wendigo. At the end, it is unclear whether or not Sean was successful … leaving the reader the benefit of ending the book the way they prefer.
The characters were well developed although I felt Sean’s wife, Ri was a bit of a whiney selfish woman. The other woman in the book, the cryptozoologist was stronger and one I felt could have had more of an impact on the storyline in other ways than her money. I could definitely see a storyline building around her.
I recommend this audio book. It was a very short audio book but one worth listening to as it provides a unique view of the Wendigo myth.
Phillip Hoffman did an excellent job of narration. His voices were good, he spoke clearly and concisely. He used his voices to inflect danger, fear and excitement.
The audio production was well done with no issues.
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