Kindle Price: $2.99
Read this title for free. Learn more

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

OR
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Get the Free Kindle App

Enter email or phone number to get a link

Processing your request...

The Valley Walker Kindle Edition

26 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$2.99

Length: 324 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

"Armada" - Available now for pre-order
The new novel from sci-fi bestseller Ernest Cline.

Editorial Reviews

Review

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers Favorite Rating 4.0 Stars

T. W. Dittmer has created a mystical tale that fluctuates from war story to ancient legend. Just when you are caught up in his story of dragons and ancient magic, he weaves us back into the present reality of criminal investigation and political injustice. More than once I found myself analyzing the symbolic meaning behind the descriptions and the true meaning of the military mantra of "two salt tablets, a canteen of water and push on grunt."
             
Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers Favorite Rating 5.0 Stars

The past and the future join together in the "The Valley Walker" in a mystical and very real way. T. W. Dittmer has written a book that takes us from reality deep into the paranormal. I found myself pulled into the story and wanting more. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys reading about war, criminal investigation and political overtones but who also enjoys the paranormal. T. W. Dittmer has provided it all in a well-written and exciting book. "The Valley Walker" is a sure winner.             

Reviewed by Alice D.  for Readers Favorite Rating 5.0 Stars

"Valley Walker" is one of those rare, notable stories that will stay with the reader long after the book ends. It is well-written and well-edited with pace and action par non. The characters of Teri Altro, Bill Mallory, Doolee, beautiful Bao and Ka and all the others are totally believable and three dimensional, but it is John Walker Michaels' character that is beyond greatness.

Product Details

  • File Size: 827 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publication Date: April 29, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z3U62C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #867,800 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

T. W. Dittmer's full name is Timothy Watson Dittmer.

He was raised in Gary, Indiana, the son of a steel worker who turned to preaching the Gospel. After high school he joined the army and volunteered for service in Vietnam. When his time with the army was over he studied music, digital electronics and information technology.

He started writing music and poetry in high school, and has carried the love of those arts through his life.

He now lives quietly with his wife in Michigan, where he is busy working on his next book.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Exceptional book combining the elements of far eastern mysticism accessible to general readers with contemporary crime hunting and the Heroin trade. The action - though far too sparse for this readers desire - is fluid and graceful - indeed as mystical as the fundamental premise of the book. The writer creates two wonderful main protagonists (supported by a smattering of charming characters) and his literary skills are heavily subdued and easily overlooked in the smooth flow of the narrative making the entire enterprise appear effortless. It is fitting for a story where honour is a central theme that no unnecessary gory details or excessive eroticism ripple through the pages but there is enough allusion to embed it in the real world.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 22, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a wonderfully written, spellbinding book. I'm a voracious reader (with over 14k eBooks on my Nexus 7) and this is absolutely the best thing I've read lately. I can't wait to read more of Mr. Dittmer's work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rob Hyman on September 24, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Mr. Dittmer, many thanks for your Service to our country.

The book was enjoyable; fast paced, and had a tenacious plot. There were times I had to go back and reread a portion. I was never concerned because I knew Two Salt tablets, a canteen of water and push on would get me through.

I look forward to your next story.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midnight Attic Reader on November 6, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Teri Altro has been assigned to be part of a drug task force, but she’s barely had time to settle into the position when an attempt is made on her life, luckily Walker is there to thwart it. Walker is a mystical sort of Vietnam War era Jason Bourne, that seems to have the ability to tell the future, as well as excellent fighting skills, and other seemingly magical abilities acquired from his adoptive Hmong family. The present situation with Altro is tied in with things that happened during the Vietnam War, and the stories of past and present were seamlessly woven into a great story about honor and family ties. I found the war flashbacks particularly compelling, and Walker was such an interesting character. Altro was a little harder to like, but she was very authentically painted, as a driven career woman. Great story!

Note: This book was provided to me by the author for an honest review.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brooke Hally on January 1, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.

This book is amazing. The characters are well developed and relatable may not be the correct word, but they are certainly understandable. Every bit of information provided in this story is necessary for plot. This is not something that can be said about most books. There were no unnecessary descriptions or excessively long descriptions. The author did an amazing job of weaving the information together to create a complex and captivating tapestry for the story. The conclusion was not something that you could guess after the first page either. There were parts that I was sure I had figured out, but they ended up being a small part of the whole.

This book is described as a paranormal crime thriller, but it nowhere near like any other paranormal. There are no vampires or demons. It is a wonderfully refreshing addition to the genre. The way the book describes the people in the story is fascinating.

I will recommend this book to friends and family. It is wonderful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carrie on November 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Interesting premise of a Vietnam War vet who, through the intervention of an old Hmong woman, becomes transformed into a mystical being. With this power, John Walker Michaels has the strength to take on a violent drug cartel, one cushioned by layers of corruption where it’s not always easy to tell good guy from bad. Pivotal to this takedown is Teri Altro, a tough investigator who’s kept the world at bay for so long, she struggles with normal human interaction.

It was interesting to read about Hmong practices as well as the difficulties and dangers faced by Vietnam War soldiers, many of whom were barely out of boyhood. Dittmer captures this horror well and paints no false pictures of the atrocities faced by these young soldiers. This book should appeal to fans of war novels and political thrillers, with a dose of mysticism on the side.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diogenes on March 24, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
I enjoy books that transcend easy classification, and T.W. Dittmer's 'The Valley Walker' is among this rare breed. Part thriller and part mystical journey, this is a novel to be savoured: the hard-bitten meets the paranormal as the past and present collide.

Highly recommended for those readers who are bored with formulaic novels, and like their fiction unusual.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. L. Herron on November 19, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
“The Valley Walker” is one of those rare stories that will stay with you long after you finish reading. Most of the characters are totally believable, and the lead character, John Walker Michaels, was superb. This unusual story of a young soldier who turns into so much more will keep readers turning the pages. Well done!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in