I love this story and the author who narrated the audiobook. It was funny, sad, informative, creative, about love, friends, strength and growing. I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially those who are skeptical about audiobooks because this one hooks you within the first four minutes. Everyone loves this book!!I have listened to this book twice and I will listen to it again soon!
I didn't intend to....it just happened that day and that way.
incomprehensible to whites
Going to the Prom
A teenage voice and perspective
Interesting story- one which whites will have a tough time believing.
This story is so compelling and the narrative voice is so profoundly distinct.
It's like a native american voice of Catcher in the Rye--it's that full of hope in the midst of craziness. The humor, wry and heart stopping at times is weaved deftly throughout the entire novel--pathos abounds too. His sister's story, his grandmother's story, his dad's friend's story--so much to take in and all of it lovely and sad and real.
The basketball playoffs stood out as well as many other school scenes and the scenes with his best friend - really the entire book is a jewel.
Junior goes off the Res...
The narrator did a fantastic job--lilting singsong voice that vividly brought the culture of the reservation clear to the listener.
I loved that this was read by the author. I found myself laughing out loud (I listen with my blue tooth) one minute and wanting to cry the next. Actually one of the funniest books I have listened to. In the book, Arthur Spirit Jr. is the 14 year old "part time" Indian. Much of Arthur's life corresponds with Alexi's life. I enjoyed it so much I wanted more.
Wow, I was hooked in the first 2 minutes. Love this book!
I enjoyed his interactions with Rowdy the most.
His raw truth.
All of it moved me.
Say something about yourself!
Didn't read the printed version.
Junior. He told what it was like to find yourself in the midst of sameness.
Breaking away while holding on to your heritage.
This story was at once funny, tragic, silly and heartwarming. The reading was perfect. I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates understanding about our fellow humans.
Sherman Alexie narrates his own audiobook which makes the delivery of every humorous and poignant scene all the more touching. Wonderful laugh out loud moments juxtaposed with heart-wrenching, unflinching, tragic events.
I love, love, love this book.
The scene where Alexie recounts the rules of fighting on the rez and then how bewildered Arnold is when getting into a fight at his new school is hilarious! I played it for my teen-aged son and he loved it.
I cannot imagine listening to any other narrator perform this book. Alexie's unique voice is perfection. His Native American voice is absolutely necessary to Arnold's character. But Alexie's comedic timing and tone are fabulous. And the grief he portrays is amazing. I have run out of adjectives. I have never enjoyed a narrator so much.
After Arnold plays the game of his life and then sees his dad in the stands. I won't spoil the plot, but it is a heartbreaking insight into the intense emotions of Arnold's world as a Part-Time Indian.
This book should be taught in middle and high schools.
From first word to last this very personal tale leads you into the richness of the life - on and off the 'Rez' - of Arnold Spirit. His unique challenges and circumstances coupled with what was, to me, an unfamiliar culture captured my attention and my heart! Never mawkish or seeking pity, I laughed as often as I felt sympathy.
An Indian Uprising!
I will keep this book near and listen again.