This book was recommended by a friend. She reads, not listens. I listen to books. I love audio books. I am up to Chapter 13 and am so bored, that I am not going to continue. I can't pay attention while I am listening and my mind wanders. The narrator is not good at all. Her voice just irks me. I don't mean to be so harsh, but that's just how I feel about this book. I'm waiting for it to get better, and it just doesn't seem to be doing that for me. So I am putting it down for now.
A better narrator.
Never. Most of her characters sound like old crackly voiced codgers.
I have read this book about five times over the years and it has been one of my favorite books of all time. The beauty of the lives of native americans is expressed wonderfully in this book based on a true story. I was overjoyed when I saw that it was available at Audible Books. I ordered it immediately and couldn't wait to listen. I was so disappointed in the quality of the narrator chosen for this book that after the second chapter I'd had enough and quit listening. I wondered if it was just me and had a friend listen and she couldn't listen to anymore after 1 chapter. When I went back and read other reviews, there were several with the same complaint that I had. Please have another narrator read this book and keep it unabridged. You have so many talented readers that could do such a wonderful job. I am an avid reader and listener of your books with a long time membership with Audible Books. Please consider another narrator.
Couldn't read it fast enough. Each chapter left me wanting more. I felt like I was living alongside each character and felt their pain, joy, and sorrow. I whole heartedly recommend this book, it is a must read. Would love to see it played out on the "big" screen.
When Wanderer and Cynthia finally displayed their love for each other.
Laurie is fantastic. Her voice brought the characters to life. She is so good you can actually tell the characters apart when they are having a conversation. One of the best readers I have heard.
Wanderer. I would love to hear more about the indian way of life. They did not have it easy. He not only was a warrior but a compasonate caring person when he needed to be.
Just get the book. You will not be disappointed.
A great historical romance, of changing times for the Native Americans, it is a bit violent at times, ........ but all in all, is a great read...
Liked the book but the narrator needs to find out how to pronounce certain words, like travois. It's not travwas but travoy. Good story anyway.
If you like gruesome details of tortures inflicted on whites by Indians and vice versa, this is the book for you -- no bloody or hideous act is left undescribed. I kept looking for a story, and there is a sketchy one, but only enough to hang the blood, guts and torture on...
While I've read many books about Native Americans and this time period, this is the first one that seemed to be totally obsessed with detailing every horror. I didn't expect that to be left out, but I did expect more of a story line and details that didn't include blood.....
In interesting coverage of tribal life and interesting story for the most part