I am not sure if the audio version is better. It was nice hearing it read by a Native American, but I felt his inflection was off at times. I would still highly recommend it!
Definitely Joe. He provided great insight into the mind of a kid.
It was a book about Native American culture, so it was nice hearing it with the correct narrative voice.
Geraldine... she was so sad.
I have seen this book all over the place and have had many people recommend it. I work with Native people in Oregon and I found the book to be both entertaining and educational.
yes, but only if you have read some other works by Louise Erdrich there are characters that pepper this novel from some of her earlier works that make it delightful to hear them mentioned again.
Linda - she just had a mystery about her.
His voice but I felt his accent was spot on...and brought real life to the male characters especially.
That's tough probably "ooops" I just loved him!
I enjoy Louise Erdrich books. Some mystery and suspense mixed in with a well written personal family history. They show the Native American contemporary experience in a new way for me. The Round House is not too long and Gary Farmer does a nicely paced read.
This book was beautifully written, but I was a little bored while listening. I felt detached from the characters and found my mind wandered quite often.
Yes, Gary Farmer was wonderful. Perfect voice.
The elders telling stories.
He has a great voice, a great rhythm and a sense of the stories.
I love it when I have no idea what's going to happen next.
Great book with wonderful characters and interesting insights into modern Native American culture. But the narrator spoke soooooo slowly.
The narrator was so slow that I sped him up to 1.75x on my audible app. It was ok after that.
The teenage boys watching a video they liked by peering through the priest's window into his home.
I listened to the audio version of this book. It was an OK story that was well told but just not my usual intense mystery/thriller. This was a slight mystery/drama set in the late 80's on an Indian reservation and told from a 13 year old boy's perspective. I will say there are some very funny moments with the 13 year old boy and his buddies.
The narrator's voice and style matched the cultural context and storytelling of the native people very well.
Promotes culture values and beliefs, while providing an excellent well developed plot.
When the woman that was raped set up and spoke when she heard the baby's name mentioned in a conversation, who she was protecting by her silence.
Yes. The story is well-written and compelling. I thought the narrator was great. To describe it is diffcult. It is a coming of age story, sure. It is a thriller, sure. But it is more than that, and the description of reservation life sounds authentic.
Lots of memorable moments. The priest's chasing the kid all around was particularly good. And ths strip tease, although that was not at all convincing as realistic and I thought it hit a very off note. Golf course scene was amazing.
No. I like the narrator a lot, though.
Somewhat. The story was fairly compelling. I would say there were sections that were hard to put down. But then there were breaks in the action.
I thought the final section was superfluous and seemed like it was just dopped in for emotional impact. There were some arguably jarring not believeable aspects of the book. No way those kids were 13 years old. Maybe 16. There are jurisdiction issues with enforcing criminal law in and around Native American reservations, but clearly this would not have been one, unless one considers kidnapping and assault to be a mnor crime.
Listening drew me into the lives of the characters more than reading it would have.