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Nakoda North

Moscow, Idaho

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  • Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Treuer
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist's storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present. With authoritative research and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation.

    Nakoda North says: "Rez Life needs a Rez voice not a Suyapi narrator.."
    "Rez Life needs a Rez voice not a Suyapi narrator.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    ...I'm not talking a Rez'd out voice "ayyye Cuz, init?!" But at least an urban Ndn? I was trapped driving 20 hours with nothing else to listen to so I had to stop at a Starbucks and download a Sedaris book. This may seem petty but there are so few Ndn books on audible (besides the White Indian Expert books) I had high hopes for Rez Life.
    -This narrator sounds so white and so grating I had a hard time listening sadly, as the themes are ones white america needs to hear especially after all the hype from shows like Diane Sawyers' expose on reservation poverty and the current trend again, of taking children away from parents because they are poor- POVERTY DOES NOT EQUEL NEGLECT. Init.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Berkrot’s performances?

    No


    Did Rez Life inspire you to do anything?

    Become an Ndn audio book narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    More books by American Indian authors narrated by American Indians. NOT pandering pap poet Sherman Alexie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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