The narration of this story was the worst I've ever listened to and I've listened to hundreds. Her character voices were annoying. Inflection and accents were awful.
The story itself was predictable and not very clever but would have been an ok distraction after a tough day at work if the narration wasn't so annoying.
Kim Hicks would have been much better for this book.
Annoyance and amazement that the company that made the audio book didn't notice what a horrible reading it was and get someone else to do it.
Louise Erdrich's ability to tell a captivating story made this a book I couldn't stop listening to once again. Her characters have depth and color that make them memorable. Her storyline is not predictable. She hooks you and holds you throughout.
The characters were marvelous. Warm, intriguing, and surprising.
At the school where I used to work, we often had Native American storytellers. Gary Farmer performed the story with similar cadence and tonal quality of those storytellers so it added to the believability of the story for me.
Joe - a young boy being thrust into an adult world earlier than expected but with his own integrity and love of family.
The ending was a surprise and left me wanting more.
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