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Betsy Packaed

Lexington, KY, United States

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  • 106 titles in library
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  • The Birchbark House

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Nicolle Littrell
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    With exquisite care, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Louise Erdrich has fashioned a story rich in the way of life and heritage of the Ojibwa people, a story that begs to be told out loud. As each season in a year of Omakayas' life is lovingly portrayed, the satisfying rhythm of her days is shattered when a stranger visits the lodge one night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever.

    Mary says: "My children loved listening to this story with me"
    "You NEED to read this."
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    Performance
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    What did you love best about The Birchbark House?

    It's authenticity.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Birchbark House?

    Who survives the epidemic of 1848.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sugaring.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted it to last and last!


    Any additional comments?

    Another Erdrich success!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Game of Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior. It is 1850 and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm: they build their birchbark houses in the summer, go to the ricing camps in the fall to harvest and feast, and move to their cozy cedar log cabins near the town of LaPointe before the first snows.

    Betsy Packaed says: "Heartbreakingly realistic. I love Erdrich!"
    "Heartbreakingly realistic. I love Erdrich!"
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    Where does The Game of Silence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's near the top!


    What other book might you compare The Game of Silence to and why?

    Difficult to compare.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Surviving the cold snap.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A window into Native American History.


    Any additional comments?

    These stories need to be told & read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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