This is a great biography of an incredible photographer. I am quite familiar with his astounding portraits of the life of American Indians at the turn of last century. As I listened to the book I went online to look up the photographs that are referred to and that made the story even more intriguing. As Americans we are familiar with many of these images however knowing the story of Mr. Curtis and his devotion to telling the story of our indigenous peoples makes the photos come alive.
I found the narration lacking however. I'll admit I am spoiled by readers such as George Guidall and James Marsters who can impart such distinct character into each player in a story. David Drummond's style reminded me of a television news reporter more than the voice of someone telling the story of an important piece of American history.
As an aside; much of this story takes place in and around Seattle which is close to where I live so that made the story even more interesting for me and perhaps other Seattlites.
Yes, I would try another brook from this author because the genre and the premise of the story interest me
I didn't really have a favorite character because most of the characters are only around for a relatively short time, except for the narrator of course. This story is written in the first person.
NO, I didn't care for Mr. Sutherland's reading style. Reading as the main character, his tone and pace were that of someone sitting and reading a book to someone. Pretty flat, however when he assumes other characters, his style takes on a much more listenable pace with more inflection and theatrics that make those characters more interesting
It only needs a follow up book to bring closure to the story. I didn't see this story being intricate or involved enough to require multiple books.
I think with a different narrator this book would have been more enjoyable. After listening to the free preview of the next book, it appeared that the narrator was equally flat in her reading style. Maybe that is intentional, but it didn't work for me as a listener. It didn't hold my attention.
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