I found the story to be somewhat juvenile. As much about a middle aged, hairy, man with a lack of sexual self control, as about the crimes committed by members of the Sioux Nation. The reader was the best part.
Hard to tell where the problem lay, with the writing or the reading. Both seemed especially dull.
My rating is based on the fact that as I am not a believer in mysticism, it was nearly a given I would not enjoy this book. I am very much interested in Native American history and culture, but simply could not get interested in the book.
What a wonderful, wonderful book. One of the most enjoyable Audible books I have heard. The story is creative, hardly a weak moment in it (there is the odd lapse), but what really sets the book apart from others is the incredible reader. The man is divine. Absolutely superb. What a performance. If you listen, be prepared for a pleasurable & unforgettable experience.
My title says it all. I listened for two hours and decided I didn't need to keep on going, I had invested enough time. To date, the reader is the worst of the poor readers on Audible that I have heard. I'm happy to say that the great & very good readers far out number the bad ones.
This is THE most scary story I have listened to. DeSilva kept the tension high throughout the book, only letting it down when the listener couldn''t bear another moment of it. The pacing of the story is very good. Nary a dull moment to be heard. And the reader, well, if there is a better one around, I haven't heard him/her. After listening to dozens of Audible Books by other readers, eff Woodman has become my reader of choice. I will definitely be looking for more of his books. His reading was flawless. He had perfect diction, perfect timing, perfect gender voice imitation, perfect pitch, perfect Everything. He didn't miss a beat anywhere in the telling of this tale. His reading was absolutely masterful. Who ever selected Woodman to do the reading definitely chose the best person for the job.
There are no negative comments I can make about this book. But potential listeners should expect nothing more than a simple story, well read, that is more likely to be enjoyed by kids between the ages of 9-16 than by adults.
I listened for about half an hour and then gave up. I couldn't stand the reader's voice a moment longer. I really shouldn't downgrade the story because I heard so little of it, so I withdraw my negative rating in that category.
Grupper brings every character alive. Not only are the accents wonderful to hear, but the attitudes of each comes through to the degree you are seeing them as well as hearing them. The story becomes true, the participants are real.
Indeed I would. Story & performance kept me involved the whole way. Couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to other things (like sleep!).
Too many to mention
Every single one of them.
More of this quality, please
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