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The Antelope Wife Audiobook

The Antelope Wife

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Publisher's Summary

The author of Love Medicine brings an unforgettable novel about the irrevocable patterns set in motion by certain fateful acts.

A soldier deserts the cavalry during a cruel raid on an Ojibwa village to chase a dog bearing on its back a baby on a cradle board strung with breathtaking blue beads. Generations later, a fast-talking trader kidnaps a silent and graceful woman from a powwow. In a haunting re-creation of a native tale, the woman is part antelope. Hunter and hunted change identities, and nothing is ever the same for those involved.

(P) and ©1998 HarperCollins Publishers Inc., All Rights Reserved, Harper Audio, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • World Fantasy Award, 1999

"The Antelope Wife stands as one of [Louise Erdrich's] most powerful and fully imagined novels yet...the book marks a happy return to the elliptical, dreamlike storytelling of Ms. Erdrich's earliest novels." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

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    Laurawl 11-23-14
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The audio quality is not good. It sounds like the author read into a cassette player.


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    Frustration! I have enjoyed other works by this author and this recording was not good.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sageparade 05-10-14
    Sageparade 05-10-14 Member Since 2015
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love Louise Erdrich's works, and was expecting a great experience, but the sound was so awful that I could not stand listening to more than 5 minutes of the novel.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie Athabasca, Alberta, Canada 06-14-10
    Cherie Athabasca, Alberta, Canada 06-14-10
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    "Antelope Wife"

    I started listening to The Antelope Wife and the audio quality is terrible. Whenever the narrator, Louise Erdrich, pronounces a word with an [s] in it, it is so whistlie it nearly gives me a headache. I thought I could improve the audio quality by choosing a better download audio quality but none is available. I think you should warn listeners that the audio is awful or you might consider trying to upgrade its quality. I think you should refund my money for this particular audiobook as I will not be able to listen to it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Kilgore, TX, USA 07-08-09
    Kevin Kilgore, TX, USA 07-08-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Didn't listen to it."

    The audio was so bad I couldn't listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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