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I Heard the Owl Call My Name | [Margaret Craven]

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

The touching story of a young, mortally ill priest who spends his last days working among the Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia.
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The touching story of a young, mortally ill priest who spends his last days working among the Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia.

©1973 Margaret Craven (P)1987 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Linda Poplar, MT, United States 08-12-12
    Linda Poplar, MT, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself! I am a retired Lab Supervisor/Director. I worked 31 years in the Indian Health Service in Montana, Arizona, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, with 22 of those years in Montana. This has become home, and I've retired here.

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    "This should be a classic!"
    What made the experience of listening to I Heard the Owl Call My Name the most enjoyable?

    This is one of my favorite books. It should be a classic.
    This book takes the reader to a time and place that
    Few of us have seen or imagined.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story gives a picture of a culture that is far
    Different from ours. It seems that time itself
    Slows and we get a glimpse of a different value
    System, traditions, and way of life.


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to his performance before this.


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

    I did listen to it all in one sitting!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. It may be useful in
    A school curriculum.

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    07-03-12
    07-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fantastic listening experience"

    It was great to see that a recommendation to Audible resulted in this story's addition to the Audible collection. This is a beautiful book which is, on the one hand, a meditation on faith and the clash of cultures, and on the other, a suspenseful and a painful testament to history whereby a First Nations people tries to hold on to the old ways in the face of the inevitable advancement of modern life and culture.

    I remember while driving home from a family vacation hanging on to every word as the story reached its conclusion. My hope being that we wouldn't reach our destination before the story ended. I highly recommend this book with its terrific narration. It draws you into the world and characters with compassion and simplicity.

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