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  • The Painted Drum

  • By: Louise Erdrich
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

When Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isn't surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts. However, she stops dead in her tracks when she finds in the collection a rare drum, ornamented with symbols she doesn't recognize and dressed in red tassels and a beaded belt and skirt, especially since, without touching the instrument, she hears it sound.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth sticking with

  • By Kathy on 01-25-06

Two narrators?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I attended my monthly book club, we were reading and discussing The Painted Drum. It is a wonderful story, well written and many quotable sections. One of the members played the audible version narrated by a Native American woman, possibly the author. I fell in love with her voice so I downloaded the audible version to listen to the book only to hear a very plain, boring American woman's voice, not the rich native voice I heard earlier in the evening. I turned it off after a couple minutes and I'm looking for a refund. I'm so disappointed.