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  • The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo

  • A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky
  • By: Kent Nerburn
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the "old ones" still have powers beyond our understanding. In this moving narrative, we travel through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl with an unnerving connection to the past, a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide, and complex, unforgettable characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking, though flawed

  • By Buretto on 08-06-18

grateful for thus story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

the story is worth the listen. the narrator i think furnished many moments with the right kind of emotion...but in an awkward way 25 percent of the time. he made kent's character seem like a whimpy baby. he made kents humility seem like he was humiliated instead of humble. he made kent sound like a child not getting his way.

i know from the story itself that the narrator was too colorful in this way. but hey kent let it fly and get published on audible so apparantly hes happy with it.

maybe its an inside joke between he and the old indian guys about white men who get involved with indians. and that he knew theyd get a laugh when they listened to this when it got done

  • Letters to My Son

  • A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love
  • By: Kent Nerburn
  • Narrated by: Nik Nerburn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by listeners from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life's most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this 20th anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-18

beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

the narration was so powerful, and his son captures you in the knowledge and loving advice being expressed. .making you feel like you feel as the way he must have felt when reading the letters...and that causes me to greatly respect kent his father and the love and compassion he has cultivated and chosen to share over his time here.

the messages i received were too many to keep listening at times and so i had to take pause and reflect quite a bit on this. i spent a month or little more on this one. it enriched me so much and yet i know i will learn just as much new messages when i listen to it a second time.

my father was always there physically but he was not there for me growing up. and so i need to express my thanks to kent and his son for helping me to bridge an important gap that has been left somewhere in my heart..i knew it was there i just didnt realize how deep it was always. it is okay though. and kents words were so powerful for me. i do long for a past of kinship and teaching from a loving father and though i was failed that i am happy still for who i am and am grateful for many things. things like this collection of letters from a man to his son.

it makes me realize that i am only missing what i think i am missing and once i find it it is no longer missing really..if even it came to me in an unexpected way or form. and then too i can share it when the time is right.

thankyou to the Nerburns for this orchestra of beauty kindness compassion wisdom and knowledge. thankyou for the tears of awe and happiness and compassion i wept while listening to the son narrate his fathers gift of heart .

  • Small Graces

  • The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life
  • By: Kent Nerburn
  • Narrated by: Kent Nerburn
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Small Graces is a journey into the sacred moments that illuminate our everyday lives. In 20 elegant pieces, writer, sculptor, and theologian Kent Nerburn celebrates the daily rituals that reveal our deeper truths. Through the exploration of simple acts, Small Graces reminds us to chart a course each day that nourishes the soul, honors the body, and engages the mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth every minute spent listening

  • By Jory on 02-25-18

worth every minute spent listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-18

a beautiful little piece. its briefness exaserbates its example. thank you mr. Kent Nerburn. wonderful.

  • Keep Going

  • The Art of Perseverance
  • By: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Difficulties are a part of life, but so is the wisdom that helps us overcome them. In Keep Going, Lakota elder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall III offers the unique perspective of his people to remind us that the most important and enduring lessons come through the power of perseverance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Wisdom

  • By Sheryl on 04-11-07

Give Joseph a try if you havent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

and if you have then this is a wonderful addition of his stories told to us listeners and it will supplement and enrich your life with insight that seems so simple. yet it has an undeniable and real and positive impact.
yet it was missing from my life and i think we all need it or some form of it and i am sad in my heart sometimes that more of it is not found everywhere or just anywhere and that it seemed to be gone in my own life for a while but this reminded me of the insights and lessons that do exist in my past and also added to them.

i just listened to this book a second time and also had it sent to a friend i grew up with ..
who recently robbed a store to be sent to prison as a cry for life to save him self from the world of drugs he was involved with.
and there isn't a better book id recommend to either someone in dire circumstances like him, or even to one like myself who just needed to be reminded that good things did exist in my past and there is more out there. simple as that.

i think we need to campaign for oor legacy as a country in america to begin modelling our communities after the very natives of our country. theyve had thousands of years of experience here with the land and 99 percent of said experience was while they were entirely one with the land and there was nothing but time and space for their communities to learn how to thrive and work together and form superb teaching systems all without the european styles of war and slavery and imperialism running rampant for all the many centuries of their existence to disrupt it, until it eventually did unfortunately.

i am disgusted with how slowly we have taken as a culture in the united states since the forming of "our country" to become more humble and to value human life and to be tolerant and loving to our brothers and sisters of all kinds.

i am happy when i find people making a difference like Joseph Marshall III . he inspires me to ask myself, how can i also help and contribute to my and everyones legacy to help them be better than we are.

  • Crossing into Medicine Country

  • A Journey in Native American Healing
  • By: David Carson
  • Narrated by: Jason Manuel Olazabal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

David Carson's personal story of his initiation into the mysterious healing rites of the Choctaw with medicine woman Mary Gardener. Through her teachings and his own mind-bending experiences, he gives us a glimpse into an alternate reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating journey into Conjuring

  • By T. Merlo on 06-03-15

If i had to choose one book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

It would be this book. Davids telling is humble in my opinion. he tried as much as he could not to shame what the old ways are while presenting their existence and importance.

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  • The Long Knives Are Crying

  • A Lakota Western
  • By: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The second novel in Joseph M. Marshall III's acclaimed Lakota Western series begins in 1875, as Sitting Bull gathers thousands of Lakota to face the growing problem of white incursion. What follows is a sweeping tale of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, including the days and weeks leading up to the conflict and the remarkable defeat of General George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story ,from the Lakota perspective .

  • By Robert on 01-02-13

Powerful, beautiful.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-17

The narrator is very good. you will hear how he tells stories which help one come to know humble, subtle personality traits and the beautiful way of life of Lakota and other native nations'.

everyone can learn from them and greatly enrich the lives of those around them and themselves through this knowledge.

i applaud Joeseph Marshall III for what he has done and continues to do. it is an important thing and i am glad for it.

  • To You We Shall Return

  • Lessons about Our Planet from the Lakota
  • By: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Speaking from the cultural viewpoint of the Lakota of the northern Plains, the author discusses the evolution of native cultures to fit within the environment and adapt to it, as opposed to changing it drastically or wholesale to fit human needs and comforts. He suggests that changing our contemporary thinking in relating to the earth in a less harmful way does not mean a drastic change in lifestyles....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thankyou

  • By Jory on 08-11-17

thankyou

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-17

i appreciate and am grateful for another of your readings Joeseph. it has influenced me in such a way to where i think differently and have been for months and probably will forever and has enriched my life and is starting to enrich and enlighten those around me for the better.

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  • The Journey of Crazy Horse

  • A Lakota History
  • By: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620

Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who, with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership, fought for his people's land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Journey of Crazy Horse

  • By Brian on 05-01-05

A good account

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

my heart feels heavy after this story. we are all human and should all be treated so. should all love another. why not?

  • Black Elk Speaks

  • Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
  • By: John G. Neihardt
  • Narrated by: Robin Neihardt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Widely hailed as a spiritual classic, this inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book that will change your life...

  • By Robert on 03-14-14

made me aware of how the US was stolen from people

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-17

this book is important. we need to learn about the accounts of native americans in middle schools across the U.S.

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

  • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
  • By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many thanks for this gift

  • By Jessica Mayer on 01-04-17

I have gained a good new perspective on life forev

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-17

I think that this publication should be read in class in middle school and that a new class centered around environmental reciprocity needs to be made and taught in all schools across the worlds nations, including studies involved with people like Robin