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Publisher's Summary

The Holy Road is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the runaway #1 best seller Dances with Wolves - a phenomenally popular novel that became one of the most celebrated films in history. Author Michael Blake won an Academy Award for the film's screenplay.

Eleven years have passed since former Lt. John Dunbar became the Comanche warrior Dances With Wolves. Now married to Stands With A Fist, he and his three children live peacefully in the village of 10 Bears. But when a group of white rangers attacks, Stands With A Fist and her infant daughter are carried off. Along with Kicking Bird and Wind In His Hair, Dances With Wolves decides to fight back. He knows that he alone can move among the white people to rescue his wife and child.

Told with the same epic sweep as its predecessor, The Holy Road is a moving story that readers will cherish. Stage and screen veteran Bruce Boxleitner delivers an impassioned narration that propels listeners through the full gamut of emotions.

©2001 Michael Blake; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Richard
  • Pembroke Pines, FL, United States
  • 05-20-09

Dances with wolves

While this book is a sequel to Dances with wolves it is more about the decline of the Comanche tribe and its way of life. This book takes up Dances life with Stands with a fist about eleven years after we left them in the movie. It is a very good book and kept my attention all night, so I lost sleep. I almost gave this book five stars but have become cheap with that rating of late and save it for the really great books. It is four and a half stars though I cannot put that down. I wish they had a ten point rating system. If you like westerns and you liked the movie Dances with wolves I think you will enjoy this book. Narration is good but Will Patten would have been better. This writer reminds me of Larry McMurtry who wrote Lonesome Dove. That is high praise from me.

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The Holy Road

Good book. Dances with Wolves is my all time favorite movie so I had to get this book. There is absolutely no excuse for the way the US treated these people. Good story.

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good read

just wish there had been a clarification of what happened between the end of "dances with wolves ", when they left with the dairy, and this book. It was never mentioned Whay happened, and then they were living with the tribe for years???

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Once the book gets going, it's an easy listen.

The narrator does an epic job with the Comanche voices.

This book is interesting nearly through and through.

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Sad tale of a dark time in human history.

Well written follow up to Dances with Wolves. The story tells a more accurate account of history than you'll find in most schools. Narration is well done but would have been more fitting to have someone such as Graham Greene. Well worth the listen for both the story itself and for the glimpse into a tragic period of North American history.

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  • Gemma
  • Idaho Falls, ID USA
  • 05-17-15

Story line ok.

Didn't love the book but it was okay. Narrator was good. This book did not measure up to the quality of Dances with Wolves. Understandable why it was not made into a movie.

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a sadly beautiful story

A great story well told. I was excited to know that there was a second book but the story was sad.

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  • Thomas
  • LEWISTON, IDAHO, United States
  • 08-15-12

Wow!

I thought Dances with Wolves was a great movie and I liked the book even more than I did the movie, especially the audio version that I got years ago on cassette. (I wish Audible had it available.) Dances With Wolves made a good stand alone novel although as is frequently the case we like a sequel so we can find out what happens in the story after the book ends. For Dances With Wolves, The Holy Road does an excellent job of bringing us all up to date with the lives of Dances With Wolves, Stands With A Fist,Wind In His Hair and all the rest of our friends in Ten Bears village. I think that the story portrayed in The Holy Road is very accurate in a historical sense. This is not a 'happily ever after' story which anyone that knows much about American history should already know. Maybe that's why this book hasn't been made into a movie. I enjoyed this book a great deal and was disappointed that it came to an end even though I knew it would when I started listening to it. I've listened to a lot of audio books over the years and the one thing that they have all had in common is that they each came to an end. Will you enjoy this book? I don't know. If you require a happy ending keep on shopping, if you like historically accurate stories then you might like this book. Whether or not you'll like this book is something that you will need to determine for yourself, but I will say that this is an interesting story that is well told and logical even though you will not likely like the ending. About the ending, this book does end the way it should.