Bird Family Chronicles
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  • The Orenda: A Novel | Joseph Boyden

    The Orenda: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Joseph Boyden
    • Narrated By Ali Ahn, Graham Rowat, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (273)
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    Christophe has been in the New World only a year when his native guides abandon him to flee their Iroquois pursuers. A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed, and holds them captive in his massive village. Champlain's Iron People have only recently begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Crow who has now trespassed onto their land; and her people, of course, have become the Huron's greatest enemy.

    Thoughtful and interesting, if not always gripping

    I've read a few novels on the subject of the interactions between the French missionaries and the First Nations in North America during the 17th centu..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2014 by David (Halifax, NS, Canada)
  • Three Day Road | Joseph Boyden

    Three Day Road

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joseph Boyden
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
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    Cree Indians and best-friends Xavier and Elijah enlist in the Canadian Army in 1915, eager to become heroes. Seasoned hunters, the men become expert snipers, but their horrifying experiences serving in World War I will leave devastating impressions on each man’s life.

    What a book

    Gripping tale of war and friendship. Excellent construction, very well narrated. I really recommend this book, loved it. It will bring you to tears..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 19 2010 by Kevin (New Albany, OH, United States)
  • Through Black Spruce | Joseph Boyden

    Through Black Spruce

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Joseph Boyden
    • Narrated By James Jenner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
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    Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road, was a Today Show Book Club selection. Through Black Spruce is the exceptional follow-up to his acclaimed debut. Cree bush pilot Will Bird lies comatose in a hospital, while his wayward niece Annie arrives to sit in silent vigil by his side. Slowly their stories reveal two people previously separated by great distances, beaten and broken, and searching for some sense of where they belong in the world.

    A pleasure to listen to

    The author acknowledges native life, and its shortcomings, but it doesn't own his characters, or the book.
    Very realistic wilderness scenarios, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2009 by Ruth (Upper Kingsclear, New Brunswick, Canada)