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Review:

"Veteran narrator Rosenblat displays remarkable vocal versatility in narrating Dorris's cross-generational story of three Native American women in Montana who must come to grips with the past. Divided into three first-person narratives, the book follows teenage Rayona; her mother, Christine; and her grandmother, who both the others call Aunt Ida. Rosenblat gives each a distinct voice, perfectly capturing the youthful yet determined attitude of Rayona and the wizened, sardonic tone of her mother. The syncopated, husky voice she adopts for Aunt Ida, who is said to have a pronounced accent, isn't spot-on, but it isn't distracting either. Ida's story is the shortest of the three, and Rayona's is the longest and most immediate, as the other two are actually monologues that supplement and expand on the events of the first part of the book. Rosenblat ably gives voice to the secondary characters, switching easily from a chummy, awkward priest to the bullying young Foxy Cree, but it is her excellent portrayal of dopey, sweet Sky and world-wise Evelyn, a couple who take in Rayona when she runs away, that serves as an index to the overall quality of this laudable production." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9781883332969
performance Performed:
Barbara Rosenblat.
Publisher:
Audio Bookshelf
Author:
Dorris, Michael
Location:
Northport, Me.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Compact discs
Subject:
Indian women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
Audiobooks collection.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Pages:
75
Dimensions:
6.66x6.76x1.02 in. .88 lbs.
Media Run Time:
075

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Product details 75 pages Audio Bookshelf - English 9781883332969 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Veteran narrator Rosenblat displays remarkable vocal versatility in narrating Dorris's cross-generational story of three Native American women in Montana who must come to grips with the past. Divided into three first-person narratives, the book follows teenage Rayona; her mother, Christine; and her grandmother, who both the others call Aunt Ida. Rosenblat gives each a distinct voice, perfectly capturing the youthful yet determined attitude of Rayona and the wizened, sardonic tone of her mother. The syncopated, husky voice she adopts for Aunt Ida, who is said to have a pronounced accent, isn't spot-on, but it isn't distracting either. Ida's story is the shortest of the three, and Rayona's is the longest and most immediate, as the other two are actually monologues that supplement and expand on the events of the first part of the book. Rosenblat ably gives voice to the secondary characters, switching easily from a chummy, awkward priest to the bullying young Foxy Cree, but it is her excellent portrayal of dopey, sweet Sky and world-wise Evelyn, a couple who take in Rayona when she runs away, that serves as an index to the overall quality of this laudable production." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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