Very interesting. Think ill hear it once more.
I really liked it! I never had a perspective about Native American Indians except from “Dances With Wolves”. Kent Nerburn did a great job telling the Indian Story. This book reminds me that one person or “narrative” cannot represent all of what we know or think about a culture. I widened my perspective about the culture based on this book and I applied new ideas to old. One of the things that sticks out in this book is when the old man says white people have 2 ideas of Indians, the drunk and the wise old sage. To think that they are all drunks is degrading, but to think that they are all “wise” is to venerate a culture that is going through the same journey as you or I. The fact is there are good and bad Indians just like whites.
I will give this book a 5 because the author did a great job on writing “the old man’s” memoirs, however, I am not sure I would recommend it, since it is a very specific genre.
loved every minute. Honest & sharp to the bones. combination of endless pain with inner peace & hope, for all of as. Tim Connor is amazing
The narrator was AMAZING! He did so many different voices so well: incredible! I loved it, especially his portrayal of Dan. So good, rich, alive.
The writing...I mean there's definitely some poetic passages in there, and Nerburn gets deep into the descriptions of the landscape and people as he becomes more familiar. But I just can't shake this feeling that Nerburn is quite naive and unfamiliar with his own racism, although at other times, he shows great patience. But it's really Dan's story anyway.
I wonder if Dan made any profit from the sale of the book or the movie...
This book was moving and very insightful. I was very impressed with how the story did such a wonderful job of explaining perspectives from both points of view. Definitely listening again this is a great one! Narration was excellent and felt very natural as the story went on.
Terrible had to stop listening