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THE PAINTED DRUM

by | Read by Anna Fields

Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

The painted drum at the center of this lovely book is Ojibwe. It is found, radiating shamanic power, by estate appraiser Faye Travers. That Faye herself is Ojibwe is the first of many repeating motifs in this narrative of linked stories about the people whose lives have been changed for good or ill by the drum. Anna Fields's performance is a tour de force. She was coached in Ojibwe pronunciation and is as convincing as gruff Ojibwe Bernard Shaawano, whose grandfather made the drum, as she is portraying the light voices of the doomed girl children who haunt the book and the smoky timbre of an old Indian woman. Brava. B.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 0060828161 $39.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 0060887796 $27.97

 

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2005

CS ISBN 0792737423 $54.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 0792737431 $79.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 0792738322 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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