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AMERICAN BUFFALO In Search of a Lost Icon

by | Read by Patrick G. Lawlor

Contemporary Culture • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Buffalo nickel collectors, big-game hunters, and those who prefer their history doused in hegemonic romanticism will adore AMERICAN BUFFALO. If you believe the best way to learn about something is to shoot it, you won't be disappointed. Patrick Lawlor's nasal, excitable voice is an odd choice for a sport-hunting narrative, although his perky salesmanship makes the genocide of Native Americans and the annihilation of the Western ecosystem sound downright fun! So much so that the author shoots his own "buffalo" in remote Alaska. Not even Lawlor's undulating, infomercial-like inflections can animate the author's banal listing of obscure "buffalo" factoids or his stereotypical Alaskan experience. Lawlor flubs on some Alaskan geographical pronunciations, which is hardly noteworthy in comparison to Rinella's insistence on referring to bison as buffalo. J.T. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7414-5 $32.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7416-9 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7415-2 $87.25 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7417-6 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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