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Extended Audio Sample Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey (Unabridged), by Jamake Highwater
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jamake Highwater Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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In the tradition of the Native American storyteller, Jamake Highwater weaves generations of legends and stories into the haunting legend of a handsome young brave named Anpao. When Anpao falls in love with the beautiful Ko-Ko-mik-e-is, she tells him she belongs to the Sun alone. Before they can marry, Anpao must complete a dangerous journey to the house of the Sun to get permission to wed his beloved. As a sign of the Sun's approval, the scars will be melted from Anpao's tawny cheek. This journey takes him backwards and forward in time and space, from the dawn of time to his eerie meeting with the death-horse and its horrific rider, Smallpox. In translating ancient legends into a modern folktale, Highwater allows the non-Indian listener rare insights into a Native American view of history. In presenting the images that are uniquely Indian, Highwater does not revert to symbols of white culture. He retains the other-worldly, magical quality of Indian tradition, making Anpao a uniquely enriching and unforgettable listening experience.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/7/2013

    " And another for the reread pile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 12/3/2013

    " Read this as a child, and found it awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/16/2013

    " i really like the story of the sun and the moon, and how the earth was created, the part where he and his twin brother were sucked back together was kind of freaky to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/9/2013

    " Native American Odyssey-ish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madamemortician | 8/28/2013

    " I remember reading this in middle school. I must have enjoyed it as I have held on to the book all these years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 8/21/2013

    " I liked this book. It is written for young adults and my son loved it at 12 years old. It is a generic colletion of indian myths common to many tribes written as an adveture story. It inspired me to read more indian stories and found elements contained in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/10/2013

    " Read years ago when I was in grade school. It was such a unique story with strange and interesting characters. Would love to re-read at some point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 7/11/2013

    " One of my favorite childhood books. Thanks for buying this, Grandma! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 7/1/2013

    " I loved this book when I was young. Full of imagery and mixes of reality based on American Indian tradition and mythology. Intelligent, emotional, and creative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christan | 6/17/2013

    " Really good. Very weird.. like you're on drugs daydreaming inside it. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliana | 3/21/2013

    " Anpao is an interesting way of making Native American culture connect to animals, gods, and nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 1/26/2013

    " I read this book when I was much younger. It was difficult to understand but many of the thoughts of the book are still with me. It was an interesting read and would look forward again to reading it a second time in the future. "

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