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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

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Three voices. One story. The past, present and futures of 15 year old Rayona, her brash and bold mother Christine and secretive, mysterious grandmother Ida are braided together in one of the most unforgettable stories you will ever hear. A haunting and powerful performance by award-winning narrator Barbara Rosenblat, selected by AudioFile Magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the 20th Century.

Editor's Choice, Booklist - Best Fiction Audio 2003
Listen Up Award 2003, Publishers Weekly - Best Fiction Audio 2003YALSA - 2003/2004 Best Audiobook for Older Teens

Three voices. One story. The past, present and futures of 15 year old Rayona, her brash and bold mother Christine and secretive, mysterious grandmother Ida are braided together in one of the most unforgettable stories you will ever hear. A haunting and powerful performance by award-winning narrator Barbara Rosenblat, selected by AudioFile Magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the 20th Century.

Editor's Choice, Booklist - Best Fiction Audio 2003
Listen Up Award 2003, Publishers Weekly - Best Fiction Audio 2003YALSA - 2003/2004 Best Audiobook for Older Teens

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  • AudioFile Magazine Critics have described Michael Dorris's acclaimed debut as a braid: Each life is one strand interwoven to create a whole. To uphold that imagery, Barbara Rosenblat becomes three women in one for this production. She begins as Rayona, a teenager experiencing growing pains while dealing with her mother's illness. As Christine nears death, mother and daughter return to the reservation. With ease, Rosenblat switches from the higher, innocent voice of young Rayona to the gruffer, brassy voice of Christine, a woman who has always acted impulsively on her heart's desires. The final third of the book is Ida's story, the past that brings truth to the present. While her Native American inflection does not sound authentic, Rosenblat fittingly uses a deep, cold, snappish tone to convey the matriarchal character. Three strong women, one strong voice tells their story. M.M.O. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine
  • - Starred Review, Booklist Hats off to this 1987 classic...Native American writer Michael Dorris imbues the breath of verisimilitude into each gesture, word and memory of three unforgettable women characters...The whole package is perfectly limned by Barbara Rosenblatt, who missed not one nuance of emotion or one shading of half-remembered touches and images as she presents each character's unique perspective. Through her impeccable narration, audiences weigh and ponder the book's sliding panels of reality."
  • - Publishers Weekly "Veteran narrator Barbara Rosenblatt 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. Rosenblatt ably gives voice to the secondary characters...an index to the overall quality of this laudable production."
  • - Starred Review, Kliatt "Dorris' first novel is an involving and insightful look at three generations of a family...Rosenblat's narration is extraordinary as she creates and maintains separate and distinct voices for the three women. An excellent choice for all collections."
  • - AudioFile April/May 2003 "Critics have described Michael Dorris's acclaimed debut as a braid: Each life is one strand interwoven to create a whole. To uphold that imagery, Barbara Rosenblat becomes three women in one for this production. She begins as Rayona, a teenager experiencing growing pains while dealing with her mother's illness. As Christine nears death, mother and daughter return to the reservation. With ease, Rosenblat switches from the higher, innocent voice of young Rayona to the gruffer, brassy voice of Christine, a woman who has always acted impulsively on her heart's desires. The final third of the book is Ida's story, the past that brings truth to the present. Three strong women, one strong voice tells their story."
  • - School Library Journal, May 2003 "Michael Dorris's first novel comes to life in this fully voiced reading by Barbara Rosenblat...she gives each of these women - ranging in age from youth through old age -a strength of voice that matches their strengths of character. Dorris' work lends itself particularly well to oral delivery and this production is stellar.""...narrator Barbara Rosenblatt...does a fine job of differentiating the narrative voices and projecting the emotional range of the characters. This recording is sure to be in demand in libraries. Recommended."
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