Would you listen to Braiding Sweetgrass again? Why?
I would definitely listen again. The words of this book are in alignment with my values and it brings me hope to know others feel as I do. It is a good reminder to practice gratitude, do more for the planet and its teachers, and to not give into despair regarding the plight of humanity and the planet.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Braiding Sweetgrass?
The author does an amazing job of setting up the concept of the Windigo and it all comes together beautifully in her story of confronting the beast.
Have you listened to any of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
First performance from this author. She does an amazing job. Her voice is a little too soothing to enjoy the book in the car without the fear of falling asleep.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
A journey back to gratitude.
Any additional comments?
One of the best audiobooks I have found on this site.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about this story?
This book has changed me. Robin some how wove a beautiful story out of what she has learned from her culture, from science and her own experiences. I feel wiser, more aware, saddened and empowered to take responsibility for all the gifts that we were given. She has made me feel more connected to the earth than ever and I feel a sense of purpose and gratitude after hearing her speak.
What about Robin Wall Kimmerer’s performance did you like?
Extremely unique story-telling style. She tells the truth, it's breathtaking.
If you could give Braiding Sweetgrass a new subtitle, what would it be?
Our responsibilities as people of the earth
Any additional comments?
Thank you so much Robin. I feel enlightened and humbled after hearing you. I've stepped on a new path and can never turn back, thanks to your voice.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
This book is so timely and yet timeless: weaving threads about native people's history with the land, science that elaborates, and personal memoir; all told in a wonderful voice. I rarely listen to an audiobook a second time, but I will absolutely listen to this again, and also give copies as gifts to friends.
21 of 22 people found this review helpful
More than just plants. This book is something we as a species should be proud of our gift of language. This book, I hope it makes it into the hands of people of all different types. It is so beautiful, scientific and community inspired.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
This is a powerful telling journey into an old time tested way of being. I was gently taken by the hand in to a much deeper understanding of how earth and nature lives and works. It's fascinating and engaging and inspiring. I have better eyes to see and understand now. I highly recommend this pivotal book. Robin Kimmerer is truly a gift to us all and our planet.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The beautiful writing and soothing narration of this book helped calm me on my hour-long commute in dense Houston traffic. But more importantly it inspired me to get back into the garden that I had forsaken after heavy Spring rains had turned it to a weedy jungle. I realize now my responsibility to care for my garden and see the reciprocal nature of my relationship to her.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful