• The Antelope Wife

  • By: Louise Erdrich
  • Narrated by: Louise Erdrich
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2.6 (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The author of Love Medicine brings an unforgettable novel about the irrevocable patterns set in motion by certain fateful acts.
A soldier deserts the cavalry during a cruel raid on an Ojibwa village to chase a dog bearing on its back a baby on a cradle board strung with breathtaking blue beads. Generations later, a fast-talking trader kidnaps a silent and graceful woman from a powwow. In a haunting re-creation of a native tale, the woman is part antelope. Hunter and hunted change identities, and nothing is ever the same for those involved.
(P) and ©1998 HarperCollins Publishers Inc., All Rights Reserved, Harper Audio, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews



World Fantasy Award, 1999
"The Antelope Wife stands as one of [Louise Erdrich's] most powerful and fully imagined novels yet...the book marks a happy return to the elliptical, dreamlike storytelling of Ms. Erdrich's earliest novels." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Laurawl on 11-23-14

I could not get past the recording of this book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The audio quality is not good. It sounds like the author read into a cassette player.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration! I have enjoyed other works by this author and this recording was not good.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Sageparade on 05-10-14

sound is so awful, I could not listen

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love Louise Erdrich's works, and was expecting a great experience, but the sound was so awful that I could not stand listening to more than 5 minutes of the novel.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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