• by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Narrated by Pete Bradbury
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Leslie Marmon Silko's sublime Ceremony is almost universally considered one of the finest novels ever written by an American Indian. It is the poetic, dreamlike tale of Tayo, a mixed-blood Laguna Pueblo and veteran of World War II. Tormented by shell shock and haunted by memories of his cousin who died in the war, Tayo struggles on his impoverished reservation. After turning to alcohol to ease his pain, he strives for a better understanding of who he is.


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I had a difficult time with this book at first because there is no transition when moving from character to character or past to present. I became frustrated and wanted to write it off, but I didn't and I am glad. I realized that this book is different than the average novel of today because it emulates the ancient storytelling traditions of the native american culture while having to manipulate them into the literary standards of today. Since these cultures are as different as they are, this can be a difficult task, so I opened my mind and listened again and what I got from the story is a connection to the pulse of life around me - something I never felt when reading King, Koontz, or Grisham.
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- Mariah

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I love the secret connections, hints and subtle patterns that string along the whole story. This story makes you really think. How the events and feelings the main character encounters mirrors true events in history
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- Jazzmyne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books