Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Written by:
Kent Nerburn
Narrated by:
Tim Connor

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2018
10 hours 11 minutes
1996 Minnesota Book Award winner ? A Native American book
The heart of the Native American experience: In this 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Kent Nerburn draws the reader deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It's a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies. This edition features a new introduction by the author, Kent Nerburn.
"This is a sobering, humbling, cleansing, loving book, one that every American should read." ? Yoga Journal
If you enjoyed Empire of the Summer Moon, Heart Berries, or You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, you'll love owning and reading Neither Wolf nor Dog by Kent Nerburn
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James O.

Very interesting. Think ill hear it once more.

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Kim F.

I really liked it! I never had a perspective about Native American Indians except from “Dances With Wolves”. Kent Nerburn did a great job telling the Indian Story. This book reminds me that one person or “narrative” cannot represent all of what we know or think about a culture. I widened my perspective about the culture based on this book and I applied new ideas to old. One of the things that sticks out in this book is when the old man says white people have 2 ideas of Indians, the drunk and the wise old sage. To think that they are all drunks is degrading, but to think that they are all “wise” is to venerate a culture that is going through the same journey as you or I. The fact is there are good and bad Indians just like whites. I will give this book a 5 because the author did a great job on writing “the old man’s” memoirs, however, I am not sure I would recommend it, since it is a very specific genre.

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Mike H.

I live in South Dakota and it would be great if every high school and college student, along with every resident, made the effort to read this book. It certainly gets you thinking. Throughout the book, I kept thinking is this a non-fiction book? Great job.

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Very illuminating.

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Yossi R.

loved every minute. Honest & sharp to the bones. combination of endless pain with inner peace & hope, for all of as. Tim Connor is amazing

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Miles D.

The narrator was AMAZING! He did so many different voices so well: incredible! I loved it, especially his portrayal of Dan. So good, rich, alive. The writing...I mean there's definitely some poetic passages in there, and Nerburn gets deep into the descriptions of the landscape and people as he becomes more familiar. But I just can't shake this feeling that Nerburn is quite naive and unfamiliar with his own racism, although at other times, he shows great patience. But it's really Dan's story anyway. I wonder if Dan made any profit from the sale of the book or the movie...

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Stephen L.

This book was moving and very insightful. I was very impressed with how the story did such a wonderful job of explaining perspectives from both points of view. Definitely listening again this is a great one! Narration was excellent and felt very natural as the story went on.

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Donal H.

Terrible had to stop listening

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