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Three Day Road

Auteur(s): Joseph Boyden
Narrateur(s): Ruth Ann Phimister
Durée: 15 h et 47 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 évaluations)

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Description

Author Joseph Boyden makes his literary debut with this profound and moving Today’s Book Club pick that contemplates the lasting traumas of war.

Cree Indians and best-friends Xavier and Elijah enlist in the Canadian Army in 1915, eager to become heroes. Seasoned hunters, the men become expert snipers, but their horrifying experiences serving in World War I will leave devastating impressions on each man’s life.

©2005 Joseph Boyden (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Ce que les critiques disent

"Not for the squeamish reader, this is a powerful novel that takes a new angle on a popular subject, 'the war to end all wars'." (Amazon.com review)
“Friendship is riven with resentment and war is stripped of glory in this remarkable, wrenching novel, the work of a gifted storyteller.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Au global
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A must read. Captivating from start to end.

This book is so well written and read aloud. It is a must for anyone who is interested in Canadian history and culture. I loved the characters and the plot development. I was hooked by the story after the first few minutes.

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Wow

I never read a whole novel in my life. But I couldn’t put this book down. I really hope to make a movie someday about this book.

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  • Au global
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thoroughly enjoyable

I found this book thoroughly engaging and moving. A wonderful work of prose that I would recommend to all.

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Would make a good movie

I read this novel as part of my Native Studies English course. The book is well written and was a good novel to study; though I did find the switching of timelines and Narrators to be a bit confusing at points. I feel I may have enjoyed this book a bit better if it weren't in a regimented course setting as it caused breaks in the continuity of the reading. I feel like this book was written in a way that would transfer nicely into a movie as there are flashbacks and different storytellers. Overall though this book is not my style, I am happy I read it and would be interested to see it become a movie.

  • Au global
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average English class read

it was enjoyable but bland at some points and made it hard to follow when the narrator kept switching.

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I want more

I really struggled to get into the novel but when I heard the audio book it immediately had my attention. I was reading it for school and when it ended I screamed. always going to wish there was more to Niska and Xavier's story

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Unanswered Questions

I enjoyed this book.
It was heart wrenching and horrible to hear about the stories from WW1. It was interesting to learn the Cree way.
Personally I have some questions that I would like answered, I know we are supposed to use our own imaginations and come to our own conclusions but I would like to know more about Niska's final vision..

  • Au global
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Great listen

Great listen taking you into the heart of the horrors of the 1st world war

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Heartbreaking but amazing

This is a book that has stayed with me for years after reading it. Boyden's words are so descriptive that I remember the scenes more like a movie than a book. It is truly beautiful, one of my favourite books of all time. but also devastatingly sad.

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Three Day Road -

I love this book, and have read it twice before. Being new to the audio book world, it was interesting to have it read to me, it made me look at the characters a bit differently. The story, following Niska and the two boys, Xavier Bird and Elijah Whiskeyjack, that went to the Great War. The story, that starts at the end and then leads you into and out of all of the characters. As Niska paddles down the river you get a feeling of calmness. You develop feelings for these characters, good and bad. You get a real feel of the ravages of war. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is also a book that gives you a different view of the Natives perspective of war. I know J. Boyden has had his share of controversy lately, but that doesn't change that he is great writer. #Audible1

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  • Au global
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  • Kevin
  • New Albany, OH, United States
  • 2010-08-19

What a book

Gripping tale of war and friendship. Excellent construction, very well narrated. I really recommend this book, loved it. It will bring you to tears.

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  • Michael M
  • 2015-11-13

Beautifully Painful

This is my second Joseph Boyden story. the first was 'The Orenda'. Joseph has a powerful gift for drawing his audience deeply into the lives, feelings, triumphs and struggles of his characters. In each story I have been enthralled, educated, saddened and amazed. But above all I have been fully engaged in and thankful for such beautiful and powerful stories.

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  • S
  • 2015-02-21

A true Canadian Writer to be proud of.

The writing and reading make it one of those books you can't leave until it's done. Then the book hangover as you don't want to let go of these characters, these words, for awhile, as they stay close to you.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lynda
  • Keewatin, Ontario, Canada
  • 2011-01-30

Wow - Great Listen, Powerful Story

You must read this book before you read Through Black Spruce. The story is incredible and you will not be disappointed. I loved that there was a male and female reader. Thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

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  • newmoon
  • 2017-01-01

What a great listen.

Heart rending but ultimately hopeful. The characters beautifully realized, setting vivid. Fantastic narration. I will listen again, but first I must rush on to Through Black Spruce.

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  • Deborah
  • 2013-07-16

Joseph Boyden, Please Write Some More

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend this book to all of my friends who like to read literary fiction. It has a good blend of storyline, character and history.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved both of the main characters and the shift between the perspectives.

Have you listened to any of Ruth Ann Phimister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not sure.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many emotional (and funny) moments in this book. The first one that struck me was the aunt's trip to the train station to pick up the friend of her dead nephew when he returned from war. This is a story about healing and the power one person can have to keep another one going.

Any additional comments?

Everyone I know who has read this book has loved it!

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  • Charlie
  • Lethbridge, AB, Canada
  • 2011-12-20

Not Bad

The author writes well and the story is interesting. Boyden takes us on a vivid journey into the lives of three Cree Canadians as they collide with the first world war. He writes very well and overall I found the story intriguing, yet at times disturbing.

The author and narrator apparently took painstaking efforts to learn how to properly pronounce the Cree words in the story. They did not however bother to learn how Canadians pronounce the word 'lieutenant' - which is rather jarring every time it comes up.

There is a fair amount of drug use (morphine) in the story and it is described in detail. At times I wanted to tell the author, "Okay I get it, he's addicted to morphine, let's move on."

I was a little disappointed with the ending.

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  • Katie Roe
  • Seattle, WA USA
  • 2012-04-25

Amazing story. I couldn't stop listening

I cannot imagine not listening to this story. The reader was incredible. I truly felt like I was listening him to tell his story. He sounded like he was a Cree Indian which greatly enhanced the listening experience. The author did a wonderful job of telling a difficult story. I will remember this story for a long time.

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  • Autodidact
  • New York
  • 2017-10-23

narrator! terrible. one note. unlistenable

did not finish. 3 hours in couldn't take it anymore. the story sounded great. what a carp reader. self important....

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  • BearheartRaven
  • 2017-01-08

A bridge between worlds

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The Anishinaabe perspective of WWI and the continuation of the world they came from to the world they experienced was a powerful lesson in how our culture and ancestry creates the world we live in.

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