Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael Dorris
Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Audio Bookshelf
Published In: April 2010
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 30 minutes
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Three voices. One story. The past, present and futures of 15 year old Rayona, her brash and bold mother Christine and secretive, mysterious grandmother Ida are braided together in one of the most unforgettable stories you will ever hear. A haunting and powerful performance by award-winning narrator Barbara Rosenblat, selected by AudioFile Magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the 20th Century.

Reviews (3)

yellow raft in blue water

Written by Anonymous on August 15th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The book was well written. The subject matter did not compel me to read on to the end. I found it a bit depressing.

Amazing Story; Amazing Narrator

Written by Anonymous from Sleepy Hollow, IL on October 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I initially rented this audiobook because I LOVE listening to the reader, Barbara Rosenblat. She could make a grocery list sound interesting! Her characterizations are truly remarkable unlike many narrators with monotonous voices where one cannot distinguish one character from another. I loved this book: three generations of women came alive. It was very well written and I enjoyed this book so much that I will purchase the CD and look for other books by Michael Dorris.

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Written by Peggy Stortz on April 19th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the best books that I ever read. It changed how I think about life. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

Author Details

Author Details

Dorris, Michael

Michael Dorris'sadult fiction includes "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, " "The Crown of Columbus, " coauthored with Louise Erdrich, and the story collection "Working Men." Among his nonfiction works are "The Broken Cord, " winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a collection of essays, "Paper Trail." His most recent work of children's literature is "The Window."