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Let the Drum Speak: A Novel of Ancient America Hardcover – Jul 1996

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  • Hardcover: 446 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co (July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688128343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688128340
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,298,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Lay Shuler (1910–2011) was a brilliant, creative, ambitious woman born before her time. She wrote and produced for radio in the days women were expected to stay at home, receiving awards against conglomerate giants. Television was a new medium at the time, and she jumped right into it, writing, producing, and directing travel documentaries for the Texas Highway Department, writing and producing a traffic courtroom series, and establishing radio/TV workshops. The biggest accomplishment in her film life was when she wrote, directed, and produced a fivescreen film, the first of its type. Sponsored by Humble Oil (Exxon), it was presented at the 1968 Hemisfair in San Antonio, in a circular building created especially for it. But perhaps her most lasting professional accomplishments were her three novels. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 July 1998
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When I saw this book in my local bookstore, I was suprised. I had just finished Shuler's last book a few months ago and for the first timein my life was actually satisfied when I finished it. I didn't quite know how she would be able to continue on with her saga, with the main character from the last two books dead (she died from old age, just to let you know). The book itself was actually quite good, although it took a while for me to get into it. One does not have to read the first two books to understand whats going on; it is a completely different character with a completely different story. It has many twists in it when it gets going, something I always enjoyed about Shuler's writing. It is the story of Antelope and her blue eyed baby, Skyfeather. She, like the heroine in the book before her, has to choose between a charming trader who is her husband and the handsome to-be leader of the strange village she is staying in. She faces many problems, the village locals and women jealous of her strange powers and beauty. Although it has the basicly same story structure of the procceeding novels, it is a delightful read for anyone who is interested in cultures of the past.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sekhem Ma'at on 29 Sept. 2014
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So, supposedly wise woman, who inherited the "powers" & "wisdom" of her mother, ends up with yet another tribe because she decided to go on a journey, whilst pregnant, with her man, mainly because she cannot trust him to be faithful to her. He is unfaithful to her anyway, deserts her & their child, which is, of course, unusual. She is nearly raped, treated badly, but then befriended by a man (she is, of course, irresistible to every man she meets) who turns out to be more than he appeared & eventually lets her teach the young girls the only story she appears to know, for which she retains the name "She Who Remembers". The whole story is even more pointless than the 2 which led up to it. There may be a lot of archaeology in the book, as the author claimed, but there is little history & no real purpose. I found it difficult to care what happened to the characters, the plot was predictable (especially if you have read the 2 previous books in the trilogy) & was glad when I finished it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on 15 Oct. 2013
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I have just completed the three novels one after the other and I have enjoyed them so much enough to want to.'re read them . I have great admiration for the author her way of writing and research on the subject has enlightened me so much . THANK YOU.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 May 1998
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I very much enjoyed the first two books and when this one came out in paperback I had to have it. I reread the first two before reading this one. I enjoyed reading up until the end. I felt it went way to fast in ending the book. Overall it did give me a very good sense of what life was like for the Native Indians before the white men invaded this country. I would gladly read anything else she writes.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Feb. 1999
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Having just finnished this book when i really should have been writing my thesis all i can say is that heck i'm glad i did!! After tentative beginnings i began to wonder weather the novel would hold up without Kwani the previous main character, but it developed into truly one of the best books i have ever read. I laughed and cried but above all i was swept back to that ancient and sometimes savage world with such ease. i could not put this book down and when i finnished it i did so with a great sadness that no further novel awaits me to carry on the saga. Escapist maybe, but truly a magnificent sweeping saga of immense magnitude...Read it!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By peter jeffrey on 30 April 2014
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An amazing journey from start to finish. Although not a true storey, how easy to feel part of the people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By barbara parkes on 12 Jun. 2014
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Loved this book as much as the other two. It held me from start to finish. Really brought to life the struggles and thoughts of antelope and her family. Excellent read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Nevitt on 8 Jun. 2014
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Really good story follows on from the Voice of the Eagle .
Characters are well defined and interesting.Have not finished this yet.
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