People of the Earth (North America’s Forgotten Past #3)
By: W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O’Neal Gear
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
Mark Boyett has an amazing way of bringing the story to life, as you listen to his words, you hear the subtle things that you missed when reading the book. Heart mountain stands out much grander than in the book. The Hot Springs at Thermopolis become this hidden gem, and the sideways mountains before the Wind River Basin become magical. The characters motives and ideals stand out remarkably. You see the innate evil in Big Man, the connection to Raven Hunter becomes so real that you are linked back to the original story People of the Wolf, just by his nature evoked by the voice given by Mr. Boyett. Still Water is calmer, soothing, in his tones making the listener question why everyone in the story does not see him as the wonderful man he is. The awe of the one and the circle become more enhanced by the performance.
The story begins with a description of common practice in modern times of project managers wanting to hurry their projects as the consequence of history.
White ash is a dreamer, who is taken by power from her people to allow her to grow up with love and understanding. In an attempt to change the future he strives to change the path of man from harmony to discord. White ash must face her greatest fears, and learn to love in the impossible areas to learn to dream back the people to the spiral and continue the path of Wolf Dreamer, and Fire Dancer.
Bad Belly becomes her husband because is uncommon love and understanding is the only way that White ash will be able to balance the world of the One, and the illusion of the world of man.
Wind Runner a new leader of the people, leaves all his remaining family to be with the woman he loves, only to learn strength and thought and understanding in the arms of another woman.
Brave Man a corrupt man who finds the edge of power and dreams a way of controlling White ash and power to make his own vision of the world.
Sage Ghost a grieving man learns that loss can only strengthen you, and love can only fill you.
People of the Earth
Dreamer: White Ash dreamer, as a young girl stolen from herpeople so that she will have the opportunity to dream. She is called the“Mother of the people”.
BadBelly/ Still Water: cousin and friend of white ash,learns to lover her although he does not think well of himself, has a bad armlost to a snake bite.
WindRunner: in the sun people clan her cousin because ofthe man who adopted Whiteash, love interest
BraveMan: a childhood friend changed by power because of ahead wound, is corrupted and false dreamer.
Singingstones: the old dreamer of the earth people, changedhis view of power after touching the wolf bundle.
Wolfdreamer/ fire dancer