Title: The Fight for Identity
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator:: Andrew McFerrin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 6 Hours, 8 Minutes
At a Glance: In my humble opinion, this is the best series Andrew Grey has written so far.
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: Will Martin’s racist father, Kevin, hates Native Americans and wants to keep them off his property, never mind that part of the ranch land is sacred ground for the Sioux. When they request access for prayer, Kevin refuses – but Will doesn’t share his father’s views. Ever since he first saw Takoda Red Bird during one of the Sioux sacred ceremonies, Will has been fascinated. He grants the tribe access.
Takoda defies Kevin on a regular basis. He often sneaks to the sacred site on the rancher’s land for prayer and knows Will has seen him there. When, out of spite, Kevin places the land up for auction, Takoda knows it is time for action and bands together with Will to stop the sale.
In the fight that follows, Will gets more than he expected. He starts out helping the tribe preserve their identity… and ends up finding his own.
Review: In my humble opinion, this is the best series Andrew Grey has written so far. It’s nice when one narrator performs a whole series. By the third book, Andrew McFerrin’s voice seems more at ease with the characters; he put more “acting” into this audiobook. The Grandfather sounded old, the young Martin sounded young in the prologue. The characters matured in their voices as Andrew told the story, and I really appreciated that a lot, as it drew me into the story.
The Fight for Identity brings up some good questions: Is tourism worth the cost of losing sacred grounds, how long can you hold a grudge, and is it worth it to lose your family over?
The series started with the publishing of The Good Fight, followed by The Fight Within, and now ends with this book. These audiobooks had a lot to live up to, the narration had to be as good as the stories are, and as I said in the opening paragraph, Andrew McFerrin just got better and better.
Bringing in the characters from the first two books was appreciated. When I get attached to characters, I always like knowing they are happy and living a good life. I know, I know, they aren’t real people, but just listen to this series and try not to get attached to Jerry, Akecheta, Paytah, and Bryce. And the kids, all the kids on the reservation. I just wish them peace in knowing who they are and to be proud of their heritage.
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