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Publisher's Summary

Film and TV star Keke Palmer tenderly shares the Ojibwe folk tale of the first dreamcatcher and shows how its message of our connection to the natural world persists to this day. 

Bedtime stories are narrated by the world’s most celebrated voices and written with no beginning, middle, or end so you don’t stay up to hear what happens next. They're interesting enough to give your mind something to focus on, but delivered in a way that encourages sleep.

This title is part of The Audible Sleep Collection, exclusive audio experiences created to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up in the right morning mindset. New and free for members. 

About the author: Linda LeGarde Grover is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is an author of fiction, poetry, research articles, newspaper columns, and essays. Her publications include The Dance Boots, which received the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; The Road Back to Sweetgrass, which received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers Fiction Award; The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, which received the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry; and her essay collection, Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year, which received the Minnesota Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and Memoir. Linda lives in Duluth, where she was born, and where she is currently researching intersections of traditional Ojibwe stories with regional Ojibwe history and the natural world.    

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Dreamcatcher did just that!

Keke Palmers vocal deliverance of the story has been the best I’ve ever listen to. The storytellers pitch and voice is so soothing. I have enjoyed falling asleep to this story multiple times. A must audio for those wanting to awake feeling refreshed from a solid sleep.

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Very soothing voice

The narrators voice sounds almost like a whisper. I have been listening for 3 nights and I still haven't heard the end of the story which is amazing because I have tried so many other options that haven't worked for me. I definitely recommend listening to this story.

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Beautiful Indian Story of the Dreamcatcher

This is one of the most lovely short tales offered by Audible. It's very soothing and descriptive and perfect for bedtime. Appropriate for all ages. I hope to find more stories of the Ojibwe tribe, as I was so touched by this one about the dreamcatcher.

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Very effective

I love Keke’s voice. The story lends itself to falling asleep. The subject matter is comforting to me. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants some help falling asleep.

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Worked too well

I have yet to hear the entire story! I have started this 4 times, and always fall asleep before the end. Last night I played it for my 10yr old daughter and we both fell asleep. Keke has such a soothing tone, It's very relaxing, perfect for my after work brain at 10 am.

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Lovely history, a little too interesting

I had such great success with the rainforest soundscape (strongly recommended if you want real rain sounds,) I decided to try something new.

I’d tried a couple ASMR recordings from Audible+ to check out all the hype. I enjoyed The Tayler & fell asleep before it ended. A minor miracle! I tried another one & the whispering was irritating, the added sounds making little point & adding nothing. My husband actually turned it off when his alarm went off out of annoyance. So, I decided to move away from ASMR.

I fell blissfully asleep listening to the lovely rainforest. My dog woke me at 4;45AM (0445) to get a drink & go out. It took long enough to get me to that not really awake, but too awake to fall back asleep readily. Knowing being awake this early spells migraine (for me,) I decided to pick a sleepy story. Obviously, I picked this one. I’ve never heard the lore behind the dream catcher before. That was my undoing. Her voice was lovely, easy to listen to, not whispering. Her telling of the history was engaging. It was written in a manner designed to reduce the brain’s compulsion to stay awake to hear ‘the rest of the story.’ (Sorry Paul Harvey, it fit.) Unfortunately, my ADHD brain was just interested enough to stay awake. I did find myself physically relaxing, taking the slow deep breaths that herald sleep’s approach. ADHD, counterintuitively, often comes with periods of hyper focus. This is most often triggered by a subject the person already found interesting. Then, when presented with a crumb of additional information on the subject, down the rabbit hole we go. This happened with me this morning.

Therefore, if you can fall asleep even if moderately interested in the subject, I highly recommend this track. If you have no interest in this subject, I again highly recommend this track. If you are like me, I do not. She is too lovely to listen too while exploring tribal lore. I instead recommend listening another time. Perhaps as a calming listen while getting ready for bed.

I’m glad I listened. It was fascinating. Now, however, I really need to get back to sleep. Maybe I’ll pick a disinteresting lecture sounding track next.

Yawn. Good morning, good night!

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It worked.

I listened to the story but can’t say much about it because I fell asleep. Keke’s voice was perfect. This was the second time I listened to it with the same intended result. I don’t think it was supposed to be a story for storytelling but it was perfect for relaxation and sleep.

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Pleasant and educational

Keke's voice is perfect for a relaxing story! Audible should get her to read more bedtime/calming stories. Also, very cool story of the dream catcher!

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it worked.

I definitely fell asleep before the ending. Enjoyed the part that I heard. I didn't think it would work but it did.

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The Ojibwe Dreamcatcher

Beautifully narrated story telling of the origin of the Dreamcatcher. So relaxing to listen to the soft spoken revelation of a tradition handed down from one generation to another & so on & so on.