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The Whistling Season Audiobook

The Whistling Season

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Publisher's Summary

When a widowed rancher hires a housekeeper to help with his three young sons, he finds her to be cheerful and competent. Yet she is concealing a colorful and infamous past. Filled with humor and hardship, this novel sings with what the author calls "a poetry of the vernacular".

A finalist for the National Book award, Ivan Doig, who has published 11 books, has been hailed as the "West's preeminent literary novelist" by the Denver Post.

©2006 Ivan Doig; (P)2006 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"The Whistling Season is a book to pass on to your favorite readers: a story of lives of active choice, lived actively." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kim 11-22-11
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    "A nice visit"

    I loved the narrator of the book. His voice was perfect with the mood of the story. It was a great book and I felt a little "old timey" while listening. The last chapter has an interesting twist. Still don't know if I liked it or not. Hmmmm.....

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    kathy redding, CA, United States 10-30-11
    kathy redding, CA, United States 10-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "What a fun and enjoyable read"

    My book club is now reading this book. A lovely story that made me laugh outloud at times. I loved listening to this as I drove.

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    mary j aboughadareh 02-06-11
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    "NOT a pity party"

    How refreshing to listen to a good story about a family that's no disfunctional. I enjoyed the book very much. They characters were engaging, the reading was good. A few good laughs and a little mystery.

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    Terry Rapid CIty, SD, United States 08-27-10
    Terry Rapid CIty, SD, United States 08-27-10 Member Since 2010
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    "The Whistling Season was awesome!"

    Ivan Doig is a wonderful storyteller. He writes in such a way that you are brought into the book right away and don't want to put it down. His characters are real, flawed, funny, and ultimately very human. An excellent book for teens and older.

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    Anne Eatonton, GA, USA 06-13-10
    Anne Eatonton, GA, USA 06-13-10
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    "A lovely tale, warm without being saccharine"

    A paean to boyhood on a Montana homestead, the one-room schoolhouse and Rose, the housekeeper whose ad read "Can't cook, doesn't bite."

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    Misty 09-27-11
    Misty 09-27-11
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    "Felt like i knew the characters personally"

    Grew quite attached to the brother character. Was a little disappointed with the ending - not as happily-ever-after as I like, but acceptable. Character flaws seemed a out weigh the context of the book - but the writing was good and I got used to the narrator. It was a one-time read, enjoyable, worth the $4.95 sale price.

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    L. Neumar LI, NY 11-11-07
    L. Neumar LI, NY 11-11-07 Member Since 2009

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    "Disliked"

    This bored me to tears... It was an ongoing trudge through a meaningless story that for me held no interest at all.

    2 of 13 people found this review helpful

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