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  • Ride with Me, Mariah Montana

  • By: Ivan Doig
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Ivan Doig has been hailed by the New York Times as “dean of Western American letters.” In Ride with Me, Mariah Montana, widower Jick McCaskill, his daughter Mariah, and Mariah’s ex-husband Riley take a road trip back and forth across Montana. As Jick recounts his memories of the area, Riley and Mariah fall in and out of love—and Jick unexpectedly discovers a new partner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Doig's Best Work

  • By TheDallesmbt on 07-03-13

Disappointing end to a trilogy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, it was 13 hours of tedious, annoying dialogue to set up the final, enjoyable hour.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I loved the first 2 books and hoped this would fill in the blanks about the McCaskell clan and the people of the Two Medicine country. It filled in some details but often it was just a repeat of the history for readers who hadn't read the first two books. Instead, most of the book takes place in an RV as the main characters travel about Montana. The dialogue between these characters reminded me of a bad 80's sitcom. I just didn't care one bit about them and only finished because other reviewers said the ending was good. I'll admit it was good and is the only reason I'm giving this book 3 stars.

What about Scott Sowers’s performance did you like?

As in English Creek, Scott Sower's read this book wonderfully, giving each character a proper voice.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No