The Whistling Season

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,141 ratings

The Whistling Season 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.

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  • Book 1

    • The Whistling Season

    • By: Ivan Doig
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 997
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wordplay

    • By Rick Just on 12-21-06

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 2

    • Work Song

    • By: Ivan Doig
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    National Book Award finalist and Wallace Stegner Award winner Ivan Doig has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his vibrant, authentic tales of the American West. In Work Song he takes listeners to Butte, Montana, in 1919 for the tale of one charmer’s efforts to elude Chicago gangsters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By cjwheeler on 03-14-12

    Regular price: $27.99