The Whistling Season

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,050 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.

©2006 Ivan Doig (P)2006 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Whistling Season

    • By: Ivan Doig
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645

    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 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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