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I read the whistling season a few years back and really liked the book. I liked the writing/prose and the story. I have read a couple of other books Ivan Doig and liked one and hated the other( the eleventh Man ).
Morie was a great character in the whistling season and he is brought back as the main character in this book. He steps off the train and into this book with all his wit, charm and brass knuckles. How could such an educated man be working in a mining town as a undertakers cryer? only Morris Morgan can.
I thing Ivan Doig is a great story teller. He brought the city to life in my mine and it was if I could have been right there and felt the blast of dynamite under the boarding house. When I heard "Ignoramus, I am the librarian!" I knew that Ivan had Created another larger than life character in Samuel S. Sandison. Maybe he will write his story next
I thought the Narrator did a great job. His voice was just right for the book. Good tone and inflection and no grandiose, over the top reading.
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This was a great continuation of the story Doig began in "The Whistling Season," although I wish I had known about this book when I listened to WS several years ago so that I remembered the original story better. Doig weaves a wonderful tale and you continue to connect with Mortie as he now finds himself in Butte, MT. Whose life will he change? How will his life change? What problems might he cause? What odd facts might he spout? Read this book and continue to enjoy.
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