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English Creek Audiobook

English Creek: The Montana Trilogy, Book 1

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Part of Ivan Doig’s acclaimed Montana trilogy, English Creek revolves around Jick McCaskill, a 14-year-old growing up in 1930s Montana. This incandescent coming-of-age tale dramatizes the climatic events of one summer that inevitably mark Jick’s awakening from childhood to adulthood.

©1984 Ivan Doig (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Jan
    Rochester, NY, United States
    21/05/13
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    "Read this as book two and Dancing as book one"

    I read "Dancing at the Rascal Fair" as a stand alone book, not realizing it was part of a trilogy. "Dancing" is a 5 star read and a gem of a book. It is also the true beginning of the trilogy. After reading "Dancing," I wanted more about the family and what happened to them. I read "Prairie Nocturne" which followed a side character and didn't satisfy the itch. This is what I should have read. Although, I have no clue why Doig chose to make it the first book of the trilogy, it is actually the second book chronologically and makes a lot more sense to read second. Having read "Dancing," I picked up on subtleties and relationships that I wouldn't have caught at all if I had read this first. "English Creek" starts slowly and the plot lazes along, just a 3.5 star read for me, but it was the salve for my itch of wanting more after "Dancing." Glad I found it.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Bettyjo
    Roanoke, VA, United States
    30/10/11
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    "Great Story"

    Characters one can care about. Realist, down-to-earth story. All three books in the trilogy are well written. Graphic descriptions of Montana without bogging the story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    Seattle, WA, United States
    04/03/11
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    "14 year old protagonist--not enough conflict"

    I loved listening to Doig's "Dancing at the Rascal Fair." This story was not as interesting because the protagonist, Jick, is mainly an observer of other characters' lives and not much happens in his own. There is just one main conflict and to me it wasn't strong enough to sustain through the story. What was interesting was the references to "Rascal Fair" because Jick's grandfather is Angus McCaskill, the protagonist of "Rascal Fair." It was still an entertaining listen, but not nearly as rich as "Rascal Fair."

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ron R Hahn
    07/08/16
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    "Love!!!"

    A great history lesson through the eyes of a 14 year old boy. A competent, confident boy, coming of age. Wonderful sense of place, can feel the air and see the land.
    Only disappointment? What happened to Angus and Adair from the first book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P. Haner
    Washington State
    19/06/16
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    "Doig!"

    My favorite author. I'm listening to these again after 25 years....and picking it more information.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chrissie
    Brussels, Belgium
    01/06/13
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    "Excellent storytelling"

    I found "English Creek" even better than "Dancing at the Rascal Fair", which is a favorite with many, not just me. The weird thing is that "English Creek" is the first of the series but chronologically it follows "Dancing at the Rascal Fair". I think it is better to read it after "Dancing at the Rascal Fair"! "Ride With Me, Mariah Montana" is the next one I will pick up. Check out all of the "Two Medicine County" series. I love the way Ivan Doig captures the essential both in physical descriptions of the land, the dialog between people and what is essentially important in life. Some compare him to Wallace Stegner but I think he is MUCH better. There is marvelous humor in Doig's writing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff Zimmerman
    17/11/17
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    "Montana, Family, Friends and Memories"

    An enjoyable saga capturing the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a Montana family. Great listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fat Man
    Montana
    29/10/17
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    "Fantastic remembrance of the east slope"

    As with Doig's other stories, this is a relatable, humorous coming of age story set in Montana, mostly in late 1930s

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martha B. Spencer
    Raleigh, NC USA
    19/06/17
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    "Slow moving ode to Montana."

    I had to struggle​ to finish this. More happened in the final minutes than in the preceding hours. I have read and enjoyed others by Doing, but found this tedious. Not much plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kaleigha
    18/05/16
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    "Simple in the best sort of way"

    Doig's portrayal of the characters transported me straight into their world. I frequently found myself laughing out loud to the various thoughts and conversations that were had throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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