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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (537 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ivan Doig Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed for his beloved Montana trilogy, National Book Award finalist Ivan Doig crafts masterful portraits of life in rural Big Sky Country. Set in the 1930s, Bucking the Sun follows the Duff clan during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. Hugh Duff is angry that the dam will flood his farm, yet his sons hasten to get jobs working on the project.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sunny | 2/13/2014

    " Doig is almost always worth reading and this novel is no exception. His feel for location is remarkable for its ability to define and both characters and plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joan | 2/4/2014

    " Ivan Doig's writing is so rich - rich in information, relationships, emotions. In Bucking the Sun he fascinated me with descriptions of the building of the country's (world's?) largest earth damn, one of the WPA, get the country back to work projects during Roosevelts tenure. And the family of 3 brothers whose family farm is due to be flooded by the dam is a rough and tumble, real life family of love and tension. There's a murder described at the beginning that actually occurs at the end so you are kept from knowing the conclusion through the story. And while it keeps you wondering, it's a very small part of the tale. Finally, it seems almost like a publisher's insistence to lure the reader through 400 pages of dam building. It wasn't necessary. Doig's descriptions of life stand proudly and so easily on their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nichole Rottinghaus | 2/3/2014

    " This was good. Not GREAT, but I really enjoyed it. I love the setting, the history, Doig's wonderful writing style, and especially the engineering piece of the story (so cool to read a book about an engineer, especially one from MSU). The book drew me in quickly and kept me engaged, but I found the ending disappointing - a huge twist, and little explanation... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pat | 1/30/2014

    " Concise, sharp look at a family struggling with economic changes. The sparse descriptive language is intriguing. "

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