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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,354 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ivan Doig Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Montana Trilogy Release Date: October 1984 ISBN: 9781449814960
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayla | 2/13/2014

    " A little slow in spots but a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Schontag | 2/2/2014

    " This is the fist book of a trilogy about three generations of a family. It is such a great story and a fascinating look at how much is lost within each generation of a family. A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/26/2014

    " Great book! I love Ivan Doig. There's definitely some "cowboy language" throughout, but I loved the whole coming-of-age story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/22/2014

    " Ivan Doig is one of my new "favorite authors." I love his portrayal of Montana history in the early 1900s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne Carter | 1/12/2014

    " These stories told by Doig are of great interest to me, well written. My husband's grandparents were homesteaders in Montana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/11/2014

    " really a 3.5. A sweet story of growing up, set in what must be magnificent mountains. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/27/2013

    " When I read this when I was 19, it spoke so clearly to me of love and loss of innocence that I underlined roughly half of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jlou | 12/24/2013

    " Not as good as The Whistling Season, but a good comforting read. The last 40 pages or so get more suspenseful, and I had a hard time putting it down (even to leave for a several day hiking trip.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/22/2013

    " Book group read. Interesting historical fiction set Montana. I liked it enough to read the 2nd book in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bert-bobbi | 12/13/2013

    " a little too long on the fire scene, but overall most enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 12/5/2013

    " Read this book in conjunction with Dancing at the Rascal Fair - don't bother with the third book in the trilogy - Ride with Me Mariah Montana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Howes | 12/2/2013

    " One of the reasons I enjoyed this book is its focus on the early days of the US Forest Service in Montana especially after having spent over 30 years in the Forest Service myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Baru | 10/18/2013

    " One of the best books I've ever read. I've given it as gifts to several buddies and pals and so far they all enjoyed it as much as I. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elge | 1/25/2013

    " If you loved the "Little House on the Prairie" books as a kid, you will love this book and the second in the series "Dancing at the Rascal Fair." Ivan Doig has a great talent for writing how people speak. You will find yourself laughing out loud at some of the turns of phrase he uses. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melanie | 9/30/2012

    " Blah! I will say that the prose were very lyrical, but not my kind of book. Coming-of-age story of a 15 year-old boy in 1930's Montana. It moves very slowly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 7/29/2012

    " As I have already read the 3rd book in the trilogy and enjoyed it I thought I would try to find a copy of the first book. This is an earlier generation than the book I have already read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan Jones | 6/27/2012

    " I'm sorry, but I just couldn't get past the first 40 pages of this book. I'm not sure why. It seems like a nice book. Maybe the plot is too slow or there are too many tangents? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/20/2012

    " Beautifully written book, one of my all time favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Babcock | 11/20/2011

    " The first of the trilogy - though the second I read. Didn't connect as much as I did with Dancing at the Rascal Fair- but it filled in some holes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hancock The | 9/8/2011

    " The first of the trilogy. Story of a young man growing up in Montana during the depression. It's funny, touching, historical, basically it has all of the components that make a great book great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willis | 8/31/2011

    " One of my favorite books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Dalley | 7/6/2011

    " This was a slow starter for me. It felt like I'd missed the first few chapters--if it is a sequel, that would explain it. It's kind of a slice of life during one summer. Jick is such an engaging character, and I enjoyed his world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 5/19/2011

    " I am an Ivan Doig fan but this work is not quite as good as others I have read in past. I do recommend Doig! However I suspect that I enjoy his vivid descriptions of Montana more in audio and because I am the product of a rural upbringing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belle | 5/4/2011

    " I have to re-read the books in Ivan Doig's trilogy every so often... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 3/30/2011

    " I gave it three because I didn't finish it. The language was bad but the story is interesting. I loved the Whistling Season. Clean language in it. Love Ivan Diog's writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abra | 3/19/2011

    " My parents introduced me to this book and I absolutely love it. It is one book that I find myself going back to re-read about once a year. The story and scenery always just bring me back to spending my summers in Montana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maughn | 3/15/2011

    " One summer in the life of a 15-year-old boy in 1930s Montana, as told by one of my favorite writers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/28/2011

    " The first of the trilogy - though the second I read. Didn't connect as much as I did with Dancing at the Rascal Fair- but it filled in some holes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/18/2011

    " Ivan Doig is one of my new "favorite authors." I love his portrayal of Montana history in the early 1900s. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 12/5/2010

    " DOIG, IVAN. ENGLISH CREEK. 1984
    Jick McCaskill coming-of-age late in the depression during the 1930s. He is fourteen and able now to share in the full life of family and town and ranch of sprawling Two Medicine country. so so..not too good.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 11/22/2010

    " I enjoyed this trip to the past. Not much happens, but the characters and place seem real. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 8/27/2010

    " Doig is a pleasure to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/30/2010

    " Not as good as Rascal Fair, but very well done! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 5/19/2010

    " I love the way the book makes me love Montana but this storyline isn't as good as Dancing at the Rascal Fair. Still plan on reading the final book in the trilogy, though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cid | 5/13/2010

    " Another satisfying visit to Ivan Doig's Montana and the McCaskill family. The characters, time and place are all thoughtfully and interestingly evoked by the stories he weaves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 4/15/2010

    " The second book in the trilogy beginning with Dancing at the Rascal Fair. "

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About the Author
Author Ivan Doig

Ivan Doig is the author of over a dozen books, including the Indiebound bestseller Work Song, the classic memoir This House of Sky, and the acclaimed Montana trilogy. He has been a National Book Award finalist and has received the Wallace Stegner Award, among many other honors. He lives in Seattle.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense.