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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (308 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ivan Doig Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1999 ISBN: 9781449867737
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Often hailed as the heir apparent to Wallace Stegner, Ivan Doig is among the finest chroniclers of the contemporary American West. In Mountain Time, Lexa McCaskell and Mitch Rozier leave their Seattle home to visit Mitch’s dying father in Montana. There Mitch clashes with both Lexa and his father as events from the past are explored and difficult memories resurface. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Mountain Time will not dissuade those who rank Doig among the best living American writers. San Francisco Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/14/2014

    " Came to realize I'd already read this book! But it is a good story worthwhile to re-read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dodi | 2/10/2014

    " A story about families taking place in the northwest. Although Mr. Doig doesn't think of himself as a western writer, to me he is, in the best sense "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 2/6/2014

    " Thankfully I have read other novels by Ivan Doig so I knew to keep reading, but I have to say that Mountain Time left me disappointed. The writing seemed choppy and I felt like details about some of the characters were missing and did not get resolved by the end of the book. However, when Ivan Doig decides to paint a picture with his words, there is nothing better than one of his landscapes from the American West. His depictions of Montana and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area makes me feel like I am there, on the trail, in the "peace of pine valleys and windsinging mountains". If you can get past the stuttering style of this novel, the writing will carry you another place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 emily | 2/2/2014

    " Currently reading, still like him, but am not as enthralled with the prose as I have been with his earlier novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/31/2014

    " Enjoyed very much. "Read" on audiobook. A journey. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debra | 1/30/2014

    " Not Doig's best IMO. The dialogue did not ring true at all. It was all trying too hard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene Keith | 1/29/2014

    " I loved the writing, if you can get excited about sentence structure, this is really well done. The story lines were just ok, the way they were put together on the page made it worthwhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 1/28/2014

    " I am on a Doig binge and am reading the last three of his books that I have not read before, Heart Earth, Mountain Time, and Winter Brothers. Doig's descriptions of mountains, sky, and people resonate with me and make me want to get out my backpack and start climbing. I have just finished Heart Earth and Mountain Time, and while neither are on my 'favorites by Doig' list and enjoyed reading them and have been thinking about my relationships both to the landscapes I inhabit and the family I share them with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lissa Fox | 1/27/2014

    " Makes me miss Montana... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/20/2014

    " This story was not as compelling to me as his others but I still found it an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 1/5/2014

    " Reading Doig is like drinking from a mountain stream - cold, refreshing, and haunting ("Will I catch giardia?") His writing style is a wonderful change of pace. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 1/2/2014

    " This was my first Ivan Doig and I wasn't totally impressed. A fair amount of the conversations and thoughts of the characters didn't ring true. Sounded like a badly scripted movie or something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea | 12/31/2013

    " A book that just stays with you. Set between Montana and Seattle - how can you go wrong. Ivan Doig writes a great and moving story, again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 12/29/2013

    " He's an institution, but I am yet not impressed. His use of words is nice. But his story is very slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 12/28/2013

    " Roots call you home for various reasons and this calling home is about a man from Montana who has to go home because of family reasons. This particular book of Ivan Doig's wasn't as compelling for me as some of his others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 12/6/2013

    " Ok book. Interesting use of language. About Pacific Northwest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Seely | 12/3/2013

    " It started slow but I really liked it. This man as a different style that grown on me as I read more of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn Meulen | 10/22/2013

    " Although a satisfying read, in my opinion, this was not Doig's best work. I enjoyed the narrative, and the struggle between father and son was classic. However, the story was kind of choppy and left me guessing. Definitely worth reading, but not a good example of Doig's best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/17/2013

    " I'm still reading Doig trying to find a match to Dancing at the Rascal Fair. Mountain Time does not do it. Doig is always a great writer; his characters have a lot of zest. But this book just plays a zappy tune. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhonda Brodbeck | 2/10/2013

    " Not at all up to his standard "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Halsan | 11/11/2012

    " Once again, Ivan Doig hits a home run with this story of a family leaving the busy life in Seattle, and going to Montana and time in the Rockie Mountains. Almost makes me want to go camping again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 10/13/2012

    " This was my first Doig and I greatly enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to starting from the beginning given the other reviews that say this is his weakest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deigh | 9/26/2012

    " I have read a number of his books and find them to be hit and miss. This one, for me, just missed - I could not get interested or involved with the characters at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry Lane | 6/11/2012

    " I like the way this author treats his characters, and how the Western landscape becomes one of the characters in the plot. As a rule, I prefer books that move, that have brisk action -- this is not one of those books, but a satisfying read anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Colling | 4/7/2012

    " Doig has a wonderful way with words--like this "all the children in that family rhyme". His books are always a gift to the senses and a love letter to mountains in Montana. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 12/23/2011

    " So so book about main character's relationship with dying father and relationship between two sisters. I got a little tired of the flippancy. Doig weakness is his dialog. His strength is setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanette | 12/10/2011

    " This was the last of my free books... kept my interest enough, but I probably would have enjoyed it more if I was a Montana girl instead of a Massachusetts girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conrad | 9/14/2011

    " An interesting novel dealing with a number of life's issues (divorce, estranged kids, aging parents, job issues etc.) set in Seattle and Montana. Good descriptive writing and some pleasingly unexpected little windows into past events pulls it all together into an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 7/15/2011

    " Turned out a little better than it began. NOt one of doigs best and I am a big fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 7/1/2011

    " I had read this book a number of years ago and decided to reread it. I didn't get the same elaton from it the second time around. I think the place you might be in your own life really affects your connection with a book. Still, a great writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 5/11/2011

    " My friends have raved about this author and this was the only book of his available at the library. His writing style is amazing, but the story only so-so. I'm anxious to try another one of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/16/2011

    " Came to realize I'd already read this book! But it is a good story worthwhile to re-read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 3/23/2011

    " I loved the writing, if you can get excited about sentence structure, this is really well done. The story lines were just ok, the way they were put together on the page made it worthwhile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry | 12/6/2010

    " I like the way this author treats his characters, and how the Western landscape becomes one of the characters in the plot. As a rule, I prefer books that move, that have brisk action -- this is not one of those books, but a satisfying read anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/13/2010

    " I'm still reading Doig trying to find a match to Dancing at the Rascal Fair. Mountain Time does not do it. Doig is always a great writer; his characters have a lot of zest. But this book just plays a zappy tune. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 8/11/2010

    " So so book about main character's relationship with dying father and relationship between two sisters. I got a little tired of the flippancy. Doig weakness is his dialog. His strength is setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/30/2010

    " Interesting character portrayal. I enjoyed the book more as I got to know each character better. Still not one of Doig's best.

    Karen "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanette | 7/30/2010

    " This was the last of my free books... kept my interest enough, but I probably would have enjoyed it more if I was a Montana girl instead of a Massachusetts girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/18/2010

    " Once again, Ivan Doig hits a home run with this story of a family leaving the busy life in Seattle, and going to Montana and time in the Rockie Mountains. Almost makes me want to go camping again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 emily | 6/19/2010

    " Currently reading, still like him, but am not as enthralled with the prose as I have been with his earlier novels. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debra | 5/31/2010

    " Not Doig's best IMO. The dialogue did not ring true at all. It was all trying too hard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 4/4/2010

    " I always enjoy Ivan Doig and this was no exception. A great read and a entertaining story. He's a Montana writer and he's great at capturing the landscapes and the lives of Montana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 2/24/2010

    " Doig has a wonderful way with words--like this "all the children in that family rhyme". His books are always a gift to the senses and a love letter to mountains in Montana. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 2/15/2010

    " Ok book. Interesting use of language. About Pacific Northwest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 10/11/2009

    " Turned out a little better than it began. NOt one of doigs best and I am a big fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 3/10/2009

    " Roots call you home for various reasons and this calling home is about a man from Montana who has to go home because of family reasons. This particular book of Ivan Doig's wasn't as compelling for me as some of his others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 12/9/2008

    " My friends have raved about this author and this was the only book of his available at the library. His writing style is amazing, but the story only so-so. I'm anxious to try another one of his books. "

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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.