Last Bus to Wisdom

Last Bus to Wisdom

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig's beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old's imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for "female trouble" in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate-bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical-is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can't seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate packs him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But as it turns out, Donal isn't traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2015, p2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470372095
Characteristics: 1 online resource (15 hr., 43 min.)


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pamelamcculloch Apr 27, 2018

Narrator David Aaron Baker is perfectly in tune with young Donal traveling on the Dog Bus (Greyhound) from Montana to Wisconsin and back again. Along this heartwarming and edge-of-your-seat journey, he'll meet crooks and con artists, saintly and special folks, a soon to be famous author (Jack Kerouac), and his Uncle Dutch changing into Herman the German Cowboy, all perfectly accented and making their way in 1950's American life.

This story and its reader will transport you back in time to life in 1950's Montana. The sights, sounds and language used remind me of the long summers I spent on a Montana ranch. A great coming of age story.


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