"the pause that refreshes"
This is my second time to listen to the Mitford series. It has been several years since the first read, and it is just as refreshing second time around!
A great light yet heart-filled "read." Loved John McDonough's reading of it. Felt like I'd been living in Mitford with all those characters by the end. Didn't want it to end. Good thing there's others for me to delve into.
I wish audible would have both men's and women's voices reading a book. A man's voice for a woman's part is distracting and unnatural. Otherwise, the book was very good, although a bit preachy.
I read most of this series years ago. Now that I have an hour commute and a fantastic addiction to audio books, I had to have it! I am so glad I downloaded this! I have laughed outloud, cried and felt all the emotions. Father Tim...I wish he was part of my family, as well as the other characters from this amazing series! I want to live in Mitford.
I have an amazing love for spiritually based humor and "real life" applications. This story just touches your heart and makes you fall in love. The reader is PERFECT for Father Tim and the point of view for these stories! BRAVO!
I love Jan Karon's books. They are fun and always leave me feeling good. They are a story of people I become quickly attached to and enjoy their ups and downs and continuing goodness and kindness.
It would be better to read this book than it is to listen to. Reading would permit one to skim over or even skip some of the long, elaborate descriptions of places or people. The problem is aggravated by the slow, uncompromisingly tedious reading speed.
Overall the book seems to me to be just too cute. Nothing that happens seems to be of any real importance, and it's hard to tell if there is some sort of plot or not.
For those who like books with fast-paced action and a contrived plot, you won't enjoy this one. But for those of us who live for slow summer days with an occasional baseball game or a picnic, this is heaven.
You seem to drift back in time to a slower cadence.
Many stories all intriguing, with a sense of sweetness we seem to not have in the world of today.
Strength of character and purpose . Innocence I thought was gone from this earth.All here still alive and well.
I have listened to this series several times.It is one of my favorites. The everyday adventures of Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley and the other inhabitants of Mitford, never fail to put a smile in my heart. John McDonough brings just the right down home voice to Jan Karon's memorable characters.
I have often wondered what people think as they see me driving with a silly grin on my face. If they only knew how happy this and every story in the Mitford series makes me.