I am a mother of two adult children and married to a wonderful man. I am a full time Realtor who enjoys historical fiction.
I can't get past the story teller. This is nothing like the other books when John Mcdonnough told the story.
He doesn't continue the same characters from the other Jan Karon books.
The narration was excellent; voice interpretations were spot on.
The flashback moments into Father Tim's history were noticibly darker than anything found in the Mitford series. The change was necessary.
Scott Sowers was so brilliant a narrator I forgot he was one voice. I was especially impressed with his speech for a character described as having no teeth. It was so believable I hit rewind half a dozen times just to hear that character's first line again and again. He did an incredible job of selling Audible. I doubt my reading experience of this title, which I own in hard copy, would have had the same impact.
I gave a 3 x 5 Star rating even though it was strange getting used to a new reader, BUT I believe for this series he was grand, and made the first two books in this series come alive. Read it!
At first the narrator's voice was so slllloooowww and labourious, and inappropritate pauses in the syntax of the sentence, but I kept going ... in the end he was able to differentiate the characters appropriately and it was quite enjoyable to listen to,
the story was, of course, very good, very pleasant as these books are always!
Why did they change narrators!!??!! I have listened to all the series and I couldn't even get past the first couple of chapters in this book - the narrator is not horrible but he is completely wrong for this book - Can't really tell you if I liked the book because I couldn't listen to it - too dry and not engaging.
After so many books with one narrater changing made it difficult to "believe" this was the same character. Very hard to get into. Sorry to have wasted my credit.
Home to Holly Springs was fun, heart warming and great to listen to. I couldn't wait to get to a place where I could listen again. I was so surprised to find out who wrote the mysterious note. Great book.
Jan Karon always delivers a wonderful story. I have enjoyed all of the Mitford series. The change in narrator was distracting. I have come to love the soothing voice of John McDonough. He is Father Tim to me and I miss his voice in this book. I miss him and all of the characters that filled my imagination throughout the series. After that being said, it is still a heartwarming story worth either listening to or reading.