I own all of the Mitford and Father Tim series in audible form. I never tire of listening to them. There are few books I will read or listen to twice but I have listen to these books over and over. My favorite reader is John McDonough but I must say that Erik Singer was fantastic and did a wonderful job. I will look for his name as narrator again! I highly recommend this book.
Hard to get through.
Not up to her best work by any means....confusing, all over the place.
Yes, the performance was OK.
Father Tim is always an interesting character.
Skip this one.
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
Yes, I probably will listen to this again. The story is entertaining and the performance is wonderful.
My favorite character in the story is Father Tim because after listening to all of this author's books, I feel like a know the man. Also, the author keeps him in character. She is always true to his history and he never reacts in a way that seems false. I like looking at the world through his eyes.
The performance is rich and varied. He manages to perform the Irish accents in the book in a believable manner without going over the top. He artfully switches from voice to voice in an easy fashion. As he performs the story, you feel as if he is enjoying it along with you.
If I could rename the book, I think I'd have to call it, 'Working Vacation in Ireland' because this trip is anything but relaxing for Father Tim.
There is a story within the story that could stand as a book all on its own. In a way, I felt as if I were getting two stories for the price of one.
Yes, because the dialect is spot on; it's absolutely amazing how one narrator can vocalize so many different characters! His rendition plants you right in the middle of all the happenings of Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia, with eloquence and charm.
If you have any Irish blood in you at all, you'll especially love this story! It has humor, pathos, adventure, and a plot that makes you want to keep reading. In addition, if you are a Jan Karon fan, you will not be disappointed! You'll wonder when her next saga will be ready.
This man is unusually adept at nailing not only dialect, but sound quality, inflection, intonation, and nuance so that, even though there are many characters, the reader knows who is speaking. He makes the story come alive, and you feel what each character is experiencing.
Of course, Father Tim. You see the whole landscape and charm of the country and characters through his eyes. Karon's dialogue among characters is fascinating and truly meaningful. There are life lessons in there somewhere!
I just can't wait until Jan Karon finishes her next book in the Father Tim series.
Loves to read but doesnt have time to turn the pages....
Erik Singer does this book great justice in the voice projection and change! I enjoyed him very much and will look for his other books! I do also hope he narrarates the final book.
Yes, he was excellent! The voice change was perfect. I could tell the difference in characters remarkably!
The moment that Father Tim and Henry first found out that they where brothers! Threw me for a big ole' loop!
I love and enjoy all of Jan Karon's works! I am so happy I found them on audible, my 3 hour commute to work 5 days a week flies by! Thanks AUDIBLE!
The Midford series and it's spin-offs are the best books I have ever read. Good, clean entertaining reads.