One of the best I've experienced.
At Home In Mitford - same actor - brings the story alive.
He does so well with the different characters - he seems to actually take on their personalities and matches it with a voice that is so aunthentic. He is unbelievable and I will look for more of his work.
I'm not sure I could actually narrow it down to one but I think Father Tim's encounters with Edith Mallory are right up there with the unique voice and personality of Dooley Barlow.
I am so entertained by this and cannot wait to buy the next book in the series to listen to. It will be at the top of my Christmas list this year.
Amazing, Entertaining, Deep
I love the way Jan Karon so vividly portrays Father Tim and his coming into the knowledge of the reality of his past and why he brought through life with him the hurts he did. An incredible picture of life - we all have our "story" and that "story" formed us into who we are today. There are so many things about our past, our family, our upbringing that we understand so little about. Maybe if we could all go back to our own personal "Holly Springs" we would be able to settle some things in our own minds about why we are the person we are today. It gives me the ability, with knowledge, to look into my own parents lives and realize that they were fighting their own demons. It really wasn't all about me - it was about the battle that rages within even from their own past. Maybe if we all looked at life this way, we could go forward to make a difference in the world, understanding that everyone around us fights those demons. A little more understanding and compassion toward others, and forgiveness would be our creed for life. A wonderful story - I recommend it!
I have not listened to any of Scott Sower's other performances but I have heard other's who have narrated the Mitford Series in which Father Tim is introduced to us. I must say, I thought they did an excellent job until I heard Scott Sower - wow! He put into words, dialect, accent, etc., everything my mind imagined this story to be. Jan Karon has a way of writing such believability into her characters and he brought them to life. I can hardly get enough of it I am enjoying it so much. There are times when I absolutely laugh right out loud and can't stop - other times crying right along with the characters in the story. Jan Karon has to be my all time favorite author and Scott Sower my all time favorite narrator.
Father Tim - I absolutely love his humility and the wisdom he portrays. He seems to know when to speak and when to just listen. He makes everyone feel important to him - not judged - just important.
I hope to see more books by Jan Karon in the future. I have not yet read #2 in the Father Tim series and am looking forward to reading it.
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