This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to since I joined Audible. Of course, the story is one of the best I have read in many years. Jan Karon, the author, has a way of writing that lets you step into the lives of the people of Mitford. I feel that I would recognize any of the characters if I met them on the street. This is a "slice of life" type story where you step into the lives of the characters and follow them through the months and / or years. Every character is vividly drawn.
I think that my favorite moments include Father Tim's first meeting with Dooley Barlow, the time spent with Miss Sadie, and his introduction to Puny.
John McDonough was able to narrate the story in such a way that you can enter the world of the story and forget the narrator. John's use of the native idioms and accents was right on.
Come enter the world of Mitford . . . you will never want to leave!
I am really looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. I read these books years ago and have been wanting to reread them for quite a while but have just been too busy. Audible provided the perfect way for me to do both.
I discovered this story when I was a teenager and then fell in love with the series. I have reread the stories many times and it was a real treat to listen to the story again. It felt like visiting old friends. I have purchased most of the original stories in the series in the audible format and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
F'Nor - he has always been one of my favorite characters.
This was the first Valdemar book and read and I loved it from the first page. I have read it numerous times and was really looking forward to listening to it again.
Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness series.
The narrator's New York / New Jersey accent really detracted from the story. The accent just really bugged me because it seemed out of place and that is deadly in a fantasy story. The accent kept pulling me away from the world of Valdemar. I really hope audible can get someone else to narrate the rest of the stories in this series. I don't know if I would buy the rest of the trilogy if the same narrator is used and that would be hard for me because I really want to listen to the rest of the books.
I read this book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed listening to this excellent production. I had forgotten how confusing the story could be at times but the cast did a fantastic job and I really enjoyed listening to it.
I am not sure who my favorite character is because they were all portrayed so well.
No, though I did listen to it over a few days.
I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys Anne McCaffrey's works. I remember reading this as a teenager and really connected to the emotions of the main character. Listening to the story drew me back in to the world of Pern and made me want to reread all of her stories, starting back at the beginning.
Seeing a different point of view than that of the the dragonriders. I really like the character of Menolly.
She is a good narrator who brings the story to life.
I really resonated with Menolly's feelings of loneliness and alienation from her friends and family for being talented and different.
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