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At Home in Mitford Audiobook

At Home in Mitford: The Mitford Years, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.

Don't miss out on the rest of Father Tim's adventures in Mitford.

©1997 Jan Karon; (P)1998 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Rosalind Sunset, SC, USA 09-28-05
    Rosalind Sunset, SC, USA 09-28-05
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    "Spell Binding"

    This book was recommended to me by several friends. I haven't read a book in a great many years but when I sat down with this one I was glued to it. I love the little family, the little town and all the members of the town. Every single person in the book are so real you wish you lived there. When I finished this book, I immediately ran out and bought the next in the series, and then the next after that. Once you start reading, you need to know that you won't be able to stop after the first book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    P. Hennessy Austin, TX USA 11-13-06
    P. Hennessy Austin, TX USA 11-13-06 Member Since 2011

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    "Go for Unabridged version"

    A friend at work told me about this series. I downloaded the abridged version, and told my friend I just didn't like the story as much as she did. She borrowed it and hated it--the unabridged version was much better, she said. I wholeheartedly agree. Having listened to both, there's no comparison: the unabridged version is richer, funnier, and more touching and heart-warming than the parsed over abridged version. It's worth listening to the extra hours. It's a wonderfully COMPLETE story!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Cottage Grove, OR, United States 01-10-12
    Lynne Cottage Grove, OR, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A very sweet feel good story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of At Home in Mitford to be better than the print version?

    I listen to books on the run, while driving, doing housework, running errands, etc. It makes chores and commuting more enjoyable, and I finally read books that have been on my planned reading list. In this case, I have the hard copy book at home, but have never taken the time to read it. Now I can cross this book off of my list, and I am ready to read more of Jan Karon's books.


    What other book might you compare At Home in Mitford to and why?

    I would compare the homespun stories and writing to Garrison Keillor's books.


    Which character – as performed by Jan Karon – was your favorite?

    Father Tim is my favorite character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book took me through a range of emotions, but my favorite parts made me laugh.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Montgomery, MN, USA 09-03-06
    Angie Montgomery, MN, USA 09-03-06
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    "Wonderfully entertaining"

    I am on book 4. I am amazed at how wonderful Jan Karon reads her own books. She is an awesome narrator. My children, 6 and 7, are even getting into them. Thank you, Jan, for making this. I actually look forward to remodeling now, because it is when I can listen to these books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda C Beatty 11-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love father Tim a small town story"

    I really enjoyed hearing this read by the author to get the true accent of the region.

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    Anya McK. 06-22-16
    Anya McK. 06-22-16
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    "Abridged version - you're missing out!"
    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't listened to the Mitford series please note that this is the very short, much abbreviated, abridged version of Jan Karon's first book of the series. You will miss out on so much detail and so many hilarious parts if you start with or only listen to this version. I highly recommend the series itself, but don't sell yourself short with this abridged version, go for the full unabridged title as read by Jon McDonough.

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    Amazon Customer Calgary 04-27-15
    Amazon Customer Calgary 04-27-15 Member Since 2010

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    "my all-time favorite book series."

    I try to read through this every year, but this year I decided to enjoy it on audible. wonderful!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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