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At Home in Mitford: The Mitford Years, Book 1 | [Jan Karon]

At Home in Mitford: The Mitford Years, Book 1

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 60 years old.
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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 60 years old.

Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound.

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

©1994 Jan Karon; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved

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    Cheryl MODESTO, CA, United States 10-20-11
    Cheryl MODESTO, CA, United States 10-20-11

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    "Loved it!"

    What's not to love? After reading the series three times over the years, I got the audible. What a treat! This story never grows old. Delightful!

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    Judith Wolfe 06-25-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, terrible narrator."

    The book itself is great, but the narrator ruined it. He read too slowly and paused too often. It drove me crazy.

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    Karen 05-11-11
    Karen 05-11-11
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    "Easy Reading for a Weary Soul"

    "the pause that refreshes"

    This is my second time to listen to the Mitford series. It has been several years since the first read, and it is just as refreshing second time around!

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    Harriet 05-06-11
    Harriet 05-06-11 Member Since 2011

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    "What's not to love?"

    A great light yet heart-filled "read." Loved John McDonough's reading of it. Felt like I'd been living in Mitford with all those characters by the end. Didn't want it to end. Good thing there's others for me to delve into.

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    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 04-18-11
    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 04-18-11
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    "Why no women's voices?"

    I wish audible would have both men's and women's voices reading a book. A man's voice for a woman's part is distracting and unnatural. Otherwise, the book was very good, although a bit preachy.

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    Leanne 04-06-11
    Leanne 04-06-11

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    "Amazing"

    I read most of this series years ago. Now that I have an hour commute and a fantastic addiction to audio books, I had to have it! I am so glad I downloaded this! I have laughed outloud, cried and felt all the emotions. Father Tim...I wish he was part of my family, as well as the other characters from this amazing series! I want to live in Mitford.
    I have an amazing love for spiritually based humor and "real life" applications. This story just touches your heart and makes you fall in love. The reader is PERFECT for Father Tim and the point of view for these stories! BRAVO!

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    John Martinez, GA, United States 01-28-11
    John Martinez, GA, United States 01-28-11 Member Since 2009
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    "A Wondrous escape."

    Great book, I am learning so much more this time, read it several years ago but listening to it is much better.

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    Patricia Roseburg, OR, United States 12-04-10
    Patricia Roseburg, OR, United States 12-04-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Feel good, happy book"

    I love Jan Karon's books. They are fun and always leave me feeling good. They are a story of people I become quickly attached to and enjoy their ups and downs and continuing goodness and kindness.

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    Andre Ithaca, NY, United States 03-09-09
    Andre Ithaca, NY, United States 03-09-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Molasses"

    It would be better to read this book than it is to listen to. Reading would permit one to skim over or even skip some of the long, elaborate descriptions of places or people. The problem is aggravated by the slow, uncompromisingly tedious reading speed.
    Overall the book seems to me to be just too cute. Nothing that happens seems to be of any real importance, and it's hard to tell if there is some sort of plot or not.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jim North Salt Lake, UT, United States 02-04-09
    Jim North Salt Lake, UT, United States 02-04-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Rich and Fulfilling"

    For those who like books with fast-paced action and a contrived plot, you won't enjoy this one. But for those of us who live for slow summer days with an occasional baseball game or a picnic, this is heaven.

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