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At Home in Mitford Audiobook

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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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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    Frank Seattle, WA, United States 01-31-09
    Frank Seattle, WA, United States 01-31-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Time capsule"

    You seem to drift back in time to a slower cadence.
    Many stories all intriguing, with a sense of sweetness we seem to not have in the world of today.
    Strength of character and purpose . Innocence I thought was gone from this earth.All here still alive and well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renanda 01-20-09
    Renanda 01-20-09

    Renanda

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    "Smiles all around"

    I have listened to this series several times.It is one of my favorites. The everyday adventures of Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley and the other inhabitants of Mitford, never fail to put a smile in my heart. John McDonough brings just the right down home voice to Jan Karon's memorable characters.
    I have often wondered what people think as they see me driving with a silly grin on my face. If they only knew how happy this and every story in the Mitford series makes me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gina 06-02-08
    Gina 06-02-08
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    "I love Mitford"

    I listened to Home to Holly Springs and fell in love with Fr. Tim and his lovely life. After listening to this first edition I was hooked. I'm currently on the 4th book, Out to Canaan and I am addicted to Mitford!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07
    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07 Member Since 2007

    C. Cole

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    "A Must Read Series"

    I love all of Jan Karon's books in this series. I have read all of then at least 3 times and listened to them on audio once or twice. Heaven will be just like Mitford- with out the pain of course. Perfection

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gaylyn Greenville, TX, USA 07-11-07
    Gaylyn Greenville, TX, USA 07-11-07
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    "Too Slow"

    Since there are two more books in this series, I guess there is an audience out there for this book. However, I am not included. It drug on with such minute day-to-day details, that I only listed to the first download. I felt I had wasted my money.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    J. B. Santo Massachusetts 04-19-13
    J. B. Santo Massachusetts 04-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my cup of tea."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    To be fair, I didn't realize it was Christian fiction when I ordered it. So I found that heavy handed, but even if you are a Christian fiction fan, this story spends a long time going nowhere. I also did not realize her other book I ordered was Christian fiction, but that one had a decent story. For me, these are some overly cute characters with overly cute anecdotes that all felt so episodic, I gave up after about a third of the way in.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jan Karon again?

    No,but mostly because I am not her target audience.


    Which character – as performed by John McDonough – was your favorite?

    Frankly, they all began to irritate me.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 09-26-07
    Jennifer 09-26-07 Member Since 2006
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    "snore"

    I know many fans of this author, and based on their enthusiastic recommendations, I really expected to like this book. However, I literally fall asleep every time I listen to it for more than ten minutes (thankfully I'm usually in bed while I'm listening). I'm not impressed with the story(nothing happens), characters, or the narration. Perhaps this is one of those books that's just better in print, but based on my experience so far, I don't think I'll give the print version a try any time soon. I'm sorry I wasted a credit on this.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Candace Russell 01-28-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much evangelism"

    I was looking for a relaxing listen with a little mild suspense, and did get that, but it became really tiresome hearing all the confessions and testimonials of faith. It's like profanity - a lot of extra words that don't advance the plot, and grows more and more annoying the longer the book plays. I thought it was educational to hear the symptoms of someone slipping into a diabetic coma, as the preacher does in this book; otherwise would have given only 1 star. I did get through it, as it was pretty helpful lulling me to sleep at night, but won't be shopping for more of the same.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Poncho 04-26-16
    Poncho 04-26-16

    Linda Johnston

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    "Wonderful story and narrator!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of At Home in Mitford?

    Father Tim and Dooley, his neighbor, Barnabas, Sadie


    Which character – as performed by John McDonough – was your favorite?

    Dooley!!


    Any additional comments?

    I felt this book started a little slowly, only because I'd not listened to a book like this one. The characters are being developed. But not long into the book, I was hooked. I LOVED the narrator. I wish he he read the whole series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    leslie 04-19-16
    leslie 04-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "one of the best books I have listened too."

    I enjoyed this book tremendously from the beginning to the end. can't wait to move on to the next in the series. love the narrator , love the message the story brings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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