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In the Company of Others | [Jan Karon]

In the Company of Others

Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.
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Publisher's Summary

Jan Karon's new series, launched with her New York Times best-selling Home to Holly Springs, thrilled legions of Mitford devotees, and also attracted a whole new set of fans. "Lovely," said USA Today. "Rejoice!" said The Washington Post.

In this second novel, Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.

In the Company of Others is a moving testament to the desperate struggle to hide the truth at any cost and the powerful need to confess. Of all her winning novels, Jan Karon says this "dark-haired child" is her favorite - a sentiment listeners everywhere are certain to share.

©2010 Jan Karon (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    Nilda 11-20-10
    Nilda 11-20-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointed"

    I have always loved the Father Tim series but I must be listening to a different book than the one others have rated. I'm on chapter 11 and find the story boring; I miss John McDonough, who read the other books. Erik Singer's voice seems too young. I tolerated him in the last book but this is it for me. I may have to try this book again in print form to see if I like it more..

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    R. Jones 04-07-11
    R. Jones 04-07-11 Member Since 2013

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    "Good as ever, but...."

    I was disappointed at the change in reader. I have come to love the voice characterizations and rhythms of John McDonough. If I had not already listened to the entire rest of the series, I would not have cared; but the change was a little off-putting for me. Otherwise, a typically enjoyable Father Tim book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Orange Park, FL, United States 11-10-10
    Peggy Orange Park, FL, United States 11-10-10 Member Since 2008
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    "wonderful, enjoyable, heart warming- a must!"

    This whole audio production was the Best!!! Mr. Erik Singer was outstanding in his reading of the story. His Irish accent, his separation of voices for the character, his timing and emphasis were superb. The story was wonderful. I hated to stop listening, and could hardly wait to press."Play" again. I think this is Mrs. Karon's best work, but then each time I read one of her books I say that. This is a must buy. Whether you are a loyal Jan Karon fan or new to her work you will love this. So go ahead and get this audio. You will be so glad you did. Thank you Jan, Erik, the musicians and production staff. It was wonderful and I will be listening to this many times.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mama C 12-03-10
    Mama C 12-03-10 Member Since 2008
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    Jan Karon does it again with another book filled with charming characters, both new and old. Plots are fair, but her books are for people who read for characters. Erik Singer's narration is good, though for those of us who are accustomed to the other narrator, it is an adjustment. I did enjoy his Irish dialects.
    If this is your first Jan Karon, I encourage you to start with the Mitford books.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gina 01-02-12
    Gina 01-02-12
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    "I love Father Tim and Cynthia"
    Would you listen to In the Company of Others again? Why?

    Absolutely It's a good story with interesting characters BUT if you are expecting all the Mitford gang you will be disappointed. They are in Ireland without Dooley, Harley, Puny, the twins, and even Barnabas.


    Any additional comments?

    Once you get past that the cast of characters is different you can settle in and get to know their new friends.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jacob henrietta, NC, United States 10-21-10
    jacob henrietta, NC, United States 10-21-10 Member Since 2012
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    "great except..."

    I miss the Mitford narrator. Worth a credit though

    JACOB CONLEY Henrietta NC

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    M. Leyerle 04-13-15
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    "What a bonnie story"

    Loved it! As always Jan Karon's stories captivate and hold me until the very last word.

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    Susan Hudsonville, MI, United States 04-09-15
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    "As Usual I am not disappointed"

    I own all of the Mitford and Father Tim series in audible form. I never tire of listening to them. There are few books I will read or listen to twice but I have listen to these books over and over. My favorite reader is John McDonough but I must say that Erik Singer was fantastic and did a wonderful job. I will look for his name as narrator again! I highly recommend this book.

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    Ann 03-08-15
    Ann 03-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    a good listen but the story drug in a few places and there were a few too many characters to keep track of.

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    Anne 02-03-15
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    "Great story, great reader!"

    I loved the story-within-a-story. Jan Karon is an excellent author and although I don't really care for the man who narrates, he did very well with the brogue.

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