We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
In the Company of Others Audiobook

In the Company of Others

Regular Price:$31.50
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (427 )
5 star
 (231)
4 star
 (96)
3 star
 (53)
2 star
 (28)
1 star
 (19)
Overall
4.5 (263 )
5 star
 (179)
4 star
 (45)
3 star
 (28)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.4 (268 )
5 star
 (179)
4 star
 (48)
3 star
 (27)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (7)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Nilda 11-20-10
    Nilda 11-20-10 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    110
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    213
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    "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..

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    R. Jones 04-07-11
    R. Jones 04-07-11 Member Since 2016

    R.Jones

    HELPFUL VOTES
    120
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    333
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    28
    0
    Overall
    "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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Krista 05-24-16
    Krista 05-24-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nothing like the rest of the books"

    It was a real struggle to make it through this book. The narrator was OK, although other reviewed disliked him. I do prefer John McDonough however. Bottom line, this story was just plain BORING. Too many people and names tossed about made it confusing, as did all the Irish dialect. I've listened to all the Mitford books up to this point and have enjoyed them until this one. What a disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ohemaap 03-08-16
    Ohemaap 03-08-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    110
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not like the others"

    I really did not enjoy this book. It still had Father Tim saving the day with his well meaning spirit, but I could've done with this one in the series. Such a disappointment. I just could not get into it.

    However if you have Irish heritage, you might enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    reader 10-20-15
    reader 10-20-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    96
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Best One (so far)"

    I admit being skeptical about other positive reviews when I began listening. I was so fond of John McDonough's rendering of Father Tim and it was hard to get used to Erik Singer. Still, the excellent story kept me listening and I am so glad I did. Singer is just right for the Irish characters and the story is suspenseful, the character development rich, and the themes both touching and uplifting. I'm sure I will listen to this again. Don't miss it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandy Simpson 04-25-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    71
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not Good"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Hard to get through.


    What was most disappointing about Jan Karon’s story?

    Not up to her best work by any means....confusing, all over the place.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Singer’s performances?

    Yes, the performance was OK.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Father Tim is always an interesting character.


    Any additional comments?

    Skip this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peggy Orange Park, FL, United States 11-10-10
    Peggy Orange Park, FL, United States 11-10-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mama C 12-03-10
    Mama C 12-03-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    138
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    151
    77
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    1
    Overall
    "Thumbs Up"

    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 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    jacob henrietta, NC, United States 10-21-10
    jacob henrietta, NC, United States 10-21-10 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "great except..."

    I miss the Mitford narrator. Worth a credit though

    JACOB CONLEY Henrietta NC

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    gina north texas 01-02-12
    gina north texas 01-02-12 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.