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In the Company of Others Audiobook

In the Company of Others

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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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    SHELLY HARRISON ADRIAN, MISSOURI United States 10-09-16
    SHELLY HARRISON ADRIAN, MISSOURI United States 10-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I LOVE the Mitford Series!"

    I LOVE the Mitford Series! I often listen and read these books and over again. it is so much like going home. in fact my personal tradition is listening to Shepherds Abiding between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. I just may be able to recite the whole thing by now!! lol

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    E. Calvert Vienna, VA USA 09-29-16
    E. Calvert Vienna, VA USA 09-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this book!"

    I totally disagree with previous reviewer's who didn't like the performance and the reader of the story. John McDonagh is wonderful of course but this narrator is perfect in my book. I'm a big fan of all of Jan Karon's books. This is probably the fourth time I've listened to "In the Company..." and I love it just as much as I did the first time I heard it. I particularly liked the fiddle playing Irish music first throughout the narration.

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    Dawn 08-10-16
    Dawn 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love, Love, Love Jan."

    How Jan has made us fall in love with a whole new cast of caricatures and brought a whole new group of friends into my life. She is a wonder. Although it took me a short time of missing John McDonough the new reader was wonderful.

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    M. Buchanan 07-01-16
    M. Buchanan 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    JAn Karon is my favorite author bar none! MY favorite is Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good!

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    Janice LAGRANGE, KY, United States 11-19-15
    Janice LAGRANGE, KY, United States 11-19-15 Member Since 2005

    I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.

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    "Classic Karon"
    What made the experience of listening to In the Company of Others the most enjoyable?

    I always love the warmth of Father Tim's relationship with his wife, Cynthia. Their late-in-life love seems to keep him perpetually amazed by his great good luck. As trite as it may seem, I find this very deeply reassuuring that life can always hold one more surprise.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is always Father Tim.


    What about Erik Singer’s performance did you like?

    It took a while to get over the disappointment at the change of readers. Although Erik Singer is very good I imagine many listeners would enjoy having McDonough back.


    If you could rename In the Company of Others, what would you call it?

    To Home and Back


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    meri gilmer mcadams 08-11-15
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    "Lovely story! - Hate the reader!"

    I am pretty open minded and so I didn't worry about the reader even after reading the reviews negatively comparing him with the wonderful John McDonough (even though true). It was the hard quick tone that he used in dialog between Father T and Cynthia that was almost sarcastic and definitely and not in keeping with the spirit of the characters. The way he read some of the text it it almost made me dislike Cynthia! Something that I never though could remotely happen.

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    cheryl wachtel 05-14-15
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    "I like the other books about Father Tim better."

    I got through the audiobook but with much less interest than usual for a Jan Karon story. I didn't have any enthusiasm for the characters or the story and didn't like the Irish accents. I want to hear about Mule and Puney back in Mitford!

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    M. Leyerle 04-13-15
    M. Leyerle 04-13-15 Member Since 2016
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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
    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
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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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