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
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
Yes, I probably will listen to this again. The story is entertaining and the performance is wonderful.
My favorite character in the story is Father Tim because after listening to all of this author's books, I feel like a know the man. Also, the author keeps him in character. She is always true to his history and he never reacts in a way that seems false. I like looking at the world through his eyes.
The performance is rich and varied. He manages to perform the Irish accents in the book in a believable manner without going over the top. He artfully switches from voice to voice in an easy fashion. As he performs the story, you feel as if he is enjoying it along with you.
If I could rename the book, I think I'd have to call it, 'Working Vacation in Ireland' because this trip is anything but relaxing for Father Tim.
There is a story within the story that could stand as a book all on its own. In a way, I felt as if I were getting two stories for the price of one.
Yes, because the dialect is spot on; it's absolutely amazing how one narrator can vocalize so many different characters! His rendition plants you right in the middle of all the happenings of Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia, with eloquence and charm.
If you have any Irish blood in you at all, you'll especially love this story! It has humor, pathos, adventure, and a plot that makes you want to keep reading. In addition, if you are a Jan Karon fan, you will not be disappointed! You'll wonder when her next saga will be ready.
This man is unusually adept at nailing not only dialect, but sound quality, inflection, intonation, and nuance so that, even though there are many characters, the reader knows who is speaking. He makes the story come alive, and you feel what each character is experiencing.
Of course, Father Tim. You see the whole landscape and charm of the country and characters through his eyes. Karon's dialogue among characters is fascinating and truly meaningful. There are life lessons in there somewhere!
I just can't wait until Jan Karon finishes her next book in the Father Tim series.
Loves to read, write, and make magik!
Erik Singer does this book great justice in the voice projection and change! I enjoyed him very much and will look for his other books! I do also hope he narrarates the final book.
Yes, he was excellent! The voice change was perfect. I could tell the difference in characters remarkably!
The moment that Father Tim and Henry first found out that they where brothers! Threw me for a big ole' loop!
I love and enjoy all of Jan Karon's works! I am so happy I found them on audible, my 3 hour commute to work 5 days a week flies by! Thanks AUDIBLE!
The Midford series and it's spin-offs are the best books I have ever read. Good, clean entertaining reads.
In The Company Of Others is an inspiring book written by Jan Karon. It is part of the Mitford series and, like all the others in this series is a joy to read or listen to. The author's writing skills are top notch and her creation of the town of Mitford and all its wonderful inhabitants a real blessing.
Please, Jan Karon, keep up the good work.
Erik Singer had a fine voice for the Irish characters. His voice was too young for Father Tim, who is 70 in this book. It was often hard to tell the characters' voices apart. Why oh why can't audible pay for both men's and women's voices in books? The story was a fun read and, as usual, a bit preachy at times, but I still like the Father Tim stories.
As a true lover o f the Mitford series I was greatly disappointed with this Jan Karon Novel. It fell short. Previous works allowed you to become part of the cast of characters this did not. Maybe it was the use of brogue or the helter-skelter of scenes and locations. Although I tried, I could not become one with this book.
Avid reader. Retired harpist Consider myself knowledgeable in the English language.
Loved the other Mitford books. This one falls far short. More preachy than the others, not filled with fun interesting characters like the others, and the reader was awful. I forced myself to finish it.
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