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Out to Canaan: The Mitford Years, Book 4 | [Jan Karon]

Out to Canaan: The Mitford Years, Book 4

Millions of readers and listeners have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart. But now change is coming to the village. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering the murky uncertainties of retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a shady realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing.
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Publisher's Summary

Millions of readers and listeners have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart. But now change is coming to the village. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering the murky uncertainties of retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a shady realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people engage in the extraordinary struggle of keeping body and soul together.

Featuring a lovable cast of new and familiar characters, Out to Canaan proves once again why Mitford is one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature.

Don't miss out on the rest of Father Tim's adventures in Mitford.

©1997 Jan Karon; (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC. All rights reserved.

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    Sara 03-10-14
    Sara 03-10-14

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    I love this series of books and enjoy these positive stories. John McDonough once again brought Fr Tim and all the Mitford crowd to life beautifully. A pleasure.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen conshohocken, PA, United States 05-08-10
    Gretchen conshohocken, PA, United States 05-08-10 Member Since 2012
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    "wonderful narration, horrible editing"

    John McDonough brings the Mitford series to life with his rich and engaging narration. I have enjoyed this and each previous recording in the collection. My only complaint is the editing, which often jumps from one paragraph to the next without a pause jarring you from the flow of the narration.

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    Gina 06-05-09
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    "Love Mitford and Fr Tim!!"

    Listen to the whole series. You will be transported to a wonderful place!

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    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07
    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07 Member Since 2007

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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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John McDonough is my favorite narrator!!! I love every book in this entire series. it is so comforting & encouraging!

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    Barbara Palatine, IL, United States 02-07-15
    Barbara Palatine, IL, United States 02-07-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Vacation time."

    Listening to John McDonough read Jan Karon's books about Mitford is like taking a mini vacation! Ready for another one.

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    Kara Folmar 02-03-15
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    "As good as I remember!"

    Very good! My mother read these to me as a child, and the recordings don't disappoint my nostalgia! If you enjoy wholesome, you'll enjoy Jan Karon

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    Christa Germanson 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    I started the series because my Mom loves the books. I listen to BOT nightly and have done for years. I am on the 4th book and every time I start to listen it's like coming home. Mom and I will be on the phone and I'll say "well, I've got to get off and go to Mitford now. Wonderful, subtlety witty series that's PERFECTLY PERFORMED by John McDonough. Write more Mitford, Ms. Karon, More, More!!!

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    Alice Atlanta, GA, United States 04-03-14
    Alice Atlanta, GA, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2012

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    Would you listen to Out to Canaan again? Why?

    Yes I have more than 3 times


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out to Canaan?

    Understanding Father Tim's upcoming retirement and understanding is on off feelings about it


    What does John McDonough bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A familiar voice


    If you could rename Out to Canaan, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't


    Any additional comments?

    I have followed Jan Karon's Father Tim series and I feel comfortable with the stories. I have reread them all. I didn't like the change of the narrator in the next series so I only listen twice to them. One gets comfortable with the narrator even though he might not be the best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bethany Memphis, TN, United States 03-11-13
    Bethany Memphis, TN, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you listen to Out to Canaan again? Why?

    I am sure to return to this book again and again. Karon is an expert at creating memorable, quirky, lovable characters that never cease to delight and amuse.. I have some of the books in this series on CD and have listened to them several times over the years. They never get old!


    What about John McDonough’s performance did you like?

    John McDonough is the perfect reader--sounds just like Father Tim in my imagination


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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