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Out to Canaan Audiobook

Out to Canaan: The Mitford Years, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious 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 are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring. Peopled with the lovable cast of characters familiar to so many, and peppered with plenty of new and colorful personalities, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday life worth living, and that make Mitford 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 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Me 07-03-16
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    "Abridged HORRIBLE"

    Why doesn't audible have the full story read by John McDonough? I forced myself through this and almost quit often. If my eyes didn't bother me I would've skipped it and read the actual book. The music was irritating and the reader just didn't do the characters well. Ruined story in the middle of this series. Please bring back the whole book, read by John McDonough.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 01-13-16
    Sally 01-13-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Love this series but ...."

    I absolutely love this series, but this book not being narrated by John McDonough and I really don't like it being abridged .... was hard for me to get through. Looking forward to the next book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Marci A. Day Pueblo West, CO 09-21-16
    Marci A. Day Pueblo West, CO 09-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Abridged within an inch of its life"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I wanted the full unabridged version read by John McDonough, like the other books in the series I had bought. This version is abridged and leaves out important elements of the story that make it make sense. It is read by the author and very hard to listen to.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I really hope Audible gets the unabridged, John McDonough version.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Gerlach Andover, Kansas USA 04-22-15
    Kathy Gerlach Andover, Kansas USA 04-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    Excellent. Really unhappy that book 3 I'd not on Audible. Read these books years ago. Now enjoying them bring read to me.

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    Jann IL, USA 11-12-16
    Jann IL, USA 11-12-16
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    "Out to Canaan"

    Another great story the only thing that would improve. it would be if it were the unabrdged version.

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    T. Schroeder 06-13-16
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    "Love the book but miss John McDonough"

    This is a very good story but it is ABRIDGED - cannot find the unabridged by the author for this title. Also miss the reader John McDonough, as this is read by the author it is good but Mr. Mcdonough has done all of the previous ones and he is a GREAT reader. Anyway, the book itself is great, Dooley's character is fun and he is developing into a young man, while Edith is becoming a huge problem. What fun to listen to the beauty of this small town.

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    liFer 12-05-16
    liFer 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice story"

    I love the continuing story of Father Tim, Cynthia and the fine folks of Mitford. While it was lovely to hear the author read her own work, I missed the fine baritone of John McDonough whose voice transports me right into Mitford instead of hearing a story read.

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    Cheryl 09-26-16
    Cheryl 09-26-16
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    What disappointed you about Out to Canaan?

    I didn't realize until it was too late that this was the ABRIDGED version. Now I see others have complained and apparently it was my only choice. HARD to follow it was so abrupt and, sadly, the author's version was NOT a good reading at all.


    What was most disappointing about Jan Karon’s story?

    Loved the other books but this was too short


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jan Karon’s performances?

    Not if the author reads it


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lydia from Texas 08-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love these Mitford stories!"

    although this is a shorter but, it still has all the elements of the mitford series that I enjoy. The people and their personalities and their relationships are always enjoyable to me.

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    Harry 08-02-16
    Harry 08-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good but too short"

    a pleasant brief visit to Mitford. For the price I'd like more than a couple of hours

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