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Mitford Years
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  • 1

    At Home in Mitford: The Mitford Years, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
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    It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

    Shirley says: "You wish you lived there and knew these people"
    You wish you lived there and knew these people

    The Mitford Series books are those I want to read over and over. I'd give each in the series 10 stars if possible. I love them because it's like rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 20 2009 by Shirley (Alton, IL, USA)
  • 2

    A Light in the Window: The Mitford Years, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (230)

    His attractive neighbor is tugging at his heart-strings. A wealthy widow is pursuing him with hot casseroles. And his red-haired Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, uninvited.

    Sara says: "Story of community"
    Story of community
    Reviewed on January 29 2014 by Sara (USA)
  • 3

    These High, Green Hills: The Mitford Years, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (202)

    At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of course, they must face love's challenges: new sleeping arrangements for Father Tim's sofa-sized dog, Cynthia's urge to decorate the rectory Italian-villa-style, and the growing pains of the thrown-away boy who's become like a son to the rector.

    Sara says: "Another pleasant read"
    Another pleasant read
    Reviewed on January 29 2014 by Sara (USA)
  • 4

    Out to Canaan: The Mitford Years, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (184)

    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.

    Sara says: "Another visit to Mitford"
    Another visit to Mitford
    Reviewed on March 10 2014 by Sara (USA)
  • 5

    A New Song

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (133)

    Jan Karon's millions of fans can't wait to sit down with her heartwarming and hilarious characters, who have a way of becoming family. In fact, readers and booksellers across the country kept Out to Canaan and At Home in Mitford on The New York Times best seller list for months. In A New Song, Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires. However, new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island.

    Sara says: "A trip to the beach"
    A trip to the beach
    Reviewed on June 21 2013 by Sara (USA)
  • 6

    A Common Life: The Wedding Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By Dana Ivey
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith.

    Sara says: "What a disappointment- wish I'd given this a pass!"
    What a disappointment- wish I'd given this a pass!
    Reviewed on June 21 2013 by Sara (USA)
  • 7

    In This Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (120)

    In the little town that's home-away-from-home to millions of readers, life hums along as usual. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners; and Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Main Street Grill.

    Mary says: "Top Of The List"
    Top Of The List

    I love the Mitford series by Jan Karon, it's a sweet Christian series that makes you feel good(Although the many characters are Christians, they are n..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2005 by Mary ()
  • 8

    Shepherds Abiding

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    Since he was a boy growing up in Mississippi, Father Tim has lived what he calls "the life of the mind". Except for cooking and gardening and washing his dog, he never learned to savor the work of his hands. And then he finds a derelict nativity scene: twenty figures, including a flock of sheep, that have suffered the indignities of time and neglect.

    Bob says: "Shepherds Abiding"
    Shepherds Abiding

    As always with Jan Karon books, the story line draws you in and you become immersed in the warm feeling of rural life. The Hardships, Love, petty bic..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 25 2006 by Bob ()
  • 9

    Light from Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (123)

    All good things, even laughter and orange marmalade cake, must come to an end. And in Light from Heaven, the long-anticipated final volume in the phenomenally successful Mitford Years series, Karon deftly ties up all the loose ends of Father Timothy Kavanagh's deeply affecting life.

    Sara says: "North Carolina Mountain Life Captured"
    North Carolina Mountain Life Captured
    Reviewed on October 08 2013 by Sara (USA)
  • 10

    Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: Mitford Years, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion. His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion - for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet.

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