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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.

Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound.

Don't miss out on the rest of Father Tim's adventures in Mitford.
©1994 Jan Karon (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved

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Excellent

John McDonough has a Father Tim voice. He’s excellent and is not just reading the story. He’s acting the story. This is a wonderful edition and I hope he has done all of Jan Karon’s stories because I am going to listen to the rest.

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Really good character driven story.

My wife loved this book and suggested I listen to it. I enjoyed it but found the narration to be a little slow at times. I did enjoy getting to know the characters as the story followed their lives and will likely listen to the second book. (My wife is starting the third book now.) We both laughed out loud at times and really enjoyed quotes from scripture and Christians like C.S. Lewis within the dialogue.

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Like hearing a story from your best friend

While this book may have started out a little bit slow, it ended up being one of my favorite books! I could completely imagine the characters and scenes. My dad is a pastor and while he was married young, (unlike this main character) they both have a lot of similarities that made this book endearing and gave me fond comparisons with my own father. I literally felt “At home in Mitford.” The personalities are so realistic. I also love the way the author describes things. She is not fluffy but genuinely helps you picture the scene she has created. Love this book! Also, the reader was excellent with the different voices.

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At home in mitford

Author was great. Reader was perfect. It was a very uplifting book using Scripture just right. Wish all pastors were like him.

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A strolling story.

This story is set in a small town and is told from the perspective of a 60 year old rector. You get to know him and a lot of the other members of his congregation and the town in general. I think that the characters will stay with me, I may think of them from time to time. This is definitely a book you can listen to/read very casually.

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soul food

It's so good to have encouraging listening, an antidote to winter gloom and bad news.

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A Book to Sooth the Soul

At Home in Mitford is a delightful story of a small town pastor and the people he shepherds. It is a slow and casual read that brings a sense of God's comfort and provision in the little things of life. I found that the characters in this book grew on me and I hated to see it come to an end. I will definitely continue with the series. Thank you Jan Karon for your insight into the heart of a pastor. It was spot on.

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A great read

Jan Karon is one of the best story writers I’ve encountered in a long time. This is the second time I’ve read this series. The first time was as the books were published. I’m now enjoying the series with audiobooks. These stories are told in a way that the reader can easily picture everything the whole scenario.

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Loved it.

Can't wait to get the next one. actually I plan on getting the whole series.

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Delightful Story!

I don’t know when I’ve ever enjoyed a story so much! Everything about this book is delicious. Excellent narrator!