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Publisher's Summary

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

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Disappointed

I have always loved the Father Tim series but I must be listening to a different book than the one others have rated. I'm on chapter 11 and find the story boring; I miss John McDonough, who read the other books. Erik Singer's voice seems too young. I tolerated him in the last book but this is it for me. I may have to try this book again in print form to see if I like it more..

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Good as ever, but....

I was disappointed at the change in reader. I have come to love the voice characterizations and rhythms of John McDonough. If I had not already listened to the entire rest of the series, I would not have cared; but the change was a little off-putting for me. Otherwise, a typically enjoyable Father Tim book.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Nothing like the rest of the books

It was a real struggle to make it through this book. The narrator was OK, although other reviewed disliked him. I do prefer John McDonough however. Bottom line, this story was just plain BORING. Too many people and names tossed about made it confusing, as did all the Irish dialect. I've listened to all the Mitford books up to this point and have enjoyed them until this one. What a disappointment.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not like the others

I really did not enjoy this book. It still had Father Tim saving the day with his well meaning spirit, but I could've done with this one in the series. Such a disappointment. I just could not get into it.

However if you have Irish heritage, you might enjoy it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jan
  • LAGRANGE, KY, United States
  • 11-19-15

Classic Karon

What made the experience of listening to In the Company of Others the most enjoyable?

I always love the warmth of Father Tim's relationship with his wife, Cynthia. Their late-in-life love seems to keep him perpetually amazed by his great good luck. As trite as it may seem, I find this very deeply reassuuring that life can always hold one more surprise.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character is always Father Tim.

What about Erik Singer’s performance did you like?

It took a while to get over the disappointment at the change of readers. Although Erik Singer is very good I imagine many listeners would enjoy having McDonough back.

If you could rename In the Company of Others, what would you call it?

To Home and Back

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The Best One (so far)

I admit being skeptical about other positive reviews when I began listening. I was so fond of John McDonough's rendering of Father Tim and it was hard to get used to Erik Singer. Still, the excellent story kept me listening and I am so glad I did. Singer is just right for the Irish characters and the story is suspenseful, the character development rich, and the themes both touching and uplifting. I'm sure I will listen to this again. Don't miss it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not Good

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Hard to get through.

What was most disappointing about Jan Karon’s story?

Not up to her best work by any means....confusing, all over the place.

Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Singer’s performances?

Yes, the performance was OK.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Father Tim is always an interesting character.

Any additional comments?

Skip this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I love Father Tim and Cynthia

Would you listen to In the Company of Others again? Why?

Absolutely It's a good story with interesting characters BUT if you are expecting all the Mitford gang you will be disappointed. They are in Ireland without Dooley, Harley, Puny, the twins, and even Barnabas.

Any additional comments?

Once you get past that the cast of characters is different you can settle in and get to know their new friends.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Thumbs Up

Jan Karon does it again with another book filled with charming characters, both new and old. Plots are fair, but her books are for people who read for characters. Erik Singer's narration is good, though for those of us who are accustomed to the other narrator, it is an adjustment. I did enjoy his Irish dialects.
If this is your first Jan Karon, I encourage you to start with the Mitford books.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • jacob
  • henrietta, NC, United States
  • 10-21-10

great except...

I miss the Mitford narrator. Worth a credit though

JACOB CONLEY Henrietta NC

5 of 7 people found this review helpful