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In the Company of Others Audiobook

In the Company of Others

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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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    cheryl wachtel 05-14-15
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    "I like the other books about Father Tim better."

    I got through the audiobook but with much less interest than usual for a Jan Karon story. I didn't have any enthusiasm for the characters or the story and didn't like the Irish accents. I want to hear about Mule and Puney back in Mitford!

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    M. Leyerle 04-13-15
    M. Leyerle 04-13-15 Member Since 2017
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    "What a bonnie story"

    Loved it! As always Jan Karon's stories captivate and hold me until the very last word.

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    Susan Hudsonville, MI, United States 04-09-15
    Susan Hudsonville, MI, United States 04-09-15
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    "As Usual I am not disappointed"

    I own all of the Mitford and Father Tim series in audible form. I never tire of listening to them. There are few books I will read or listen to twice but I have listen to these books over and over. My favorite reader is John McDonough but I must say that Erik Singer was fantastic and did a wonderful job. I will look for his name as narrator again! I highly recommend this book.

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    Ann 03-08-15
    Ann 03-08-15
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    a good listen but the story drug in a few places and there were a few too many characters to keep track of.

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    Anne 02-03-15
    Anne 02-03-15
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    "Great story, great reader!"

    I loved the story-within-a-story. Jan Karon is an excellent author and although I don't really care for the man who narrates, he did very well with the brogue.

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    GW 04-11-13
    GW 04-11-13 Member Since 2017

    I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!

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    "Another lovely tale"
    Would you listen to In the Company of Others again? Why?

    Yes, I probably will listen to this again. The story is entertaining and the performance is wonderful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character in the story is Father Tim because after listening to all of this author's books, I feel like a know the man. Also, the author keeps him in character. She is always true to his history and he never reacts in a way that seems false. I like looking at the world through his eyes.


    What about Erik Singer’s performance did you like?

    The performance is rich and varied. He manages to perform the Irish accents in the book in a believable manner without going over the top. He artfully switches from voice to voice in an easy fashion. As he performs the story, you feel as if he is enjoying it along with you.


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

    If I could rename the book, I think I'd have to call it, 'Working Vacation in Ireland' because this trip is anything but relaxing for Father Tim.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a story within the story that could stand as a book all on its own. In a way, I felt as if I were getting two stories for the price of one.

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    Marcia Overland Park, KS, United States 01-29-13
    Marcia Overland Park, KS, United States 01-29-13
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    "I highly recommend J. Karon's wonderful new book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of In the Company of Others to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because the dialect is spot on; it's absolutely amazing how one narrator can vocalize so many different characters! His rendition plants you right in the middle of all the happenings of Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia, with eloquence and charm.


    What did you like best about this story?

    If you have any Irish blood in you at all, you'll especially love this story! It has humor, pathos, adventure, and a plot that makes you want to keep reading. In addition, if you are a Jan Karon fan, you will not be disappointed! You'll wonder when her next saga will be ready.


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

    This man is unusually adept at nailing not only dialect, but sound quality, inflection, intonation, and nuance so that, even though there are many characters, the reader knows who is speaking. He makes the story come alive, and you feel what each character is experiencing.


    Who was the most memorable character of In the Company of Others and why?

    Of course, Father Tim. You see the whole landscape and charm of the country and characters through his eyes. Karon's dialogue among characters is fascinating and truly meaningful. There are life lessons in there somewhere!


    Any additional comments?

    I just can't wait until Jan Karon finishes her next book in the Father Tim series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MommaBubba 01-14-13
    MommaBubba 01-14-13 Member Since 2017

    Loves to read, write, and make magik!

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    "A lovely way to sneak into another world!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of In the Company of Others to be better than the print version?

    Erik Singer does this book great justice in the voice projection and change! I enjoyed him very much and will look for his other books! I do also hope he narrarates the final book.


    What about Erik Singer’s performance did you like?

    Yes, he was excellent! The voice change was perfect. I could tell the difference in characters remarkably!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment that Father Tim and Henry first found out that they where brothers! Threw me for a big ole' loop!


    Any additional comments?

    I love and enjoy all of Jan Karon's works! I am so happy I found them on audible, my 3 hour commute to work 5 days a week flies by! Thanks AUDIBLE!

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    Phyllis canyon lake, TX, United States 11-18-12
    Phyllis canyon lake, TX, United States 11-18-12
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    "The greatest series ever"

    The Midford series and it's spin-offs are the best books I have ever read. Good, clean entertaining reads.

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    Thais 11-14-12
    Thais 11-14-12
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    "Love Father Tim"

    Jan Karon delivers again, nice easy read lovely story as always. Always nice to visit Father Tim again.

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