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Publisher's Summary

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.

Add a life-changing camping trip, the arrival of the town's first policewoman, and a new computer that requires the patience of a saint, and you know you're in for another engrossing visit to Mitford, the little town that readers everywhere call home.

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

Critic Reviews

"A cozy and satisfying read." (Publishers Weekly)

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always my favorite!!

John McDonough is definitely the best narrator I've ever heard. He is especially grand in this particular series. I do not like the lady narrator in this series at all.

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good for the soul

this book makes you think about others and what you can do, good for the heart!

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A Dose of Comfort

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This third installment of the Mitford series is as heartwarming and fun-filled as the first two.We see further developments in the character of Father Tim as he comes to terms with married life for the first time in 61 years, no easy task. Along the way, he offers comfort and compassion to those experiencing tragedy, sadness, and brokenness. There are many important life lessons to be learned from the sometimes wise and sometimes naive, Father Tim.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Father Tim - because he's so human I can almost see him!

Which character – as performed by John McDonough – was your favorite?

Hoppy Harper

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Phenomenal!

I have listened to the series a few times and this book is the one that really stands out and stays in my heart. Laughing 1 minute and sobbing the next. So many lives are changed.
Lace and Poo Ball, Aunt Sadie, Dooley and Poo Ball's mother, Sissy and Sassy. Great people, a few who are from a living condition that is abhorrent and unimaginable. I "love" the love between the Father and Cynthia, so sweet. I also love that this series is Christian and has powerful morals.

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  • Nancy
  • Central Valley, California
  • 10-26-13

Easy listen, no drama

Although this is not the most exciting book in the world, I really enjoyed it. It made me laugh and cry. Most of the book is light humor, with a touch of poignancy. I listened to this on 35 minute commute every day and looked forward to it each time I got in my car. I'm going to download the next in the series.

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Hooked on These High Green Hills

I took a chance on the first of this series ("At Home in Mitford") and despite myself, brecame enthralled. When my local library no longer had the Audio CD's, I had to dip into my Audible.com credits to continue the journey. Well worth the investment. Jan Karon spins delightful characters who act with compassion to create a delightful tableau of small town life.

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  • Sara
  • cental point, Oregon, United States
  • 11-05-12

Excellent story

What did you love best about These High, Green Hills?

I loved that Christ love is weaved through the pages

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the stroy line of one preacher living his life to honor God in everyday situations

What about John McDonough’s performance did you like?

His narration was wonderful, easy to listen to and soothing

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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 09-18-12

Refreshingly endearing

What did you love best about These High, Green Hills?

McDonough does justice to all the characters, but especially Father Tim. I find this books so uplifting, motivating to make a difference, funny, and endearing. I cooked several suppers while listening. Loved it

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  • denise
  • Buckley, WA, United States
  • 09-03-12

The continuing saga of beloved Mitford.

What made the experience of listening to These High, Green Hills the most enjoyable?

As with the first two books in this series, the town folk of Mitford continue to steal your heart. It is a beautiful model of faith being lived out in extraordinary ways by ordinary people, willing to open their hearts.

What about John McDonough’s performance did you like?

I am so glad they have continued to use John McDonough as the narrator. He is amazing and his voice and inflections add so much to the tale and to making the characters real.

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Hello Old Friends!

What did you love best about These High, Green Hills?

I especially love hearing Miss Sadie's stories.

Which character – as performed by John McDonough – was your favorite?

Father Tim

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and no. Hard to turn off, and yet I wanted it to last forever.

Any additional comments?

If you've not read Jan Karon's Mitford stories, start at the beginning and be prepared to be swept away. On my most frazzled days, these stories can soothe my soul. These characters become friends almost instantly. Father Tim has had a profound impact on my life. If Mitford existed, with Father Tim still living in the rectory or the little yellow house next door, I’d be arranging for moving trucks right now!