Mitford Years

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,970 ratings

At Home in Mitford Publisher's Summary

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.

©1994 Jan Karon (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • At Home in Mitford

    • The Mitford Years, Book 1
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You wish you lived there and knew these people

    • By godfreygirl143 on 04-20-09

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 2

    • A Light in the Window

    • The Mitford Years, Book 2
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 891

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story of community

    • By Sara on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 3

    • These High, Green Hills

    • The Mitford Years, Book 3
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 928
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 715
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 716

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another pleasant read

    • By Sara on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $10.50

  • Book 4

    Out to Canaan audiobook cover art
    • Out to Canaan

    • The Mitford Years, Book 4
    • By: Jan Karon
    Not Available on Audible.com

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.

    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.

  • Book 5

    • A New Song

    • Mitford, Book 5
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 559

    Jan Karon's millions of fans can't wait to spend time with her heartwarming and hilarious characters, who have a way of becoming family. In fact, fans 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. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trip to the beach

    • By Sara on 06-21-13

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 6

    • A Common Life

    • The Wedding Story
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: Dana Ivey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in narrator

    • By Judy L. Luschen on 06-27-10

    Regular price: $10.50

  • Book 7

    • In This Mountain

    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 487

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another beauty from Jan Karon

    • By Sara on 09-18-13

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 8

    • Shepherds Abiding

    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shepherds Abiding

    • By Bob on 05-25-06

    Regular price: $21.00

  • Book 9

    • Light from Heaven

    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 517

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • North Carolina Mountain Life Captured

    • By Sara on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 10

    • Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

    • Mitford Years, Book 10
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mitford Changes With The Times

    • By Sara on 09-26-14

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 11

    • Come Rain or Come Shine

    • A Mitford Novel, Book 11
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826

    Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection!

    • By Sara on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 12

    • To Be Where You Are

    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549

    Millions of Karon fans will be thrilled that it's life as usual in the wildly popular Mitford series: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it, exactly, who died? And what about the former mayor, born the year Lindbergh landed in Paris, who's still running for office? All this, of course, is but a feather on the wind compared to Muse editor J. C. Hogan's desperate attempts to find a cure for his marital woes. Will it be high-def TV or his pork chop marinade?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Only For The Strong And Persistent

    • By Sara on 09-30-17

    Regular price: $35.00