• At Home in Mitford

  • The Mitford Years, Book 1
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Series: Mitford Years, Book 1
  • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-13-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (1,794 ratings)

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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.
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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5 out of 5 stars
By godfreygirl143 on 04-20-09

You wish you lived there and knew these people

The Mitford Series books are those I want to read over and over. I'd give each in the series 10 stars if possible. I love them because it's like reading about old friends and 'going home', even if you never had a home like that, you'd want one. The stories are funny, some suspense, mystery and everything else a good book has. You can get lost in them and feel like you are right there in Mitford. And, for some reason, while reading these books, they give you a comforting and peaceful feeling...I just feel good when reading them and after reading them. These people are ones you want to know and hope really exist someplace, somewhere. I'd recommend them to anyone who loves reading about small town life, feeling you know the people you're reading about, and like the comfort you can get when reading a good book. I just LOVE the series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By R. Jones on 04-04-09

Rambling, Heartwarming, Joyful and Fun

Move over, Eudora Welty. I love the slow pace and the gentle narrative. It's a great change of pace from my usual fare of fantasy and science fiction. It's warm and funny and eminently enjoyable. I actually appreciate the reader's pauses and find it adds to the experience. One caveat, these novels are not-at-all-disguised proselytizations for the Christian faith, complete with altar calls, so if you're not into that sort of thing you may want to shy off. I just accept those evangelical sales pitches as part of the story (being so in character for Father Tim) that I don't let it bother me. I still enjoy the story so much that I couldn't wait to get subsequent books.

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