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In the Company of Others (Father Tim Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

The wonderful story - great read!

This is my first B&N review and I just couldn't let the negative reviews get posted without my input. Jan Karon is a pure delight. I loved the Mitford series but I think the Father Tim series are a real treasure. I think the Home to Holly Springs was her best book but I...
This is my first B&N review and I just couldn't let the negative reviews get posted without my input. Jan Karon is a pure delight. I loved the Mitford series but I think the Father Tim series are a real treasure. I think the Home to Holly Springs was her best book but I so enjoyed this novel set in Ireland. Father Tim's advice to Anna about dealing with problem children was so true and simple I underlined it to read again and be able to share with friends. A cast of many when you factor in the journal sub story and a fresh setting but in the company of old friends - Tim and Cynthia. I loved the dialect and thought she captured it very well. A mark of a great writer; I want so badly to go to Broughadoon. Could not put it down and can't wait for the next book. A wonderful writer and a warm and admirable lady.

posted by ErieChild on December 4, 2010

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12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Big Disappointment

How this can be Jan Karon's favorite book is surprising. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Mitford books and the first of the Father Tim series; however this book misses the mark. It is slow moving and the Irish brogue makes it a struggle to read at times. I am about...
How this can be Jan Karon's favorite book is surprising. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Mitford books and the first of the Father Tim series; however this book misses the mark. It is slow moving and the Irish brogue makes it a struggle to read at times. I am about half way through the book as I write, and I have serious doubts whether I will make it to the end. In the next book I hope Karon brings Father Tim and Cynthia back home where we can enjoy their adventures with the characters we have come to know and appreciate.

posted by 1016957 on November 17, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2010

    Big Disappointment

    How this can be Jan Karon's favorite book is surprising. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Mitford books and the first of the Father Tim series; however this book misses the mark. It is slow moving and the Irish brogue makes it a struggle to read at times. I am about half way through the book as I write, and I have serious doubts whether I will make it to the end. In the next book I hope Karon brings Father Tim and Cynthia back home where we can enjoy their adventures with the characters we have come to know and appreciate.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Ms Karon's favorite? Not mine!

    Jan Karon states this is her favorite of all the books she has written. I can't imagine why. I was bogged down in all the irish brough, and if that wasn't enough, we had the story within the story. It was all too much. But I have loved all of her other books so I forgive the branching out for a different storyline.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

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    Boring

    I almost fell asleep while reading this out loud. If I had read this book first, I would never have read any others. Boring does not describe this book low enough. Do not bother.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Awesome book!

    I have read all of the Mitford series and this one is by far the best! A whole new set of characters - transports you to Ireland and actually has you feeling as if you were there! Would love to see another book continuing on with this new cast and what becomes of all of them!

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    Very Disappointing

    Not at all up to Jan Karon's usual work. Hard to keep track of the characters and their realationship to the story. Also difficult to know when the speaker is Father Tim or one of the other characters. You need to be familiar with the Irish language to follow the story.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Not so great

    I was disappointed in the lastest addition to the Fr. Tim series. There was so much potential in visiting Ireland and here they were stuck with some not so interesting people in a not so interesting place. I especially did not like the "book within a book" a journal written by some early Irish physician that took up way too much space and I skipped almost all of it. I read Ms. Karon's books for the companionship of Tim & Cynthia and I would have much rather read of their adventures in what I consider to be the most magical place on earth than to have been stuck in a boring B & B. Ms. Karon owes her readers a rain check to Ireland.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2011

    Not her best

    I was excited when I heard Jan Karon's next book was "In Company of Others" was now available, but I was very disappointed. To me it was very boring. I read up to page 109 (the book is 363 pages) and just couldn't go on. I thought it was just me until I checked the other reviews. I was sorry I had spent the money to purchase it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Disappointing

    I just can't recommend this book to anyone. I loved the Mitford books and liked the first Father Tim. I am almost finished with this book and it has taken forever to read. Seriously considered just giving up on it. I think after all the ones I loved written by Jan Karon, I felt betrayed by her because she has written such a disjointed, confusing and not very interesting book...and the Irish conversation: oh my !! Sorry to be so negative. Just don't like it.

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