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4.00011495574204 out of 54.00011495574204 out of 54.00011495574204 out of 54.00011495574204 out of 54.00011495574204 out of 5 4.00 (8,699 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Karon Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitford Years Series Release Date: January 1999 ISBN: 9780786558087
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Jan Karon’s millions of fans can’t wait to sit down with her heartwarming and hilarious characters, who have a way of becoming family. In fact, readers and booksellers across the country kept Out to Canaan and At Home in Mitford on the New York Times bestseller 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: a church organist with a mysterious past, a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads, a mother battling paralyzing depression. They also find that Mitford is never far away when circumstances “back home” keep their phone ringing off the hook. In this fifth novel of the beloved series, fans old and new will discover that a trip to Mitford and Whitecap is twice as good for the soul.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teacher Karen | 1/12/2017

    " If you have ever read or listened to anything from Jan Karon you will know that you are in for a great homey, feel as you get involved in the life of Father Tim and Mitford. The story is charming and will keep you entertained with times of tears and times of laughter. By the end you will feel like you are living in Mitford and you will be eager to know more about what is happening with the characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Baker | 2/20/2014

    " Hopeful and uplifting. love how old characters are still appearing even if they aren't directly tied to the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/20/2014

    " Mitford series great! Eager to finish the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beez Beasley | 2/17/2014

    " The Mitford series was always a fun journey in reading. Quick read...page turner...fun characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/15/2014

    " This is a really fun uplifting series. I read the first four books all in one sitting, started to get a little bored and didn't go on. I will read the rest though, they are fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andria | 2/12/2014

    " This one bothered me a bit because really to be a father to a child, you should spend more time with him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karah | 2/3/2014

    " I LOVE the Mitford books. I love the little town you are drawn into. I love the characters you meet and come to know as if they were your own neighbors or friends. The books aren't deep or philosophical, but they are fun and heartwarming. I have already read the entire series several times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 2/1/2014

    " As always I liked this story. How fitting to finish it on a Sunday. The last chapter was mostly a sermon Father Tim preached at his newly restored Church, St. Johns. I was touched as I often am during reading these books. I guess I need to hear these words sometimes, that God is my friend and I can ask anything of Him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 1/31/2014

    " Loved the Mitford series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/18/2014

    " 17.5 hrs "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 1/17/2014

    " I love this series. It just a nice slice of life. Not necessarly a page turner but a nice characterization of people. The faith part in these books is nice too. They do a lot of good for others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer | 1/10/2014

    " Fifth in the series. Listened to the audio. Mellowed me out during the busy Christmas season. Father Tim always does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 1/8/2014

    " This one has a very different flavour, as they're out of Mitford. I liked everything about it very much, except possibly the Morris Love angle...which was less convincing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angeline | 1/1/2014

    " Loved the whole series and I've read them twice....plus I bought the cookbook! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev | 12/31/2013

    " I love all the Mitford Series books by Jan Karon, and I especially love listening to them. If you want a light reading, feel good sort of book then I really recommend this series. Normally I avoid long series of books, but this is my exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/17/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but I missed the old Mitford gang. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 12/7/2013

    " it was great. father time was great. I loved him losing his temper and triumphant in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shugga | 12/1/2013

    " A nice novel. Extremely enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Beth | 9/8/2013

    " It was nice to see Father Tim "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 6/19/2013

    " My least favorite of the Mitford series. What I love about the series is the familiarity of the characters, so going off and introducing all new ones made this book less enjoyable for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann Brown | 4/18/2013

    " I love this author and hope more is to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 2/5/2013

    " Her subjects and locations remind me of Collettesville, NC, where I spent much of my childhood. I love it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/5/2012

    " listening to this audio book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 10/4/2012

    " More Mitford--very self enlightening and wonderful to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia | 4/9/2012

    " Another book to continue on with life in Mitford, a small town with the main character Father Tim. If Jan Karon writes more about Mitford, I'm there! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Melendez | 2/12/2012

    " Another great installment from the Mitford Series. This series has been my charming, easy summer read. I don't think I'll finish them before summer is over... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 7/14/2011

    " I think this was my favorite Mitford book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanna | 5/13/2011

    " This is a cutesy Christian series that makes me giggle. It's a calming series to read. I get into the characters and the town. Few things I don't like about the series, but nothing amazing. I usually pick up a book from this series after intense or emotional reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/30/2011

    " I enjoy Mitford series. Relaxing, quiet read. Like Jan Karon's style


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 carrie | 4/26/2011

    " So many loose ends, but fun and relaxing, as they all are. It made me want to go on vacation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/24/2011

    " Loved this book! Nothing exciting - just wonderfully simple. Somehow very peaceful and comfortable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandalyn | 1/22/2011

    " This one seemed a little slow-moving to me, but it was still a nice story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 1/7/2011

    " This book will be read for a long time to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/17/2010

    " It's always nice returning to familiar characters that you love...the setting this time is a NC island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 11/14/2010

    " Hopeful and uplifting. love how old characters are still appearing even if they aren't directly tied to the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 11/4/2010

    " Mitford series great! Eager to finish the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/2/2010

    "
    This was my favourite story so far in this series! Another series of adventures for Father Tim. He is learning about his faith all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev | 8/3/2010

    " I love all the Mitford Series books by Jan Karon, and I especially love listening to them. If you want a light reading, feel good sort of book then I really recommend this series. Normally I avoid long series of books, but this is my exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/16/2010

    " Great series! Similar to "Calgon, take me away." *sigh* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/16/2010

    " As always, just a wonderful read. I love visiting Mitford. It is such a soothing place. Father Tim's quotes and ideas are very refreshing and soothing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 6/15/2010

    " Very much like all of the other Father Tim books, sweet, simple, and thoughtful. A quick read peppered with things to think about and quotes from famous thinkers and theologians.

    If you liked the others in the series you will like this one too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JayeL | 5/26/2010

    " Cynthia and Fr. Tim go to Whitecap Island to minister to a congregation while they look for a permanent rector. "

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About the Author
Author Jan Karon

Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Mitford novels, the Father Tim novels, a popular cookbook, and several books for children. She lives near Mr. Jefferson’s Monticello, a World Heritage site in Central Virginia.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.