Love Comes Softly Audiobook, by Janette Oke Play Audiobook Sample

Love Comes Softly Audiobook

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Read By: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Love Comes Softly Series Release Date: March 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781436112031

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

33

Longest Chapter Length:

26:05 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

57 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:53 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

55

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Publisher Description

When it was first published in 1979, this novel introduced inspirational fiction to people hungry for well-told stories based on Christian values. Since then, over a million copies have been sold, and it has been made into a popular Hallmark movie. Janette Oke has won the Christy Award, the Gold Medallion, and scores of other awards. Generations of fans have laughed and cried over this story of Marty and Clark, two grieving people thrown together by necessity who find unexpected love as they work together as a family.

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"I've been on a big Janette Oke kick, and have lately read almost everything she's written. She is not a fantastic writer, but I find her stories sweet and uplifting (though a bit formulaic) and I'm always inspired by the character's spirtitual journeys."

— Vgathright (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • “The style and readability [of Love Comes Softly] will make it difficult to put down. For good, clean, enjoyable reading, you can't beat Janette Oke.”

    — Christian Woman

Love Comes Softly Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.23255813953488 out of 54.23255813953488 out of 54.23255813953488 out of 54.23255813953488 out of 54.23255813953488 out of 5 (4.23)
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4 Stars: 13
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2 Stars: 2
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Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Story: 4.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 5 (4.67)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have watched the movie of this book on the Hallmark channel many times. I have got to tell you the the books are way better. "

    — Connie , 2/28/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Jean Musick, 7/10/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Kenneth Franklin Sr., 2/18/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was a very good story. The movie was excellent too, although it different than the book in a few ways. "

    — Tammy, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I've read this whole series at least half a dozen times. It's easy to read, but tells the story well. "

    — Lavina, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book! It has tragedy, romance, and God-fearing pioneers. "

    — Samantha, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Sweet series of books from my teen years "

    — Alice, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I wanted to read these before I saw the movies. I enjoyed the book, it was a simple, quick read, nothing too profound. "

    — Heidi, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Pioneer women were amazing. I read the series over and over. It's like visiting with an old friend. I know my friend Sage understands! "

    — Kendra, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was fun to read. "

    — Belinda, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " wow... these are some of my new favorite books! i'm not going to try and describe them, because i know couldn't do them justice. you have to read them to know how incredible they are. "

    — Rachel, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. It is the perfect romance story with nothing perverse or ugly. And it is most aptly named. Love in this case trudly did come softly. Read it! "

    — Rishi, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really liked this book. Not too intense, just enough to keep you wanting to go on. It's a nice story about good people. And it was a really quick read, which I have been needing lately. "

    — Lori, 11/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. "

    — Leah, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great Series for Beginner readers - easy read, memorable stories "

    — Sheri, 10/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " While I really liked the story, some of the slang.dialog was a little hard and irritating to understand, but, probably appropriate for the times. "

    — Mlpmom, 9/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book! I teared up a lot of times and felt the author does a beautiful job of showing the heaviness that life carries while grieving as well as the strength of goodness and love. This was so much better than the movie for me! "

    — Chrystal, 6/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was pulled right in left wanting more. It turns out I am a huge sucker for an old fashion love story. I couldn't even be bothered by the weird way they talk. "

    — Marlo, 4/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I spent a weekend watching the Hallmark Channel and this series was on! LOVED the movie and I really wanted to read the book because they are always better! And just as I suspected, the book so far is much better than the theatrical version!!! :-) "

    — Audra, 1/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I have already seen the movie series of these books and so now i think i should read the books... "

    — Annie, 12/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is up there on my list of favorite books! A very tender story of love, loss, and allowing oneself to love again. "

    — Lisa, 10/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this series...I read it way back when...it is the series that got me hooked on reading! "

    — Tracey, 10/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Read this entire series so many times growing up. Watched Little House on the Prairie and read these. SO awesome. "

    — Summerfly, 8/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've read probably 80% of Janette Oke's books and this is my favorite series. Pioneer stories are inspiring to me and her books are no exception. She's a very talented writer with a way of telling stories about the hardships of life in pioneer times. "

    — Mary, 7/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A beautiful story. It helped me appreciate the difficulties involved with pioneer life. The movie based on the book is also lovely. "

    — Alena, 3/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorite books. I've read it twice. The whole series is great. There are movies that go to the story too! "

    — Katie, 11/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good love story set back in the early pioneer times. I was scared it was going to be a "churchy" book, but it wasn't- yeah!! "

    — Jenna, 11/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this book years ago, but want to read the whole series so started with this one again. It's a sweet story & I enjoyed reading it again. "

    — Martha, 11/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " AMAZING! much better than the movie! "

    — Lena, 11/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Christian Historic Romance- A pioneer time book that made me want to be a better person. "

    — Brittney, 8/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A great Pioneer love story, better than the movie! "

    — Hukolb, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a good book portraying pioneer life. It was fun to get a picture of what life was like in those early years in the midwest. I couldn't help but love the characters. "

    — Katy, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the best book I have ever read!! I couldnt put it down. This is a must read for EVERYONE!! I c ant wait to read the next book in the series! "

    — Kari, 4/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good story. My girls loved the movie. "

    — Roxane, 4/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Read this entire series so many times growing up. Watched Little House on the Prairie and read these. SO awesome. "

    — Summerfly, 4/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I got all eight of these books for my birthday. Who would have thought that I would love pioneer time-period stories? I've already finished them. Perfect for teenage girls. A lot of fun for daydreamers. "

    — Cynthia, 3/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " sweet story. very clean and refreshing. "

    — Laurin, 3/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved this easy read! It only took me a few hours and it is a great story! Must keep reading! "

    — Madelyn, 3/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I wanted to read these before I saw the movies. I enjoyed the book, it was a simple, quick read, nothing too profound. "

    — Heidi, 3/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The storyline is totally different from the movie. Thumb-Up guys ~ The ending is a little bit dramatic, I love it. "

    — Quincess, 3/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A very simple, sweet story. Not much depth or character development to this predictable tale, in fact reads much like a Little House on the Prairie with adults. Not bad for what it is if not very satisfying. "

    — Katherine, 2/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this is a reread in preparation for reading the spin off series of 4 books. :) "

    — Kathryn, 2/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I found no reason to read the rest of the series. "

    — Kara, 1/31/2011

About Janette Oke

Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President’s Award for her significant contribution to the CBA industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Oke and her husband live in Alberta, Canada.

About Ruth Ann Phimister

Ruth Ann Phimister has appeared off Broadway and in numerous regional productions, including Life with Father with Robert Reed. She has also worked in television, film, and commercial voice-over.