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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,866 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benedict Freedman, Nancy Freedman Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A moving love story set in the Canadian wilderness, Mrs. Mike is a classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide. It brings the fierce, stunning landscape of Canada to life and tenderly evokes the love that blossoms between Sergeant Mike Flannigan and beautiful young Katherine Mary O’Fallon.

Recently arrived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, after a long, hard journey from Boston, sixteen-year-old Katherine Mary O’Fallon never imagined that she could lose her heart so easily or so completely.

Mike Flannigan, standing over six feet tall, with “eyes so blue you could swim in them,” is a well-respected sergeant in the Canadian Mounted Police and a man of great courage, kindness, and humor. Together, he and his beloved Kathy manage to live a good, honest life in this harsh, unforgiving land and to find strength in a love as beautiful and compelling as the wilderness around them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is the personality of Sgt. Mike blowing through this account like a clear breeze that gives it a refreshing quality. Everyone’s dream of a cop, he was also a romantic and understanding husband, the fondest of fathers; a man of honor and humor.”

    New York Times

  • “Only once in a long while does the lover of books come across a novel like this one. Mrs. Mike is an unforgettable story.”

    Boston Herald

  • Mrs. Mike...is the story of the start of young love, its growth to maturity, and its acceptance of a dangerous, hard, but enthralling life.”

    Los Angeles Herald-Express

  • “This is a book the reader will be unable to put down until the last page is read.”

    Library Journal 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tiffany | 2/15/2014

    " This was a really enjoyable book, it makes you laugh and cry. The characters are very real and likeable, and the plot moves pretty fast. I liked learning more about what "pioneers" of the north went through, and more about the Native Americans of Canada. I especially like when she went back home to Boston, and when everyone one was having a fit about burnt toast, she realizes how trivial their lives are. Her Mounty husband says, "When little things are so important, it's because they're aren't any big ones" It's a great love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/10/2014

    " I loved this book. It's one my mom read to us when we were growing up. I loved those times and she seemed to pick only the best of books to read. Definitely funny and heartwarming. It's amazing to me the things people endured in those times. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer Nelson | 2/9/2014

    " This book started out well but then ended with a fizzle. In the beginning, the characters and the tight storyline capture your heart; you want to keep reading to find out what happens to them. The romance is sweet and the picture of marriage is absolutely wonderful and refreshing. I was so happy to read about a strong fictional woman character who sacrifices everything for her man - beautiful. As you read along though, the storyline starts to fail, you wonder what the book is really about, and things just start to get corny. Also, a sadness begins to creep in that is dark and hopeless. In the end, the authors' message seems to be - Life is hard and death abounds; the only beauty in life is the enjoyed moment of now. In some ways, it is a wonderful practice to enjoy the little things of life, but there is no hope in that. In real life, there is a hope. God is here, He has made a way for redemption and there is an eternal life of great blessing offered to those who simply trust and believe in Him. I wish that the authors could have captured some of that. If they had, this book would have been amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/6/2014

    " When I first started it, I wasn't so sure I was going to like it. I really didn't like Kathy-- I thought she was so naive and immature-- and then I realized that was sort of the point-- because she has to grow up fast in that rough frontier. I also thought it was a little melodramatic at first because of the fast romance and her falling in love with him in his Canadian Mountie uniform. I did enjoy reading it though. I really wish that some of the characters had been a little more developed-- like Constance or even more of Sarah. She just touches on how much Constance influenced her at the very end, but there wasn't much written about their friendship. I didn't love Mike, and I will fully admit it might just be the petty reason that I hate "pet" names (like him calling her "kitten") and I am just not a romantic. I really liked how she found out what she really wanted-- the contrast of Boston and the frontier. That was well portrayed. The ending was so sad, but so good. It was a bittersweet end-- and true to life. I ended up really liking the book. "

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About the Author

Benedict Freedman was renowned as “Broadway’s leading jokesmith” and “czar of radio,” a Broadway librettist and writer-producer of several radio shows. He was also a gifted mathematician and aeronautical engineer.