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Download Out to Canaan: The Mitford Years, Book 4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,503 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Karon Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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Millions of readers and listeners have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart. But now change is coming to the village. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering the murky uncertainties of retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a shady realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people engage in the extraordinary struggle of keeping body and soul together.

Featuring a lovable cast of new and familiar characters, Out to Canaan proves once again why Mitford is one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie | 2/16/2014

    " I recommend this whole series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klaudyna Z. | 2/7/2014

    " It was okay, but not as good as the last one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Boyd | 1/31/2014

    " Fantastic as always. An excellent read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Long | 1/15/2014

    " This was one of my favorites as she added new characters and a new place to hear about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/12/2014

    " This was not as funny as the others, and had more political and advertising jargon, less story, it seemed to me (until maybe the end). My religious conviction is that women should not be ruling or working outside the home, so all the characters rooting for the woman mayor was not too thrilling to me (though the other candidate wasn't, either). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/3/2014

    " The wonderful fourth book in the Mitford series. In this book, a mayoral race causes tension, we learn more of Dooley's family, and Buck Leeper returns. The only thing I don't really appreciate in this book is much the same as the other ones - the fact that there are a few more uses of God's name than should be. But all in all, I much enjoyed my fourth visit to Mitford and can't wait to pick up the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beez Beasley | 1/1/2014

    " More of the Mitford series fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 12/26/2013

    " This is my favorite Mitford book so far. There's a lot of action - even political intrigue in the mayoral race. Towards the end it feels like a Shakespearean comedy - everyone getting married - even Barnabas and Violet become friends! This is the first one that made me cry - can't wait for #5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luisa | 12/23/2013

    " The Mitford Years books are a nice getaway to the mountains of North Carolina. I'm glad I don't live in a little town where everyone knows eachother's business, but it's fun to visit such a place every now and then. I enjoy these books because they are fun, easy reading and have light moral messages without being preachy. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esigs | 12/13/2013

    " Loved this whole series in Mitford. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 11/29/2013

    " This was a must-read in our family. Love Mitford! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 11/17/2013

    " I love the At Home in Mitford series. Father Tim is amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 11/13/2013

    " More accolades to Jan!! Love her works... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 11/5/2013

    " AWESOME read. Couldn't wait to pick it up each day to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noel | 10/25/2013

    " Just a sweet book that puts me in a mellow mood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 10/24/2013

    " This series is just plain enjoyable. Especially in the chaos of moving, I really like to escape to Mitford. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/19/2013

    " This is part of a series of books about a pastor...they are very gentle reads and clean. The characters are likeable and have a lot of personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/4/2013

    " This was another book of a small town that you want to keep on visiting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Meacham | 8/30/2012

    " I enjoy the clean cut quality of the books in this series and the spiritual components. Jan Karon portrays her characters complete with flaws, and with lots of laughs, in addition to some serious moments. "

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

    " Good, sweet read. Never disappointing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb Bailey | 3/14/2012

    " Another good Mitford book, thoroughly enjoyable. Easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie Rogers | 2/24/2012

    " I like all of the books in this series. This one was just as good as all the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/24/2012

    " 4th book, At the end of his ministry we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor! A joyful ending. Great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/27/2011

    " Another wonderful trip to Mitford! I just love these books. They are perfect to read between other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 7/26/2011

    " Note: From Kaylon's Grandmother. Again, not my cup of tea, but eh... it takes very little effort to read these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Melendez | 3/25/2011

    " Enjoyed the continuing story...some scandal introduced giving a sense of intrigue!! On to #5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/9/2011

    " Quick, feel-good read in the same vein as the first 3. Rather than tiring of some of the sameness, I find it comforting and inspirational. While the story did not occur over the Easter season, it was still a good read for me at this time of year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynnea | 1/9/2011

    " Another great book in the Mitford Series. Now I'm addicted - on to Book #5! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/6/2010

    " A great break in the busy holiday season. You lose yourself in the easy going world of Mitford. Your own memories take you to simpler times and slower heart rates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/1/2010

    " This was another book of a small town that you want to keep on visiting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klaudyna | 11/5/2010

    " It was okay, but not as good as the last one. "

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

    " AWESOME read. Couldn't wait to pick it up each day to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie | 10/13/2010

    " I like all of the books in this series. This one was just as good as all the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mistyblue | 9/25/2010

    " Loved it! Although I did start wondering if Mitford was going to change and I didn't want that! One of the great things is that Mitford can always be counted on to be Mitford. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 9/25/2010

    " This was another wonderful book in this series. Jan Karon does a wonderful job of describing the scenery as well as the characters in these books. All of the books in this series have been upbeat and have certainly kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 8/18/2010

    " I will re-read this whole series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 8/7/2010

    " This is part of a series of books about a pastor...they are very gentle reads and clean. The characters are likeable and have a lot of personality. "

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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.