At Home in Mitford

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jan Karon , Paul McCusker
Narrator: John McDonough
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Tyndale Entertainment
Published In: September 2003
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 37 minutes
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Combining the stellar script adaptation skills of award winning writer, Paul McCusker with the best selling novel by Jan Karon, Radio Theatre's "At Home in Mitford will leave listener's longing for more. Set in the charming village of Mitford, listeners will be delighted and drawn into the life of Father Tim, and Episcopal rector who finds himself running on empty and longing for change. His bachelor existence is changed and enriched by a loveable cast of characters including a stray dog, a lonely boy, a comely neighbor and other colorful characters.

Reviews (7)

At Home in Mitford

Written by Barbara Parker from Perris, CA on September 30th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The feel of an old-fashioned radio drama was a nice change of pace from the usual audio book. A sweet study into a simple way of life with likeable characters and easy transitions. Not a lot here to ponder, but it will leave you feeling good.

At Home in Mitford

Written by Anonymous on June 16th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Although the reader did an excellent job, I found the book to be slow. Characters are well developed, but I need a book with a more developed plot.

Please be more

Written by Anonymous on April 14th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I was thrilled with the reading.I was so disappointed with the way it ended however,it just left me hanging.Is there more to this series?


Written by Renee Locks on March 31st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I found this to be uplifting and kind and courageous in its simplicity. Not the kind of book I would normally read and I am glad I did listen to it as it is very beautifully read. I wished there were hours and hours more.

At Home in Mitford

Written by Camille from Marlboro, NJ on February 22nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Nice to hear this story--about how people care for each other, and are kind to each other.

At Home in Mitford: Radio Theatre

Written by Rosa Aparicio on January 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really loved the live cast. The story was excellent and I'm looking forward to listening to others in this series.

At Home In Mitford

Written by Anonymous on May 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

So pure and simple is life in Mitford. Makes one long for the days of old. Makes one feel good about life again.

Author Details

Author Details

Karon, Jan

"Jan Karon was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, in 1937 (""A great year for the Packard automobile,"" she says). Her creative skills first came alive when her family moved to a farm. ""On the farm there is time to muse and dream,"" she says. ""I am endlessly grateful I was reared in the country. As a young girl I couldn't wait to get off that farm, to go to Hollywood or New York. But living in those confined, bucolic circumstances was one of the best things that ever happened to me.""

Jan knew that she wanted to be a writer, and even wrote a novel at the age of ten. Her first real opportunity as a writer came at age eighteen when she took a job as a receptionist at an ad agency. She kept leaving her writing on her boss's desk until he noticed her ability. Soon she was launched on a forty-year career in advertising. She won assignments in New York and San Francisco, numerous awards, and finally an executive position with a national agency.

Recently she left advertising to write books, and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, a tiny town of 1,800 perched at 5,000 feet in the Blue Ridge mountains.

""I immediately responded to the culture of village life,"" says Jan. ""And I must say the people welcomed me. I have never felt so at home.""

Blowing Rock is the model for Mitford, and the similarities are strong. ""None of the people in Mitford are actually based upon anyone in Blowing Rock,"" says Jan. ""Yet, the spirit of my characters is found throughout this real-life village. You can walk into Sonny's Grill in Blowing Rock and find the same kind of guys who hang around Mitford's Main Street Grill.""

Jan is quick to assert that there are Mitfords all over the country, those hundreds of towns where readers of Jan's books cherish their own cast of eccentric and beloved characters.

Jan has a daughter, Candace Freeland, who is a photojournalist and musician."

McCusker, Paul

Paul McCusker is the Peabody Award?winning writer and director of the audio drama "Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom" and of the multiple award-winning audio dramatizations of "The Chronicles of Narnia", "Les Miserables", "A Christmas Carol", "Little Women, "and his original series "The Luke Reports" (just nominated for the Audie Awards' Best Audio Drama) and" The Father Gilbert Mysteries "(also nominated for the Audie Awards' best production award)".

"He is also a writer and director for the long-running children's program "Adventures in Odyssey, "writing not only over 250 audio episodes, bu