I expected more from the book given the reviews. Although it is short, it is hard to maintain interest in the book. The lessons that are supposed to be taught are difficult to discern. I had to go back multiple times trying to figure out what he was trying to say. When I finshed, all I thought was--What was that all about? For someone looking for spirituality guides, there are many better books out there.
This was a very boring read...characters were boring, events were dull..I just couldn't see why any of this would be worth writing about! And the musical interludes were very annoying. I didn't like the writer's premise or the "life lessons" he put in the book...I just didn't like a single thing about this book.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven was recommended to me by a dear and close friend. It went unlistened to for quite a while because it wasn't a "first page grabber". I knew what it was going to say anyway. (Or so I thought!)
This book is truly a life changer and I recommend it to anyone.
I thought the best part of this audio book is how beautiful the writing is. Luckily the narration is great or I might not have picked up on it (or been too annoyed to notice).
The story is fascinating and makes you wonder about the 5 people in your life.
Five stars? Absolutely for this audiobook! Eddie, the most unlikely of heroes, will endear himself to your heart forever, as he embarks on his journey through heaven.
For you few people out there that missed the movie or the print version because, like me, you were afraid of being "preached to" with some overly Christian (or whatever) dogma, fear not. This story, read PERFECTLY by Eric Singer, is universal in its appeal.
Although not prone to doing so, I was moved to tears many times throughout this book . . . "good tears" though.
Grab this one. You won't regret it. It's original, fable-like, storytelling at its most creative.
Who will your 5 people be?
I know, that's not a real worthwhile comment in and of itself. I'm referring to the fact that I didn't fall for "Tuesday with Morrie," too. Not a popular-fiction type, I had mistakenly assumed this would be intellectual and philosophical. Yikes. This was irritating for the many points other reviewers have raised, and I won't bore you with repetition. I know I'll never want to hear "Today is Eddy's birthday" ever again.
Excellent, excellent book, those who provided poor reviews its obvious they were 'hoping' for something else. Let the story be told to you, better yet, stick to your Sidney Sheldon blah blah novels or whatever it is that 'ignites' you. Its obvious you wouldn't know a great book if it hit you upside the head.