While there were some tender and touching moments in this book, and the narrator was good, in general the characters and plot were very unbelievable - really? ++Plot spoiler++ An orthopedic surgeon who climbs mountains in his spare time is also stupid enough to get on a small plane in the middle of a storm with a pilot who has a bad heart. And as we find out near the end, all this rush was so he could get back to his dead wife...who he hasn't minded being apart from during his work/mountain climbing trip. Please. Also, if the author was hoping to convince anyone that abortion when facing imminent maternal death from placental abruption is immoral, he has failed miserably.
toward the end....when the house with the marble floors (where his wife and twins lived) turned out to be a mausoleum...their graves.
It was disppointing, because so many other people seemed to like this book; but, it was simply too tedious for me.
I loved how this book played out. The thought's of the character's spoke loudly through the author's words and left me to wonder if I would think the same. The ending is well done, and leaves the readers imagination to wonder with the characters into the future. A book for both men and women and very easy to listen to.
The book reached my very core. For me, and many, it is impossible to put into words those feelings that run deep, sometimes hidden, in our very essence - The story, the characters, the narrator managed to reach and tenderly caress those feelings reminding me why I need to keep taking that next step and to trust and have faith in what I have always known deep inside me is there. A beautiful book.