I read a lot of very positive reviews of this book before purchasing and I just don't get it! I found this story to be predictable, dull and downright bizarre at times... I would not recommend it.
Sometimes it went on a bit repetitively, but overall I'm willing to accept that without that, time would seem too foreshortened to contain the distance and the struggle. I walk. I prefer to walk distance rather than speed, and the telling rang true from personal experience. Several times I was reminded of "The Reluctant Saint", an excellent biography of St Francis of Assissi, who started with a very simple concept that was taken over. The ending satisfied.
Walking toward Life
Harold. He was just so sweet and determined.
The revelation of his son's truth.
Probably the young thief. It was just so dissapointing.
I was putting off listening to this book because it just didn't sound that interesting. I absolutely loved it and missed Harold and his Wife terribly when it was done. The narration was also excellent.
The reading group I'm on picked this one, and I'm so lucky they did. It's amazing! The thoughts, writing, story, had me engrossed in the book. The narrator was fantastic. I'm sure he contributed a lot to how much I loved the story. Now I'm onto Queenie's story.
"They may not mean to but they do" by Cathleen Schine.
He was amazing! I'm tempted to pick audible books simply because he is the narrator. I'm sure he's part of the reason I loved this book so much.
So emotional, almost cried. Beautiful, beautiful book.
Very thoughtful, very articulate and deeply emotional, a joy at times and then a heartbreaker at the next turn.
After Stephen Fry I will also remember Harold Fry now.