This story addresses grief, atonement, through life reflections and a journey of humanity and survival. Characters are strong, relateable and likeable. Jim Broadbent narrates spectacularly.
mom/chief bug hunter
Yes I've already thought I'll likely listen to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry again. This charming book has much to offer us for introspection, and I will benefit from a second reading of this tale some day, I'm sure.
I loved "meeting" all the ordinary people that Harold met along his pilgrimage and hearing their stories - and in turn, Harold's stories too.
no - he is great!
Harold for sure for me... although I immediately downloaded Queenie's companion story as soon as I finished this Audible book, and now so much more about her is revealed! (spoiler alert). Read both books in tandem... highly recommended!
Rachel Joyce's first novel is extremely well-written, straight-forward but not simple, borrowing another reader's words: "gentle and flowing".
Here's how much I liked this book: the moment I finished the book (on Audible), I logged on to my account and immediately downloaded the companion book/sequel to this story, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, of which I'm 1/2 through already in four days, and also highly recommend. (And I rarely read sequels of books I've finished.) Queenie's story is quite different than this story too, both in the storytelling and the content... read Harold's story first, and I won't be surprised if you want to know Queenie's story too!
I can't say because I only heard it in audio.
I loved the evolution of the characters, their thought processes and how they changed over the course of the walk.
I loved hearing the speech of the characters (their accents, speaking mannerisms, etc.) and I know I wouldn't have experienced this if I had just read a printed version of the book.
I would take Harold to dinner, mainly to listen to more of his insights.
This is a story that speaks to the inner parts of a person. I found myself reflecting on my own life and the many choices made over the course of 60+ years... I was especially moved by how Harold and his wife had their life "jarred loose" and changed because of Harold's pilgrimage. Quiet, but powerful stuff here.
How to describe? Quirky, thoughtful, tho full of grief and depression. With glimmers of love and joy. Is it worth a credit? Maybe not. Sorry for not being sure, it's just one of those kinds books....
I truly enjoyed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Characters were well drawn and narrator was excellent. The story is heart breaking, moving and compelling. The author did an excellent job and the ending was very satisfying. I would recommend this book. Superbly read by Jim Broadbent.
Starts sad and never gets better. Don’t understand why Ms. Joyce felt compelled to write such sick, depressing dribble.
It would have helped if there had been some good parts.
No, but he did a good job with some VERY miserable subject matter.
I really don't know why I continued listening. Maybe it was the hope that it would get better. It didn't.