I'm fairly new to Audible and have only listened to a handful of books, but I'm glad I chose this one.
The description and details of his walk through England.
Arrival at the nursing home by the phonies who tried to hijack Fry's pilgrimage.
And the very last scene was a delight.
Loved Fry himself. He seemed so real!
Fry's arrival in his friend's hospice room, and his first sight of her.
Only one thing struck me as "off" about this story - the fact that Fry was on the road more than sixty days and was still walking only 5 - 8 miles a day. As a long-distance walker, I know he would have been able to go much further by that point. On the other hand, if he made the trip faster, it would have really cramped the plot, so I am not put off by it.
Suspense, historical, comedy, fluff - I read it all!
Loved this character of Harold Fry. Such a bittersweet story filled with self-discovery and acceptance of human frailties. It makes you want to unplug, simplify and take a long walk to see what you discover about yourself.
The descriptive character building.
It's a road trip without the car.
Well, what American doesn't love a British accent?
Harold, at the end of his trip.
This lighthearted book made me think about myself as I age. I enjoyed the persecutive and the different turns of this book.
I cannot praise this book, together with the narrator, enough. While it can be read as a sentimental story, it can also be read by those willing to go within, as something much deeper. To place it in a wider context, listen to Joseph Campbell’s first episode (broadcast some 25 years ago and available on youtube) with Bill Moyers in the PBS series “The Power of Myth.” The parallels between the hero’s journey illuminated by Campbell, and Harold Fry’s pilgrimage, are striking. If Rachel Joyce never writes another book, and this was her first novel, she should be remembered for this achievement.
Harold Fry because of his determination and personal development during the story
This is a lovely story - inventive and charming. I listen to a lot of very long novels and non-fiction, but need something lighter sometimes and this really hit the spot.
It was a dear, sweet, albeit fairy tale like, story. Reminds us all to "stop and smell the roses" - to interrupt routine and habit to do something important for someone else. And of course, in the process, we help ourselves.
The innocent, naive way that Harold goes about doing this great deed. And at the same time, I found myself frustrated with his wife, who was afraid to step outside her self-imposed boundaries.
No, unfortunately not.
Yes, when Harold's neighbor talks about his wife dying, and that he "should have railed against this", rather than just accepting the doctor's diagnosis and doing the best they could. This comment was about fighting for what you love, even though it might not change the outcome.
Walk along with Harold Frye! This is by far one of the most endearing books out there. Within the first 30 minutes of listening, you begin the journey of Harold Frye as he walks to save his friend Queenie from cancer after being inspired by a waitress at a bar. Yet, on his pilgrimage, he does so much more than attempt to save her. He tries to make amends for his past, he becomes a national hero of sorts, and he tries to just stand for something...anything! If you are looking for a book to encourage you to do that one thing that you never had the courage to do, this is the book to get you going!
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I at first I admired the determination of Harold to walk all that way. But i never understood why he didn't buy hiking shoes, and a backpack.
I think it reminded me of an Irving story called A Prayer For Owen Meany. I enjoyed that one too even tho it was different from my usual read.
I don't think I have heard this gentleman before, but I enjoyed his voice and accent.
not especially. I kept going back and forth between books. But I did like it.