I almost aborted the book 1/2 way in, but stuck it out. This was my first audible book, so maybe that explains the difficulty. The story ended up quite interesting , but was an extensive journey trying to enjoy it.
What an excellent story and absolutely loved the reading with the accent and pronunciations. The story touched me -not to give it away- of a story of loss, dealing with loss and love.
So touching and now will buy the real book to have and read too.
Wonderfully conceived, written and narrated story. I strongly recommend reading and/or listening to this book.
Insightful narrative about a man looking for resolutions. Somewhat predictable, but enough interesting details to keep the mind entertained. Great performance.
I loved the way this book made me think about so many things. I loved all of the little details that were such a huge part of Harold's makeup. I appreciated how it made me think of each person and their significance. Most of all I loved hearing ordinary thoughts and being able to appreciate that we're all human and so much alike even when we're so different.
My favorite characters were all of them really. Harold and Maureen were so simple yet so complicated. It was interesting to be able to find out exactly what brought them to be the type of people they were. It was also inspiring to see that they were open to becoming alive again, especially together.
I loved every aspect of Jim Broadbent's performance. His voice and reading style made you feel like you were right there all along. It made you laugh and cry. Most of all it made you feel like you knew each character and exactly how they were feeling at all times. You felt every emotion.
Ordinary isn't all that it seems.
I'm sorry to say, I did not listen to whole thing... I was bored and the book did not hold my attention.
I doubt it. I didn't enjoy this book. I read a lot of the reviews, but I just don't agree with them. Wasn't my cup of tea.
I thought I would be more entertained by such an acclaimed actor. It was just fine... but I was bored with the lack of tone and any vocal dramatics that could have been done.
No... except, delete it from my library.
Not my cup of tea. I was hoping for more. I wasn't moved or inspired.
I thought he depicted the character and age of Harold perfectly. I wasn't sure I would like this book, but the reviews made me give it a try and I am so very glad I did. Its wonderful writing that captures the complex states we as humans buy into. This book is inspiring, heart breaking and absolutely wonderful.
Harold gets a letter from a dying work friend, and when he sets out to post the letter, he hears an inspirational story so decides to walk 500 miles and hand deliver his response. (much more development is in the book, these are VERY abbreviated points). We learn that on this journey Harold and his wife are dealing with and working out much more tragedy and personal issues than initially disclosed. He meets others in various stages of trust, both spiritually and emotionally; and finds new ways to heal himself. Beautiful book.