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.
Beautiful story of life and love, and our quest to be whole. A true gem.
Better characterization. The characters were very sad, and very boring, and very shallow. The author did not really explore them indepth, although you could tell she thought she had. What you had were a lot of details, but little real sympathy. About as much sympathy as you'd have for somebody you read about in a newspaper.
Yeah, probably. I'm going to stick to non-fiction and memoirs as is my usual. I only get it about 1/10 times when I branch out into fiction.
He's a decent narrator and it's not his fault the story is so boring.
skip this one. There are better books. Like The Guernsey and Potato Peel Pie Society, which was utterly and completely wonderful.
What a great story this was I could not stop listening , great narrator and clever story about people's lives - really worth a listen - sorry it's finished .