What a great book! I expected something light and fluffy, and instead got a wonderful, thought-provoking book with full deep characters and a compelling story line. Terrific!
Great narrator! Just the right approach.
Loved it! Cried, laughed, was left thinking about my own life and how to make it more meaningful and how precious life is. Great narrator! Really colourful, draws you in. Didn't want it to end!
You go on the pilgrimage with Harold. It is tender and heart wrenching. Amazing slow,plodding,deep & worth it! The narration is pitch perfect.
With almost 800 books in my library, I am an experienced listener. I appreciate a well written good story. I am pretty critical of trash.
This book was engaging from page one. It was also deceptively friendly at the beginning as it continued the unraveling of details that gave meaning and depth to the story line . It was well and strategically written to reveal the necessary aspects that emerged as the pilgrimage progressed. I never wanted to quit but listened right through, although it became painful to me as the details were revealed. It had the sense of a very plausible family in todays society. this is not a feel good book for the light hearted. I will repeat well written and especially well narrated. I assume it was meant as a story of redemption. I did not like the ending or felt that it was adequate as an implication of "light at the end of the tunnel". I gave it four stars because of originality and writing, but it was not my cup of tea towards the end.
Enjoyed the narrator immensely. The characters are well developed and their stories compelling. Many ideas worth discussing in a book group. Typical of the British there are f-bombs in places but main characters are not profane.
I listen to books as a walk/run 10 miles daily. This was a lovely book. I really cannot describe all the reasons why I enjoyed it so much. There are TMTC. This is my new all time favorite.
but not concise. very wordy and trying to be a bit to clever. could have trimmed this by at least thirty percent as Stephen king says kill your babies cut slash and back