A sublime book, with a sublime performance by well - known character actor Jim Broadbent. The lives of ordinary people,. Only they are not. They are simple, and complex, and downright extraordinary all at the same time. And they remain unresolvedly human. What they go through ranges from reassuringly familiar, to bone-crushinly brutal on an emotional level. yet nothing seems contrived or manipulative. An incredible gem.
Enjoyed this very interesting story of a wonderful journey of introspection, grief and reconciliation. Loved the ending! It had humor and sadness.
The narrator brought such warmth to this beautiful story of family & friend forgiveness. I will miss continuing to go on this pilgrimage walk with Harold now that I have finished listening to his story.
I found this lovely story to be rather unassuming just as is the title character. Harold Fry embarks on a completely unexpected and surprising journey which teaches, challenges, uplifts and transforms him as well as others in his life. I highly recommend reading this gem...it may start a little slowly but continues to build in layers as it progresses adding more and more for the the reader/listener to relish and absorb. The narrator is excellent and brought this story to life beyond the pages, in the same gentle understated spirit as the author wrote it. I was truly able to visualize Harold and his journey as well as all of the other wonderful characters. I highly recommend reading this book and experiencing its charm, wit and wisdom.
This book is so well written...beautiful imagery and believable characters...poignant story about moving on...
I loved how Harold's history was given in increments from all different sources...we were piecing together until the end...and enjoying the journey..
I loved Harold and Maureen
perfect name :)
I felt this needed a little humor sprinkled in here and there. There definitely was a lesson in the story, but it was very heavy.