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
Interesting premise, but by the end, you just are glad it's over. There were too many times I wanted to smack Harold--for making the pilgrimage in the first place (take a train, for chrissake, the woman is dying), for not being even remotely prepared for such a journey--and then by turning that into a righteous thing--and for years of choosing not to understand his wife's pain and the role he has played in it. Rather than being all things to the followers he collects along the way, he should have stayed at home and taken care of business.
I'm a professional painter and love ennobling, enlightening literature
Well, the writing is brilliant, just brilliant. When Harold wakes from his first night spent outdoors the descriptions of nature are beautifully lyrical and orginal.
Of course Harold, and because his awakening is so profound and beautiful
Jim embodied Harold. Jim Broadbent is FANTASTIC!
I guess Queenie because I want to know her story
I'm recommending this book to everyone. It's beautifully and movingly written.
The reader is first rate. Harold's recollections of the past are moving and unforgettable.
Queenie ..of course. She is the hero.
Harold is simple and profound at the same time.
The authors description of queens death is beautiful.
This book seemed to drag in places, but it was not until I got to the end that I realized why so many people had given it such a positive rating.
Retired father of two with 4 grandchildren. I listen to my books while driving or flying off to somewhere. Keeps me up to date.
Yes, the pages turn and turn by themselves in an audio book and it was really light to carry along on a trip.
I was really moved when we learn about... but that would be telling, wouldn't it?
He offers the deep pathos and sense of joyful moments as well.
Yes, I rediscovered moments in my life I felt compelled to share with my wife for the first time.
I kept asking how could anyone write such a moving novel? There is a YouTube interview that helps with that.