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.
The story was a touching one, deliberately so, and in that way, it was successful for me. The author reveals the characters and their backgrounds gradually. You think you know them; then, you learn something about the past and it changes your ideas about the characters.
Some of Harold's adventures are a little over the top, but the author's depictions of the hangers-on who join him on his adventures are a wonderful condemnation of today's society. The media comes in for its share of condemnation too. Yet it is all done gently, rather like Harold himself--a gentle, pained man who just starts walking.
I'm fairly new to Audible and have only listened to a handful of books, but I'm glad I chose this one.
The description and details of his walk through England.
Arrival at the nursing home by the phonies who tried to hijack Fry's pilgrimage.
And the very last scene was a delight.
Loved Fry himself. He seemed so real!
Fry's arrival in his friend's hospice room, and his first sight of her.
Only one thing struck me as "off" about this story - the fact that Fry was on the road more than sixty days and was still walking only 5 - 8 miles a day. As a long-distance walker, I know he would have been able to go much further by that point. On the other hand, if he made the trip faster, it would have really cramped the plot, so I am not put off by it.
Suspense, historical, comedy, fluff - I read it all!
Loved this character of Harold Fry. Such a bittersweet story filled with self-discovery and acceptance of human frailties. It makes you want to unplug, simplify and take a long walk to see what you discover about yourself.
The descriptive character building.
It's a road trip without the car.
Well, what American doesn't love a British accent?
Harold, at the end of his trip.
The story is mesmerizing and surprising, I felt as if I could see and feel everything as Harold walked along on his pilgrimage.