"Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the aweful * grace of God.
It is a long time since I enjoyed a book so much. Bravo, well done!
I was so worried about him after the followers left him and he wasn't able to keep it all together.
Harold definitely was my favourite but Jim Broadbent did an amazing job of reading this book.
O yes, it made me laugh and cry.
A very enjoyable and thought provoking book.
I loved just how immediately hooked I was. This is definitely not my type of book but between the narration and the wonderful story, I thought it was perfect. I loved Harold because he seemed so familiar.
Harold was a dear. He was easily your grandfather, your great uncle or a senior you might remember as a child. Jim gave Harold a mind, body and soul that you wanted to follow and that made you like him.
Harold walked away from a life and found his.
This book is gentle, easy to enjoy and is a good listen for anyone.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Yes, conditionally. Loved the narrator, and most of the story, but did find it to be heavy and sad at many times. At other times, it made me laugh aloud! Making a difference in other people's lives does not require magnificence. The little things -- words of support, encouragement, messages of love make all the difference we can hope to make.
Harold -- because he was so determined to make the pilgrimage, something that was altogether unlike himself.The smart and helpful Rex was intriguing as well.
Live your life fully now so you have no regrets!
This story is probably not well suited to everyone, but if you are open to thinking about how you have lived your own life, you will find how Harold lived his for 87 days captivating.
I didn't read the book, just listened to the audio book.
The people from long ago and the people he meets along the way.
He seemed to exemplify all of the emotions - so subtle. He made it sound easy to do what he did so well.
I laughed at some parts, but I cried at most. Really made me examine my life's experiences.
One of the reviews from a woman said she couldn't finish the book because there was so much thinking the past, but while that's true, I loved the way the past was woven into his motivation for doing what he was doing. Being ordinary is an extraordinary way to live.
I thought it might be slow going but loved the characters and the narration was great
intriguing soul search
Harold who tried to make amends after such a long lapse of time...
I loved his reading (and all his acting). there was an element of 'sympathique', warm, personable, that his voice lent to the character.
Journey to the Center of Harold
I trek long distances myself and the mind does interesting things, deep things surface when untethered. Good book!
The book is tremendous. Harold is immediately endearing. Emotions are conveyed so humanly, simply, and elegantly. I hated getting out of the car after commuting!
d2- book lover
Heartwarming and life affirming
Pulled me in and would not let me go--- reflection is good for all our souls.
Even better- I want to express less annoyance at my long term husband.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the performance and the story line. Great book and I am happy to recommend it to others!