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.
Each [part of his journey was memorable.
When I realized that his son was dead.
This was a wonderful story about life, love, friendship and sorrow. Beautifully rendered by the author and read by the narrator. I did not want it to end!
This is a wonderful story, narrated perfectly, about a man's journey back from despair. Reminded me of when Forrest Gump ran across the country. Great Listen!
In the top 25
Elegance of the Hedgehog....profund but sweet and unexpected
Elegance....since I am American, his British accent (and my wonderful image of him) was the icing on the cake!!!
How far would you walk to save a friend?
Magnificent from beginning to end with many jolts of surprise, both in clever prose and plot. The renewal of love lost is infectious.
A nice story, interesting to see how the character and his wife develop and evolve, both individually and as a couple, through his trek. Moves rather slowly though, so it takes patience to see it through.
The beginning as he embarks (unwittingly) on his journey.
This book sneaks up on you. At first, I thought it might be a bit slow and boring, but a neighbor recommended it, so I stuck with it. It was a lovely story, and I looked forward to listening to it every time I drove or walked. It is a work of art. The characters are well developed, and even though the plot is not "exciting" per se, the story takes unexpected twists and turns. The story comes to terms with our own humanity and brokenness, while it gives us hope of redemption. Excellent read.
Thought -provoking, redemptive, odd.
It was interesting to see the unfolding of Harold's gradual return of memories. Not a lot happens in this book. But it is powerful in its handling of emerging memories and emotions effecting one's current life - encouraged by the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.
I have not.
Not really. It is thought provoking though. I guessed part of the plot from the beginning, but was interested in how the author would work it out. I thought it was well done, and true to life's real way of things. When one is quiet for a length of time, one is able to hear things pushed away or forgotten. Harold's journey is a rich one for that reason, and he is much the better for it in the end.