The story is overwritten in parts, the main character's actions do not even remotely fit as a him as an person - not believable and without credibility.
This was the best part about the book
If I could get a refund I would - this is one of the worst books I've listened to or years!
Not sure about this! I enjoyed the audio but may have enjoyed the book as well.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Being male, he probably interpreted Harald better than I may have reading it on my own.
Since I feel as if I know Harald pretty well, I would want to take his wife out for dinner.
I'm not sure. It was interesting in some part but really weird and random in others.
I really wanted to enjoy it more. I finished it though and the ending is surprising which was cool.
Some of the walk, lol.
I've been listening to audio books for years and have been an audible subscriber for ? 10 years maybe? A long time anyway.
I chose this book for my book club prior to reading it. (That is my self-imposed rule for all my selections) I was quite pleasantly surprised.
I'd actually like to read it again prior to the meeting of my book club on 4/13 so that I can set up an actual map of Harold's trip. Perhaps I will.
I liked how hidden stories for each character came out and came together in the end.
He has the perfect voice for the main character for sure.
I was intrigued by the girl at the gas station at the beginning of the book and the fact that she showed up near the end as well. Not too many kids are willing to share in an earnest conversation with an older adult, especially one that they do not know.
Sad, moving, but motivational all in one!
The characters were real, lovable, growing and interesting. The story warmed my soul and breathed gratitude into me.
The most memorabel moment occurred at the end of the story when Harold and Maureen believed in love again.
Harold was most memorable because of all the changes and peaks and valleys he navigated in his heart. Martina was also quite memorable because of her utmost kindness despite her own pain.
This was just good medicine!
Yes, I think it's a good story. At first I didn't think it would be interesting enough but as I went further, I got it. I walk a lot for fun so I know it helps you sort your life out. That's what Harold did.
The book starts out a little slowly - please don't be put off by that because it really delivers some incredible messages and packs a punch in the end! I actually did laugh and cry and rooted and cheered for Harold and those who love him and show him kindness. This is a very heartwarming and insightful novel and I have recommmended it to family and friends already - I now recommend it to you! Jim Broadbent is masterful and there is no doubt in my mind that if and when this hits the big screen he will be just the man to put a fact to Harold Fry.
This is a book about fear...the fear to be truly seen by others and to let people in. Harold Fry can't trust,can't be with others, can't express himself. There is a little Harold in all of us. The story is beautiful and the performance is lovely and moving. A great listen!
I loved how the story unfolded a little at a time and the many interconnected layers of metaphor. The performance of Jim Broadbent was simply magnificent and allowed me to connect with Harold and his world immediately. I highly recommend this novel as it takes you on an emotional, spiritual journey.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could empathize with Harold Fry very much, although I am about 30 years behind where he is in his life. .You don't have to be at the tail end life to identify mistakes made in life and the contemplation of them. The lessons he learns are applicable to just about all of us. At times I found his story to be funny, sad, helpless, and then empowering, tragic yet ultimately hopeful. At all times, I found Harold to be immensely sweet and likable. Even his wife, Maureen, who initially seemed to be a wenchy antagonist, you learn is a true human being with flaws, yet strength and love. This book felt good to my soul,