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Ruth

I'm a mother, grandmother and environmental engineer. I love intelligent mysteries and science fiction. It's good to dream.

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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2914)
    Performance
    (2594)
    Story
    (2596)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "Harold, for me, was hard to like"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story!


    What was most disappointing about Rachel Joyce’s story?

    Most of the characters were very hard to like, especially Harold and his wife.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Broadbent’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he did a good job narrating


    Any additional comments?

    The book was compared to the Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society, but it wasn't even close. The concept was good, but her characters were pathetic and depressing! The only reason I gave this one star was for the dog and Rex the neighbor. It was a waste of a credit.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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