Have not read anything by the author yet, so I can not compare.Jim Broadbent is a very good narrator though, I don't think that I would have liked the printed version as much.Especially listening to the British accent gives the story the character that can not be got by reading the story as a non-Brit.
I liked the unpretentious storyline. This book is about a character that doesn't want to make waves in his life. And the narration is just like that.
I liked Harrold, naturally. But I also liked how he developed Maureens role.
When Harold was asking for his son, after he hit "rock bottom".
I am giving this book high marks for it's original story of a life lived not to the fullest. And I liked that the story is not one of self-pitty but a life story that is told without drama. No one is being blamed for how Harold lived his life the way he did, or why Maureen was acting the way she developed her behaviour over the years.The good part is,that we can swing our lives around even after we are retired, and sometimes it just takes as long to take a good look at ourselves.All it takes is one step, and a lot more others, just like Harold went from the corner mail box to the other end of Britain.
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