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Jennie

Park city, UT, United States | Member Since 2009

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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
    (3345)
    Performance
    (2973)
    Story
    (2978)

    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"
    "Great Narration, way too long"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the overall story, but it dragged far too long. My mind would wonder and Harold had only slogged along a few more miles.... But the intended message was a good one, and a reminder to all of us that we can rise above our own human frailties.


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