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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
    (3211)
    Performance
    (2854)
    Story
    (2861)

    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"
    "Just beautiful"
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    I savored every minute of this book. Because of the rich prose and enchanting narration, I felt invested in Harold's journey, and was willing to follow no matter where it led him. There are no big thrills in this book; it is a character study, and the writing is exquisite. Overall, it is a wonderful way to look at the world, a reminder to be fully present, even in ordinary things. The ending was deeply satisfying, even if it was a bit predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3216)
    Performance
    (2804)
    Story
    (2848)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Decent story, terrible writing, so-so narration"
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    Story

    Overly dramatic, cliche after cliche, in-your-face "foreshadowing", inconsistency in the characters. The narrator was great with the male voices, absolutely terrible with the women's voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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