Harold Fry
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    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry | Rachel Joyce

    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    Overall
    (288)
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    (252)
    Story
    (249)

    When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

    What a wonderful story!

    So sad how 20 years of a relationship could be wasted. Secrets, unspoken words, tragedy, loneliness.

    A 65 year old man embarks on a journe..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2012 by Carol (Napier, New Zealand)
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    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel | Rachel Joyce

    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
    (6211)
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    (5570)
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    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.

    Wonderful Walkabout

    This is a lovely tale of an ordinary man setting off on a pilgrimage to visit an old friend who is dying. Harold believes as long as he walks, Queeni..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2013 by FanB14 (Richmond, VA, United States)
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    The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy | Rachel Joyce

    The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Celia Imrie
    Overall
    (26)
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    (25)
    Story
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    When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for 20 years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey, too.’

    Excellent sequel to Harold Fry

    This is NOT an action thriller it is a quiet English book about quiet British people making their way in life (and death) - at times it is very sad bu..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2015 by Timothy (Cromarty, United Kingdom)
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    The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel | Rachel Joyce

    The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Celia Imrie
    Overall
    (769)
    Performance
    (716)
    Story
    (713)

    In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's. One word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths--about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea.

    In Many Ways Beautiful, In Many Ways Tedious

    I loved "The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" which is the prequel to this novel. Where I found Harold's adventures to be quirky, quaint and profoun..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2015 by Marjorie (Santa Rosa, CA, United States)