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  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958

Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • hmmm, i'd say --mixed review here

  • By Christina on 05-28-05

Fast, Meaningful Read/Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-05

Hard to imagine all the biting, negative reviews after I listened to it but "to each his own". I had heard of the general theme and approach on a talk show but thought it was pulled off better than I could have ever imagined. If you have lost someone close to death, this book offers some comfort and hope. Yes, its a fairy tale of sorts but the message that there is value in all lives and that it might all make sense at the end was meaningful and powerful for me.

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