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The Five People You Meet in Heaven Audiobook

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever.

One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure? The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.

In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you�ve ever thought about the afterlife � and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction will treasure.

©2003 Mitch Albom, Inc. All rights reserved; (P)2003 Hyperion

What the Critics Say

"Mitch Albom lifts us to a new level. You'll find here echoes of the classics � The Odyssey, for one � and that puts Albom's book in the best of company." (Frank McCourt)
"This is the fable you will devour when you fall in love. This is the tale you will keep by your side when you are lost. This is the story you will turn to again and again, because it possesses the rare magic to let you see yourself and the world anew. This book is a gift to the soul." (Amy Tan)

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    My 50 cents 11-19-15
    My 50 cents 11-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "More than what I have originally expected."

    The narration is superb, one of the best I have come across. Best of all the author's books.

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    Jeffrey G. Draper, UT 10-29-15
    Jeffrey G. Draper, UT 10-29-15 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Not based on fact, but a work of fiction."

    I was hoping for a story based on real events, not a work of fiction

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    Erek 07-29-15
    Erek 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Simple and Charming"

    This book was an adjustment in the beginning because it was hard for me to get into the narrator's voice. The story being really good made up for the narrator.
    This is definitely a great portrayal on the true meaning of life and is also a good tear jerker.

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    i got it! 07-27-15
    i got it! 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "makes you ponder"

    this book makes you think about the impact you have on others' live, even if you were just passing through. I'm glad I read it.

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    Kiday83 Houston 07-18-15
    Kiday83 Houston 07-18-15
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    "One of the top three books I've ever read"

    This book is hands-down one of the greatest fiction novels I've ever read in my life. I love the way that the author tells the story in a way that almost seems to need to be read aloud. We'll always assume things about heaven, but the way that the author weaves the story of the main characters experience in heaven is one that you can only hope to experience one day. If you read this book, you will not regret it!

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    Mark 06-18-15
    Mark 06-18-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Boring"

    Story and narration dragged. Not sure there was a point. Tuesday's with Morrie was much better.

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    Briana 06-12-15
    Briana 06-12-15 Member Since 2017
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    Wonderful story that I couldn't stop listening too. Written in such a way that one chapter made you want to know what happened to the next one you could see smell here feel all the things that the characters in the book Felt the love that Marguerite and Eddie shared and the progression through heaven meeting with each of the people in understanding the why behind it was awesome

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    Kellogg 06-01-15
    Kellogg 06-01-15

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    "Mitch Albom is an insightful author."

    The story helps a person to accept things that happen in life knowing there is a reason, but maybe never knowing what that reason was.

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    Trent 05-29-15
    Trent 05-29-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm a fan of books that promote traditional family values and offer uplifting messages.

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    "Great story!"

    I liked this book and recommend it. It's fascinating to ponder what awaits us after death. While this is a work of fiction, I liked the way this author portrayed heaven and the need to understand this life. Very thoughtful and tender.

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    Richard 04-12-15
    Richard 04-12-15
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    "Average. Nothing special."

    It was hard to relate to the main character - an 83 year old man who grunted a lot. The subject matter could have been handled better too. I thought the concept held more promise than was delivered.

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