Harry's Trees

A Novel
By: Jon Cohen
Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (238 ratings)

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A grieving widower, a determined girl, a courageous librarian, and a mysterious book come together in an uplifting tale of love, loss, friendship, and redemption.

Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. When his wife dies suddenly, Harry, despairing, retreats north to lose himself in the remote woods of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She and her mother, Amanda, are struggling to pick up the pieces from their own tragic loss of Oriana’s father. Discovering Harry while roaming the forest, Oriana believes that he holds the key to righting her world.

Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana carry out an astonishing scheme inspired by a book given to her by the town librarian, Olive Perkins. Together, Harry and Oriana embark on a golden adventure that will fulfill Oriana’s wild dream - and ultimately open Harry’s heart to new life. 

©2018 Jon Cohen (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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"Josh Bloomberg narrates this charming story with a balance of heart, humor, and hope.... Bloomberg energetically portrays the large cast of eccentric characters." (AudioFile)

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A Wonderful Audiobook (and a GREAT read)

I loved this audiobook and as I had the story in book form, loved reading it as well. The story involves the unexpected deaths of spouses, grief, guilt, redemption, magic, and trees, magnificent trees. The characters are very well developed and the setting magnificent. The listener or reader is transported to the world of a forest which includes a many windowed treehouse. I stopped in the middle of listening to call my daughter and text my brother to get both the book and audio version! The narrator does a superb job of reading. I am left with the wish that I, too, an old lady like Olive, could sit at her feet and listen to HER read.....

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Fabulous performance!

Narrator did a wonderfully convincing job of many different characters and accents —everything from an old lady to a middle aged rural guy to a 10 year old girl. He made the story come alive and kept me interested in what was going to happen next. Because the voices were so real it was like watching a movie since I could imagine the characters in my head. Makes all the difference . Story had some nice messages for all age readers as well.

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A good story with lots of elements!

I listened to this story as one of our selections in my book club! I enjoyed it, but there were a few slow parts where I had a hard time continuing. Even though this happened, I was able to get into it and really enjoyed the rest of the book.

It had many different elements of fiction! There was some magic, some sadness, some love, and so much more. I really enjoyed the characters - some more than others! I hope you enjoy the book too!

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it's wonderful!

Loved it, I also loved the man in the window by Jon Cohen. the naration was excellent as well.

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An excellent surprise

I googled "books that are optimistic" and this appeared on a few lists so I took a chance. This was just the antidote for these times. It was optimistic without being sugary and full of heart without being sappy. The characters felt genuine and provided ballast for the more fanciful story elements. The narrator was excellent and deftly brought the characters to life.

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Intriguing characters and fantasy

The storyline is very compelling, following three main characters in their grief. I am not generally a fantasy reader, but the way magic is interwoven into the story is beautiful

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Charming and Fantastical

Magical, like a fairy tale. Well written and well read. The writing style definitely calls for approaching this book with an extra dose of suspension of disbelief, but it's worth it!

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Fascinating tale

Like Oriana, I loved fairytales and found magic in the forest. The story is so much more, love, loss, regret and hope laced with greed, envy and the things that financial windfall can bring. The stories of each person and situation is beautiful woven together and made for a very interesting read. Thoroughly enjoyed. Listened via audible and found the narration well-done.

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Annoying performance - great read!

I found the performer really annoying, but was intrigued enough by the story not to give up. I switched to reading the book and really enjoyed it!

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sweet story

This was a really sweet story. The characters were very endearing. It was a nice little mental vacation.