Regular price: $18.24

Membership details Membership details
  • 30 days of membership free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started.
  • After trial, you'll get 3 titles each month: 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals of your choice.
  • Don't like your audiobook? Swap it for free.
  • Cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

NOTE: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question "Why was I here?"

©2004 Mitch Albom (P)2006 Hyperion

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Finalist, Spanish Language, 2007

"Sincere....A book with the genuine power to stir and comfort its readers." (The New York Times)
"Fans of Tuesdays with Morrie will be delighted with this novel." (People)
"Albom has a gift for tapping into readers' sincerely sentimental spots, and he will undoubtedly connect again here." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
"Transcendent....Albom has aimed high here, and there's a whiff of paradise as a result." (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
"Albom has the ability to make you cry in spite of yourself." (The Boston Globe)
"Albom has done a masterful job." (Oakland Press)
"There's much wisdom here...an earnest meditation on the intrinsic value of human life." (Los Angeles Times)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Maravillosa

Una obra maravillosa, edificante y significativa. Me fascinó la narración. El narrador me transportó a los momentos que se narran en la historia y los viví junto con los personajes. Me atrapó de principio a fin. Gracias por esta excelente producción.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Excelente

Este libro lo baje en español para mi esposa, ya lo escuche en Inglés, y es simplemente maravilloso. El autor tiene una gran imaginación y carisma.