The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2012
ISBN: 9780449012758
Branch Call Number: CD F JOY NVD
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Broadbent, Jim

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joliebergman
Jan 12, 2018

Engrossing, tender, and bitter-sweet. I absolutely loved this story – and I typically don’t enjoy love stories.

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renzo
Feb 04, 2017

I'm commenting not on the book but on the reading of the book. I suspect there is no more fortunate author than Rachel Joyce. Her novel is read with uncommon sensitivity and force.
Jim Broadbent is a master at his craft.I wonder if it might be better to listen to it being read to you.

AL_CHRISTINES Oct 15, 2016

This unique story is beautiful in so many ways. We are never too old to change, nor to make an impact on others.

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Revacard
Mar 08, 2016

From the first page on, I was hooked on this book. It's a simple premise--walk to see Queenie who is dying of cancer. He meets people along the way and contemplates things from his past, like with his son and his marriage. It reminded me of Forrest Gump and that guy from Canada who walked. Sometimes I think Harold walking is not realistic, but I just went with it and enjoyed the journey.

GOGETA1946 Jan 18, 2016

surprisingly touching story of perseverance, love, loss, and the perseverance of love. movingly descriptive.

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Lauriebc
May 09, 2015

Don't you love when a book surprises you in some wonderful way? The writing style is simple and clear. There is nothing corny or overworked here. It's an unusual premise that never feels forced and the audio CD is so easy to listen to.

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JudithE
Mar 15, 2014

Loved this. Charming, intelligent, interesting, humane.

JCLHopeH Jan 10, 2014

This book starts out with a touching premise, filled with English charm, and over time it reaches a much deeper emotional level. Good read for a glimpse into coping with strained relationships and loss of loved ones.

lilylibrarian Sep 29, 2012

Harold Fry, 63 and retired, and his wife Maureen are at home on the southernmost tip of England, living isolated lives in a stale and loveless marriage. When Harold receives a letter from a former co-worker and friend, he is struck deeply by the news that she is dying of cancer. He writes a brief reply and walks the few steps to the mailbox, but can't bring himself to post his woefully inadequate response. He keeps walking, passing post offices and mailboxes until he realizes he must deliver the letter in person, although the trip is some 600 miles and he is without a change of clothes, a cellphone, appropriate shoes or anything he is likely to need on a walking journey. The people he meets and the memories stirred in him are life changing. A charming and gentle tale.

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