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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (242,881 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mitch Albom Narrator: Mitch Albom Publisher: Hyperion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Smith | 2/17/2014

    " Very interesting and unexpected. Big fan of Mitch Albom. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 2/15/2014

    " I was really disappointed in this book. I feel like this book could have been something amazing, life changing, but it wasn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vale Meade | 2/11/2014

    " All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.. the time I read this book in the first place reminds me of how life goes on (and how life NEEDS to go on). God has purposes with us, even if it means only to be a bell-boy of a grand hotel, or to be a mistress, or to be a virgin queen or to be an ordinary guy standing on the train station. Little things matter the most. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andena! | 2/9/2014

    " made me truly think who would i meet in heaven? i love it! i make all my friends read it and they love it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristiestewart | 2/8/2014

    " I was not as wowed by this book as some others seem to be but I think there is definitely something worthwhile we can all take from this book. No matter how small or insignificant you think your life is, it leaves a mark, it impacts others. Some are big & some are small, some we never know about. Do your best to let your light shine! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Gannon | 1/31/2014

    " It was an absolutely quick read and pleasantly surprising without being sophomoric. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyamm | 1/20/2014

    " Amazing book! just amazing! talks about life in such an unexpected unordinary way! i just love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrisa | 1/20/2014

    " I loved the book as it reminded me of how our lives interact with each others. Through the character Eddie, Mitch Albom shows how one decision has an impact on others.It is an enlightening read that i would reconmend to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 1/13/2014

    " So simple, but so beautifully written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/8/2014

    " An interesting and somewhat thought provoking idea for a story but I'm starting to get tired of the same theme of Albom's stories... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernice Heng | 1/7/2014

    " This book gave me a new perspective to life. Although we might think that our roles at work / at home are mundane. We play an important role nonetheless perhaps contributing to someone else's life (: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deana Timmerman | 12/12/2013

    " This book was well written and offered a great perspective. It wasn't my taste of writing in particular but it was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Bingham | 12/1/2013

    " I loved this book. It was a short read that really makes you think about the small and simple things we do each day in terms of the big picture perspective. It was a bit of a tear jerker, and was very well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sameera Qais | 11/29/2013

    " Honestly, I started reading this book based on lots of expectations based on Mitch Albom's 'tuesdays with Morrie'. To summarise my view: A very quick read, a book that is better forgotten. Nothing really great about this book." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 9/7/2013

    " Easy to read, hard to put down. Good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne Lee | 1/4/2013

    " Why do all the books written by this author have a dead character or wind up dying? I read Tuesday's With Morrie years ago and it was decent read but I'm having trouble getting this one. Maybe my reading taste have changed but I think this will be my last Mitch Albom book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Doherty | 11/23/2012

    " Very beautiful book, with amazing life messages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kori | 10/29/2012

    " I totally love this book! :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacklyn | 2/21/2012

    " It was a really touching story. It was sad and touching. I might have cried a bit. The story changed my view about heaven, now I know how to understand more about heaven. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/28/2012

    " Good for discussing in book club "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Durst | 1/22/2012

    " To be honest, I really enjoyed this, events than Tuesdays With Morrie. I thought this plot was riveting and the message more subtle. I hope to come back to this someday. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Payel | 1/17/2012

    " I simply read this as I wanted to finish and move on. I've read better books and this was a disastrous read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Smith | 1/11/2012

    " A truly unique book. Extremely thought provoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 12/2/2011

    " Nothing groundbreaking here. Pretty depressing throughout, but the moral of the story was somewhat "feelgood" and brought together in the last chapter, thereby saving the book from getting thrown on the floor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Lozano | 9/29/2011

    " A quick and easy read, which was just what I was looking for. I loved the main character, but I sort of felt like Dickens already wrote this story, and the main difference outside of the time in which it was set, the reader was supposed to sort of feel as though we were Scrooge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Srikanth CS | 8/27/2011

    " This tiny little book can teach you how to act during different walks of life. The story is based on simple characters and their interwoven relationships. Its a very simple read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 5/23/2011

    " An interesting interpretation of the afterlife, but not as enjoyable as Tuesdays With Morrie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rona | 5/22/2011

    " Great Book! makes me wanna die and meet my 5 people already :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sapto | 5/22/2011

    " Life after death is always a mystery for mankind. Mitch Albom describe it vividly and colorful. Years later it could be a story of a new religion; who knows. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaworu | 5/20/2011

    " Insufferably trite. Hamfisted and cliched and overly sentimental. Simplistic moralizing with a basic dumbed-down writing style.

    Would not recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 5/19/2011

    " I was very disappointed in this book. I assumed it was going to be more spiritual than it was. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ardesia | 5/18/2011

    " Non mi è piaciuto per niente.
    È una favoletta mal gestita e personalmente non ci ho trovato dentro nessuna illuminazione esistenziale, ma soltanto molta noia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marium | 5/18/2011

    " i think this was a very inspiring book, and made me realise things when i went out and how random people can affect my life in so many ways, it was a quick read and i recommend people to read it because it was worth it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nychola | 5/17/2011

    " read about 75 % and then never finished.. guess was not interested enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/15/2011

    " This story makes you think about how you touch others lives and how they touch yours. Some of them are obvious, but others are not. A George Bailey kind of perspective on the actions we take each day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 5/15/2011

    " the life lessons learned were helpful. it's a really good inspirational book if you are looking for something like that. "

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About the Author
Author Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter whose works include Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven. His books For One More Day and Have a Little Faith were also instant #1 New York Times bestsellers. All four books were made into acclaimed films for television. Albom also works as a columnist and a broadcaster and has founded seven charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage/mission. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.