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The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Lu par : Mitch Albom
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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.

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


"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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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark
  • 18/11/2005

Truly Inspiring and Meaningful

After listening to the story the negative reviews have are sad. Sad in the fact that there are some people unable to be inspired by a simple story of the human spirit. This is another great accomplishment and will be a valued addition to my short list of potentially life altering stories.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ulfhednar
  • 06/09/2007

A thoughtful listen

"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" is a thoughtful and spiritually uplifting reminder that not all pain in life is bad, not all things we believe are true, and not all things that we feel we've failed in are failings. A review of one man's life at his death brings to light much of the suffering and anguish he carried with him, as well as bringing back to him the remembrances of those things he loved and held dear. The book is a meaningful treatise on the importance of every life and how intricate our interrelationship with others. A wonderful read/listen, and a bold reminder to value not only those around us, but ourselves.

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Roy Olaer
  • 16/03/2005

Fair Book

This book really isn't as bad as many people would say on this site.. Though a lot of the story could have used some proofing and a few things moved around, some things added and some subtracted, the heart of the story is still there. This book I would say is a fair book only because the premise of the story is good, but the writing and delivery could use some work. My primary complaint is the narrator. He was terrible, and I think that he ruined it for some people with his annoying performance. That narrator should stick to being the announcer for automobile commercials.

Bottom line, the book wasn't THAT bad.. but on the other hand, it wasn't THAT good either.. A lot is left to your imagination in this case, and you crave for more information, which sometimes could be what some are looking for. I can honestly say I that enjoyed the book having said that. This book made me think and reflect on how I see things, and how that same image would be radically different for another individual.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank
  • 26/11/2005

Fast, Meaningful Read/Listen

Hard to imagine all the biting, negative reviews after I listened to it but "to each his own". I had heard of the general theme and approach on a talk show but thought it was pulled off better than I could have ever imagined. If you have lost someone close to death, this book offers some comfort and hope. Yes, its a fairy tale of sorts but the message that there is value in all lives and that it might all make sense at the end was meaningful and powerful for me.

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Christina
  • 28/05/2005

hmmm, i'd say --mixed review here

i enjoyed the perspective of the narrator, especially the many vignettes in the main character's life. ...the links between them were somewhat weak and unexplained, however; i disagree with the reviews that say the book wasn't worthwhile. i enjoyed it a great deal, and i'm a tough sell.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sheri C
  • 01/10/2005

Three Hankies

Once in a while, I enjoy a shamelessly manipulative novel that leaves me delightfully swollen-eyed, red-nosed, and a little head-achey. I laughed at the review that mentioned "Brian's Song" - yes, it's very similar, but wonderful if you like an occasional light read that will engage you and make you smile and cry, even while knowing that it certainly won't win any literary awards. Better written than any Danielle Steele, and without the laughable sex scenes, it's very enjoyable for the times you'd rather have the guilty pleasure of a greasy cheeseburger than a filet mignon.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Sandra
  • 17/12/2004

stop, already

The interview with the author showed that he had many more stories in his head if he had enough coffee. Take a nodoze and go to sleep. I didn't read his first book and now I don't think that I will. This one was soo sticky. I agree that it had all the heart strings working. All it lacked was Lassie telling us that little Timmy was in the well.

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • George
  • 10/12/2004

Bring back Morrie

Why are there 5 people you meet in heaven? Because to this author 4 were only enough for a short story. The technique in this book was used before in "A Christmas Carol". And Dickens did much better with only three people. The book may steer your thoughts towards your own life. And that's good because while reminiscing you won't miss anything important in this book.

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jorge
  • 04/12/2004

Good concept. Looses momentum.

I found the first half of this book to by gripping only to be disappointed as the story developed. I just wanted it to end! Also the voice acting felt quite cheesy at times. Just my 2 cents.

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Linda Busby Parker
  • 06/12/2004

Poorly written.

I purchased this book with great anticipation. I was looking forward to listening. It is a formula book of the worst kind. It has an interior formula--the structure of the book repeats the pattern over and over again. Man dies and goes to some kind of heaven, the colors change and someone gives him a cheap piece of philosopy or "advice" or "insight;" the colors change again and another person from his past steps forward with a new insight. It's kind of a repeat of the old "This is Your Life," but not as interesting. It simply bored me. So much was inaccurate--an 83 year old man would not be testing rides at an amusement park, for one thing. The philosophy was of the armchair variety. In short, I was disappointed!

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sabine Hefferan
  • 03/02/2006

Einfach nur schön

Die Geschichte von Eddie ist einfach nur schön. Die Idee, dass wir nach unserem Tod fünf Menschen wieder trifft, die einen Einfluß auf unser Leben hatten bzw. auf deren Leben wir Einfluß genommen haben ist sehr interessant. Wer von diesem Buch eine tiefsinnige Botschaft erwartet, mag vielleicht etwas enttäuscht werden. Wer aber ein unterhaltsames, schönes Hörbuch erwartet, das einen positiv stimmt und bei dem man unheimlich gut abschalten kann, der wird dieses Hörbuch genauso sehr lieben wie ich.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 17/07/2017

Another awesome book by Mitch Albom

Inspiring and great to listen to the voice of Mitch Albom. I listened to it during train rides and when I reached my destination, it happened more than once that I would end up standing outside, listening a little longer and being sad I had arrived already.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jette
  • 22/06/2012


Schöne story, sehr gut erzählt. Die zeitweise eingespielte Hintergrundmusik passt sehr gut und unterstreicht die unaufdringliche Stimme des Sprechers. Ergreifend. Empfehlenswert.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sabine Daur
  • 01/09/2007

Großartig Gelesen

Dieses Buch ist wirklich großartig gelesen. Die Geschichte ist nett, nicht zu tiefgründig und nicht kitschig. Einfach ein prima Hörbuch.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sabine Isa
  • 25/04/2007

Worth listening to

The book was beautifully read and the story is perfect for an audiobook.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • mthorner
  • 20/02/2007

The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Unabridged

very interesting concept of lifer after death, fantastic reading voice, easily comprehensible, keeps reader in suspense of what will happen next. I loved it!! This was my first audiobook ever and it sure aroused my apetite for more

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • kokonita
  • 13/02/2007


einfach nur wow ...

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • frankus11
  • 12/12/2006


Touching your soul