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The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom
Plot 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 pl...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780786868711
ISBN-10: 0786868716
Publication Date: 9/2003
Pages: 198
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2535 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 18
I loved this book. I can't imagine a better book for giving to someone who thinks that their life doesn't matter. It will definitely change you and make you realize that " to someone you may be the world".
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
No matter what your personal belief of the after life is, you can still digest some moral and philosophical lessons contained within this short and easy to read book. "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" points out the inter-connectedness of people. Allowing us to look back on our actions and hopefully understand the domino effect of these actions.
sherrie824 avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
This is a quick, easy read. Absolutely engrossing, about an ordinary man with an average, mundane life. He finds out after he goes to heaven how meaningful his life really was, as well as finding answers to questions that have haunted him all of his life. Fantastic introspect into an everyday average life and those who intersect with our lives affecting us in some way, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly. Great novel about the journey of our body & soul.
reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Not much to do with heaven exactly but more to do with the five people that had an impact on his life and the way he impacted theirs. It makes you wonder what people will remember you for , after your gone.
reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 219 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Another great book by Mr. Albom. I read "Tuesday's with Morrie" and just loved it. He didn't disappoint in writing this book. A fiction story that makes you realize how important your life is and doing little things for people can make a difference. Great one day read! Enjoy!
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tripletmom avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 225 more book reviews
Very fast reading book. Gives you something to think about.
hardtack avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 2169 more book reviews
Sorry, but after all the hype, I found this book to be a disappointment.
gamaw avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 99 more book reviews
Very thought provoking book. I like the way it was written, the tone and just the feel of the book.
suzibee27 avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 5 more book reviews
I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the creativity and imagination of the author. I also appreciated his detail, not too little and not over doing it, it was perfect!
reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 11 more book reviews
An interesting and unusual story that makes you think a while after you've read it.
reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 15 more book reviews
Simply a book that leaves you wanting more.
dor88een avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 3 more book reviews
This has got to be one of my most favorite books of all time! If you read this book without shedding a single tear.. I commend you! It has also been made into a movie by Hallmark several years ago.. that is excellent, and follows the book very well!
This book is so well written. Not a religious book in nature.. in my opinion any person of any religion can read and identify with this book.
A MUST READ, AND A BOOK I KEEP ON MY SHELF NEXT TO ALL MY OTHER CLASSICS that I will NEVER trade or get rid of!
reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 120 more book reviews
This book touched me and really gave me something to think about. It made me much more conscious of how my actions might influence people - even strangers. And made me think about how the people I see around me have influenced my behavior and my thinking without my previously being aware of it...
pondfrogs avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 10 more book reviews
makes you think about the people who really have an infuence on your life..the ones that matter most.
lillexxie12 avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on
This was a very nice read. It really made you stop and think how we are all interconnected in the larger scheme of things. Couldn't put it down.
karasue10 avatar reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 2 more book reviews
I loved this book. It is one of my all time favorites. It is kind of 'It's a Wonderful Life-ish' in how he got to see how his life changed the life of others- good and bad.
reviewed The Five People You Meet in Heaven on + 52 more book reviews
I reviewed this book, but I'm not sure it went through...I read it because my friends were reading it and no matter what questions I asked about it, they confusingly could not answer them. For me, after the first two chapters, I think I would have quit if I hadn't been wondering what my friends were talking about. Hang in there, it gets better. It is a very quick read, kind of a feel good story with some nightmares inserted (for me!!) Spiritual, meaning of life kinds of things that you will already have been thinking about as you age. Not my favorite book by all means, but not a waste of time either. Read it and you decide....


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