Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9781401391348

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Albom, Mitch

3.88 avg rating
( 402,193 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE such an astonishing book. The novel's protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the 'Free Fall', dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is the perfect book to follow TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Its compellingly affecting themes and lyrical writing will fascinate Mitch Albom's huge readership.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven weaves together three stories, all told about the same man: 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement Park. As the novel opens, readers are told that Eddie, unsuspecting, is only minutes away from death as he goes about his typical business at the park. Albom then traces Eddie's world through his tragic final moments, his funeral, and the ensuing days as friends clean out his apartment and adjust to life without him. In alternating sections, Albom flashes back to Eddie's birthdays, telling his life story as a kind of progress report over candles and cake each year. And in the third and last thread of the novel, Albom follows Eddie into heaven where the maintenance man sequentially encounters five pivotal figures from his life (a la A Christmas Carol). Each person has been waiting for him in heaven, and, as Albom reveals, each life (and death) was woven into Eddie's own in ways he never suspected. Each soul has a story to tell, a secret to reveal, and a lesson to share. Through them Eddie understands the meaning of his own life even as his arrival brings closure to theirs.

Albom takes a big risk with the novel; such a story can easily veer into the saccharine and preachy, and this one does in moments. But, for the most part, Albom's telling remains poignant and is occasionally profound. Even with its flaws, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a small, pure, and simple book that will find good company on a shelf next to It's A Wonderful Life. --Patrick O'Kelley

About the Author:

Mitch Albom is the author of nine books. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven , is the most successful U.S. hardback first novel ever and has to date sold over 8 million copies worldwide. Tuesdays With Morrie, (1997) his chronicle of time spent with a beloved but dying college professor, spent four years on the New York Times bestseller list and is now the most successful memoir ever published. Both books were eventually turned into celebrated TV films. The critically acclaimed Five People You Meet in Heaven aired on ABC in winter, 2004. Oprah Winfrey produced the film version of Tuesdays With Morrie in December 1999; starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The film garnered four Emmy awards, including best TV film, director, actor and supporting actor. An award-winning journalist and radio host, Albom wrote the screenplay for The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and is an established playwright, having authored numerous pieces for the theater, including the off-Broadway version of Tuesdays With Morrie (co-written with Jeffrey Hatcher) which has seen more than 40 productions nationwide, and several recent comedies which have been produced and performed in venues across the country. Albom has founded three charities in the metropolitan Detroit area: "The Dream Fund," established in 1989, allows disadvantaged children to become involved with the arts. "A Time To Help," founded in 1998, brings volunteers together once a month to tackle various projects in Detroit, including staffing shelters, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and operating meals on wheels programs for the elderly. “S.A.Y Detroit,” Albom’s most recent effort, is an umbrella program to fund shelters and care for the homeless in his city. He also raises money for literacy projects through a variety of means including his performances with The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band made up of writers which includes Steven King, Dave Barry, Scott Turrow, Amy Tan and Ridley Pearson. Albom serves on the boards of various charities and, in 1999, was named National Hospice Organization's Man of the Year.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 9.83

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 0.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Albom, Mitch Author
Published by Hyperion (2008)
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 12
Seller
Murray Media
(MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion, 2008. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1401391346

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 0.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Albom, Mitch Author
Published by Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Book Group. Book Condition: New. Brand New, This is an audio book. Bookseller Inventory # 1401391346

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Albom, Mitch Author
Published by Hyperion, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion, United States, 2008. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 147 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New. From the author of the New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie comes an audiobook that explores the unexpected connections of listeners lives and the idea that heaven is more than a place--it s an answer. Unabridged. 4 CDs. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781401391348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Albom, Mitch Author
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Compact Disc. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 885771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Albom, Mitch Author
Published by Hyperion, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion, United States, 2008. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 147 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New. From the author of the New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie comes an audiobook that explores the unexpected connections of listeners lives and the idea that heaven is more than a place--it s an answer. Unabridged. 4 CDs. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781401391348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Albom, Mitch Author
Published by Hachette Audio (2008)
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Audio, 2008. CMD. Book Condition: New. New Audiobook. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KA-9781401391348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Albom, Mitch Author
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Compact Disc. Book Condition: New. 136mm x 21mm x 149mm. Compact Disc. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE such an ast.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 4 pages. 0.136. Bookseller Inventory # 9781401391348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Albom, Mitch Author
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97814013913481.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Albom, Mitch Author
Published by Hyperion Books
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion Books. No binding. Book Condition: New. CD-ROM. Dimensions: 0.0in. x 5.2in. x 5.7in. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. CD-ROM. Bookseller Inventory # 9781401391348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Albom, Mitch Author
Published by Hyperion (2008)
ISBN 10: 1401391346 ISBN 13: 9781401391348
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
English-Book-Service - A Fine Choice
(Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion, 2008. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TB9781401391348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.87
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book