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Although I was a bit put off by the premise of a dying man going off to commit suicide in the mountains (sounds depressing, doesn't it?) I continued listening because the writing and reading were so good. I am very glad that I stuck with it. The story spirals marvelously from despair to redemption, and Herrmann's voice enhances the richness of the writing.
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I don't read (or listen to) many works of fiction. Non-fiction is usually my first choice. But I love this narrator and this book was just wonderful. The references to WWII and the way the story moved back and forth with ease between present day and the main character's memories as a young man made it such an interesting and heart warming story. Clearly well-researched, the book kept me up late at night because I didn't want to stop listening. As a daughter, I was often left thinking about how my own dad might react to a diagnosis of cancer. This story has some sad moments but I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.