Book Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

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I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom several year ago and just realized I never wrote a review… so it gets a mini one from memory. I enjoyed this book. It had a great voice, interesting characters and good messages. I liked how each of the 5 people were connected in different ways, some surprise. The style grabs you. I thought it was a good intro to learn more about how this author writes. Spiritual without getting too religious. Witty and charismatic on some levels. Endearing to see how you watch other people live, as well as guess what happens when you die. I will definitely read more from the author.

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36 thoughts on “Book Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

    RavenclawPride said:
    January 29, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    i read this book in either middle school or high school. Good read. There also was a film version of this book. it was on Netflix a few years ago.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      January 29, 2018 at 9:49 AM

      I do want to see it. I forgot all about it. I was combing through some books on my shelf when I found this one, suddenly realizing I never wrote a review!

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    Saturday Nite Reader said:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Did you see the movie? Jon Voight plays the lead. I think I rented it on prime for $2.99.

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    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    My father keeps telling me to read that one.. I should really get around to it! I highly recommend ‘For One More Day’ by Mitch Albom. It’s a lovely and sad short little story. Very well written.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      January 29, 2018 at 10:55 AM

      I read this about four years ago, so I’m due for a new one. I will look it up. Thanks.

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    I read this quite some years ago. I don’t remember much of the story except that I really enjoyed it. lol. I also remember thinking how it all made sense.

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    Kiersten said:
    January 29, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    I read this book back in high school and loved it. I’m not a religious person, but at the same time I greatly appreciated the message throughout this book. Overall, I felt like it was more about life and how we all influence each other in ways we don’t even realize. I don’t remember the movie, but from what I hear it was also good.

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    scr4pl80 said:
    January 29, 2018 at 11:42 AM

    I have to read this one again. I just read The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by him and loved it. Tuesday’s With Morrie I was under-impressed. It says you learn “Life’s Greatest Lesson,” but I wasn’t sure what that was exactly.

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      Create Space said:
      January 29, 2018 at 2:50 PM

      I was about to highly recommend Tuesdays with Morrie but we are all different so what works for one does not light somebody’s fire! I took the greatest lesson to be connecting with those around us!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      January 29, 2018 at 4:37 PM

      Hmmm maybe you need to read it a few times to learn the lesson? 🙂 thx for the recommendation too.

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    By Hook Or By Book ~ Book Reviews, News, & Other Stuff said:
    January 29, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Spot on review Jay. I really enjoyed this as well. And the movie is a pretty decent adaptation as well.😊

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    roseelaineblog said:
    January 29, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    I’ve read this book and really enjoyed it. 😊

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      January 29, 2018 at 4:42 PM

      I am glad we have that in common. It’s a good book to read when you have an hour or two free.

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    January 29, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    I really liked this too- I think you summed it up really nicely: “spiritual without getting too religious”- yes!- definitely planning to read more from the author at some point.

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    AJ said:
    January 29, 2018 at 8:37 PM

    I liked that book and actually all of Mitch Albom’s books:)

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    TheReadersBay said:
    January 30, 2018 at 3:17 AM

    If you liked this book, you would also love Tuesday’s with Morrie. Have you read that?

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    Natalie Ducey said:
    January 30, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    A lovely review to share, James. I read this one a few years back. An enjoyable read for sure. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      January 30, 2018 at 9:26 AM

      Hi, Natalie. I appreciate it, thank you. It was good. 🙂 Hope your day is going well.

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    Rae Longest said:
    February 3, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    LOVED this book. LOVED your review. Have you seen the film? There were a couple of things I didn’t like or agree with whether the book meant to convey the thought presented, but for the most part it was a good film and was interesting to watch. My brother recently sent me a CD of Big Fish, which I just have a feeling that you would like. I’m just saying it’s a good film. It applied to my brother and our Dad’s relationship, so he sent me a copy for my “take” on it. But it is a film anyone would appreciate for the story and the acting. It made me think a little of Glass Shattering.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      February 3, 2018 at 9:17 AM

      I hadn’t heard of it, but I will need to check it out this weekend. Thanks for the heads up.

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        Rae Longest said:
        February 3, 2018 at 9:42 AM

        It may have been a made-for-TV movie on one of the three major networks. Has been some time ago…

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    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    February 7, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    i love this book so much! i enjoy every book by mitch albom! 🙂

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