The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died ...

Details The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

TitleThe Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
GenreFiction, Adult, Contemporary, Inspirational

Reviews The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    4 bold stars to The Next Person You Meet in Heaven!Everyone wanted a sequel to one of the most beloved books, and Mitch Albom has delivered! Briefly, to set the stage, in The Five People You Meet in Heaven, we met Eddie, a rough and gruff war veteran turned mechanic who passed away in the act of saving a little girl named Annie. Eddie’s trip to heaven involved questions and answers about the meaning of life. In this follow-up, Annie’s story i...
  • Marialyce
    4 uplifting starsMy reviews can be seen here: was once told in a college Philosophy course that we, as humans are made of energy. The professor then went on to say that energy can never be destroyed and asked us to form our own conclusions about what he had just said. As I read The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, I could not help but recall that professor and his words.Perhaps we would all like to believe...
  • Louise Wilson
    In The Five People You Meet In Heaven, we meet Eddie, a grizzly old war veteran - turned amusement park maintenance man who died saving the life of a young girl called Annie. Now it's time for Annie's story in this sequel.After Annie's accident, she had no memory of what had happened to her. She has been haunted by what the truth might reveal. Annie is now an adult and another accident finds her on her own journey to heaven where she will be reun...
  • Pauline
    The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is a sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. I had not read the first book so I got a copy and read it first.The story starts with the death of a young woman Annie who had been saved from a near fatal accident as a young girl. She then meets five people who tell her a story to explain to her the meaning of her life.I would like to thank NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for my e-copy...
  • Ron Charles
    “The Next Person” follows the formula of its predecessor, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven": melodramatic flashbacks, greeting-card homilies. But heaven has been spruced up since we were here last. Annie, the little girl from "Five People" is now a nurse who dies just a few hours after her wedding. She zooms around heaven's kaleidoscopic clouds by car, by train, by mattress on some kind of spiritual acid trip, while parts of her body fade ...
  • Ruthy lavin
    I’ve been an enormous fan of the work of Mitch Albom for a few years and I’ve read all of his books - each one has taught me different valuable life lessons, everything from finding that little bit of extra empathy for people, to really listening and finding understanding for what matters to us all individually. He is just a wonderful, wonderful writer and so blessed as a story teller.I have been eagerly awaiting The next person you meet in h...
  • Jennifer Kyle
  • Sherri Thacker
    While reading this book my mother in law unexpectedly passed away. 95 years young. So healthy, still living on her own, still driving, so full of life!!! This book literally made me pause and think about our life and what we just lost! I loved Mitch Albom’s first book to this one so I was excited when this one came out. 4 stars from me!
  • Samantha Sim
    you can always count on mitch albom for a good ol' cry.
  • Renee (
    I can't believe it's been 15 years since Mitch Albom published The Five People You Meet in Heaven ! That book has always stuck with me so I wouldn't have guessed it's been that long. In The Next Person You Meet in Heaven , Albom tells Annie's story, the little girl Eddie (who was killed) saved one day at an amusement park. If you haven't read the first book I wouldn't say it's absolutely necessary as Albom does a really good job of providing s...
  • Meghan
    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and for my honest review, I've enjoyed every page of this book from beginning to end. I have read The Five People You Meet in Heaven years ago and have enjoyed it then and it was nice to see where this book started pick up to where the other book left off with Annie and Eddie reuniting after Eddie's death. This book taught so many life lessons especially to never take life for granted, cease every...
  • Sarah Theis
    *Loss is as old as life itself. But for all our evolution, we are yet to accept it.*Literally. Crying. No joke. Crying. 😭This book is so stirring, eye opening and emotional! Beautifully written, and totally worth reading. I loved the 1st one and loved this one even more. It had a twist I didn't see coming since I was so engrossed with what was happening to Annie in heaven to notice any clues to the ending. You don't even have to be religious t...
  • Mayda
    We first met Annie in a previous tale about heaven. Now, we learn about Annie’s life, what happened to her after her accident at the amusement park, how she spent her childhood, how she grew up and fell in love, and how she came to be in heaven. We also get a glimpse of others there, including Eddie, the maintenance man who saved her, and we share in the lessons that Annie discovers. This is a version of heaven that the author imagined; it is a...
  • Charlotte Jones
    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom in 2013 when my reading tastes were very different so I was a little apprehensive going into this sequel. I would suggest that this is more of a companion novel to be honest as it is of course useful to have read the previous one, it isn't necessary.I enjoyed Annie as a protagonist and found that Mitc...
  • Dawn
    While I did read "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" before reading this sequel, it's not necessary to read "Five People" in order to understand "the Next …" It definitely would make your reading experience richer to have read both books, but if you don't have access to the first, you can go ahead and read the sequel and then go back for the first one later.I enjoyed the experience of discovering what this book is about - what happens and why ...
  • Suzanne
    I was a latecomer to the Mitch Albom party, discovering the prequel to this book (The Five People You Meet In Heaven) through a very good book friend only a month ago. I have to say I loved The Five People You Meet In Heaven, but I ADORED The Next Person You Meet In Heaven, and devoured it in one day. Mitch’s writing is just beautiful, descriptive and highly emotive. I smiled, I cried, I sobbed. Anyone who has suffered loss of any kind will fin...
  • Kristen
  • Linda
    Not Mitch's best, but still an interesting story. Part of the action is very reminiscent of very recent news that was very sad.
  • Rehan Abd Jamil
    He never failed to amaze me...
  • Samantha
    I loved Mitch Albom and I always will. This is the first book of his, so far, that I’ve ever rated less than 4-5 stars... and I’ve read all his novels. This book was good, of course, but it just didn’t have the same magical vibe that his past works have. It seemed kind of mashed together with previous lessons learned, to just have something to put out there.
  • david y biblioflick
    received an e-arc from edelweiss. review might contain some mild spoilersSo this book is a sequel to the the five people you meet in heaven, not really directly so you could read this a standalone. It is a part of the world of that book. And somehow it's was kinda weak when it's compared to its predecessor and I was disappointed.As far as I can remember, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is one of my favorite Albom books (together with the time...
  • Brenna Clark
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I was super excited because I didn’t even know that there was a sequel to ‘Five People’ coming out! I think these books have one of the most beautiful presentations of heaven that I have ever read. I really feel for Annie, because she has been through a lot of shit. She’s a survivor, and I guess will get to experience her five people twice as she gets to continue touching and changing lives? I ...
  • Irene
    Thank you HarperCollins publishers for the advanced readers copy of this book . It was the perfect sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven . I understand Annie's feelings of the constant mistakes in her life and not seeing them as a path to where she'll find peace and happiness . Mitch Albom waiting for the next book always
  • Stefanie
    "...when you first get to heaven, you meet five people from your time on earth. They were all in your life for a reason... They teach you something you didn't realize while you were alive. It helps you understand the things you went through."It has been 8 years since I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven , and it's been 15 long years since that book was published. Wow, where did the time go? Even though it's been so many years since I read t...
  • Jack (That English Guy who Reads)
    First of all, it needs to be said that this is a very fulfilling sequel to one of my all-time favourite books. Albom delivers everything as before but manages to make sure it is not a carbon copy of The Five People You Meet in Heaven.Where the character Eddie worries about a meaningless life, here Annie worries that her life is just a series of mistakes; including the mistake which sees her start her journey in Heaven. Annie's life is dutifully a...
  • Mary
    2018-10-11 are also beginnings, we just don’t know it at the time…..I don’t know one person who did not love The Five People You Meet in Heaven. And I don’t know anyone that won’t love this book either. It is so needed in the times we live in. It is filled with love, wonder, hope, and faith. I know some people will find it too saccharine because there are always those that scoff at anything with good...
  • - ̗̀ kristyn ̖́-
    [ 3 stars ]was it enjoyable? kind of. was it repetitive from the last book? kind of. was it underwhelming? yes. did i like the ending? not at all
  • Cindy Eliza
    Yet another outstanding book by Mitch Albom. Touch me in ways I can never imagine. Annie's love for her dog Cleo and Cleo's love for Annie reminds me of my little pomeranian pup, Whisky. This is another must read from Mitch Albom!
  • Brooke Nuzie
    This book more than lives up to the first. Now please excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep and contemplate my existence.