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 ...


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

  • Charlotte May
    2019-03-07
    "At certain moments, when death is close, the veils pull back between this world and the next. Heaven and Earth overlay. When they do, it is possible to glimpse certain souls already departed. You can see the awaiting your arrival. And they can see you coming." 💖 Mitch Albom is one of my favourite authors. He manages to make the mundane parts of life magical and heart warming.I absolutely love The Five People You Meet in Heaven and this is set...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2018-09-25
    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
    2018-11-09
    4 uplifting starsMy reviews can be seen here: https://wordpress.com/post/yayareadsl...I 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...
  • Elyse Walters
    2018-12-03
    Felt much too strategically concocted!!!!A quick follow up - whipped-up sequel to “The Five People You Meet In Heaven”.And for heaven’s sake...this sequel’s core premises is that ‘everything’ happens for a reason: ...we are all accepted -loved - forgiven- there is always hope and love. Flat hallmark writing. I was too cynical for it. This little book kept me slightly entertained with my naughty scrooge critical mind while sitting on t...
  • Louise Wilson
    2018-10-06
    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...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-02-01
    I had a great English teacher back in high school who recommended I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and I loved it. I also bought the 2000's film adaptation, which was also very good, using super 8 film segments, music particular to the era and great actors to bring everything to life. So, I was glad to discover that there was a sequel released, which tells the story of Annie, the little girl whom Eddie sacrificed his own life for in the...
  • Ron Charles
    2018-10-09
    “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 ...
  • Pauline
    2018-09-15
    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...
  • Paria
    2019-01-03
    توی یه روز بارونی، توی اخرین روز ترم ۷ شروع به خوندنش کردم و توی کمتر از دو ساعت تموم شد. میچ آلبوم رو خیلی خیلی دوست دارم چون به طرز شگفت آوری میتونه قلبم رو لمس کنه و همه ی احساسات انسانیم رو برانگیخته کنه و باعث بشه اشک بریزم حتی. اونم منی که اصلا ادم...
  • Ruthy lavin
    2018-10-13
    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...
  • Samantha Sim
    2018-09-09
    you can always count on mitch albom for a good ol' cry.
  • Kimberly Dawn
    2019-03-16
    I ended up enjoying this very much on audiobook! - I started out thinking I may not enjoy his fiction as well as his nonfiction, but now feel that Mitch Albom succeeds in his fiction writing by bringing enjoyment to people of many faith backgrounds and uniting them in that sense of enjoyment.I love encountering glimpses of heaven in literature. I especially love those I have found in the writings of CS Lewis.from The Last Battle book 7 Narnia:The...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    2018-11-24
    Wonderful!!!
  • Sherri Thacker
    2018-11-24
    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!
  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)
    2018-10-09
    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...
  • Sarah Theis
    2018-11-21
    *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...
  • Meghan
    2018-04-19
    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...
  • Renee Amberg
    2019-02-16
    I didn't think it would be possible for Albom to match The 5 People You Meet In Heaven, but to be honest, I think he did better! Wow, this series is amazing! There are so many valuable life lessons that are brought out in these books. This is a story or love, understanding, and connection. All of which, Albom does a great job of explaining through each character. It's not often that a book makes me physically feel the emotions that the characters...
  • Charlotte Jones
    2018-10-09
    *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...
  • Christina Claypool
    2019-03-15
    Mitch Albom, you've done it again! First of all, I am a huge fan, and as a fellow journalist by profession, I adore Albom's writing style. He does extensive research and it always brings his characters to life. Plus, there is such intrigue in a real world and relational sense in this novel, it makes the read even more compelling. As an author myself, I don't include spoilers in my reviews, because I don't think that is fair to an author or his/he...
  • Mayda
    2018-11-24
    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...
  • Ms. Jackson
    2019-03-01
    A possible theme for this book is that you have no idea how someone's action, no matter how small or large, can affect your life. In this book, Annie meets five people when she gets to heaven. The first one she meets she does not remember, but he had a huge impact on her life and the person she would become.
  • Dawn
    2018-08-25
    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 ...
  • Stefanie Sugia
    2018-10-17
    "...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...
  • Licha
    2018-12-03
    I stayed up late into the wee hours of the night to finish this cause I knew the flood gates would be released and I wanted to be in the privacy of my room when this happened. I'm not ashamed to admit that I did sob like a baby.
  • Suzanne
    2018-10-09
    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...
  • Samantha
    2018-10-18
    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.
  • Brooke Nuzie
    2018-11-08
    This book more than lives up to the first. Now please excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep and contemplate my existence.
  • Rehan Abd Jamil
    2018-10-21
    He never failed to amaze me...