Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Brenda listened from March 21-23, 2017 / Norma listened from March 29 – 31, 2017
Well I guess we should have done this little gem of a book as a “sister read” as my thoughts are very similar to that of Brenda’s!
I listened to the audio version of OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by KENT HARUF and the narrator was absolutely wonderful! His voice was so gentle and soothing!
I don’t think I can say anymore or anything better than Brenda……so let’s just call it a “sister read”.
After reading a review from a Goodreads friend who found Our Souls At Night the perfect first audiobook for her. I decided to listen to the audiobook myself. It’s not my first but it was a perfect one for me and an excellent choice to listen too.
Our Souls at Night is a simple, graceful and tender story of elderly Louis and Addie who while seeking companionship share a touching relationship, quietly at night, sharing their stories of their past, happiness, missed opportunities, mistakes and grief. I love their quiet acceptance of each other and how they start to enjoy the quiet and simple pleasures in life until the noise and judgment of others threaten it.
Listening to this was a special one for me and I became emerged into their lives that left me feeling peaceful and hopeful with the possibility that with change and growth there is quiet later in life.
Our Souls at Night is a beautiful novella, short and quick that will have me thinking of the beauty in it for a long time. I highly recommend, especially the audio version.