I'm a huge fan of Mitch Albom, and this book is certainly up there with his best. Beautifully narrated, I found myself lengthening my trip in the car and loving traffic jams just to listen to a few more pages.
Books make the world a better place
The author's way of writing is lovely. He presented this story much like a fable, delivering an emotional message about the value of time. Also, there is just something magical in the voices of Dor (Father Time), Sarah (the awkward, lonely teen girl who wants to give back the time allotted to her) and Victor (a rich, successful guy in his late 80s who is dying of cancer and who wants to be given another lifetime).
"...you will not age a moment."
Dor looked away, ashamed. “I deserve no such gift.”
“...It is not a gift..."
The Time Keeper is about an early man named Dor who discovers the lengths of time. Years later Dor is shown how his invention of time evolves over billions of years. In the distant future, time becomes mankind's obsession and so as punishment for his vile creation...and for drinking in the power of this new found phenomena, and for thinking of little else, Dor must sit in a cave for 6,000 years listening to earth's complaints and requests to add time, speed up time, slow time down, etc.
After his sentence, Dor becomes Father Time and he is given a task. Dor must search for a girl who wants to end time, "make it stop!" and a man who wants more time "another lifetime"; and he must teach them the importance of time and why it must not be taken for granted. He must make them understand why living (and dying) are more important than counting and why God limits our days. This audiobook touched my heart because I admit, I am one of those who is always looking for more time...it always seems to run out ;)
Certainly. The book is very interesting and Dad Stevens did a great job. It was very clear and easy to understand.
Stop the time.
I like Mitch Albom books and, so far, I did enjoyed reading them.
After having read a few thrillers and crime Genre , back to Albom and it did not disappoint. Initially was wondering how the 3 stories would meet and , meet it did - in the most fascinating manner.
Another wonderful piece by Mitch Albom
One More Day - same author
I don't know.
Peace With Yourself
It will take several more passes before I get a hold of all this short book's content. It does take a bit to establish the story. While there are specific lessons to learn, I think there is room left to come to your own conclusions and learn your own lessons.
I have been really wanting to read this book, but I have not had the time. When I joined Audible, I quickly used my credit for this book. I was able to finally get to enjoy this book and I got to do it while I worked.
It kind of reminds me of a couple of Mitch Albom's other books: For One More Day and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The moral of the story relates to your relationships in life and what you do with the time you have. His stories always have a wonderful moral.
Albom provides insight into the true value of life, the universe, and happiness. Enjoy every minute you can with those you love. The Time Keeper was a wonderful listen. Two Thumbs up!
I would recommend it but it somehow felt too long for its storyline. Too much was anticipated although it was very well written.
No surprise, just a nice tying of loose ends at the end
No but I was impressed with his performance
Can't see it being a movie.