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The Time Keeper | [Mitch Albom]

The Time Keeper

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.
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Publisher's Summary

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

The man who became Father Time.

In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.

©2012 Mitch Albom, Inc. (P)2012 Hyperion

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    Bobbie 06-21-15
    Bobbie 06-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Every enjoyable!"

    Worth the time! A must read for anyone who thinks they have control over time.

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    Dustin Biven 04-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "First audio book"

    loved it, active duty military so always doing long hours. this book helped and boy was it good. great read, great message, and a beautiful love.

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    MOJO 03-11-15
    MOJO 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow"

    This book is gonna keep you thinking for months after your done with it. Thought provoking and beautifully narrated. Wow!

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    Becca Chesapeake, Ohio, United States 02-26-15
    Becca Chesapeake, Ohio, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2014

    I'm a fantasy fan! I love anything that will get me out of reality if only for a little while. :o)

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    "Wonderful love story"

    A story about a wonderful gift. Teaches a wonderful lesson about life. A book that has touched my heart and soul.

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    Lewis Sharp 02-22-15
    Lewis Sharp 02-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing and beautiful"

    Loved it from start to finish. a powerful story that a lot can relate to. by far one of the best books!

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    Ellen Amado Los Angeles, CA United States 02-14-15
    Ellen Amado Los Angeles, CA United States 02-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Time marches on"

    Great story about time. Mitch does it again makes you think as the story goes on. Glad it has a good ending.

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    R. Foley 01-13-15
    R. Foley 01-13-15
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    "Inspirational"

    Dan Stevens is quite a remarkable narrator. The story leads you on as you are captured by the inner torment of the characters all the while feeling hopeful for a happy ending yet wondering just how it will happen. One for my bookshelf of favorites.

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    Dennis 12-31-14
    Dennis 12-31-14
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    "Fascinating!"

    Mitch Albom's perspective of time and it's influence on the human experience/condition is enlightening, refreshing and at the same time troubling. One must take pause to consider if this story is truly fiction or non-fiction.
    Thank you Mitch. You have quite the Blessed talent.

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    Christopher DALLAS, TX, United States 09-13-14
    Christopher DALLAS, TX, United States 09-13-14 Member Since 2012

    Student, husband, youth director

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    "A fictional story about time that makes you think"
    What did you love best about The Time Keeper?

    This story weaves three completely different lives and thoughts about time together. It is slow to start and the stories seem boring or trivial in the beginning and you start to wonder if they will ever connect at all until BAM, they do. I really enjoyed the narration of this book and the character of "Father Time".


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Dor. Dor is a man who became obsessed with his work, like so many of us, to the exclusion of everything else. He missed out on what was truly important and when he finally had all the time to think about it he stopped worrying about time as a whole. He stopped counting days, hours, minutes, and instead focused in on important moments of his life.


    Which character – as performed by Dan Stevens – was your favorite?

    Victor is probably my favorite character that Dan voices if only because he has kind of a scratchy, grumpy, old man quality to him.


    If you could take any character from The Time Keeper out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    There is a character in this book that could be described as an angel. He is the one that leads and guides Dor throughout the novel. I would be interested in having a conversation with this particular character because like Dor I have my own questions about time and existence that I would like to discover some kind of answer too.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book that really makes you think about time and how you are using it. I highly recommend you listen to this book, you won't regret it.

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    Leslie Law 08-30-14
    Leslie Law 08-30-14 Member Since 2015
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    "We all think about time"
    If you could sum up The Time Keeper in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful, thought-provoking


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time Keeper?

    The end of the story when the characters stop time and look into the future seeing what could be.


    What about Dan Stevens’s performance did you like?

    His voice is easy to listen to and I loved the character voices


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not necessarily


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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