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The Time Keeper Audiobook

The Time Keeper

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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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    C. Kret San Quenton, CA 08-20-16
    C. Kret San Quenton, CA 08-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Life changing"

    Quite possibly the best story ever read to me. Story must be heard and Dan Stevens truly brought the characters to life. This was also my first ebook having believed in reading an actual book was part of the experience. Now I am sold on Audible.

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    Bonnie Klein Texas 08-04-16
    Bonnie Klein Texas 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the usual Time Travel story"

    The story begins rather slowly - I considered stopping. It's well written, and makes the reader contemplate his own life choices. Many deep phrases are included that cause introspection. Over all, I'm glad I bought it. The narration was very good, although he has a bit of trouble with female voices, which could be an issue in tales with more female characters. Loosely compares to It's a Beautiful Life or A Christmas Story: not time travel.

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    Amazon Customer 06-16-16
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    "Less than his usual"

    For me his other, more popular, books were more inspiring and memorable in their message. This book, however, was a touch bitter w the message.

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    Amazon Customer 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it"

    Absolutely love this book. Have read it several times now...a beautiful story of time and appreciating the people with spend it with.

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    Wastewon 05-27-16
    Wastewon 05-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Listened to on our last spring break ride"
    If you could sum up The Time Keeper in three words, what would they be?

    Value every moment


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story for adults in the car and when you can get high school kids to stop playing video games and really listen with great interest as well that's even better. The fact the high school kids were upset when we got to the hotel for the night and the story was not over and they wanted to stay in the car even longer was even more impressive Mitch! I would call this one of those family TIMES I will always remember, We thank you Mitch for giving us that family memory and a great way to start a vacation.


    What does Dan Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Feeling the experience of the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me realize and value the moment I was in a whole lot more.


    Any additional comments?

    Mitch covers life's simple core values that often go by us without notice. In an age that values how fast we can move forward, it was a great reminder that life is really about the journey.

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    QD 04-09-16
    QD 04-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful Story! "

    I wish I could listen to this story again for the first time! Such a beautiful story with such a long-lasting effect. This story changed the way I view life. Everyone should take time to listen and understand the deeper meaning of how precious time is to this life.

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    Karen C. 02-18-16
    Karen C. 02-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love it"

    mitch albom is one of my favorite authors. and this is a book i'll never regret listening to.

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    Alex 12-24-15
    Alex 12-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great narration but weak, sloppy story"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have a degree in English Literature and I really appreciate thought-provoking, lovingly-crafted tales. I think this book would appeal to people who don't mind meandering narratives, who don't worry about small details, and who don't mind being preached at.


    What was most disappointing about Mitch Albom’s story?

    I first heard about Mitch Albom because of the success of Tuesdays with Morrie. I have never read one of his books before and both my husband and I found this story to lack shape and cogency, the characters (especially Sarah Lemon) to be horribly cliched, and that the story had a preachy tone. I don't know whether Albom is trying to use magical realism as a device but it fails. Also neither of us felt the central character deserved to be punished for recording the passage of time -- the moral message of the whole book doesn't really seem to add up.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was excellent. I'm British and enjoyed listening to a fellow Brit who also brought the American characters to life so well. It's just a shame he was reading such a weak and tenuous story that sounds like it was dashed out by an author more interested in quantity than quality.


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    Hassan 11-22-15
    Hassan 11-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best"

    I rarely write a review for a book but after listening to this one I felt that I have to.

    In short, my opinion about this book is that it's the kind of books that you wish that it will never finish and when you are done with it, you will feel like you have lost a dear friend.

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    Martina Heine-Kilic 11-15-15
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    "Beautiful tale about our perception of time"

    I have always been fascinated by the perception of time. This beautiful tale is a must read for anybody who thinks there aren't enough hours in a day.

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