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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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    Jared Ray 01-28-17
    Jared Ray 01-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story "

    Great book, nice story, and excellent wording, puts your mind to think from a different perspective, and reminds you to live your days from sun to sun.

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    amar9494 12-09-16
    amar9494 12-09-16
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    "not like his other books unfortunately"

    story wasn't what I expected after reading his other novels. good narration though, love him.

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    barb 11-07-16
    barb 11-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A great read,good timing for a book about time,."

    Great read and timely also. Mitch tells a story like no one else does. He keeps drawing you in . This story is a l good one too..

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    Bradley 11-04-16
    Bradley 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    I usually don't leave reviews because I figure if I find myself particularly interested in something, someone else may not or they may love a book I can't stand. So I tend to keep my two cents to myself and let others decide. This one is different. It's an interesting fictional premise based in a very real, applicable idea: moments in time are more valuable than you think. I'll be giving this one a second listen and ordering a hard copy soon.

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    Robin Gilbert 10-15-16
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    "Thought provoking"

    Why does time matter so much to us? What if. ..? excellent story and narration.

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    Amazon Customer 09-22-16
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    "Mitch Album should be required reading"

    Love his writing. This one is not my favorite but still very good. The book ended too soon.

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    jazmin burnaby, bc, Canada 09-21-16
    jazmin burnaby, bc, Canada 09-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful"

    Loved this book. I had it on my list for a long time and finally listened to it. It is a prospective on time and on our lives which is touching and worth the listen.

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    C. Kret San Quenton, CA 08-20-16
    C. Kret San Quenton, CA 08-20-16 Member Since 2017
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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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