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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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    A. Padmanabhan FL 01-23-13
    A. Padmanabhan FL 01-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Pleasant Read - Mitch Albom Touch"

    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.

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    Ingunn Stadler michigan 01-21-13
    Ingunn Stadler michigan 01-21-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Good message"

    Although this is not a true story there is lot of truth in it and it sends a message. I hope everyone that reads it gets the message.

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    Marlise 01-14-13
    Marlise 01-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Selection"
    Would you listen to The Time Keeper again? Why?

    Another wonderful piece by Mitch Albom


    What other book might you compare The Time Keeper to and why?

    One More Day - same author


    Have you listened to any of Dan Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know.


    If you could rename The Time Keeper, what would you call it?

    Peace With Yourself


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    D. Hile Evans, GA United States 01-03-13
    D. Hile Evans, GA United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Worth the time"

    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.

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    Lindsay Frost 01-03-13

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    "Really enjoyed listening to this book!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Time Keeper the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Time Keeper to and why?

    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.


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    Todd Gangl Usnik San Antonio, TX 12-19-12
    Todd Gangl Usnik San Antonio, TX 12-19-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Short and Sweet"

    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!

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    Nina Charnoff Danville, PA USA 12-19-12
    Nina Charnoff Danville, PA USA 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "intriguing story line performed beautifully."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it but it somehow felt too long for its storyline. Too much was anticipated although it was very well written.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No surprise, just a nice tying of loose ends at the end


    Have you listened to any of Dan Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I was impressed with his performance


    Could you see The Time Keeper being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Can't see it being a movie.


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    rosemary Los Angeles, US, Canada 12-13-12
    rosemary Los Angeles, US, Canada 12-13-12 Member Since 2013

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    "The Moral Fantasy"
    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I suppose it makes you think about the meaning of life - if you didn‘t already know. The idea of the book sounded very interesting to me, but after reading it, I found that, although it was interesting, it wasn't my kind of book. It was definitely not a waste of time and it did keep my interest to see how it ended, but it's not a book that I would ever read twice.

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    barbara ankeny, IA, United States 12-11-12
    barbara ankeny, IA, United States 12-11-12
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    "Great book"
    If you could sum up The Time Keeper in three words, what would they be?

    This story is great ! A little sci fi , and learning to forgive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None and all


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

    The main character


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

    I enjoy listening each night.


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    12-06-12
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    "Another Great Book by Mitch Albom"
    If you could sum up The Time Keeper in three words, what would they be?

    A mesmerizing read


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

    His trip back to earth


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

    Father Time


    Who was the most memorable character of The Time Keeper and why?

    Father Time-his inner thoughts were brilliant. His suffering through time was a learning experience for him and the reader.


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