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
Student, husband, youth director
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".
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.
Victor is probably my favorite character that Dan voices if only because he has kind of a scratchy, grumpy, old man quality to him.
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.
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.
The end of the story when the characters stop time and look into the future seeing what could be.
His voice is easy to listen to and I loved the character voices
The story, the pace, so many things
Nothing by this authors.
I'm not sure.
I would cut them all.
Easy listen, however, it didn't do much for me. I feel like because it's Mitch Albom, and Tuesdays with Morrie, and/or The Five People you meet in Heaven were such great books, that I need to give all his books a chance, but they never measure up. If you're into easy breezy effortless listens, then this is the book for you. However, if you're only reading this because you liked the above books by the author and hoping this will measure up, move on, it wont.
I have recommended this audiobook to several friends. Dan Stevens performance is stunning, and the storyline evocative.
The ending...of course, but throughout the story, the philosophical portrayal of time mind bending.
Dan Stevens is a master of characters/voices. Beautifully done! His pacing, and intonation are perfection.
Beside the main character Dor, and the 2 supporting characters, I have to say that the small portrayal of Victor's wife was touching. Reall all of characters are very memorable.
Honestly, I would not have picked up the book to read. A story about time? While I have read Mitch Albom before, I would not have seeked this one out. But listening to the story changes the perception of how the story unfolds in my mind. And Dan Stevens is to be commended for his flawless performance. "What do you know about time?" "It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be."
I will listen to it again.
It's more a theme than a moment - the main character's enduring love for and dedication to his wife
The name is perfect.
Listen to it already!
I love Mitch Albom books and this one was no disappointment. It's an incredibly intriguing story and a smooth and interesting listen. I highly recommend it.
Mitch Albom hits home again with a good life lesson. I love the cadance of this book and the diversity of characters. You will be able to identify with one of the many characters in this book.
Good different voices
Best was the ending. The worst was the slow movement and wondering manner it went into time. I felt the author was trying to meet the requirements for covering the short story.
I would but if it was along the same lines of this one being written I would probably write the author off.
A good pace and delivery of the book. He would do justice to many other authors.
I came very close to marking this book as a mistaken pick.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this little book--the story was simple, but very well written. And the narration was excellent. It's a short one, but well worth the listen!
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