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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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    Trish Virginia 05-19-13
    Trish Virginia 05-19-13 Member Since 2010

    I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!

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    "Short But Sweet!!"

    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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    C. Cook 03-24-13
    C. Cook 03-24-13
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    "Clever story; have to keep listening!"
    Would you listen to The Time Keeper again? Why?

    Would not listen again -- not my style. Listen once, that's all I need.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very clever and thoughtful story line. Kept wondering where it was going and how it would turn out.


    What about Dan Stevens’s performance did you like?

    Good job.


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

    Can't remember; listened a while ago.


    Any additional comments?

    A nice twist on how we think of time and time travel.

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    Heidi 03-04-13
    Heidi 03-04-13
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    "Insightful with crisp wit"
    Would you listen to The Time Keeper again? Why?

    Yes, this is a story that deserves a spot in anyone's library. It encourages internal and external reflections and allows for a fresh perspective with each read.


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

    The joining of three unlikely strangers separate from the constraints of time.


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

    Dan Stevens' performance as Sarah Lemon, a lost teenage girl seeking purpose is not only believable but commendable.


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

    Yes, I fought the urge to rebel when the flight attendant asked for all electronics to be shut down.


    Any additional comments?

    Another win for Albom

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    Belimcdowell Liberty Township, OH, United States 03-02-13
    Belimcdowell Liberty Township, OH, United States 03-02-13
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    "Short and Sweet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was short and sweet. The message at the end is very good.


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    sheila Mulgrave, Australia 02-27-13
    sheila Mulgrave, Australia 02-27-13 Member Since 2014

    A reader who loves to sew, which makes Audible ideal. No special trends but always on the lookout for recommended titles. Appreciate good stories not the graphic details which seem to be the trend.

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    "Entertaining and a light read"

    Knowing nothing of the author or book I found this to be most entertaining and light hearted. And I liked the reader too.

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    Matt Rosemount, MN, United States 02-24-13
    Matt Rosemount, MN, United States 02-24-13
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    "Great Message and Great Performance"

    Mitch Albom has come through with another winner. The message is great and while I am a novice when it comes to audio books, I can hardly imagine a better performance.

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    Phillipa Mitchell Jamaica, NY United States 02-19-13
    Phillipa Mitchell Jamaica, NY United States 02-19-13
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    "Beautifully written, thought-provoking book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Time Keeper the most enjoyable?

    I'm a huge fan of Mitch Albom, and this book is certainly up there with his best. Beautifully narrated, I found myself lengthening my trip in the car and loving traffic jams just to listen to a few more pages.


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    Ninjachinchin 02-14-13 Member Since 2013

    Books make the world a better place

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    "TIME IS PRECIOUS...SO STOP COUNTING AND LIVE!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Time Keeper the most enjoyable?

    The author's way of writing is lovely. He presented this story much like a fable, delivering an emotional message about the value of time. Also, there is just something magical in the voices of Dor (Father Time), Sarah (the awkward, lonely teen girl who wants to give back the time allotted to her) and Victor (a rich, successful guy in his late 80s who is dying of cancer and who wants to be given another lifetime).


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

    "...you will not age a moment."
    Dor looked away, ashamed. “I deserve no such gift.”
    “...It is not a gift..."


    Any additional comments?

    The Time Keeper is about an early man named Dor who discovers the lengths of time. Years later Dor is shown how his invention of time evolves over billions of years. In the distant future, time becomes mankind's obsession and so as punishment for his vile creation...and for drinking in the power of this new found phenomena, and for thinking of little else, Dor must sit in a cave for 6,000 years listening to earth's complaints and requests to add time, speed up time, slow time down, etc.

    After his sentence, Dor becomes Father Time and he is given a task. Dor must search for a girl who wants to end time, "make it stop!" and a man who wants more time "another lifetime"; and he must teach them the importance of time and why it must not be taken for granted. He must make them understand why living (and dying) are more important than counting and why God limits our days. This audiobook touched my heart because I admit, I am one of those who is always looking for more time...it always seems to run out ;)

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    Elena Knightdale, NC, United States 02-04-13
    Elena Knightdale, NC, United States 02-04-13
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    "Dan Stevens did a great job,It was easy to underst"
    Would you listen to The Time Keeper again? Why?

    Certainly. The book is very interesting and Dad Stevens did a great job. It was very clear and easy to understand.


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

    Stop the time.


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

    Door


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I like Mitch Albom books and, so far, I did enjoyed reading them.

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    A. Pad FL 01-23-13
    A. Pad FL 01-23-13
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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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