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
I would recommend it but it somehow felt too long for its storyline. Too much was anticipated although it was very well written.
No surprise, just a nice tying of loose ends at the end
No but I was impressed with his performance
Can't see it being a movie.
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.
This story is great ! A little sci fi , and learning to forgive.
None and all
The main character
I enjoy listening each night.
A mesmerizing read
His trip back to earth
Father Time-his inner thoughts were brilliant. His suffering through time was a learning experience for him and the reader.
Loved it. I have always enjoyed books by Mitch Albom. This is my favorite.
I really liked 5 People but this is even better!
Can't wait for his next book!!!
Excellent reading, very good work. Will look for his voice on future audibles. Good intonation and sway.
This has all the ingredients of excellent fiction including an overarching moral theme about the importance of appreciating the present moment.
The story was able to travel back in time , and still be relevant to how people feel and react today. Very interesting perspective, we think of who invented he wheel, or the engine, but how could a person invent time? How can someone control the measure of a natural force? I enjoyed how the story was tied into modern day lives.
I really didnt like this book, I found it boring and didnt like how much it jumped from one story to the other.
I have read all of Mitch Albom's books, and this one by far is my least favorite. The story's core lesson is such a stretch, that I found myself zoning out and having to pull myself back in to listen. The narrator was fantastic and pleasant to listen too, but the hocus pocus feel of the actual story line ruined it for me.
I really enjoy audio books especially for travelling. No books to hall around and it's more comfortable lying on the beach.
I didn't have a favourite character. Each character touched my heart.
no. Love the accent
I really enjoyed the way the story flowed.
Mitch Alboms story writing is unique. I feel like he is telling his life experiences very creatively. I always feel renewed after reading one of his novels
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