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The Time Keeper Audiobook

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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    Nina Charnoff Danville, PA USA 12-19-12
    Nina Charnoff Danville, PA USA 12-19-12 Member Since 2015
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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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    Amazon Customer 12-06-12 Member Since 2010
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Josh Minneapolis, MN, United States 12-05-12
    Josh Minneapolis, MN, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Great Book!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Time Keeper to be better than the print version?

    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!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything.


    What about Dan Stevens’s performance did you like?

    Excellent reading, very good work. Will look for his voice on future audibles. Good intonation and sway.


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

    If Ever?


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    Richard United States 11-29-12
    Richard United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A very entertaining story"

    This has all the ingredients of excellent fiction including an overarching moral theme about the importance of appreciating the present moment.

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    Maureen WAREHAM, MA, United States 11-17-12
    Maureen WAREHAM, MA, United States 11-17-12
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    "thought provoking"
    What made the experience of listening to The Time Keeper the most enjoyable?

    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.


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    Mookey 11-13-12
    Mookey 11-13-12
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book from Mitch Albom and/or Dan Stevens?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I really didnt like this book, I found it boring and didnt like how much it jumped from one story to the other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    willysmom7 Dana Point, CA, United States 11-11-12
    willysmom7 Dana Point, CA, United States 11-11-12
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    "Not my favorite Albom book"

    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.

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    Tracy Durham, ON, Canada 11-06-12
    Tracy Durham, ON, Canada 11-06-12
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    "New for Mitch Albom"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Time Keeper to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoy audio books especially for travelling. No books to hall around and it's more comfortable lying on the beach.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favourite character. Each character touched my heart.


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

    no. Love the accent


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I really enjoyed the way the story flowed.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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