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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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    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 Member Since 2015
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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

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    Sandra Goffstown, NH, United States 11-06-12
    Sandra Goffstown, NH, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    The audio was well done.

    The Time Keeper is an interesting look into how people interact with time. Through joining together three unlikely individuals, Mitch Albom allows the reader to contemplate the meaning of time and how time affects how we live and die.

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    Karen Houston, TX, United States 11-02-12
    Karen Houston, TX, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Down Loaded 5 days ago, listened to it twice!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My goodness yes! I didn't want to stop listening. There was good flow to the story,there was ideas that I wanted to stop and ponder, but I wanted to hear more of thestory. I've had the book on my iphone for 5 days and listened to it twice. This is onlyone of a couple of books that I want listen to over and over, knowing the story andhow it ends, but want or need the inspiration.


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

    I don't know if this might be too much of a stretch, but "Last Lecture" comes to mind as a comparison. And definately the other Albom books.


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

    I have not listened to Dan Stevens before, but he did a fine job. I could definatelyenjoy any other performances he's done.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Didn't laugh or cry (not my style), but wanted to hear it again (and did).


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    Paul Cambria, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Paul Cambria, CA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Story"

    I like most of Mitch Albom's books. This one was no exception. Good story with an important message about life. I was surprised that the narrator had a British accent, since all previous Albom books were obviously set in the U.S. This did not in any way hinder the story. Highly recommended.

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    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 10-29-12
    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 10-29-12

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    "Reminds me of Enoch"

    it reminds me of the verse how Enoch walked with God and was taken away. Good story about how short life is.. well written. i recommend.

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    Patricia ADA, MI, United States 10-29-12
    Patricia ADA, MI, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As always, Mitch Albom does not disappoint. A very good, quick read.


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    Katie buchanan, MI, United States 10-28-12
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    "Loved this!!!"
    Have you listened to any of Dan Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Just as wonderful as the other audio recording he does. He is very talented.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    In a sense i had an extreme reaction as it made me think about how to better use the time I have. It made a few tears come to eyes


    Any additional comments?

    Best book i've ever listened too.

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    Daniela Miami, FL, United States 10-17-12
    Daniela Miami, FL, United States 10-17-12
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    "SO WORTH IT!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Time Keeper the most enjoyable?

    The narration of the book is wonderful! The narrator really flows and lets you drift into the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was very skeptical about buying this book because the summary talked about Father Time and his story. It just didn't truly catch my attention. I am pleased that it turned out much better. Is truly a story about understanding that our moments in time are precious.


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    Charey SALEM, OREGON, United States 10-08-12
    Charey SALEM, OREGON, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another thought provoking Mitch Albom"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would. This is a really thoughtful issue for all of us today.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the characters interact.


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be read by all of us today. Time is the most valuable commodity we have and should use it wisely.

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