We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective. | [Andy Andrews]

The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective.

>. Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems - marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately, when things look the darkest - a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up.
Regular Price:$15.11
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A new story of common wisdom from the best-selling author of The Traveler's Gift. Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems - marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately, when things look the darkest - a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up. An elderly man with white hair, of indiscriminate age and race, wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and leather flip flops carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul. Communicating what he calls "a little perspective," Jones explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. "Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely," he says. "Don't squander your words or your thoughts. Consider even the simplest action you take, for your lives matter beyond measure...and they matter forever." Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what we can do about it.

Like The Traveler's Gift, The Noticer is a unique narrative is a blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a "noticer" just might change a person's life forever.

©2009 Thomas Nelson; (P)2009 Thomas Nelson

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (313 )
5 star
 (205)
4 star
 (56)
3 star
 (31)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (12)
Overall
4.6 (169 )
5 star
 (123)
4 star
 (26)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.6 (169 )
5 star
 (120)
4 star
 (32)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14
    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14 Member Since 2012

    StorMoen

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Perspective Counts"
    What did you like best about The Noticer? What did you like least?

    When I first started listening to the book I was about to engage in a difficult conversation with a person I love dearly. Having "read" the first 3 chapters by the time the conversation took place I had received a good reminder that the person I love dearly has a perspective different than mine, and that if I could step outside myself for long enough to listen to that perspective, the conversation might end differently than if I refused to listen. So I think that what I liked best about the book that it offered a simple concept, and it offered the lesson pretty quickly.


    Would you recommend The Noticer to your friends? Why or why not?

    It depends on the friend. Friends who like cliches and fairytales might enjoy the entirety of this book. And folks who like easy reads might find it engaging throughout. However, those who are searching for a bit more depth in literature, or who don't appreciate trite endings, probably wouldn't be satisfied.


    Did The Noticer inspire you to do anything?

    The Noticer reminded me to think before speaking, question before accusing and finish what I started.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was a good book - not bad, not fabulous. I picked it up at my brothers' suggestion since my brother seldom suggests books for me to read. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if the ending hadn't been so corny and exaggerated. ... Also, while I think I understand what the author was doing when deciding to create a "Raceless" protagonist, there was something that bothered me about that decision. Maybe, if the author hadn't brought attention to the unidentifiable race (such as simply not mentioning the skin color or eye shape at all), that would have been enough. Instead, the author brought to attention that different folks called him by different names (one traditionally african /american name, and another a traditional hispanic name) and couldn't identify his skin color. That action discredited the reader, in my opinion; it told me that the author did not have confidence in the reader to see beyond the color him/herself, and so needed to blatantly (but not directly?) point out that "Any Man" (emph. on Man) could be so wise to point out the power of perspective.
    Maybe I'm all wet on my interpretation, but I took that away. Decent book overall; I'm appreciative of the recommendation. For most, though, I'd probably be inclined to simply share the moral of the story than suggest someone read it...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sara IMPERIAL, NE, United States 07-18-13
    Sara IMPERIAL, NE, United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beauitful"
    Would you listen to The Noticer again? Why?

    Yes, It is heart warming and full of important life lessons


    What other book might you compare The Noticer to and why?

    None, it's one of a kind


    What does Andy Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His telling of his story


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

    The end where the boy was under the bridge


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dana Austin, AR, United States 06-28-13
    Dana Austin, AR, United States 06-28-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Everyone show read this book, Its WONDERFUL!!"
    Would you listen to The Noticer again? Why?

    I have already listened to it 3 times. I take something different from it each time.


    Any additional comments?

    I love that the book is set at the Gulf Coast. I grew up close by & I can picture everything he's talking about. It make it very personal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MICHELLE HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 10-29-12
    MICHELLE HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A lovely reminder of gratitude"

    I enjoyed this book and so I bought hard copies gave it to many others. It lifts the spirit. His other book The Travelers Gift was even better. Enjoyed both of his books...and will read The Summit next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Denise Rundle Venice, FL, US 09-25-12
    Denise Rundle Venice, FL, US 09-25-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Heartwarming and insightful"
    What did you love best about The Noticer?

    It is a great story and other than kind of sounding like an motivational seminar is a short feel good, perspective on why we all carry so much baggage and angst around but really don't have too. Stuck in life, listen to this story. Down on your luck, listen to this story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Helen Oroville, WA, United States 09-03-12
    Helen Oroville, WA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A book everyone should read"

    This book is so uplifting and gives you a different way of looking at a problem or situation. A book that you will want to share.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andrea Webster, SD, United States 08-20-12
    Andrea Webster, SD, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a great book!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jones - He was so funny and truethful!!


    What about Andy Andrews’s performance did you like?

    His voice change for the Mr Jones.


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

    I've laughed and I've cried. OUTLOUD! :)


    Any additional comments?

    This book is FANTASTIC!! I love it. It is one I could listen to over and over. Life Lesson's in a turned around way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan DICKSON, TN, United States 07-14-12
    Susan DICKSON, TN, United States 07-14-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's never over until its over"
    Would you listen to The Noticer again? Why?

    Yes - there were so many life lessons. Whether you are in a slum or on a mountain top, there is a lesson. My daughter (13 yrs old) is listening to it again. We just finished it. My 15 yr old and 10 yr old begged to listen to this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Noticer?

    When he told the older lady that she was still valuable in other people's lives.


    Which character – as performed by Andy Andrews – was your favorite?

    Jones


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

    Laugh and cry - ponder and act differently


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna Auburn, KS, United States 06-05-12
    Donna Auburn, KS, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to The Noticer again? Why?

    I would listen to this audiobook again because it is inspiring and reminds me of character qualities that are important,


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Rowland Hts, CA, United States 03-19-12
    Amazon Customer Rowland Hts, CA, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Prospective is the word"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would only recommend this book to ages 8-20 year old.If you listened to Focus on the Family's - Wits End, then you would get the style immediately, but my children are all grown. You would only need to read the title of know the entire message of the book. It didn't have enough depth for me. I wanted to stop in the first chapter, however, I friend suggested it, and I thought it would have a surprise ending. But not really. The message was the same throughout the book and there wasn't any need to keep repeating it by changing the characters. His style lends itself to preteens up to college bound students.I thought the title needed to be reworked, at least to hold the read/listeners attention.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Andy Andrews? Why or why not?

    No, I did not care for his style of writing. He was predictable and a little tiresome for me.


    What three words best describe Andy Andrews’s voice?

    Hie voice seemed forced as the Noticer, yet pleasant when not the Noticer, and grating and soft at times. I was not a fan of his voice throughout the entire book, maybe if other people shared the characters with him it could have made it more interesting.


    Do you think The Noticer needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No-because the message was in the title. Could have been delivered in a pamphlet.


    Any additional comments?

    Title was too simple and needed more development, but then again, so did the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-20 of 31 results PREVIOUS1234NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.