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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.
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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

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    A. Banks Atlanta, Georgia USA 03-21-15
    A. Banks Atlanta, Georgia USA 03-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    A true reminder that everything can be overcome if you change your perspective. .Easy to get lost in the stoty

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    Bonnie Thompson 03-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing, I will re-read this many times..."

    I recommend this book to everyone! Thank you Andy Andrews! You are changing lives. Amazing book. Life is all about perspective.

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    Mark Bowser 02-17-15
    Mark Bowser 02-17-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Simply fantastic!"

    Andy Andrews has written a heartwarming story that will touch your life, plant seeds where they need to be, and help you reach all you can be.

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    WW W.Amazon.com/author/MarkBowser

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    Lori Overcash 02-13-15
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    "A lesson for everyone!"

    This book was recommended to me by a friend... And I must say I was a bit skeptical after reading the book jacket, but I was wrong. Fabulously captivating! There is some tasty nugget of truth on nearly every page. Will recommend over and over.

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    Tonya Conway, AR, United States 02-02-15
    Tonya Conway, AR, United States 02-02-15
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    "This book has changed my life:)"

    This book was an easy listen with life applications of how to look at any situation with hope by taking inventory of your perspective. Loved it! Will buy all of his books!

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    CURTIS AURORA, CO, United States 01-10-15
    CURTIS AURORA, CO, United States 01-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The best book in America!!!"

    This book was so good! It gave me so much more perspective on everything in America. And, also will make you laugh a bit at the interesting character of Jones. Everyone in America need s to read this book and this would be a better world for it. :)

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    Gardenut 09-16-14
    Gardenut 09-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Thoughtful and provoking"
    What about Andy Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Wow. This was my first Andy Andrews book but it wont be my last. The reader makes such a difference in how enjoyable and gripping a good book can be and Andy Andrews was fabulous.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful story, I found it to be thoughtful, provoking and a bit life changing as the main character interacts and helps the towns people with their life struggles. it was a delightful listen.

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    Nancy 07-06-14
    Nancy 07-06-14

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    "You can change others lifes"
    What other book might you compare The Noticer to and why?

    "The Go Giver" both allow you to see how easier it is to influence another's life for the better,


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    Parts of it brought me to tears...very enjoyable book!

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    Mary Bismarck, ND, United States 05-22-14
    Mary Bismarck, ND, United States 05-22-14
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    Would you listen to The Noticer again? Why?

    This is a book I will listen to several times to grasp it all. I listen to a lot of stuff like this but hearing it as you do in this book really brings perspective to little things in life.


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    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14
    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14 Member Since 2015

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    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...

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