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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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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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    Ml Rogers, AR, USA 09-04-09
    Ml Rogers, AR, USA 09-04-09
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    "Fabulous, Life Changing"

    This is about the best book I've ever listened to. It really is life changing. Lots of great life lessons. I have listened to it 4 or 5 times now and have also downloaded and listened to another of his books, The Traveler's Gift. Great words of wisdom.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine JEFFERSON, OH, USA 06-21-09
    Elaine JEFFERSON, OH, USA 06-21-09
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    "The Noticer"

    Educational, thoughtful and entertaining as only Andy can write and tell it. With personal reflections of his own story this book is another home run.

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    Eric MALIBU, CA, United States 06-29-10
    Eric MALIBU, CA, United States 06-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "not so much"

    i did not finish this... i love the kind of messages that i know the book is trying to impart, but seemed a little too much saccharine. probably not fair, but i set the book down and moved on. i am glad others felt differently about it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Newport, PA, USA 08-29-09
    Elizabeth Newport, PA, USA 08-29-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Captivating and a Great Reminder"

    I truly enjoyed this book. The author did an outstanding job with the character voices and it really drew you into the story. Once I started to listen I did not want to stop. The story line is such a great reminder of what life is about and how we need to remember to look at things. You know a book is good when you miss the characters and are sadden that the book is over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melisa Grand Blanc, MI, United States 01-23-13
    Melisa Grand Blanc, MI, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This book was awesome... A great read!"
    If you could sum up The Noticer in three words, what would they be?

    very enlightning


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

    towards the end when Jones took him to meet the boy that was now living under the bridge in the same hole as he did so many years ago!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The married couple that were going through a divorce and how he gave them perspective and explained to them how they each still loved each other but they showed love in a different way than what they needed...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes,


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Rochester, MN, United States 11-11-12
    Mike Rochester, MN, United States 11-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good message, nice story"

    This isn't my favorite Andy Andrews book and it doesn't hold a candle to The Travelers Gift but it was well put together with a good message.

    Andrews always does a great job mixing his message in with a well put together story but I honestly think his real life story about Jones and what it did for him would have been better than this book.

    The Noticer is worth listening to but if you can only read one Andy Andrews book do yourself a favor and pick up The Travelers Gift. In my opinion that is one of the best books ever written.

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    Derek Union, KY, United States 04-09-10
    Derek Union, KY, United States 04-09-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Inspiring"

    This book made me take a closer look at my life and make some necessary changes. Have already loaned it out to several friends and family and have purchased copies for far away family. This is a must read.

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    P. Steffensmeier 03-20-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Book"

    This book sticks with you longer after you are finished.

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    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14
    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14 Member Since 2012

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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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    Sara IMPERIAL, NE, United States 07-18-13
    Sara IMPERIAL, NE, United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    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


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