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
It never ceases to amaze me how an author can weave a story and make it all come together in the end. This book started out as three separate stories and seemed to be rather short and choppy. I wondered how in the world it would connect, but to my surprise it was a very interesting plot with a touch of science fiction (which I do not enjoy). However I had no trouble with it in this book and was eagerly awaiting the end to see how the characters would be changed. It really causes one to think about the very short "time zone" in our whisper of a lifetime and realize that we should not take one moment for granted.
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Mitch Albom does it again. This is a story about time... the subject itself should be sufficient to raise curiosity... what story does Mitch want to tell this time? He sure does not disappoint. Although I love Mitch's stories I am not a big reader. Narrator of this audio book does a fantastic job of keeping me engaged during daily commutes. Towards the end of the story, I would take my iPod out of the car and keep on listening because I just couldn't "put the book down"! This is a wonderful story that will change your view of life just enough to make you want to make some kind of change.
I listen to Mitch Albom on the radio almost every day. He talked about his book although I never once heard him say 'this is a great story; you should read it'. He played a snippet of it, and I loved the narration, and thought the story would be better than it ended up being. It just didn't keep me on the edge of my seat wanting more. The narrator was awesome, though! One of the best I've heard.
I love Mitch Albom and the way he writes and the messages he has to share. This book does have a good message though I felt this one was not as effective as his others have been. The narrator was excellent and his voice for each character was perfect. It is a short book and certainly well worth the time.
Mitch Albom will tap dance on your heart, and you’ll love it!
Mitch Albom does it again! I read his last book and liked it and I listened to this one and most of the way through I thought it was okay, Then it happens…. He reaches deep into your chest, rips out your heart, and savagely throws it on the floor and then gracefully tap dances on it. All the while you will be begging for more.
Young or old Mitch Albom will play your emotions like a master musician exquisitely plays there instruments. With another timeless lesson Mitch Albom hits a home run, with his simple life lessons for all young and old!
yes held my interest to the end
hard to say... it was different...
Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa
im not sure people know who albom is, or does for a living, but they should look him up and read/listen to anything he writes. this story is fantastic, his lessons are wonderful, please let me suggest the 5 people you meet in heaven also. mitch has a lot on his mind!
the audio version is better as it allowed me the freedom to truly relax and enter the story
this is a modern version of the classic 'It's a Wonderful Life" as it reminds me, us, of what truly is of value, the gift of life and caring for others
the very last scene was my favorite; who wouldn't want to go back, correct our mistakes and love life as it was intended to be by our Creator
I wanted to listen to this in one sitting but unfortunately I had to do a little work, but I still finished it in one day and will listen to it again
I enjoyed the concept of counting time as the framework of the story, and the reader did an excellent preformance
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this little book--the story was simple, but very well written. And the narration was excellent. It's a short one, but well worth the listen!
Would not listen again -- not my style. Listen once, that's all I need.
Very clever and thoughtful story line. Kept wondering where it was going and how it would turn out.
Can't remember; listened a while ago.
A nice twist on how we think of time and time travel.
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