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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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By Appledite on 09-23-12

Touching, Engaging, and Enlightening...

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.

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By Karen F on 10-04-12

Intriguing and thought provoking story

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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