The Time Keeper

  • by Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by Dan Stevens
  • 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Mitch will tap dance on your heart,you’ll love it!

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!
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- Eric "Book Addict"

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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- Appledite

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2012
  • Publisher: Hyperion