Summary

In this stunning new novel, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure time. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more years for themselves. At last, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with 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 obsession with time 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.
Gripping, simply told and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.
©2012 Mitch Albom (P)2012 Hachette Digital
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5 out of 5 stars
By mollymoon1 on 23-07-13

What a gem

This has to be one of the most unusual stories I have come across - it is a little gem. A story of Father Time and his fabulous challenge. I cant compare it to any other story because I can't think of another story quite like it. It has a class all if its own, in the writing, the reading and it's beautiful content. I was so sorry to come to the end of it, I wanted there to be more, but there couldn't be - time just would not allow. Dan Stevens does this story every bit of justice in his reading and Mitch Albom has written an absolute cracking story. An absolute must read/listen - enjoy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 13-04-13

Very clever concept from a talented author

I find Mitch Ablom's books thought provoking and beautifully written, this book is no exception.

The Time Keeper blends myth with current day beautifully. The characterisation is delicate and interweaving of character's stories to enhance the overall piece is something Mitch Ablom is an absolute master at.

The story is about Old Father Time, how he got to become the keeper of time and what the discovery of time and time keeping has meant to how we live our lives and how we measure our lives according to the passage of time.

It beautifully examines how we, as humans feel we either never have enough or have too much it. The characters, although in strange circumstances, are believable and the reader cares about them. I loved it. It leaves you thinking about how you honour your own time, and what if you didn't measure self so much by the numbers..

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By Mahendra (MH) on 28-11-13

Mitch does it once more

A mystical experience described in fantasy land. Is thought provoking and make us consider the importance of present moment living. The narrative is woven with painful stories but it all works out well in the end. It the epilogue that brings it altogether

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By Derrick on 20-12-12

Another great one from Mitch

If you could sum up The Time Keeper in three words, what would they be?

heart-wrenching and real

What other book might you compare The Time Keeper to and why?

For One More Day. There's a similarity on spending more time with your loved ones.

Have you listened to any of Dan Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first from Dan Stevens

If you could take any character from The Time Keeper out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Dor

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