The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper

In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. 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 fre...

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Title:The Time Keeper
Author:Mitch Albom
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ISBN:1401322786
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

The Time Keeper Reviews

  • Betty
    Aug 11, 2012
    Albom's fingers on the keyboard turn out golden prose, whether a column or a book. The Time Keeper is like a combination of precious metal. The story opens with Dor who lives four thousand years ago. (Edited to add that a person named Sidney who has a private profile complained in a comment 9 months...
  • Lydia Presley
    Aug 16, 2012
    The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom has been on my excitement list for a while now. Such a great cover, an author I really enjoy, and a story about Father Time - how could I not be excited!What I expected and what I got were two different things, however. Instead of getting an interesting, complex story ...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    Aug 21, 2012
    Father Time was once a living man. His name was Dor and he was the first human to measure time. He lived 6,000 years ago when life and time were simpler. After a tragic illness took his wife, Dor wanted to reach the heavens and demand more time. The result of this action was the fall of the Tower of...
  • Tanya
    Sep 16, 2012
    In the beginning, I kept falling asleep while reading this book. By the time Dor was compelled to action for his two souls, I was able to push through to the conclusion of the book. I found it satisfying as it reinforces the importance of being in the moment and being grateful for those moments, whe...
  • Laurel
    Nov 07, 2012
    If I were to rate this book, I'd probably give it 2 stars. I feel bad doing that, though, so I'm just leaving it blank. It's not that it's a bad book. It's a nice little fable and has good intentions. Many will no doubt find it comforting and life-affirming. I just found it all a bit too obvious for...
  • Stephanie
    Nov 09, 2012
    Oh, Dor…..Dor……Dor. You silly man. What possessed you to measure time? You screwed things up for the rest of us. Now we have to BE places at certain times and DO things until the time comes when we are allowed to go home. Why did you do this to humanity? Someone should imprison you in...
  • Daniel Kite
    Nov 26, 2012
    For a man so seemingly pre-occupied with how little time we have on Earth and how we tend not to appreciate this amount of time, Albom ironically spends almost no time at all delving into the interiority of his characters beyond the clichéd. Dor is an interesting character on paper, but so little...
  • Dianne Joy
    Apr 04, 2013
    That one word that made me lose it and just cry - page 220, last line, last word - "Grace."Mitch Albom has a way of capturing hearts with every word he writes and how he writes them. This book is not quite like the other books Albom has earlier written, but it is no less good. It is just as great as...
  • Liz
    Aug 31, 2013
    “Knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing.” A short story before the review. You know, I have a friend. A very precious one. One, who knows many parts of me better than any other person. She, more than anyone else, knows how obsessed I am with time. Always was. I am...
  • Dale Harcombe
    Nov 20, 2013
    This is an entertaining little fable about time and how some people never have enough of it while others wish it would slow down. Dor is one who measures time and ends up in the role of Father Time. The other two main characters are Victor who has cancer and who is running out of time and Sarah who ...