The Time Keeper
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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 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.

Title:The Time Keeper
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

    The Time Keeper Reviews

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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 satisfy...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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 interior...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 want...

  • 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. T...