The First Phone Call From Heaven - Mitch Albom

The First Phone Call From Heaven

By Mitch Albom

  • Release Date: 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 891 Ratings


The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul—Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.


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    By Princess Stela
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  • Very interesting read!

    By chillkath16
    A lot of characters to follow still a very well written story. I highly recommend this book
  • First Call geography?

    By Mrediess
    I really looked forward to reading this book. I’ve enjoyed the other Mitch Albom books and expected the same quality in this one. I’m also a Michigan native, like Mitch. I’ve only just started this book, but I am dismayed at the lack of geographical accuracy. In the book, the town this happens in, Coldwater, is located near Lake Michigan in the northern lower peninsula. In reality, Coldwater is located in southern Michigan a little west of the center of the state, nearly to the Indiana border. The book describes Coldwater as being in Alpena County, which is on the east side of the state although it is in the northern part. I don’t know why this bothers me so bad, but you’d think I’m Michigan native, like the author, would want to get things right. I’m also finding the story to be a bit disjointed. The author skips from character to character, practically from one sentence to the next, Without any segue or visual warning that the Author is now describing a completely different character. I may read it to the end but those little inconsistencies like place locations in character jumping make it really difficult to concentrate on the message.
  • Not so great as I hoped

    By TheTenaciousTrader
    Alright in the beginning it was good, but by the end it was bad. It confusing and Mitch Albom ruined Christmas for me. Parents have lied to their kids about Santa Claus and Mitch Albom confirmed it. Thanks a lot. The words were bad. Bad language. The use of the Lords name in fain. To sum this up... bad, bad, bad. Don't give this book to children is a recommendation. I'm going to see if another book is better because I am forced to read another book by my LA class. Maybe it will be better and I'm counting on it. I don't want to ruin the end by I have five dead siblings who, if they would be alive, have many disabilities and I can hear their voices and I can see ghosts not all the time but sometimes. So this book to me hurt me.... because heaven does exist because that is what they tell me. I'm telling you that heaven is real and there is life after death. I remember I dog I never met before I was born. I saw a picture of him, and I told my parents I met him coming down from heaven. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!!!! I AM TELLING THE TRUTH!!!! THIS IS NOT A HOAX!!!
  • Good stuff

    By KHWheeler
    Liked this, a quick read and lovely story that kept my attention.
  • Awesome read!

    By Mo3zzy
    Such a beautiful, inspiring read with an unexpected ending. Must read!
  • Ok story by meaning a bit obscured

    By Long legion
    I loved Tuesday's with Morrie and the five people but this one just doesn't seem up to the standard of those two. It was a decent story although highly improbable and you could we where it was going along about page 150.
  • Love it!!

    By BMW369
    Great book and is very interesting
  • Pandering

    By 4488662
    Pandering pablum of nonsense exploiting those who need to believe in fairy tales. Sorry but don't waste your time or money on such useless dribble.
  • Okay

    By Sgtjbd
    I read what this book was about at the Bookstore and immediately wanted it Due to what it was about. I was hoping This book was based on true events So i could relate and really feel At heart a connection. Im Glad i found out it was fiction First because now i don't want To read it. And i know the author Keeps stating "but what if it was true And could happen." I still don't want To read the book because i have read Many books like this one that were Based on actual events and it made it That much more powerful and i was Able to relate to it. But i have a feeling This book may be true but you may Have released it under fiction which Would probably be the best and safest To do. And yes this could happen To anyone if it was a hoax or not because Ive been in similar situations just not The phone call one. I know 1 person Who had someone call them with Similar info except when the Person tried to call back it Was disconnected which is usually The case with real events