The Time Keeper - Mitch Albom

The Time Keeper

By Mitch Albom

  • Release Date: 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 220 Ratings


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 exceptional 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.


  • Simple Book with a Simple Lesson

    By Kenneth S1
    This book wasn't particularly interesting or exciting. I felt that the story could have been better developed. But I really liked it for the simple lesson it contains: "don't count your days, make your days count."
  • Meh!

    By kdm8582
    I honestly struggled to get through this. It dragged on and I kept wondering when that ah-ha, epiphany moment would finally arrive. That moment never came. I'm surprised so people thought this story was beautiful and enlightening. There was no real depth and I learned nothing that I didn't already know. Life is precious, every moment counts and choices have consequences. Yup, nothing new there. If you don't know that already, then this is definitely the book for you.
  • Just_wow…

    By Stwaero
    I lack the vocabulary to describe how amazing this book is! Everything is perfect about this book. I definitely recommend it
  • Incredible!!!

    By Chloe :D <3
    I think this book just intrigues your brain to think of the most wildest things about time. Before, time was just a clock on the wall ticking the moments down until the bell ring to leave school, or the alarm clock waking me up in the morning. Now, time is so much more and I love how just reading this book helped me understand the theme and morals. If you are looking for a book that keeps your attention throughout every page, this is the book for you. I highly recommend this to teenagers, and adults too. So I think before you tell yourself that you will buy it later, think twice and then reach over to the BUY button and click it. It's well worth your money!!!
  • The Time Keeper

    This book touches your heart and mind. While it is also entertaining it allows you to reflect upon our day and time and the consequences of our action. Highly recommended.
  • 5+

    By Mrs. Shrek
    Beautiful story.