The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom – Book 34

You must think I’m some huge Mitch Albom nut (since I just reviewed For One More Day not too long ago), and in essence, I really do love his books.  I think Albom writes amazing, short, easy to read novels that are incredibly inspirational and are a great break from heavy reads.  

I wasn’t planning on reading The Time Keeper at this moment, but when I saw it downstairs in the sharing library in our building, I had to pick it up to read.

The Time Keeper is about a man named Dor who is the original creator of time.  When he loses the love of his life and climbs to the top of the king’s tower (Babel), he is turned into “Father Time.”

After thousands of years of waiting, Dor is able to return to Earth during the present time in order to help two people: Sarah, a teenager who is dealing with what seems like the rejection of first love, and not dealing with it well, and Victor, a supremely wealthy, elderly, dying man who is determined to gain immortality, no matter what the cost.

The Time Keeper reminds us that life and moments in our lives are precious and not to be wasted.  Stop worrying about time, and just live, enjoy, and relish those moments because eventually, they will be taken away from you.

Another inspiring read from Mitch Albom, and one I highly recommend to his fans! Especially to those who enjoyed Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven!

What is an inspiring book you have read?



27 thoughts on “The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom – Book 34

    • That book sounds great! The link actually took me to the main The Golden Willow page with ALL the reviews, so I just searched for you on Goodreads and found your review!

      I’ll have to look into it! Is it a smaller novel like Albom’s books?


  1. I read Tuesdays with Morrie (well, I audioread it, actually) and I liked it very much: tears scaping from my eyes and that kind of things…
    I also want to read Five people you meet in heaven before this one you are reviewing (which it’s not available in Spain yet, but I think it would be a really great idea to read it in English, because it’s quite simple).
    I usually don’t like self-help books, but I have to say that sometimes is good to be reminded things that you already know, but you don’t carry them out. And this kind of books tells you a story; are not specifically self-help.


    • First of all, I 100% believe that listening to an audiobook counts as reading it! 🙂

      Second, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is fiction with inspirational messages (and yeah, more crying). But I do think you could read it in English, since you seem to be very aware of the English language, being able to write in it so well!

      And yes, The Five People (and The Time Keeper) teach you lessons while telling a really great story, so they’re not exactly self-help in the normal way you would think of them.


      • Perhaps it sounds strange to you, but here in Spain not too much people listen to audiobooks, only the blind. We don’t have so much titles available, indeed, the most popular audiobooks here are the self-help ones!
        I’m so happy with my new blog adventure that I have started The secret keeper in English! If I’m capable of finishing it -and reviewing it- everybody will envy me here in Spain 😀


        • Well, in America, audiobooks are much more common! A lot of people listen to them on their drives to and from work or while exercising.

          Let me know how The Secret Keeper is! Well, I’m sure you will since I will see it on your blog!

          Have you read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon? I’m SURE that was in Spanish first!


          • Of course I’ve read it! but it was some years ago and I’m sorry tosay I don’t remember everything about the plot.
            I’m very surprised because I’ve seen this author in the English blogs now I’m reading. I didn’t know he was well known out of Spain!

            Anyway, we have better authors here (even though I liked The shadow of the wind very much). If I find out that some of the best have been translated into English, I will tell you about some good titles.

            And I’ve also downloaded the 50 shades audiobook… just because I need to practice my listening too!! 😉
            I think in a mont I’ll be missing my language!!


  2. I have read this book too and I have to say that Mitch Albom is still one of my favorites. he never fails to write inspiring works of art.


    • Seriously! He’s a really great author who is very reliable in his work. I mean, I could pick up any one of his books and know that it’s going to be a very enjoyable read, make me cry, and give me some inspiration.


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  4. I want to read this one simply because sometimes I need to remember that, as you said, “life and moments in our lives are precious and not to be wasted.” Thanks for reading it first and reviewing it for us, Rebecca!


    • Actually, you can’t go wrong with any Mitch Albom book. They are great to cross off your to-read list (by reading them, of course) because they are short, quick reads and very inspirational. I would read anything by Albom.


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