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The First Phone Call From Heaven Audiobook

The First Phone Call From Heaven

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Publisher's Summary

The gift of heaven on earth. It will become the biggest story in the world...

When the residents of a small town on Lake Michigan start receiving phone calls from the afterlife, they all become the subject of widespread attention. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.

This is a story about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul. The internationally bestselling and inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, returns with his most moving, surprising and compelling novel yet. The perfect introduction, or re-introduction, to the masterful storytelling of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

©2013 ASOP, Inc. (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Noreen United Kingdom 10/02/2015
    Noreen United Kingdom 10/02/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    I loved this story. Liked how the mystery slowly unfolded. I was gripped till the end. A good reader too

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren 27/01/2015
    Lauren 27/01/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Another great Mitch albom book. This guy has a way with words and a distinctive writing style I love. Looking forward to the next

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mollymoon1 08/07/2014
    mollymoon1 08/07/2014 Member Since 2010

    Love literature - will read just about anything really - I have a couple of favourite authors and of course love the classics

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    "Not what you would expect....."

    Another great story from Mitch Albom. Not quite as good as the Time Keeper, but he has a way of writing which is unique to him. There is a distinct meloncoly to the writing and by reading this himself he is able to bring the exact atmospher he wants to the book. This is a great story, sifting through the consequences of what would happen if a phone call from heaven were to happen. The realities and unrealities of people behaviour in such a circumstance and he takes the characters through as many events as he can encompassing emotions taken on by their actions and the consequences. There is a twist in the story bringing everything to what you might think is finality, but of course the reader has to make the final decision. Nicely read, he keeps the whole story flowing to its finale. Worth your money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mel W LEICESTER, United Kingdom 17/12/2013
    Mel W LEICESTER, United Kingdom 17/12/2013
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    "Beautiful"

    A beautiful story, beautifully narrated. The last hour was compelling. One to make you think long after it's finished. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sue 10/12/2013
    Sue 10/12/2013
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    "kept me involved from start to end."

    This story is totally involving and a good mixture of what you might expect from Mitch Albom after "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" and a good whodunnit. Several times I thought I had sussed the ending and a couple of times I was wrong! Heart warming and thought provoking without being "off with the fairies"
    Mitch Albom is very easy to listen to, unlike some authors who insist on reading their own work.
    Really well worth listening to. I wish I had kept it for my long haul flight next month - I might even listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Leeds, United Kingdom 29/07/2014
    Mrs Leeds, United Kingdom 29/07/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Mitch Albom but this just misses the mark"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I cant seem to relate to the characters, normally Mitch Albom's characters are thoughtful and pull you into their lives, in this book I just couldn't 'feel' for them at all


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mitch Albom? Why or why not?

    definitely I love all his other books


    Did Mitch Albom do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    I found the characters merging into one


    Did The First Phone Call From Heaven inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    its a shame that I didn't like this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Dg Thomas 07/06/2014
    Mr. Dg Thomas 07/06/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"
    If you could sum up The First Phone Call From Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    catching


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The First Phone Call From Heaven?

    how the story is played out.


    What does Mitch Albom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    he gives the story a emotianal side


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    towards the end. not saying what as it will spoil the book for others


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hamburgerpatty 09/04/2014
    Hamburgerpatty 09/04/2014
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    "Oh dear, just because technology is there ...."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    No extra sound effects. Just because the technology is there, it doesn't mean it needs to be used. I stopped listening because of them and I hope Audible in future will slap a sound effects warning. I will know to avoid them I seldom purchase dramas for the same reason - background music.


    What could Mitch Albom have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Ensured no corny sound effects. I fear as an author he's off my list, even though I did so enjoy The Time Keeper.


    Any additional comments?

    The sound effects are unnecessary in a straight audio reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sioux 26/02/2014
    Sioux 26/02/2014 Member Since 2010
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    "Just awful as far as I was concerned."
    Would you try another book written by Mitch Albom or narrated by Mitch Albom?

    No


    Has The First Phone Call From Heaven put you off other books in this genre?

    Wish I had not gone there in the first place


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His voice was fine it was the content that was so ridiculous.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did not finish it as I did not find it in any way engaging.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandor banbury, oxon, United Kingdom 31/01/2014
    Sandor banbury, oxon, United Kingdom 31/01/2014 Member Since 2014

    My name is Julie and I'm a middle aged woman who enjoys good writing, and good narration.

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    "Interesting and thought provoking"
    If you could sum up The First Phone Call From Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    Intelligent, uplifting, predictable


    If you’ve listened to books by Mitch Albom before, how does this one compare?

    I absolutely loved " the five people you meet in heaven " and was expecting something as creative and charming, but have to admit I was a touch disappointed.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    " what would you say in a phone call from Heaven ?"


    Any additional comments?

    It's not a bad book, it's thought provoking and has a charm, but it's a little disappointing. I am glad I read ( listened to ) it, but much prefer " The Five People You Meet in Heaven " which is very moving.

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    "must read "

    loved it. heart touching story makes you believe that somethings are beyond what we know

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