The First Phone Call From Heaven

Albom, Mitch

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The First Phone Call From Heaven
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.

Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0062319949
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,20 cm


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Jan 30, 2015
  • dairyqueen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found this book to be enjoyable and very thought provoking.

Jan 26, 2015
  • laMcCullough rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book was a little in the boring side. It took me longer than usually to finish as I found it just put me to sleep!

Jan 19, 2015
  • gagasgirls rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quick read because I didn't want to stop, a few twists and turns but overall a good book about beliefs and how loss affects people.

Jan 05, 2015
  • ildike rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very good book, makes you think about your own beliefs. Really well written, I couldn't put it down.

Oct 11, 2014
  • akasq rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fast page turner,making one think,
where is Mitch Albom going with this.
Bringing it all togetter with a good ending, with unanswered question.

Jul 17, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "The First Phone Call from Heaven is a novel about the power of belief. Set in a small town near Lake Michigan, a number of local people start receiving calls on their cell phones from departed loved ones. Attention grows as the state, then country, and finally the world come to find out if this piece of the planet indeed has a special connection to heaven. But not everyone is convinced and one ex-military man in particular, recently widowed and released from jail, makes it his mission and it becomes his passion to prove the phone calls are a hoax - especially for his young son.
As you ride through the emotions and facts in the novel, you will be surprised by the final outcome...but I won't tell you the findings, you'll have to read that for yourself!"

Jul 06, 2014
  • bookpusher rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Took me 12+ weeks to get thru this, maybe I was hoping for a call! But seriously, I'm not saying it was bad, it just didn't really hold my interest. I like most of his other books way better.

Jun 04, 2014

An exciting story of connections with heaven!
Mitch Albom does it again with the phone!

May 11, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Albom pretty much writes cotton candy for the brain [which is a very charitable description, as I recall his farce of a radio show]. Readers who enjoy this very unimaginative [very old plot and story line] stuff, consider yourselves in the official dumbed down demographic.

May 10, 2014
  • gbohomegirl7 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The premise of this story was interesting and the overall plot wasn't bad. But the book needed some serious editing because it just went on & on in the middle. It would have been far better if it had been about 100 pages shorter.

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