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The First Phone Call From Heaven

Albom, Mitch

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The First Phone Call From Heaven
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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: 9780062315687
0062315684
9780062294371
0062294377
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,20 cm

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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.

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.

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.

This guy writes amazing books! Probably up there with Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Check any one of his books and you are in a ride.

Apr 23, 2014
  • NovelSally rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A quick read with an interesting premise. I found it a little harder to get into at the beginning but it built quickly.

Mar 31, 2014
  • pattyloucor67 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Imagine if your cell phone rang, and the call was from a loved one who had passed on. Imagine several people in one town having the same thing happen. Imagine the frenzy this would cause. Now imagine the media circus created by this event.

That's the plot of this interesting story. It's the story of the people who receive the calls and how their lives are affected. It's mainly the story of a former pilot who plane crashes, the events that take place because of this, and the pilot's search for new meaning in his life.

I liked the book, but ........ And I can't really say what the "but" is. It was a nice story, but I found it hard to relate to the characters. I've been through deep loss, and maybe I would appreciate a call from those who have gone on, but ....

Read it yourself and see what you think.

Mar 14, 2014
  • rowanquincy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A nice quick read. Easy to get into.

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