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The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls. See the Glog! Download ebook The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom doc pdb pdf: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - Interactive multimedia. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom. Tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving.
An allegory about the power of belief--and a page-turner that will touch The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. An allegory about the power of belief--and a page-turner that will touch your soul--Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected. Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.
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Can I read this online? Mary I read this on my Nook some time ago, it's one of his best but then I think so with each of his books. Could not put this book down. I'm in the middle of this book, didn't find the first half enjoyable, so I wonder should I continue or not.
Maybe there are surprise in the second half? Betty I felt the same way. It does get better and is worth finishing. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.
Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 07, Heidi Miller rated it really liked it. Mom, I'm still waiting for the phone to ring!
View all 13 comments. Mar 24, Petra X rated it did not like it Shelves: I know that to some people religion is the basis of life and why they are 'here'. I think religion is indeed 'the opiate of the masses', it exists so people don't have to face up to the consequences of their own actions. They can blame it on fate, some old guy up in the sky, or lots of people up in the sky, or the one down below in the pit, or the ones with lots of arms or blue heads or two faces or or or I don't in any way.
But I'm laughing. What I want to know is if you don't hear the call, do you get a text saying you have a missing call from God? Then if I was really really good and had at least 7 wives and something like 49 children I could get to be a god of my own planet. As 'only' a woman, I'm totally dependent on single husband deciding to elevate me to being a goddess.
Imagine having to be no. Wonderful, strange, exotic, not based in a present reality I'm just in advance of the times!
View all 46 comments. Dec 08, Kristin Higgins Seed rated it it was ok. Interesting premise but was let down by the lack of emotional connection I typically feel when reading a Mitch Albom book. View all 18 comments. Jun 02, Bookworm rated it liked it Shelves: So ready to love this! Mitch Albom's books truly are life-changing and incredibly inspiring; I love each and every one of them.
Just realized the release date reads: I'm giving it a 3-star because while Sully's story was a 4-star, everybody else's was only a 2. The biggest problem I had with this book was the nearly-overwhelming number of characters and POVs it had. Usually I welcome multiple character POVs with a huge bear hug, but that wasn't the case with this book. I couldn't care less about what went through their heads, and two: I quite enjoyed reading about Sully, and Mitch's style of unraveling Sully's mysterious past was pretty much the only motivation I had for finishing the book.
I was disappointed to find out that view spoiler [the phone calls from heaven were fake. I initially thought that--even for a Mitch Albom book--it was too good to be true. But then I thought: So I shrugged it off and went along with it. But when the cold hard truth was revealed and the cat was let out of the bag, I felt betrayed.
But I was still happy when Sully received a real phone call from heaven from his deceased wife at the end of the book. I hope y'all enjoy it more than I did.
View all 19 comments. Jan 22, Phrynne rated it really liked it Shelves: A nice, thought provoking little story which is interesting whether you believe in Heaven or whether you do not. Not that the author provides any great solutions as you are left at the end with as many facts as you have at the beginning.
The most interesting part to me was what happened to the world at large as people began to receive phone calls from loved ones who had passed on. At first it seems a good thing. Who wouldn't like to hear from a loved partner or child who has died, especially when A nice, thought provoking little story which is interesting whether you believe in Heaven or whether you do not. Who wouldn't like to hear from a loved partner or child who has died, especially when the message is that there is a life after death.
However people of course react the way people do with jealousy and unkindness - and then there is the media I enjoyed it all. There were some great characters like Sully and there were some life changing moments as a direct result of all the fuss. Not a major book, but a nice one and, for me, a very pleasant reading experience.
View all 6 comments. Dec 02, Rosa Schmidt rated it it was amazing. I loved the backstory of Alexander Graham Bell as it coincided with the current day story, it has given me the desire to read more about Bell's personal life. My favorite quotes "What is false about hope? I would read this story again. View all 3 comments. The first one was The Time Keeper and I love that book, carrying a lot of life lessons.
This one, too. Mitch Albom is really one of the master-of-life-lessons writers. The book speaks the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when the media broadcast to the world that its citizens start receiving phone calls from their loved ones in the afterlife.
Is it really the greatest miracle ever or just a massive hoax? I won't tell you of course because that goes the most interesting part of the story. I'm kind of confused at first because I assumed it was only written with one point of view but hell not. There are a lot yet I'm quite pleased I've got to sort them out. Point of views from people who received the phone calls that are willing to tell everyone; people who liked to keep it for themselves; and other who wanted to find if it is just a hoax.
And I'm kind of engrossed hearing from their different point of views. On top of that, the fact or history about the invention of the telephone was incorporated here. As an ECE, I have read those facts but this book gave to me the other facts that I didn't know about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone and I was happy I've found it out.
Indeed, First Phone Call from Heaven was a story of almost everyone, if not everyone, who believes in miracles. A captivating story of faith, belief, trust and forgiveness with characters that I was surely attached to, reading their own happiness and grievances in life. Dec 28, Laura rated it it was ok. I was not impressed with this book. Since the start of the novel I found it diffi I was not impressed with this book. Since the start of the novel I found it difficult to believe that the short, vague conversations with the dead could be real.
Although Albom left a twist at the end to insinuate that legitimate phone calls from heaven did occur, some split-second reasoning ie. That Belfin had programmed the calls to take place after his death made the twist rather flimsy. Also, The writing was not fantastic. I found that for a page novel, it should have been long enough to support some character development, had there been fewer characters to follow.
The first pages of the story seemed rather repetitive, since Albom basically took the reader through the same event someone receives call from a loved one, debated whether or not to tell someone with about six different characters. Finally, Albom described the female characters by their presence or absence of makeup about six or seven times, which I found weird and unnecessary. I also found the religious content to be too much in this book.
I don't think I can necessarily critique this about the book, though, considering this seems to be Alboms niche, and it was a book about heaven, after all. Nov 04, Lloyd Russell rated it really liked it.
I have read all of Mitch's books: I've liked all of them, except The Time Keeper, a lot. The Time Keeper was just okay. Here is a very short synopsis from Goodreads: The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiv I have read all of Mitch's books: Let me mention a couple of features of this book, without giving anything away, that stood out for me: I love history.
There is a scene a little over half way through in which one of the people receiving calls from heaven reacts in a very surprising way. My mouth dropped. It's just flat-out well-written. I connected to the characters immediately which, as many some? This is a book that, I think, most everybody would enjoy.
Another solid selection from Mitch Albom. Random people in Coldwater, Michigan, begin receiving calls on their cell phones from loved ones who have passed on and are in heaven. Sounds incredible, but they can't help but believe it's a true miracle -- the callers' voices are the voices of the deceased, and their comments are too personal for anyone to be faking it. Coldwater will never be the same again, and the people who flock there are given a lesson in what heaven might really be like.
Very i Another solid selection from Mitch Albom. Very interesting story, if you're in the mood to ponder such things. View all 4 comments. Jul 12, Kortessa rated it liked it. Interesting as a general idea but a bit poor in its developement. It didn't keep my interest alive till the end.
Oct 30, Dale Harcombe rated it really liked it. In life people either believe in Heaven and an afterlife or they do not. Reading this book, the characters are also split into two camps. There are those who believe they are receiving phone calls from loved ones who are dead and others who dismiss the whole thing as a hoax.
But which is it? Sully Harding is determined to find out the truth. The story contains interesting characters from different backgrounds who receive these phone calls and so the reader gets several viewpoints throughout the In life people either believe in Heaven and an afterlife or they do not. The story contains interesting characters from different backgrounds who receive these phone calls and so the reader gets several viewpoints throughout the story.
I liked several of them but Sully was probably my favourite out of them all. I also liked finding out more about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone, which is interspersed throughout the story. It gives a good picture of the way people respond to anything that is out of the ordinary and also of how the media sensationalises things as it changes the quiet little town of Coldwater Michigan into a circus of journalists and TV cameras, believers, the curious and those who protest.
I enjoyed it, as did my husband when he read it. It was actually him borrowed it from the library and I read it after him. While entertaining and having a mystery to solve, it may just give a few things to think seriously about as well.
View 1 comment. Mar 24, Jasmine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sometimes, love brings you together even as life keeps you apart. Before you read the book, don't forget to ask yourself this: How much do you believe in the story? He always gives you something to think about and his books help to keep my faith alive. Sadly I had an acquaintance say to me that she did not like his style as it was 'too religious' for her - the fact was she had no faith whatsoever, this to me was so sad.
I think if you have any inclination to believe in any higher power, these books should give you hope of something. Rated 5 out of 5 by Evan from Loved it I feel it gives people hope. I like the end where Sully finds out his suspicions were accurate. Then he truly does get the first phone call from heaven. Rated 5 out of 5 by Judy from Intriguing Excellent book, could not put it down. Shows a little faith spreads and goes a long way.
Love all of Mitch Albom books. Rated 4 out of 5 by Dee from Thought provoking and insightful This book started quite slow for me.
I wasn't particularly of the writing style, jumping from person to person and various points in time, but as I read, I caught on, and the storey began to move quite quickly. So hang in there. The message in this book is for all, not just Christians. Try to see beyond the religion to the true spirit.
It is intact. Rated 5 out of 5 by Lamees from Couldn't put it down I wanted to fast forward to the end Interesting! Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa from Fantastic and awe inspiring. As usual Mitch Albom has done superb writing. I loved this book. It delves into the subject of living, and dying and what that truly means for the person who dies and the ramifications of the loved ones left to carry on.
The possibility of speaking to a loved one who has passed is something we would all attempt if possible. To speak to that person, one more time would be such a gift.
I am always sad when the novel ends. His books offer happiness, love, hate, sorrow and most if all, the feeling of hope. I look forward to his next novel. Rated 4 out of 5 by Alex from Great story Love the story and its ending. Will definitely look up more of his books. Mitch Albom has created a Masterpiece once again. First Phone Call From Heaven?
This novel calls on its readers to question their spiritual beliefs as they identify with the characters. An excellent read.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mpeters from Good, Fast Read The novel was definitely interesting and a fast read, but not my favourite of the Albom novels.
The character development was not as strong so it was harder to have a connection with anyone in the novel. Rated 4 out of 5 by mom27 from good read for any one who has recently had a loss it is a good read Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Fran from The first phone call from heaven. Enjoyed this book , like all other Mitch Albom's creations.
These books all have food for thought. Rated 2 out of 5 by Sandcrist from First phone call from heaven I bought this book a couple of months ago, I couldn't put it down! Great book! Rated 2 out of 5 by joan from Good This book is an interesting read.
A little slow for me but ok.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erica64 from Awesome Book!! Awesome Book! Rating out of 5: Amazing twist at the end Characters Belief, faith, love, hope, etc. It captivates it's readers and has many surprising events throughout the book. The book has a very interesting storyline, about a selected number of people from this small town in Michigan, getting weekly phone calls from people who are dead. For most, its a relative. One of the people receiving the phone calls, Katherine Yellin, decided to share the news of this miracle.
There were many news reports, each getting millions of views. This caused a big feud between believers and non-believers. There was lots of chaos and the small town was being crowded with people, all of whom wanted to be part of this miracle. A citizen named Sully Harding, an old jet fighter, as well as a non-believer, is determined to prove to everyone that they are being fooled. Another good thing about this book is that in between sections, it had a bunch of historical fiction about how the telephone was invented.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary from Wonderful journey Love time have this "impact" while I was on a quest to refresh my faith and believe. Always great time when reading Mitch Albom work.
This time I was brought to a surprisingly exciting and thoughtful experience. Rated 4 out of 5 by Jb from First phone call from Heaven Hard to put down! Wonderful idea Rated 5 out of 5 by Donna from Interpreter Verry hard to put down. The Author has beautifully descreibed each character.
Ilike feeling like i know them and i am thete. I also love topics on Heaven. Rated 5 out of 5 by stuart h from Interpreter I can not say a bad things about any of his books and this one did not disappoint. The story is captivating and difficult to put down. You become drawn into the characters and story a like. I would recommend the book to anyone!!
Rated 2 out of 5 by stuart h from Interpreter I found Albom treated the idea of what would happen if dead people could "phone home" with a fairly even hand. Unfortunately, there was nothing in the book that really grabbed my attention. With all the books in the past few years about vampires and other creatures being actually real, perhaps the idea of this book is simply not as original as it might once have been.
The characters didn't seem to be fleshed out enough, leaving only vague impressions, certainly not enough to make us care about them. As well, I'm not sure if Albom intended the ending to have an emotional impact or just make you think, but for me it did neither, Overall, I have to say that your time would be better spent reading something else.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrs W from Interpreter Wonderful story - reels you in from the first page - Mitch Albom is a brilliant writer Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Abby from Amazing What a good book, I had trouble to put it down, it was so good. I wish a loved ones could call me. I can't wait to read another Mitch Albom novel.