The First Phone Call From Heaven: A Novel by Mitch Albom

The First Phone Call From Heaven: A Novel

byMitch Albom

Kobo ebook | November 12, 2013

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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 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. 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.

Title:The First Phone Call From Heaven: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 12, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062294393

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! Great book. Enjoyed this story. Great characters.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Engaging A very engaging read, I could not put it down.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful read Wow, this was a great story and really well written. I highly recommend this. I find the ending a little rushed and wished that there was more development around Grace choices at the end but still loved it.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Perfume Collector Grace Munroe lives the life of a socialite in the 1950's - parties, shopping, charity events - all on the arm of a husband who expects the perfect wife to advance his career and their social standing. Eva D'Orsey is a young orphan in the 1920's - a poor chambermaid with a head for numbers at a hotel that caters discretely to the whims and wishes of the rich and famous. Not long after Grace learns of her husband's infidelity, she receives a letter from a solicitor in Paris informing her that she is the sole heir to the fortune of Eva D'Orsey - a woman who is a complete stranger to her. Grace travels to Paris to find out about the woman who has changed her life. Kathleen Tessaro takes us through the lives of these two women and eventually discloses the connection. (Non-spoiler - although the author does not disclose the connection until late in the book, it is pretty easy to figure out early on). Through the contacts made in the hotel, Eva eventually becomes the muse for one of the great perfumers in the world. Easily the best thing about this book for me were the descriptions of the creation of perfumes. In this day and age when every pop star, reality star and people famous for doing nothing are flooding the market with their 'signature scents', it is extremely interesting to read what a serious, creative process creating a memorable scent really is. The book is worth reading for this alone. Tessaro has written a very readable and enjoyable book. It has been labelled as historical fiction, but I would have to put it in the 'chick-lit' category. It's a good vacation read, but I'd pack it in my carry-on bag to read on the plane.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good story but ebook copy editing is appalling This was a good story, if predictable and "safe." However, I took off one star because the copy-editing in the ebook is APPALLING...did it even happen???!! Much homophone confusion, close-but-no-cigar substitutions (e.g., self-conscience for self-conscious), sentences missing the small "sight words" (best guess is 85% of the sentences throughout the book had this problem), and even a character's name misspelled?!? Absolutely inexcusable. It's annoying and frustrating and really detracted from my enjoyment of the story. Having said that, I am still looking forward to reading "Rare Objects" starring the same main character, and have my fingers crossed for FAR fewer errors. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from G00d summe read Enjoyed the time travel in this story. Loved the many characters and the places they went. Left me thinking there was a second book to continue Graces journey.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An okay read My first experience with a Mitch Albom fiction and I think it was alright. Well thought out characters and plot, though I probably won't re-read it as I do with TWM.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down I wanted to fast forward to the end Interesting!
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story Love the story and its ending. Will definitely look up more of his books.
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from G00d summe read This is the first one by this author which I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the settings and the plot. Whenever I can learn something new while having a good 'read' it is a bonus. I will look for more by this author.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The First Phone Call from Heaven Mitch Albom has done it again. This novel calls on its readers to question their spiritual beliefs as they identify with the characters. An excellent read.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The first phone call from heaven . Enjoyed this book , like all other Mitch Albom's creations. These books all have food for thought.
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good This book is an interesting read. A little slow for me but ok.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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.
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The First Phone Call From Heaven Five Star Rated great
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First phone call from Heaven Hard to put down! Wonderful idea...don't think if someone had this opportunity that they would pass it up.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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!!
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interpreter Beautifully written; almost as good as Tuesdays with Morrie.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interpreter Wonderful story - reels you in from the first page - Mitch Albom is a brilliant writer
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The First Phone Call From Heaven Asks questions we'd all like answered.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The First Phone Call From Heaven I really enjoyed this novel!
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great summer read Enjoyed this very much. Liked learning about perfume. Great story.
Date published: 2013-08-10