The First Phone Call From Heaven

The First Phone Call From Heaven

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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One autumn day, the phones in Coldwater, Michigan, begin ringing. The people calling are all departed loved ones. They say they are calling from heaven. On that same day, Sully Harding is released from prison for a crime he may not have committed. During his incarceration, his wife passed away. He returns to Coldwater a brokenhearted man, hoping to quietly rebuild his life with his young son. Instead, he finds his hometown gripped by miracle fever. As the mysterious phone calls increase, outsiders flock from around the world in hopes of sharing the blessing. When his son begins to carry a toy phone awaiting a call from his mother, Sully has had enough. He sets out to prove that the Coldwater phenomenon is a hoax. But is it? Or could this be the world's greatest miracle? A heart-stopping mystery and a meditation on the power of connecting with a loved one you cannot see, this is Mitch Albom's most thrilling and magical novel yet
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2013
[United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062305787
0062305786
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 40 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Albom, Mitch
hoopla digital

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pakipika
Aug 14, 2017

Good story that had me guessing until near the end. Are the phone calls real or not? They sure seem to be, even though it must be impossible. Thought-provoking. Who would you like to hear from, who has passed on? One can dream, and I like that dream. Mitch Albom is a very impressive storyteller.

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mogie
Dec 10, 2015

I listened to the audiobook version of this book. It was pretty decent. It's what I have come to expect from Albom's writing. Not extraordinarily entertaining. It wasn't particularly to follow along with the story. The narration was good and read by Albom himself.

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nappunkkomah
Jun 24, 2014

A very fast paced and enjoyable read. The audiobook was actually perfect for this story. Made my driving during rush hour less stressful.

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