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Publisher's Summary

This modern morality tale by gifted writer and speaker Andy Andrews teaches seven fundamental strategies for creating a successful life. Much like the best-selling books by Og Mandino, this unique narrative is a blend of entertaining fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Storyteller Andy Andrews gives a front-row seat for one man's journey of a lifetime. David Ponder has lost his job and the will to live. When he is supernaturally selected to travel through time, he visits historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, King Solomon, and Anne Frank. Each visit yields a Decision for Success that will one day impact the entire world
©2004 Andy Andrews (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

What the critics say

"Christian author and motivational speaker Andrews effectively combines self-help with fiction to catch readers' interest, sustaining momentum while simultaneously passing on instructions for positive thinking." (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about The Traveler's Gift

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Not what I was expecting.

I found this story cheesy. I managed to get through it, which demonstrates something. We hear and feel the authors love for his book through his narration and it is great to share the enthusiasm. I wish I could look past the cornyness.

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Unusual book

Unusual story. I made myself to finish it and I'm glad I did. Overall interesting topic.

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Amazing! Sure gives you a lot to think about.

Wow! Definitely a favorite. Will be listening again for sure. Entertaining and intriguing. I will remember these lessons for the rest of my life.

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Wow!!!

this is the best book I have encountered in quite some time :-) Andy Andrews does a phenomenal job of telling what is an impeccable Stories full of History guidance and passion.

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Wow!.. Simply Awesome

Sooo good! Excellent storyline rooted in values and applicable wisdom. I recommend this to anyone trying to elevate thier perspective.

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food for thought

liked it a lot will definitely reread several times would have preferred a different narrator but otherwise very good

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Fantastic, story, and lessons

Remarkable, great inspiring story and excellent lessons coming out of it. I will read it again and again.

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Loooove it!!!

Favorite book so far!! Definitely life changing!! These are the seven decisions that determine personal success!!

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A "feel-good," encouraging story that I'll listen to and think about again. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Quick motivation quick fix

read this if you're having a tough day/week and need a fast motivational pump

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  • Laura
  • 2015-08-31

A Story that Can Change Your Life

I love how Andy Andrews tells a story! This book is a true difference maker. Because I don't have a lot of time to read, I rarely read anything that cannot teach me something new or help me improve myself. This book was so fascinating that I carried it around with me over two days just so I could keep listening to it. The history was so cleverly integrated into the story of David Ponder that it kept me wondering who was he going to meet next. I highly recommend this book.

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  • cbrave
  • 2014-05-07

I thought I wouldn't like it but loved it instead

What made the experience of listening to The Traveler's Gift the most enjoyable?

The stories and voices really came alive and I was captivated by it. I typically read books and prefer that but this book really lends itself to listening and Andy does an amazing job presenting it.

What did you like best about this story?

The power of the story and character that really connected with my struggles and aspirations.

Have you listened to any of Andy Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I subscribe to his podcast but that has no where near the focus and production value of this book.

Who was the most memorable character of The Traveler's Gift and why?

David Ponder - main character

Any additional comments?

Andy does a great job with the voices, tempo and passion of the story.

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  • Courtney
  • 2012-09-25

Very Real and Inspiring

What made the experience of listening to The Traveler's Gift the most enjoyable?

I liked having the author read it. I feel that gave it more importance and made me understand exactly the point he was trying to make.

Who was your favorite character and why?

David Ponder learns many lessons throughout the book. I think he is attempting to be the "Average Joe" but at some points he comes off as being immature and ignorant. But, in the end he learns the lessons he is intended to and redeems himself.

What about Andy Andrews’s performance did you like?

He put EVERYTHING into perspective. So often we forget about problems of the past because we get caught up in our daily life. The past is there to provide lessons that can, in fact, be very helpful for today's world.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book gave me the chills the entire time I read it. It struck an emotion within me that I had no idea I had. Andy Andrews gave me a gift of wisdom, perspective, and most importantly, clear examples. After reading the book, I researched all 7 people David Ponder met. Each person had an amazing and TRUE story that serves as an example.

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  • PK
  • 2017-01-21

Great story...great message!

The Traveler's Gift is the greatest book ever! I have listened to and read many books by great authors. Andy Andrews tells an amazing story...but you have to listen to the message contained within. Listening to his next book now. Highly recommended!

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  • Chicklette19
  • 2014-04-17

Life Changing

Where does The Traveler's Gift rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is the most powerful book I have ever read. It has changed my life to the point where I have almost committed the entire book to memory.

What other book might you compare The Traveler's Gift to and why?

The Greatest Salesman in the world has the same idea of a series of lessons learned.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me face the realization that my life was a result of my choices. I could not blame the economy, a bad boss or anything else for where I was.

Any additional comments?

READ it!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-13

For those needing an outlook.

The story was memorable. and the authors point made it across. There was some oversimplification, and of course the Rose colored glasses were on for most of this book, but if you can get through that then the overall message of the book made it interesting enough to to finish.

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  • Karen Buller
  • 2016-12-25

Great!

GREAT! Thisisa must read. We will read, repeat & enforce. Our family loved it.

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  • Janae
  • 2012-08-06

Inspiring!

What made the experience of listening to The Traveler's Gift the most enjoyable?

Great Story!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Traveler's Gift?

In the beginning when the main character was having such a hard time then his life went from bad to worse...could identify with the emotions. As the story unfolded it was such an inspiring experience it made me remember that God is good and life experiences can make a person bitter or better...it's our choice.

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  • Terri
  • 2018-05-07

Great Book, for people that need a push start

are you discourage? does your life have meaning? or do you have doubts? You will benefit from this book. Great motivator!

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  • W
  • 2018-04-28

Excellent book. Read it first, then listened to it

This audio book is read by the author, which makes it even more enjoyable. I am enjoying all of Andy Andrews books and look forward to each new book he writes.

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