Yes, I thought it was well laid out and was a very memorable listen. I also may pick up some additional details if I were to listen to it again.
I have a number of doctors in my family and many skeptics about Near Death Experiences and I think they all should listen to this book. I think this is an outstanding book and that Eben Alexander is sincere. I purchased this book as a Christmas present for a good friend of mine. I highly recommend it.
My only concern is what Eben Alexander is doing with the proceeds of sales of this book. As a Neurosurgeon he must be fairly wealthy already. I would think that the proceeds should be donated to charity or NDE research.
I would say Eben, the author - but he's really the only character.
It seemed genuine and personal.
Eben Alexander goes into a little bit too much detail about his personal history and life. While I think this might help the story a bit, it was more detail than was probably needed.
Overall though I thought this was a great book.
Eben should of let someone professional read his book he does not do a good job but leave it to a Doctor to think they can do everything correctly. He also should gotten help on his writing for it could of been a lot better with more examples of real people with stats to back him up. I was disappointed and I am surprised that this book has sold so well, the one and only thing I can mark it up to is that he did have an amazing experience which he wrapped with frivolous information. All I am saying is that it could of been done so much better with a ghost writer. ( Preferably Malcolm Gladwell yes I know he would not be available but would of been the greatest.)
no because of his success he will feel he can write well and read his own book the next one won't do so well for he won't have the flash in the pan.
He does not have the smoothness of a professional he gets emotional, stammers a bit, you get the idea. A professional would of brought it to life where he just read.
Yes, it the middle he did tell the heaven experience that was very interesting.
There is only a small section of this book worth reading or listening to.
The author/narrator is so earnest and spell binding. I have really enjoyed his account.
Too see and hear of the conversion of this talented, experienced scientist and his detailed description of his experience. He will have an uphill task to convince other medical men of its validity.
Intelligent reader, pleasant voice, earnest performance
I have both, and it's great to hear the author's voice change when he's describing something particularly meaningful for him.
His authenticity and his objective presentation of data
but you must experience this book for yourself and make up your own mind. The story and background alone are deserving of a read. I found it fascinating.
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It's OK............expected it to be better............saw the author's interveiw on FOX, but a little disappointed.
Experience was interesting...........his survival was a miracle.........God must have had reasons to bring him back.
Maybe a movie
A little academic...........
"I listen to learn"!
I always appreciate the reading by the author so thats a plus. Not exactly what i expected but it was a good book. i got lost in it alittle but i looked at a few of his interviews and then it all made sense. Pretty good read if this subject interests you, I didn't return it.
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This book touches your heart in many ways. I laughed but I cried more. The author and reader of this book works VERY WELL. The story gets so difficult for him to tell you can tell he is having a very rough go at writing and reading about meeting his biological parents. He is barely makes it without tears, just at that part, you can hear it In his voice. I had to stop the book and allow my own compassion to be expressed so I could continue listening.
This is one of the best autobiographies about the NDE experience because it is written by a scientist formally a non believer.
I recommend this book with the wholeness of my soul. I will listen to this book over and over. It is that good.
Another book with great appeal is "Does the Soul Survive?" by Rabbi Eli Kaplan Spitz.
You will not regret either purchase.
details of brain functions or maybe it should be put in more layman terms.
no, not really