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Life After Death | [Damien Echols]

Life After Death

The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.
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Publisher's Summary

The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.

©2012 Damien Echols (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Persephone_Above 08-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A plain must for anybody concerned w SURVIVAL."

    It was a pleasure to hear Damien read this himself. I could not put it down. I completed it in one day. He effortlessly goes back and forth from his unique (to most) childhood and what it was like for him in prison. You will be so impressed w his writing style. Hard to describe b/c this is like nothing else you will read. Just take a chance. Enjoy.

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    Holden 06-13-15
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    "Very good"
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    If you are looking for a documentary on the murders this is not it. This book is about the life and struggles of the author. It is very good if that's your thing.

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    G. J. Myers CA 05-24-15
    G. J. Myers CA 05-24-15
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    "Absolutely FANTASTIC "

    This man is one hell of a writer. There is no end to how good this is. Hear it or be forever impoverished

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    Amazon Customer 05-22-15
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    "A story that needs to be heard"
    What made the experience of listening to Life After Death the most enjoyable?

    Probably the fact that the author narrated the book.


    Which character – as performed by Damien Echols – was your favorite?

    himself


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

    laugh and cry. After he was put in such an awful situation, he still made the most of his time there.


    Any additional comments?

    Very insightful book... I'm glad he told his story

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    shalaka 04-18-15
    shalaka 04-18-15

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    "AMAZING!!!"

    I loved this book so much!! it was so real and he described thing so well

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    Tam 04-07-15
    Tam 04-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Incredible"
    Would you listen to Life After Death again? Why?

    Yes. Amazing story and beautiful writing. What a mind!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life After Death?

    Damien's commitment to his spiritual growth.


    What about Damien Echols’s performance did you like?

    His accent and his honesty.


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    Sweetygrl 02-18-15
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    "Thank you."

    Well written and spoken. Thank you for sharing your story.

    It was very captivating. Worth listening to - thank you again.

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    Dana Williams Tampa, FL 02-17-15
    Dana Williams Tampa, FL 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Recommended for "Serial" fans"

    This was a great listen and I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to learn more about the West Memphis 3 and see the documentaries produced about this case.

    My only complaint about the performance is that Damien's voice is a little monotonous, and his pronunciation of the words "huge" and "human" got on my nerves. "Yooman" for example.

    That said, considering he spent most of his adult life in prison, and wasn't a good student in high school, he is an excellent writer with a gift for words.

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    Florrie 08-17-14
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    "A remarkable story of true courage"
    What did you love best about Life After Death?

    Damien Nichols is an eloquent writer, his story telling is poetic. He shares the intimate details of a life so full of tragedy it becomes even more remarkable that he not only survives but through it all transforms into an introspective, thoughtful and spiritual human being,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life After Death?

    Leaning about the inhuman confinement practices of the US prison system and the long term impact on the inmates.


    Any additional comments?

    A transformative story about the human spirits ability to thrive and evolve in spite of a broken and corrupt judicial system that systematically destroys the prisoner through its inhuman practices.

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    Joshua Waterloo, IL, United States 10-04-13
    Joshua Waterloo, IL, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disturbing, Eyeopening, Happy Ending"
    What did you love best about Life After Death?

    The fact that the west Memphis three are free. I feel bad at times for the state of Arkansas to see what type of prosecutors and judges they have. Its a huge discredit to the whole judicial system on the state.


    What other book might you compare Life After Death to and why?

    The Devils Knot


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Im not sure I have a favorite. The entire story is good and I hope nothing but the best for the west Memphis 3


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Judicial idiots in Arkansas!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    How come the prosecuting attorney, Police officers, the Judge isn't behind bars?????

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