We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Body Departed Audiobook

The Body Departed

Regular Price:$10.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

James Blakely is a good man who has done some bad things in his time. So when he’s viciously gunned down in his sleep, he’s faced with a choice: Proceed immediately to an afterlife of eternal damnation or haunt the world of the living in search of redemption - and one last shot at heaven. Now, little more than a flickering shade of the man he was, James spends his days seeking solace from the loved ones he left behind - even as he works furiously to unravel the mystery of his murder. Solving the crime and saving his soul will force James to confront the darkest secrets in his own past. With his memories fading and his ghost body disintegrating, time is running out for him to save himself and leave this earthly plane. The fires of hell are rising, but will they purify James Blakely’s tormented soul - or consume it?

©2013 J.R. Rain (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (36 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.6 (32 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.8 (32 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Debi W. 08-19-16
    Debi W. 08-19-16 Member Since 2015

    Avid book reader, returning to audio books for bedtime stories. Into horror, sci-fi and thrillers. Love multi narrator stories!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Had me in tears at the end"

    This was a very moving story about a man facing his mistakes he had made when young following a violent death and the steps he takes to be able to move on. The narrator was very good at making you aware of the different characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    TH 03-17-16
    TH 03-17-16

    I'm a horror, sci-fi fan. My favourites are Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce, Jackson, Levin, and King.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Intriguing"
    What made the experience of listening to The Body Departed the most enjoyable?

    The story and narration were both good. I liked the approach to death along the lines of What Dreams May Come.


    What other book might you compare The Body Departed to and why?

    It was similar to Richard Matheson's 1978 book What Dreams May Come.


    What does Peter Berkrot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He adds more emotion, as if James is really talking and telling the story to the reader.


    If you could take any character from The Body Departed out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The spirit who embodies the statue of Christ, who isn't really Christ, so that I could learn secrets of the universe and the meaning behind it.


    Any additional comments?

    The story told through the eyes of Jacob was heartbreaking. It was hard to listen to how he died.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 02-23-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Captivating story"

    I much enjoyed the story and the message it portrays. I think we surely make up some doozies of stories in this life stream thing. Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • CathyR
    Wales, UK
    10/26/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story"

    I got caught up in this immediately. I hadn't read J R Rain before but the storyline and concept intrigued me. The story is told from the perspective of a murdered man, now a ghost, who needs to work through some things before he feels able to 'move on'. There's quite a bit of religious theory/belief woven into the story but it is mainly focused on the protagonist's wish for atonement and, as he sees it, to save his soul. Loved the ending and the last few chapters brought a lump to the throat. Loved the audio and will be looking for more from this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.