But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and the divided soul mates will do anything to reach each other across the boundaries between life and death. When tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.
©1978 Richard Matheson; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"One of the most important writers of the 20th century." (Ray Bradbury)
"Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
I thought it was excellent! This was the first time I've been soo intrigued with a book that i went straight thru the book in a couple of days. I didnt look at this thru the eyes of religion, but with the possibility of truth! What if that is what lies before us?....makes me look at my life in a different light. To know we will be held accountable for everything we do, makes me wanna live better, respect time and my life. The book kept me interested for the entire time i listened. I loved it...great listening.
I'd put it in the top three. The story is amazing, and goes above & beyond the task of taking the walls of reality away from us.
I so wanted to be one of the people hanging out in the Library reading the real history of the Earth. I can think of so many historical topics I would pounce on straight away.
Most likely the Cousin/Guide. He had a calming vibe to him.
It ranks number one! Although a novel, I believe the authors research regarding the afterlife was sound, bringing much more to my understanding than I had from any other source, including NDE reports.
I can't say what I liked best, it was all so good.
Great, does a wonderful job.
Yes, of course.
See the movie first, then listen to this audio book. This book is far better than the movie which is also great. The story line is different in the book than the movie, but that does not make it any less an awesome book, better in many ways.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
I am Legend and The Shrinking Man are really good books. This does not come even close to those two. This is sad and depressing. RM gives us a version of Heaven and Hell and tries not to upset any religion or group of people. Heaven and Hell are all what you make it in your head and what you believe in. This might make a good lecture, but as a story it was just boring. There is no conflict, no plot or plot twists. In trying to please everybody, RM pleases no one.
It's an odd story told in an odd way. I feel compelled to note that it seemed to go out of it's way to talk about "the church" in a somewhat negative tone but not other religions. It seems to embrace Hindi, and Buddism, which is fine but there isn't much of a balanced approached in my view. All in all it was okay. Vivid depiction of the story as it's told. I only listened at bed time. I must say I had weird/interesting dreams that week.
This book was fairly good syfi until the last hour or so. The author then goes into religious rantings that detract from the rest of a good book.
OMG! I wanted to watch the movie, but I wanted to read the book first. The book version is usually MUCH better and more detailed. I can tell you now, that is a movie I will NEVER see. I want my credit and my time back. Don't waste yours.
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