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What Dreams May Come Audiobook

What Dreams May Come

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Publisher's Summary

What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Deana Starr 03-23-14
    Deana Starr 03-23-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Haunting and beautiful"
    If you could sum up What Dreams May Come in three words, what would they be?

    This is a story of true love that endures a journey through heaven and hell to find each other. Beautifully written and narrated. This book give another perspective on an after life.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Casiano Maywood, IL, United States 08-29-11
    Casiano Maywood, IL, United States 08-29-11 Member Since 2012
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    "So very interesting, really makes you think"

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    subtitles 05-26-15
    subtitles 05-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Makes you think."
    Where does What Dreams May Come rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Most likely the Cousin/Guide. He had a calming vibe to him.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Hazlitt 04-05-15
    C. Hazlitt 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great movie, better book!"
    Where does What Dreams May Come rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I can't say what I liked best, it was all so good.


    What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

    Great, does a wonderful job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, of course.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    erika brown 03-23-15
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    "Fantastic read!!"

    I can't find the correct words other than this book was a fantastic read! It was referred to me and now by me!

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-11
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-11 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "Read I am Legend or The Shrinking Man Not this"

    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.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Laurel, MD, United States 04-12-11
    Joy Laurel, MD, United States 04-12-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Some Christians may find offensive"

    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.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 01-10-11
    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 01-10-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Poor ending"

    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.

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    Amy Cadiz, KY, United States 11-16-10
    Amy Cadiz, KY, United States 11-16-10 Member Since 2010
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    "BOOORING!!!"

    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.

    1 of 19 people found this review helpful

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