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.
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife | [Eben Alexander]

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • 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 -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A Harvard-trained neurosurgeon's minute-by-minute account of his own near-death experience - and what he discovered in the heavenly realm beyond life.

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed.

Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have functioned at all. That left only one conclusion: that we are conscious in spite of our brains - that, in fact, consciousness is at the root of all existence.

The evidence supporting Dr. Alexander's experience transformed him into a believer in God's unconditional love and brought reconciliation to his family - and will upend our ideas about human consciousness and spirituality.

©2012 Eben Alexander (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

What the Critics Say

"Dr. Eben Alexander's near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. In my opinion, Dr Alexander is living proof of an afterlife." (Raymond Moody, MD, PhD, author of Life Beyond Life)

"Eben Alexander brings a unique perspective to the sacred world combining a glorious, personal vision of spiritual consciousness with patient, insightful scientific inquiry. Proof of Heaven is a compelling story of what may lie ahead for all of us in the life beyond this one. We have nothing to fear." (Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, author of The Scalpel and the Soul and Zen Mind, Zen Horse)

"I can highly recommend this important book that has the potential to break many scientific taboos." (Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience)

More from the same

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (2091 )
5 star
 (976)
4 star
 (598)
3 star
 (303)
2 star
 (117)
1 star
 (97)
Overall
4.1 (1834 )
5 star
 (934)
4 star
 (468)
3 star
 (240)
2 star
 (98)
1 star
 (94)
Story
4.1 (1824 )
5 star
 (868)
4 star
 (544)
3 star
 (256)
2 star
 (89)
1 star
 (67)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Frazier SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 12-11-12
    Frazier SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 12-11-12

    I love reading fiction, but also enjoy poetry and nonfiction. I love stories full of mystery, suspense, charm, and alternate realities.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Compelling"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the author has done a good job of laying out the events and her thoughts in an accessible and compelling way that still allows readers to form their own opinions.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    I. Nikolakopoulos 12-11-12

    Hippocrates Nikolakopoulos

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "New insights on NDE and consciousness"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Proof of Heaven to be better than the print version?

    Dr. Eben Alexander colorfully shares with us his unique experience using both his left and right brain. He skillfully tries to share his experience as a scientist and convey logical data regarding the human brain. There is also a delightful personal narration of his life story with sincere feelings and narration of his emotional states.
    The honest conclusion of his narration applies to all people: we all need to try to become better in this life and develop our emotions of love, compassion, integrity and sincerity.
    Thank you Dr, Alexander for sharing your experience and feelings with us.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    andrea 12-11-12
    andrea 12-11-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I believe him."
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    Maybe in a few years. It's powerful enough to give me something to think about for a long time. I don't need to hear it again.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    This may be a controversial subject, but the author really is compelling.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    His depiction of the afterlife. When he meets the sister in Heaven that he never met while living on earth.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    That he wanted to meet his biological parents and siblings and that he cared so deeply for them.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Curly Willow 11-06-12

    [C]ourage is a prerequisite for the practice of all other virtues, otherwise one is virtuous only when virtue has no cost. ~C.S. Lewis

    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Touching and Fascinating!"
    What did you love best about Proof of Heaven?

    It was very personal, especially because it was read by the author, and it was like listening to him tell me the story himself. I was genuinely touched by the personal, human side of his story, but riveted and satisfied by the depth of his scientific, professional knowledge and his striking ability to blend the two aspects into a very moving, thought-inducing story. I have to listen to it again, because I want to hear the details I missed going through the first time. Adding to my list of all-time favorites!


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sheryl Conyers, GA, United States 11-02-12
    Sheryl Conyers, GA, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent Book"
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen again because it is very informative. It kept me on the edge of my seat to get to end of the book.


    Which character – as performed by Eben Alexander – was your favorite?

    His son because of his strong belief in his father's recovery.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, his communication with God and how he described it.


    Any additional comments?

    This book left me wanting to know more.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tomas 10-26-12
    Tomas 10-26-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Is this believable?"
    What made the experience of listening to Proof of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    The fact that it tackles the question which everyone who has ever lived, deals with.The question 'what is after death?' This is a well done true story about a man who has dealt with other people's fear of death on a daily basis and what happens when he is faced with death. Having a first hand narrator helps to not only 'hear' the story but to feel it also.


    What other book might you compare Proof of Heaven to and why?

    I haven't wanted to read other Near Death Experience books, but when I saw it was a Neuro-surgeon, it really got my attention. Credibility is a big issue for me.


    What about Eben Alexander’s performance did you like?

    He comes across as being very sincere and genuine.


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

    When he talked about his mother ,( I don't want to give away any of the story ) it was hard not to feel the tears.


    Any additional comments?

    This will grab your attention for more than just the time you put into reading it. Real life is real life, no matter how many scoffers there are out there.They certainly need to read the whole book before making rash judgments. One of the top books I have listened to on Audible. Thank-you Audible. And thank-you Eben Alexander.

    22 of 30 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Annette 03-22-13
    Annette 03-22-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "More proof that our Spiritual side is real......."
    If you could sum up Proof of Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    Fact, proof, Heaven


    What did you like best about this story?

    The description of the other realm


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

    It made me smile to remember the other side.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    anne 11-28-12
    anne 11-28-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "not worth the time"
    What would have made Proof of Heaven better?

    if the author did not have a huge ego and want to talk about where his family members worked (both biological & adopted). Between listening to him ramble on about degrees/titles etc you have to listen in GREAT detail about his sickness and how SPECIAL and UNIQUE it was.


    What could Eben Alexander have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    To actually talk about life on the other side more than he did....I think the amount of time spend on the actual subject of the book could have fit into one chapter...


    What aspect of Eben Alexander’s performance would you have changed?

    I would not have bought this book and given money for something that it not worth the paper its written opn


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    extreme disappointment, anger when I thought about the author just wanting to jump on the Life after Death bandwagon...


    Any additional comments?

    don't bother,

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Catherine 11-13-12
    Catherine 11-13-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    40
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't read your own books"

    Can't tell you how many audiobooks have been ruined for me because the author read it themselves. At any rate, this story was really hard to follow along with, mostly because I was looking for some writing that I would consider worthy of a Harvard professor. Instead this is just another Christian-religious book without any scientific validity. I was hoping for something that would challenge me. This just bored me.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christie Bronxville, NY, United States 10-24-12
    Christie Bronxville, NY, United States 10-24-12 Member Since 2015

    Atticus

    HELPFUL VOTES
    58
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I am a believer...."

    This book is both fascinating and fast moving. Truly, I could not put it down! Eban Alexander's story is so vivid in his telling. It is even more riveting because as a neurosurgeon he has been trained not to believe what he experienced. A wonderful story about an amazing man's journey to the afterlife and back. You will want to listen to it again and give it to those who you love.

    48 of 69 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.