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Proof of Heaven Audiobook

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

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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)

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    Bernard Douthit Denver, Colorado 01-09-13
    Bernard Douthit Denver, Colorado 01-09-13 Member Since 2014

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    "A good story and a great listen!!"
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    Yes, I thought it was well laid out and was a very memorable listen. I also may pick up some additional details if I were to listen to it again.

    I have a number of doctors in my family and many skeptics about Near Death Experiences and I think they all should listen to this book. I think this is an outstanding book and that Eben Alexander is sincere. I purchased this book as a Christmas present for a good friend of mine. I highly recommend it.

    My only concern is what Eben Alexander is doing with the proceeds of sales of this book. As a Neurosurgeon he must be fairly wealthy already. I would think that the proceeds should be donated to charity or NDE research.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would say Eben, the author - but he's really the only character.


    What about Eben Alexander’s performance did you like?

    It seemed genuine and personal.


    Any additional comments?

    Eben Alexander goes into a little bit too much detail about his personal history and life. While I think this might help the story a bit, it was more detail than was probably needed.

    Overall though I thought this was a great book.

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    L. Dicken St. Joe, MI United States 01-08-13
    L. Dicken St. Joe, MI United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good but needs some help!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Eben should of let someone professional read his book he does not do a good job but leave it to a Doctor to think they can do everything correctly. He also should gotten help on his writing for it could of been a lot better with more examples of real people with stats to back him up. I was disappointed and I am surprised that this book has sold so well, the one and only thing I can mark it up to is that he did have an amazing experience which he wrapped with frivolous information. All I am saying is that it could of been done so much better with a ghost writer. ( Preferably Malcolm Gladwell yes I know he would not be available but would of been the greatest.)


    Would you be willing to try another book from Eben Alexander? Why or why not?

    no because of his success he will feel he can write well and read his own book the next one won't do so well for he won't have the flash in the pan.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He does not have the smoothness of a professional he gets emotional, stammers a bit, you get the idea. A professional would of brought it to life where he just read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, it the middle he did tell the heaven experience that was very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    There is only a small section of this book worth reading or listening to.

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    Cheryl 01-07-13
    Cheryl 01-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I have throughly enjoyed this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Proof of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    The author/narrator is so earnest and spell binding. I have really enjoyed his account.


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    Ruthies Hankins, NY 01-07-13
    Ruthies Hankins, NY 01-07-13
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    "Excellent treatment of difficult subject"
    What made the experience of listening to Proof of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    Too see and hear of the conversion of this talented, experienced scientist and his detailed description of his experience. He will have an uphill task to convince other medical men of its validity.


    What about Eben Alexander’s performance did you like?

    Intelligent reader, pleasant voice, earnest performance


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    Margie 01-05-13
    Margie 01-05-13
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    "Remarkable!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Proof of Heaven to be better than the print version?

    I have both, and it's great to hear the author's voice change when he's describing something particularly meaningful for him.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    His authenticity and his objective presentation of data


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    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-05-13
    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    but you must experience this book for yourself and make up your own mind. The story and background alone are deserving of a read. I found it fascinating.

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    Carol H. Gilmer Alabama USA 01-04-13
    Carol H. Gilmer Alabama USA 01-04-13 Member Since 2010

    Carol H. Gilmer

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    "Expected this to be better........"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It's OK............expected it to be better............saw the author's interveiw on FOX, but a little disappointed.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Experience was interesting...........his survival was a miracle.........God must have had reasons to bring him back.


    Have you listened to any of Eben Alexander’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO


    Could you see Proof of Heaven being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe a movie


    Any additional comments?

    A little academic...........

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    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 01-04-13
    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 01-04-13

    "I listen to learn"!

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    "Interesting Listen"

    I always appreciate the reading by the author so thats a plus. Not exactly what i expected but it was a good book. i got lost in it alittle but i looked at a few of his interviews and then it all made sense. Pretty good read if this subject interests you, I didn't return it.

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    Kathleen. cobb, ca, United States 01-02-13
    Kathleen. cobb, ca, United States 01-02-13
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    "heaven"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    details of brain functions or maybe it should be put in more layman terms.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Eben Alexander? Why or why not?

    maybe


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    slow


    Was Proof of Heaven worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    no, not really

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    Christian Chicago, IL, United States 01-02-13
    Christian Chicago, IL, United States 01-02-13
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    "Great to hear experience in persons own voice!"
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    maybe to get details i missed.... Great to hear experience in authors own voice!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it was what the author experienced.


    Have you listened to any of Eben Alexander’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    n/a


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

    bittersweet since i've lost a close loved one. Good to know where they might be.


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