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Proof of Heaven Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    Kindle Customer 12-12-12
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    "Especially Fascinating Written by a Neuroscientist"

    I saw a tiny bit of this story on "Through the Wormhole" on the Science Channel before he wrote his book. To see him interviewed on that TV program made his story credible, but I wanted to know more. Hearing his sincere and genuine voice reading this book confirmed that there is indeed so much more to "reality" than what we can tell with our senses. He's not a professional story teller, but that makes it even better for me. It's especially inspiring to hear someone so ensconced in academia and scientific reasoning have his belief system so entirely up-ended. It makes the fear of death put in proper prospective.

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    Deborah OMAHA, NE, United States 12-12-12
    Deborah OMAHA, NE, United States 12-12-12
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    "Very Interesting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Proof of Heaven to be better than the print version?

    It was nice to was told by the author


    What about Eben Alexander’s performance did you like?

    He was very through in his explanation of his case. I work with Neurosurgeons and they want facts and evidence to back up NDE. Dr. Alexander did an excellent job.


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

    The story about his sister was very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Ann Munroe Brea, California 12-11-12
    Jane Ann Munroe Brea, California 12-11-12 Member Since 2016

    aka Jane Ann Munroe, O. D.

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    "Intelligent Perspective, Well-Articulated!"
    Where does Proof of Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks as high on my satisfaction scale as any audiobook I've ever experienced. This story was just what I'd hoped it would be: written by an intelligent, well-educated neurosurgeon and articulated with an appropriate amount of scientific data and narrative, enough to explain his experience.

    It's not easy to describe an experience such as the one he's had with finite language. He does a great job. I've heard criticism that Dr. Alexander did not talk about meeting God and Jesus. Even though I am a Christian, I think projecting the concepts of God and Christianity into his experience would have limited its efficacy. He does refer to a supreme being.

    The experience he had exceeds the bounds of human perception and yet, he does a thorough job of using metaphor to help us understand how a human would interpret the experience. It's not easy and he admits he struggles to make the un-explainable explainable. Had he not had that difficulty, I would have doubted his account, thinking it was way too pat.

    Even though his experience doesn't conform to the human temporal and linear mindset, he paints the picture well. I loved it! Good performance too! Way to go--didn't expect that rich, feeling voice from a neurosurgeon!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked to hear about the sister he meets in heaven, the one he never knew.


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

    No.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How heaven defies all human concepts of time and space. We get very anxious when we can't get the facts to conform to our own epistemology.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad he was the person chosen to have this experience and live to tell his tale. Wonderful...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Danville, VA, United States 12-11-12
    Robert Danville, VA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Credible Account of Peek into Afterlife"
    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    A learned man of Science critically reviews and affirms his own experience of the afterlife.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Missoula, United States Minor Outlying Islands 12-09-12
    Pam Missoula, United States Minor Outlying Islands 12-09-12
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    If you could sum up Proof of Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    comforting and interesting


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    description of "the other realm"


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

    not applicable


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

    haven't finished listening, so don't want to chose one yet


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Westport Island, ME, United States 12-08-12
    John Westport Island, ME, United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A must read by an impeccable source."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Proof of Heaven to be better than the print version?

    To hear such a personal and powerful tale told by the very person that experienced it gives it the highest possible level of honesty and believability. Since I did not also read it for myself, I cannot compare it to that, but I can encourage everyone to hear Dr. Alexander for themselves, since he is absolutely and completely credible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the depth and completeness of his remembered experience, and that he was able to relate it to his lengthy profession as a respected neurosurgeon.


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

    Himself.


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

    No. My wife and I listened to it together as part of a very special togetherness activity.


    Any additional comments?

    No matter how or what you think about religion, this book will reach your spiritual center and give you hope and peace.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Borger, TX, United States 12-06-12
    Tammy Borger, TX, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very interesting read"
    What made the experience of listening to Proof of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    The human factor of this story is what made it such an intersting read. The author was truthful in sharing his life and his NDE, with the reader.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The authors truthfulness in his drinking, his heartbreak in feeling rejection from his biological family.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The description of his NDE. Very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    The author reads this story, and it truely adds demention and depth. You are able to hear the pain and hurt as he almost cries during one part of the story. His voice was very pleasent and his reading add a lot to this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Throuogh a Golden Eye 12-06-12

    cook, lawyer, knitter, mom, grandmom

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    "Amazing story"
    Where does Proof of Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen usually to fiction; this is non-fiction. It is an incredible and spiritual experience, just to listen to it. I have a daughter and son-in-law who are neurologists, MDs who are specially trained in the brain, like Dr. Alexander except their specialty is the chemistry, not the surgery, so I am keenly aware of the training they all had. His training makes his insights on this all the more credible. And it makes it all more amazing. I would recommend it to anyone, of any background, and intend to share it with many members of my family.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Proof of Heaven?

    Probably his analysis in the Appendix of the things that his experience cannot be because of the non-functioning of his neo cortex during the time of his illness.


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

    Himself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Same as the title.


    Any additional comments?

    I would be interested to know how the books does; it was just released two months ago.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Ann Arbor, MI, United States 12-06-12
    Barbara Ann Arbor, MI, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "an inspiring testimony of miracles and faith"

    What a marvelous testimony of family, faith and miracles. That the author is the narrator makes this personal account all the more real. His intelligence and his sincerity are clear.

    My prayer is that those who believe will be encouraged, and those who don't believe as they listen to the first chapter, will believe as they listen to the last.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Neenah, WI, United States 12-05-12
    Peter Neenah, WI, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing Journey"
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    I would listen to it again because the story is so intriguing. Eben's miraculous recovery and life events proceeding made it difficult to stop listening.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Dr. Alexander's background as a neurosurgeon and how he couldn't explain the journey away with science.


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

    No. However, I thought he did an excellent job narrating the book.


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

    Yes. I would end up sitting in my car in the garage after I came home listening to the end of a chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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