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Life After Death Audiobook

Life After Death: The Burden of Proof

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Publisher's Summary

Deepak Chopra has touched millions of readers and listeners by demystifying our deepest spiritual concerns while retaining their poetry and wonder. Now he turns to the most profound mystery: What happens after we die? Is this one question we were not meant to answer, a riddle whose solution the universe keeps to itself? Chopra tells us there is abundant evidence that "the world beyond" is not separated from this world by an impassable wall; in fact, a single reality embraces all worlds, all times and places. At the end of our lives we "cross over" into a new phase of the same soul journey we are on right this minute.

In Life After Death, Chopra draws on cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the great wisdom traditions to provide a map of the afterlife. It's a fascinating journey into many levels of consciousness. But far more important is his urgent message: Who you meet in the afterlife and what you experience there reflect your present beliefs, expectations, and level of awareness. In the here and now you can shape what happens after you die.

By bringing the afterlife into the present moment, Life After Death opens up an immense new area of creativity. Ultimately, there is no division between life and death; there is only one continuous creative project. Chopra invites us to become co-creators in this subtle realm, and as we come to understand the one reality, to shed our irrational fears and step into a numinous sense of wonder and personal power.

©2006 Deepak Chopra; (P)2006 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"A must read for everyone who will die." (Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., author of Molecules of Emotion)
"Chopra presents a fascinating account of life after death for Westerners that will certainly please his avid fans and draw in new readers as well." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Nagesh Edison, NJ, USA 12-21-06
    Nagesh Edison, NJ, USA 12-21-06
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    "Thought provoking book"

    This is excellent book to explore the possibilities of life and death. If you beleive the life after death possibilities in this book you will not only not fear death but start looking at life in a richer perspective. Shishir has an excellent narrator's voice and he made it a very interesting listen. Enjoy!!

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Miriam 03-11-07
    Miriam 03-11-07
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent job by narrator. Extremely enlightening and informative information provided from Deepak Chopra. I bought this download after the death of my brother to use as a tool to help me develope and get a better understanding of my own beliefs on what happens to the soul after it leaves the human body. It was a good decision and great buy, for sure.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Palm Springs, CA, United States 10-09-10
    Dean Palm Springs, CA, United States 10-09-10
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    "Deepak's a Master - and a HUGE help to me"

    I used to buy Deepak's paper-bound books until my eyes became so problematic that Audible became a real life-saver. Bless 'em for always carrying such a fine selection, of which this book is a serious stand-out, it's so well written, has so much to express and brought answers to me at a time I desperately need them, as I willl be finding out for myself soon what life holds after death. As anyone can imagine, I had questions, even with a solid and comfortable orthodox Jewish religion supporting me. Perhaps the nicest part is that Deepak never steps on toes, never calls into question a different belief's tenents or dogma. I suppose the best referrel I can give this wonderful book is that, while toward the end -- it did give me some things to think about, it also left me comforted and in full belief that there is, indeed, existence after death, and along with an old friend "Seth", the spiritual enitity channeled by Jane Roberts in the 70's, intimates that, at least at first, the afterlife looks about the way we either expect it to look, or desire it to. With the exception of those poor souls looking forward to a "hell", or expecting 47 virgin girls as a reward for murdering Jews, the rest of us may be able to expect a restful period where we can collect our thoughts, rexamine our lives and perhaps make plans for the next. Meeting Abraham or Mose, or Jesus or whomever would also seem to be in the realm of possibility, although Deepak didn't elaborate on the religious aspects, as can be expected - nor would I have wanted him to. He's just one of our most gifted authors and a force in my life. I don't see how anyone with an open mind and a real desire to listen to lovely possibilities that sound of pure logic, and in any case are backed up by loads of research could not enjoy this book. The narrator did a fine job, though I prefer Deepak's voice, myself. I trust no other author, (other than G-d) more than Deepak Chopra -- even with my life; and death. DALevit

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    David san francisco, CA, USA 06-27-07
    David san francisco, CA, USA 06-27-07
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    "Life After..."

    I felt that Chopra dealt with an incredibly difficult topic with grace and ease. His writing was flawless, straight-forward and elegant at the same time. Well worth it.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen south grafton, NSW, Australia 02-10-10
    Colleen south grafton, NSW, Australia 02-10-10
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    "Inspired discussion of death meaning"

    An amazing book. Very well written and beautiful language used throughout.The ideas expressed were not dramatically new to me but it was so well expressed. I was member of a book discussion group that used this as it's theme last year and it was very viable for this use. So many varied concepts ON every page. Highly recommend this book...colleen

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 10-28-16
    Diana 10-28-16 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "A Big Picture distillation of continuing existence"

    Very enjoyable narration. I loved the slight accent of the narrator, clear and intelligent voice, and especially his switching to various "American" accents when reading people's experiences being quoted. The best part was when he did the parrot's voice. Very fun.

    Deepak Chopra and Tom Campbell (My Big TOE) have a lot in common. There were many times throughout this audio book that I recognized they were saying the same thing, but just using different words

    With regard to the negative reviews I read before purchasing this book, I feel that those people would have probably enjoyed the books that tell individual stories of NDE, OBE, or Life Between Lives and that this book is more enjoyable for those of us who have read many of those books already, and now this is more a contemplation of the forest rather than a look at each tree.

    Especially enjoyable were the recent works by other authors and researchers discussed, showing that Deepak Chopra is in touch with current lines of thought and considers and distills information and discusses the significance. Too often I have read books and listened to talks by authors and researchers and when they are asked about others doing similar work they have no idea who the other person is and what they have accomplished. In a way, that is good so their work is only theirs, but what a shame that these people who have so much in common have never met. It is delightful how Deepak Chopra ties ideas together, and also gives credit and shines a light on others' work too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Joansdatter Durham, NC USA 04-06-16
    K. Joansdatter Durham, NC USA 04-06-16

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    "Perfect sense. Illuminating!"

    Comforting and lasting awareness through both story and documented scientific studies. The last few chapters particularly enriched my life view. The confusion and burden of doubts that led me to find this book are entirely lifted. I feel blessed to have found this book and will return to it again and again, no doubt; for it's richness is many layered.

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    Delwyn 03-28-16
    Delwyn 03-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Changed my life!"

    This book has changed my life more than I ever imagined! This is a must-read (or listen)!

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    Stephen Peterson 01-05-16

    Love my motorbike and learning about OBEs

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    "Definately not about life after death"
    What disappointed you about Life After Death?

    I thought I was buying a book about life after death and it didn't come close. I felt tricked into buying this book. I would have called this book "My thoughts about reincarnation and other assorted topics" I want a refund and I want Audible to tell it's clients THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT LIFE AFTER DEATH.


    Has Life After Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It has turned me off for good from ever buying anything that has Deepak Chopra's name on it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Shishir Kurup’s performances?

    He agreed to read this mumble jumble about everything except life after death so no I won"t.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Life After Death?

    The title needs to be changed.


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder if Audible will give me another credit to make up for this waste of time product

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Onebardo 10-19-15
    Onebardo 10-19-15
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    "Take pauses and bows"

    Mr. Chopra has a lot to say. As with many of his multi dimensional books he covers vast amounts of ground. Pause to contemplate several beautifully deep theories and open a new world of understanding. T. Montuori - upstate NY

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    "Life After Death: The Burden of Proof"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Life After Death to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but this audio version is brought to life by Shishir Kurup, who should narrate all of Deepak Chopra's books!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a thought provoking book, as has already been mentioned, and, like other reviewers, I am no stranger to some of the philosophy discussed. However, this is a book of many facets; the philosophy is interspersed with both psychological reasearch and Indian traditional tales. Shishir Kurup narrates beautifully, unusually for Audible. I was disappointed to reach the end.

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