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  • The Light Between Us

  • Stories From Heaven. Lessons for the Living.
  • By: Laura Lynne Jackson
  • Narrated by: Laura Lynne Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

Jackson writes with clarity and grace, using her unique perspective to address the eternal questions that vex us all: Why are we here? What happens when we die? How do we find our true paths in this life? Here, too, are deeply affecting accounts of ordinary people reunited with their departed friends and family members

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I BELIEVE EVERYTHIHNG SHE SAYS

  • By ANGI MC MURTREY-MAREK on 01-09-16

Engaging and pleasant narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-17

The author's story of how she discovered her gifts and began helping people connect with their departed loved ones was very engaging. Her narration was pleasant and had the perfect amount of inflection and emotion.

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  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Books is ok but completely misadvertised

  • By Alex Carpenter on 10-08-17

Insightful, inspirational, well written/narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Absolutely loved this book!! Found it very comforting and inspirational. I connected with nearly every part and plan to listen to it again.

  • Widow

  • A Survival Guide for the First Year
  • By: Joanna Romer
  • Narrated by: Kay Nazarchyk
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

This book takes new widows on a journey from the first difficult days of widowhood through 12 months of self-discovery. Along the way, you will learn how to handle emotional challenges such as suddenly being alone; how to tackle painful tasks including cleaning out hubby's closet; and how to re-enter the world again in terms of work, personal development and socializing. Guidelines are provided for each new phase, making this book a practical self-help book you can use for re-creating your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overall very helpful

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-24-17

Overall very helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Any additional comments?

Found many parts and suggestions for coping helpful as a young widow. It was emotional yet comforting to listen to another widow's story and discover that emotions while grieving the recent loss of a spouse are similar among fellow widows. However, some parts and suggestions will not be relatable or feasible for widows who must still work for many years to pay off the mortgage and do not have the same time and financial freedom as the seemingly semi-retired, upper middle-class author. Overall, I recommend this book for all widows and also suggest joining a local bereavement support group.

  • Happily Even After

  • A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood
  • By: Carole Brody Fleet
  • Narrated by: Sylvia Roldán Dohi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The issues that surround the loss of a spouse are numerous and complex. A very small sampling of these issues include helping children cope with a parent's death, re-entering the workplace and eventually re-entering the world of dating, love and intimacy; as well as moving through a profoundly emotional period. The widowed must find a way to accept and deal with these oftentimes conflicting and confusing emotions while being expected to "carry on and carry forward" by those around them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and witty content but too much plugging

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-24-17

Helpful and witty content but too much plugging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Would you listen to Happily Even After again? Why?

Yes. As a young widow of 6 months, I found the book helpful and will listen to specific chapters in the future, especially if I ever feel ready to date. I did not rate it 5 stars because I did not care for the book's structure of questions and answers. Also, I did not realize that "Happily Even After..." was somewhat of a sequel to the author's first book "Widows Wear Stilettos" and found the constant references to the first book and website annoying. I would recommend that any new listeners check out the first book before this one.

What other book might you compare Happily Even After to and why?

"A Widow's Guide to Healing" is a very helpful guide for the first 5 years of widowhood, which is written by a young widow named Kristin Meekhof and psychologist James Windell.

  • Hello From Heaven!

  • A New Field of Research - After-Death Communication - Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal
  • By: Bill Guggenheim, Judy Guggenheim
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

In this groundbreaking study of after-death communication experiences, authors Bill and Judy Guggenheim focus on the 12 major types of ADCs people report, the loving messages they receive, and the effects on the lives of those who have been contacted. They present persuasive evidence that ADCs are authentic contacts by deceased loved ones and discuss a few of the many far-reaching social and spiritual implications of their findings. During their 7 years of research, Bill and Judy Guggenheim interviewed 2,000 people from all over America

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book to lift your spirit...

  • By Karen on 08-19-12

Brought much comfort and hope

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-17

What did you love best about Hello From Heaven!?

This book was recommended by my grief counselor after my husband's passing. Listening to the vast amount of varied levels of after-death communications, especially the warnings from the departed that saved their loved ones' lives, made me a believer. I found much comfort and learned to expand my awareness in hopes that my husband may communicate with me one day. One can definitely listen to this book over and over. I also sent a hard copy to my mother-in law, who found it very helpful as well.

  • What Remains

  • A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love
  • By: Carole Radziwill
  • Narrated by: Carole Radziwill
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

What Remains begins with loss and returns to loss. A small plane plunges into the ocean, carrying John Kennedy, Anthony's cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole's closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. The summer of the plane crash, the four friends were meant to be cherishing Anthony's last days. Instead, Carole and Anthony mourned John and Carolyn, even as Carole planned her husband's memorial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way more than a Real Housewive

  • By Sbba on 09-21-16

Personal and heartfelt

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I had previously heard about Carole's past while watching her on The Real Housewives of New York series. Her heartfelt narration gives an in depth account of before, during and after the tragedies which she experienced. I am pleased to gain a better understanding of her character and greatly admire her strength and courage. Seeing her today gives me, as a fellow young widow, hope that there is light at the end of this long grief journey.