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Shawn Michaud

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  • Heaven Is for Real

  • A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
  • By: Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,772
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,006

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, yes. Believable? Um...no

  • By AudioAddict on 03-28-15

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-14

What was most disappointing about Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent ’s story?

The story was slow to get to the boy's experience and then once it did, it came off as being very unbelievable. Every time time the father gave "proof" of the son's experience it was clear how it could easily be explained away.

Any additional comments?

I wanted to love this book. I got it and listened to it hoping it would be an audio book to give to a terminally ill family member who has less than a month to live. I did not find the book inspirational and don't see how others do and would not waste her precious hours with this book. Very disappointing.

It also took a while to get used to the poor recording quality. It sounded as if it were recorded in a hollow room. There was a constant, slight echo.

  • I Saw God

  • The True Story of a Young Boy's Miraculous Return from Death
  • By: James Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Be honest – are you afraid to die? Most people are….Christians included. If that's you, listen to the astonishing true story of a young boy's deadly head-crushing injury and his three visits to Heaven....and your fears may vanish forever. Run over by a car at age five, Billy Anderson died three times prior to emergency surgery. Left in a vegetative coma after large portions of his damaged brain were removed, doctors gave him no hope to survive. But God had other plans – completely healing Billy only SIX days after his skull-shattering accident.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and uneventful.

  • By Shawn Michaud on 06-24-14

Slow and uneventful.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-14

Any additional comments?

Overall I felt the story was lacking what I was looking for. I did not find it inspirational and felt myself waiting for the chapters to end to hopefully get to an actual experience rather than mere dialogue of the family coping with the event and filler to attempt to move the story along.

I suggest you look elsewhere for an inspirational book.

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