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Beginner's Guide to a Head-on Collision offers the deeply moving poetic memoir of Sebastian Matthews's life in the years after the car accident that devastated him and his wife and son. The poems, which often feel like electric improvised prayer-songs, intimately evoke the terrors and wonders of catastrophic physical injury and of life re-booted. They are disturbing, eerie poems that embody the paradoxes of being The Dead Man at the crossing. They are amazingly honest in their hopeful, mystical sense of fate. In this unforgettable book, the listener is present at the scene of the accident where the hovering spirit that has departed the body addresses the living person re-entering his brokenness and answering for his transcendent awareness.

©2017 Red Hen Press (P)2017 TalkingBook

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  • HOT SPRINGS, New Caledonia
  • 10-19-17

Solid Reading of a good book

Nice work here by Sebastian Mathews. Loved the writing and the story was raw. I'd recommend.

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Short and Sweet

Sebastian Mathews did a great job making his book come alive in audio. Two thumbs up.

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Loved it!

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A moving memoir about a man's life following a terrible car accident. I enjoyed the hell out of this and wish that I could find more stuff like this on Audible. I highly recommend this!

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Powerful

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I was very moved by the author's words. Sebastian Matthew's story is one of tragedy and rebirth. A wonderful testament to the healing power of the human spirit. Loved it!

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Three Cheers!

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Heartfelt poems and and real look inside the man's brain and and pain and trauma. Cool stuff!

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Really Special

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Great book of poems from a great writer. Simple, direct narration. Love this kind of stuff.

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Good Poems

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As far as poetry audiobooks go, this is a good one. Simple, moving and entertaining too.

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Very Cool!

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This was a good book, and a damn fine audiobook. Would love to see more from this guy.