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What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.

But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and the divided soul mates will do anything to reach each other across the boundaries between life and death. When tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

©1978 Richard Matheson; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"One of the most important writers of the 20th century." (Ray Bradbury)
"Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction." (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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This book has given me strengths i never knew!

I can walk away grom this experience feeling empowered and capable of facing my life journey. I am pleasantly surprised and honered that my adventure has brought me here. Such a profound and compelling read; I am forever changed.

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amazing

I've been fascinated by the movie for going on a decade never knew about the book until recently and I wish I had read the book first it's amazing on epic proportions

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Haunting and beautiful

If you could sum up What Dreams May Come in three words, what would they be?

This is a story of true love that endures a journey through heaven and hell to find each other. Beautifully written and narrated. This book give another perspective on an after life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Casiano
  • Maywood, IL, United States
  • 08-29-11

So very interesting, really makes you think

I thought it was excellent! This was the first time I've been soo intrigued with a book that i went straight thru the book in a couple of days. I didnt look at this thru the eyes of religion, but with the possibility of truth! What if that is what lies before us?....makes me look at my life in a different light. To know we will be held accountable for everything we do, makes me wanna live better, respect time and my life. The book kept me interested for the entire time i listened. I loved it...great listening.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Makes you think.

Where does What Dreams May Come rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd put it in the top three. The story is amazing, and goes above & beyond the task of taking the walls of reality away from us.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I so wanted to be one of the people hanging out in the Library reading the real history of the Earth. I can think of so many historical topics I would pounce on straight away.

Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

Most likely the Cousin/Guide. He had a calming vibe to him.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great movie, better book!

Where does What Dreams May Come rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks number one! Although a novel, I believe the authors research regarding the afterlife was sound, bringing much more to my understanding than I had from any other source, including NDE reports.

What did you like best about this story?

I can't say what I liked best, it was all so good.

What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

Great, does a wonderful job.

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

Yes, of course.

Any additional comments?

See the movie first, then listen to this audio book. This book is far better than the movie which is also great. The story line is different in the book than the movie, but that does not make it any less an awesome book, better in many ways.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic read!!

I can't find the correct words other than this book was a fantastic read! It was referred to me and now by me!

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Poor ending

This book was fairly good syfi until the last hour or so. The author then goes into religious rantings that detract from the rest of a good book.

5 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Amy
  • Cadiz, KY, United States
  • 11-16-10

BOOORING!!!

OMG! I wanted to watch the movie, but I wanted to read the book first. The book version is usually MUCH better and more detailed. I can tell you now, that is a movie I will NEVER see. I want my credit and my time back. Don't waste yours.

5 of 23 people found this review helpful