• Never Argue with a Dead Person

  • True and Unbelievable Stories from the Other Side
  • By: Thomas John
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (377 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Manhattan Medium Thomas John has been hailed as "the Hollywood psychic with the highest batting average" by The Hollywood Reporter and a psychic medium with "an impressive connection that impresses even the most skeptical minds" by The Examiner. Now he shares what he's seen and heard on the Other Side.

What happens when we die? Renowned psychic medium Thomas John is one individual who is able to answer that question with a fair degree of certainty because of his special ability to communicate with the Other Side. Through his communications with the dead, he has learned a number of life lessons that he shares in this audiobook.

John shares with us 15 fascinating stories of what happens when clients ask him to contact their dead friends and relatives. In each story, we learn about life on the other side and the lessons the deceased have for the living. Each chapter is a felicitous combination of good story telling and healing wisdom. Among the lessons are:

1. The dead understand what our ultimate purpose is on earth - and they are eager to share their knowledge.
2. Our dead family and friends are with us and watch over us.
3. When we die, we begin again. We continue to grow and evolve on the Other Side.
4. We are accountable for the way in which we live our lives. Karma is real.
5. The dead are capable of tremendous and profound forgiveness.

©2015 Thomas John (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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A Collection of Anecdotes

Would you try another book from Thomas John and/or Jeff Cummings?

No.. I don't like Jeff Cummings interpretation of female voices. I find them annoying. Thomas John is a good story teller but I was looking for more than a collection of psychic anecdotes.

Has Never Argue with a Dead Person turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. But I was seeking more meaning behind the stories. There was nothing to distinguish this from fiction.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

This is not a a bad book, and it's not poorly written, but it might as well have been a collection of short stories and was not at all what I was looking for. I was hoping for something with more meaning and insight.

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Ick-Save your credits

It's was hard to listen to this narrator. He certainly was enthusiastic, but more fitting for a children's book. His impersonation of a woman's voice was grating. Of course, he possibly was trying to make up for the lackluster story and figured sounding like Cinderella's evil step-sisters in unison couldn't hurt. I didn't make it past the fourth chapter and only because I don't give up easily.

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Fairly standard stuff

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, but it was much the same as others I have listened to. Not much humor or emotion. But it was an easy listen for a busy day.

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Narration ruins the material

If you could sum up Never Argue with a Dead Person in three words, what would they be?

I've seen Thomas John during large group readings and what he does definitely impresses. I'll remain skeptical, while still hopeful that there isn't some trickery going on. He definitely has come up with facts that people confirm with great emotion, things that one would not find on the internet. Therefore, it was fun to listen to his story and other stories based on his experiences and past readings.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I believe this narrator is the same person who narrated children's stories that I used to listen to in the car with my kids. He attempts to transform adults into cartoon-like voices. Women all come off as bimbos and he uses a falsetto that is insulting. In fact, nearly all of his female characterizations seem to indicate that either he, or the author, think that women are profoundly idiotic. I found myself wanting to hear the material but was so angered by the narration that I could hardly stand to listen a moment longer. Bad choice. The book might be great, but the narration completely kills it.

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Will be asking Audible for a refund.

I listened to this book hoping it would get better with each passing chapter. The narrator was overly dramatic in parts and portrayed women in a high falsetto voice that became more irritating as the book went on. The book is just under 6 hours but it felt as tho it was significantly longer.

The content held nothing new or insightful. In parts clients were portrayed as being silly or an inconvenience. The author comes across as having an inflated ego Maybe it's just the narrator but I'm not interested enough to check the book out in print.

Save your money.
That was 6 hours of my life I won't get back.

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Not what I expected.

The stories were very believable. I hoped for more of what it is like to pass over, do we travel through a tunnel ? Do we find ourselves looking at our dead body? For me this book raised many questions but provided few answers.

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It’s awful

I’m not sure if it’s the narrator or the writing or both. But nothing seems believable the way it’s presented.

The narrator thinks he’s on broadway and likes to make sound effects and changes his voice to sound like a little boy or old man, etc. it’s so over the top i can’t continue listening. I’ll be requesting an exchange for another book.

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This is best read on your own. Awful narrator.

I'm new to Thomas John. I first heard about him in Jennifer Wiegel's "Psychics, Healers and Mediums" and was intrigued by him. Now that Thomas has his own show "Seatbelt Psychic" and I enjoyed his personality and style, I was all in...but this book sucks. Here's why:

Narration: The narrator is horrible. HORRIBLE. If you can't do character voices, then please don't. The majority of the stories involve women and his female voice sounds like the stereotypical "drag" voice of a comedy sketch. Awful, shameful even!

Story: The stories are interesting but the writing itself needed a better editor. There's a lot of internal chatter that Thomas includes--my guess is to be able to relate to him as a regular person with insecurities and a temper that makes him human, but it also made him sound like a real jerk sometimes. Had I listened to this first, I would have no desire to see his show or support his work. Given that I saw his show first and like the person he appears to be I can forgive this book and chalk it up to one miss in a long career of impressive hits.

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As a former fan HE IS A CON ARTIST WITH A RECORD!

This book is extremely misleading! Please read this review!

I fell for his mediumship abilities hook, line and sinker. After listing to this book and watching his tv shows I thought he was a saint just wanting to help as many people as possible.

I signed up for his email special offers and booked 2 appointments. Most recently I booked a deal he offered thru his verified instagram account and was asked to pay thru paypal friends and family option (which means there is no way to get a refund from a scam). He wasn't available for the date I had booked but I was fine to reschedule for another date. I was ghosted on the rescheduled date and there was no response when I was reaching out during our time slot for the session. The next day the response I got was, not sure what happened are you available for another date/time? I agreed to the new date and time, but was ghosted yet again. I even checked in and received confirmation the day before and was still ghosted a second time.

I asked for a refund for the session I was ghosted on and the future session as I do not want to keep scheduling time to have it disrespected in that way. It's hurtful and my time is valuable, I don't deserve to be treated like this. I want a refund and they will not honor refunding me for a service not provided but only offer future dates and times to get ghosted on again. This unacceptable and unethical behavior.

Upon researching to see if others had similar issues was eye opening. There are hundreds of similar complaints to be found. If you are curious check out yelp, the BBB or the facebook accounts dedicated educating people about being scammed by him. Also very eye opening is that he has a record of scamming people on craigs list for rent deposits. He then hired a pr firm to repair that damage and help him become a respectable medium and then refused to pay them for their work and they are now suing him! The facts are there, please do your research on what I have shared. I can't believe he hasn't been exposed publicly yet for scamming so many people in this way. He is doing this on a massive scale and getting away with it, it's crazy.

I believe this book is a scam and I wish I could give it zero stars. I feel it is a book of lies to trick people into booking readings they will never receive. I regret buying and listening to the book. I wish I could get my money back for the book and the ghosted sessions.

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The narrator's voice.

The narrator's voice is over exaggerated and I could not get past the 2nd chapter. I've enjoyed this topic in other titles read by a more natural tone. I'm disappointed I could not get past this to enjoy the content.

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Very bad narration

As soon as I can I'll be returning this. Listened to 15 minutes and although the subject material is of interest, I felt the narration was inappropriately dramatic, performed like a caricature of itself.