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Shattered Soul

An Angel Parent's Journey
Narrated by: Erika Cockerham
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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It isn't natural to bury your child, but life doesn't always follow the natural way. Shattered Soul: An Angel Parent's Journey is a story of every parent's worst nightmares, the death of a child. Kristina Widener shares her journey of grief after losing her youngest child to SIDS, her emotions, memories, and how she has coped with it all. 

"Welcome to my journey. This has been a road of pain, grief, discovery, loss, healing, joy, love, and so many other things that are hard to put a name on. This is my story, my version of the thoughts and feelings that I have experienced since losing my youngest child. That is a hard statement to say, to write, to read, but it is the cold fact of the matter. I will take you through the roller-coaster ride I have lived, and am still living. I will tell you what I can remember, what I felt, and how I feel now at the time of writing this." 

Join Kristina, if only for a brief moment, on her journey. Shattered Soul: An Angel Parent's Journey will take you down an unforgettable path. When you lose a child, you're still a parent, an Angel Parent, and here is the story of one Angel Parent determined to break the silence of her grief.

©2016 Kristina Widener (P)2019 Kristina Widener

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Heartbreaking

This book was truly heartbreaking. The narrator's emotions were spot on. I cried when she cried.
There were good points regarding grief in here. If for no other reason, you should listen to this for that. Some people try to be well-meaning, and just end up being offensive.
While this might be hard to listen to if you have lost a child, I recommend anyway. It's very well written and very honest. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to put myself out in front of everyone like this. So bravo to the author.

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Emotional

Such an emotional story, giving insight to loosing a child and the effect it has on the family.
The narration was fantastic

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Life and Living

What a beautiful heart wrenching story of happiness joy sorrow and then joy again, so beautiful and heart wrenching at the same time. I recommend this book to one and all you’ll cry with happiness the same as I did thank you

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Shattered Soul
An Angel Parent's Journey

This is an open and honest story of a mother's journey after the death of her child. My heart traveled along with her each and every minute of this audiobook. I felt her pain and anger. Nobody told me that memory loss was an effect of grief, until I experienced it. I'm an angel mom. My angel was 14 years old, but I felt and still feel all the emotions 15 years later. My husband and I weathered the storm and our remaining child (now an adult) have leaned on each other for strength. I want people to remember my DeeAnna, and not be afraid to say her name. I hope people will keep Zack's memory alive for you. One day we will see our angels again. This is a must read or listen for any angel families and friends.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Erika Cockerham showed all the emotions throughout the book.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A beautiful heartwarming story

Shattered Soul is a beautiful and heartwarming real story about love and learning to live with the grief of losing a baby. The book is powerful and real she doesn't pull any punches you can feel the pain in your soul. I now truly understand what my mother and grandmother went through when they both lost a baby to SIDS.
Erika Cockerham is a phenomenal narrator you can feel the emotion and turmoil in her voice as she tell you what happened. I highly recommend this book to everyone in case this happens it will help you to help the family. May all of God's little Angels receive their wings and soar in the Heavens.
I received this audio book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review of my own volition. My prayers are for her family and others out there dealing with the grief.

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  • Joni J Mielke
  • 01-16-20

Emotional, moving memoir

This audiobook delivers exactly what it promises - a window into the harrowing journey of a mother who has lost her youngest child to SIDS/SUIDS.

The author's harrowing journey is described with total candour, never shying from the harshness of reality with all its heartbreak, yet it still brims with heartfelt, wrenching emotion that radiates with every sentence. The tone of the book is as real as it can be, and I never had a doubt about the genuiness or truthfulness of this account.

The narrator is the perfect choice for this audiobook. Her passionful, pain-filled evocation of a grieving mother is pitch-perfect and her rendering of emotional content couldn't have been better executed. Her work is as real as the material is, and the two elements complement each other perfectly.

Altogether, this is a very good, informative memoir, which could prove to be especially helpful for those who have gone through- and are still going through - similar journeys. An excellent audiobook.