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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-17

Not much info in this book.

I knew this wasn't the full version,but I certainly expected it to contain some info! It told me nothing I didn't already know, and kept suggesting you purchase the full version for more info. It's a summary and analysis, and really, you can find all this info for free on the social security website. There is nothing in this book worth $3.95.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-16

My parents also had dementia

I wasn't sure I could actually listen to this story because both of my parents recently passed away (11 days apart), both having forms of dementia/alzheimers. I wished I'd listen this book before their deaths, but I finally, hesitantly, decided to listen to it the other day.

Kimberly's account of her mothers journey into dementia is all too real for me, many of the experiences her family has had are almost identical to my families. If you want a real look into what it's like, how it feels, confusing emotions experienced by all involved, and how heartbreaking it is, her book will help you to understand.

Through all the heartbreak, she was able to find a new kind of relationship with her mother, which I also did with my mom..It is amazing that this can happen in the midst of so much sadness.

The only part of her book that I disagreed with is the use of Seroquel to keep her mothers mood in check, which she is in agreement with.. Both of my parents were also given Seroquel, which inadvertently, led to both of their deaths.. It's a psychotic drug being used on Dementia patients, and in my opinion, should not be.. The side effects can be deadly.

But other than that, her story could have been my story, times two (both of my parents).. All forms of dementia are confusing, heartbreaking, sad and will forever change the lives of all involved.

There is a huge question mark in my mind as to why this is happening to so many people right now.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Like listening to a cartoon character

I read Elisa Medhus's first book and enjoyed it. I've spent time on her Eric website. I've watched some of the utube video's available. But I have to admit, for some reason, I always have slight doubt, and I'm not a doubter about this subject in the least.

I very much believe in communication with the other side, reincarnation, all of it. These are the types of books I navigate towards. I just continue to have this feeling of doubt about what is being written by Elisa Medhus, and I truly wish that doubt wasn't there..

Having said that, this book did nothing to squash those feelings. It actually just made it worse. The person narrating sounds like a dorky teenage cartoon character who uses the f-bomb constantly. Maybe the other side does continue with foul language, what do I know? But it really distracts from the message.

This is one book that should probably be read rather than listened to, as the narrators voice truly is so childish sounding. I realize Eric was a young man when he committed suicide but I doubt he sounded like a cartoon character. I've tried repeatedly to get through this book, only to end up looking for another book to listen to after a very short time.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Big Pharm at work, this time against children

Anyone with children, grandchildren, loved ones, friends, or yourself, who has been diagnosed with ADHD needs to listen to this book.. Alan Schwarz is very fair in his telling of this story. He is not taking sides, but I suspect most rational people will walk away thinking, boy did I drink the koolaid or what? Wake up America, before we are a nation of people who can't function without that magic prescription drug.. Oh wait, we're almost there!!!

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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Written like a conversation

I really enjoyed this book. Lyn Ragan tells this story like she's having a conversation with you, telling you about her beautiful experience with the love of her life, who was murdered. She just seems like she could be your next door neighbor, a down to earth, real person who had this incredibly experience. The narrator did an excellent job, so all in all, easy to listen to, will make you feel good story...

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Too much info about the author

I tried to listen to this book but found my attention being distracted. The author talks about his life, his career quite a bit, which is distracting considering it's suppose to be about the Clintons, and the author isn't really a figure of interest. I know that does't sound very nice to say, but it's true. I expected more about the Clintons. The info he does give about the Clintons is interesting enough, but to be honest, it's not going to change any democrats mind about voting for Hillary. Do I think she should be in office? Lord, NO... Do I think she'll end up there? I think our system is rigged and if the powers that be want her in there, that's what will happen. I believe the author is a very decent human being who wrote this book hoping people would realize the Clintons are not who they present themselves as.. For those of us who aren't fans of the Clintons, we already know that.. For Clinton fans, it isn't going to convince them of anything. They'll just trash the author.. So all in all, just couldn't really get into this book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Much cleaner than the netflix show!!!!

Although I do watch this show on Netflix, I almost didn't buy the book because the show is pretty rauncy at times, and I figured the book would be even worse..There are parts of the show that are a little over the top.. I read someone else's review stating that isn't the case with the book, so I went ahead and purchased it.. Happy to say, it really is much more clean cut, and really more about what it was like for this woman to have to change her life so drastically, figure out how to fit in and what the experience did to not only her, but to her fiance, family and friends. It's really very touching the way she forms relationships with woman she probably would never have come in contact with in her real life. Interesting book. Narrater did an awesome job, especially in her interpretation of the different accents of the woman.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Captured my interest

I had never heard of George Anderson before purchasing this book. Loved the content and the story. Very fascinating. If you love to hear about stories of communications with the other side, you'll enjoy this one..

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Got questions?

I've listened to a number of these books pointing out the contradictions in Christianity and the bible. This one is just as good as the others.. They all help to clarify questions one might have in their mind, if one is open enough to accept facts and isn't afraid to question the status quo. If you don't want your faith tested or questioned, then simply don't listen/read this kind of book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Full of factual info...

I don't agree with everything Casper Rigsby believes, but the man points out facts that cannot be refuted.. I, myself, have come to a place where I realize the Christian belief system is full of holes that make no sense what so ever, and books like this help me to understand, I'm not alone (although it feels that way much of the time).. If you question what Christianity teaches, this is a great book to get some very factual answers..

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6 of 9 people found this review helpful