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Publisher's Summary

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.
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"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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2 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy on 12-12-16

Skip the book. See the film.

One of those rare instances where the movie actually is better than the book. Way better. It retains the basic outline, salient points, and aesthetic details (not to mention adding a depth and beauty missing in the book) while dispensing with a lot of the arrogant, legalistic, and codependent baggage contained in the book. I will say that the narrator did a fine job, however I found the book to be a somewhat twisted and disturbing version of the film.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Audio Gra Gra on 10-22-15

If you don't like weak characters, pass on this

If you have a low tolerance for weak and whiny characters, this might be a book to avoid. Chris is a man who has died but can't let go of his wife - however he can barely muster anywhere near the same determination about his four children.
I am only slightly exaggerating by reporting that nearly every sentence for the first three quarters of the book is some variation of "I needed to see Anne" or "I needed to talk to Anne" or "I needed to help Anne".
After his death he sets about disregarding the advice of EVERYONE in the afterlife who he asks advice from and attempts to reconnect with his wife.
The narration doesn't help either - it's like a smarmy self help therapist and it grated on me the whole way through.
It was an exercise of determination for me to persist through to the end and now that I have finished the wishy washy philosophical mashup of heaven, hell, reincarnation and eternal love of soul mates that is the ending to the story, I offer you one word to sum up this book - twaddle.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marti Davies on 02-27-18

amazing

such a beautiful story on how far some one will go for love and peace just beautiful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ror1068 on 07-10-16

Starts well...but

Overall OK, it just feels rushed and not fleshed out enough, I'd have liked it to have been a bit more descriptive. Nicely read.

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