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The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
Auteur(s): Annie Kagan
Narrateur(s): Susan Ericksen, David Colacci
Durée: 4 h et 58 min
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Description

Annie Kagan is not a medium or a psychic, she did not die and come back to life; in fact, when she was awakened by her deceased brother, she thought perhaps she had gone a little crazy.

In The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death, Kagan shares the extraordinary story of her after death communications (ADC) with her brother Billy, who began speaking to her just weeks after his unexpected death.

One of the most detailed and profound ADC's ever recorded, Kagan's audiobook takes the listener beyond the near-death experience. Billy's vivid, real-time account of his ongoing journey through the mysteries of death will change the way you think about life, death, and your place in the Universe.

In his foreword, Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life after Life, explains the phenomena of walkers between the worlds, known to us since ancient times, and says that Dr. Kagan's thought-provoking account is an excellent example.

©2013 Annie Kagan (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Enlightened

This was by far the most interesting afterlife book I've read. It goes so much farther into the experience than I've ever heard before. I couldn't stop listening and the audio performance was outstanding!!

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  • Diana
  • 2014-06-26

Spiritual & Hip - goes past usual Astral & Cycles

For people who have already read books by Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, Robert Monroe, William Buhlman, Robert Bruce, Dolores Cannon, Eben Alexander, etc etc . . . all the various authors have managed to write about common areas and cycles and happenings beyond this physical Earth and existence or lifetime experience. They didn't write about these common areas intentionally, but readers who cover a broad swath of authors on these topics will start to notice the different authors describing the same places or procedures.

This book touches on some of the commonalities reported on by these authors and others. But what makes it different is an experience described that goes beyond the reincarnation cycle. It's an exhilarating description of experiencing what it's like to be a Universe, or beyond Space and Time, or in light or mental realms.

At the same time, "Billy" is very articulate when "he" returns to report back to his sister and help her accomplish his assignment to create this book. Billy uses complex vocabulary and historical references and sends his sister to look in iTunes for a certain song, or tells her to look up the meaning (via Google) of various names or words, and she finds another song on Youtube - so he appears to be very "connected" to information and communication abilities even from the "other side."

Billy also either manipulates or predicts syncronistic and very appropriate symbolic events.

The story is enjoyable, has a natural flow, and enough mystery to stay interesting from beginning to end. Fun listening if you are a person who likes to compare what people have found out so far about mystical topics that we aren't going to learn about from traditional academia or on the evening news.

A beautiful and mystical story yet down-to-earth because it is so human with our flaws and drama - it manages to be an *experience* in a few places that have fascinating information and descriptions of the "other side" of death for Billy.

It was the first time I read a description of what is past the reincarnation cycle. Very interesting book for the information-gatherer-type.

Great narration.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2015-03-01

Spoke Directly To My Heart

Where does The Afterlife of Billy Fingers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top. But then again, most books that I read come into my life at the exact moment I'm meant to hear/read them. So there are many ranked #1.

What does Susan Ericksen and David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I prefer to listen to profound words, especially the first time I'm hearing them. Both Susan and David did a wonderful job speaking Annie's and Billy's words.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughter. Tears. Peace. Gratitude. Joy.

Any additional comments?

Those who are meant to read this book will find it. For me, it was recommended by a friend I was visiting for the weekend. I downloaded it via Audible just before my drive home. I drove hours through a terrible snow storm and yet I was in heaven (pun intended) listening to this beautiful book. If you are ready to hear it - it will change your life. Truly. Thank you Annie for following your destiny and putting this into print!!

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  • John Nosal
  • 2014-07-21

Reality? Hardly. Sprituality? Immature.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Probably nothing. As a preemptive strike it is good to start an unbelievable book by stating that it's going to sound unbelievable.

Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen and David Colacci – was your favorite?

I didn't relate very well to any of the characters. Regarding the performance, neither was distracting in any way, which for me means that the performers did a great job.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Afterlife of Billy Fingers?

As a person in recovery, it was an amazing stretch for me to try and imagine a substance abuse counselor who is speaking with the relative of the recently deceased saying, "He just didn't trust his higher power. I was really disappointed in him." Nobody with any experience with a twelve step recovery program would speak that way in that kind of a situation. Once speaking from heaven, I was doing okay with the preliminaries but was thrown under the bus when the high level goddess got sexy and Billy thought she might be flirting with him. But the last straw is when Billy get's released from the cycle of rebirth. I need a little deeper explanation to swallow that one. I don't mind a spiritual world in which everyone goes to heaven, but to turn as basic a notion as karma into nothing of consequence undermines a lot this story's underpinnings. Of course, anything is possible and truth is stranger than fiction... in this case very much so.

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  • Todd
  • 2014-06-18

A must buy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was patiently waiting and waiting for this to come out and I am so glad it finally hit Audible. Its a fantastic story about a brother who talks to his sister to tell her about the afterlife and proving to her that we DO in fact go on after dieing. Ive read tons of books on this topic, and this is in my top 5. A true must read.

Any additional comments?

Buy it!

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  • Teri
  • 2014-07-01

Not real to me

What would have made The Afterlife of Billy Fingers better?

I am an avid reader of NDEs and such spiritual events. I tried to listen to this but it never got better for me. It sounded like a poorly written novel and I had no stomach to listen to the end. I can't say what would have made this better for me.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani

What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen and David Colacci ’s performance?

It wasn't serious enough, maybe. It was more like listening to a YA novel.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Afterlife of Billy Fingers?

I can't honestly and fairly answer that. I feel like saying all of it...but that's not fair to the author and performers. Usually I relate to these subjects. This story doesn't feel real, which is what I'm interested in.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2014-12-19

Very disappointing. Sounds made up!

What disappointed you about The Afterlife of Billy Fingers?

It's not believable at all. I thought it would have been a truthful account of his experience. Instead it is an account of his sisters experience going through her grieving process. It sounds like either she is hallucinating on a psychedelic drug or she is dreaming the whole thing up to ease her pain.

Would you ever listen to anything by Annie Kagan again?

No, lost her credibility.

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  • Michaela Reyes-Holmes
  • 2018-04-02

It is an entertaining story

I really did go into this story with an open mind, and though I did find it very entertaining, I did not believe her story. I feel she is a savvy business woman who finally found a hook to sell a book. It is very entertaining. I will say the narrator should refrain from accents in the future.

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  • M. Trembley
  • 2015-08-03

Very entertaining book.

I recommend this book to all who are seeking answers and have questions about the afterlife. Well written and narrated.

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  • GGuerard
  • 2015-03-21

Couldn't finish it...

Would you try another book from Annie Kagan and/or Susan Ericksen and David Colacci ?

I still have a couple hours left and don't want to finish it. I kept hoping it would get better. The narration is fine, but the story seems contrived. I kept waiting for it to get better. Maybe I'll run out of better listens and finish it sometime.

Would you recommend The Afterlife of Billy Fingers to your friends? Why or why not?

Not at present.

Which scene was your favorite?

None

Do you think The Afterlife of Billy Fingers needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

Wish I could return it.

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  • Jodie
  • 2014-09-05

I didn't care for this book

I am a huge fan of spiritual books, especially ones that deal with subjects such as this one, however, I just didn't buy a lot of what this author was saying. The messages in the book are good ones, but with all the amazing psychically sensitive people in the world, never have I heard one say, nor have a read a book, that claims a relative who crossed over actually spoke to them so clearly that they gave day to day experiences on the Otherside for such a long period of time. Sure, people write about communicating with those who have crossed over, but not as easily as listening to someone standing next to you speak. It made me wonder why she was so special that she was able to continue her relationship with her brother in a way that no one else can. I realize that some people are more sensitive than others, but I just don't believe her story. However, the book was not a total waste, as I said, there are very positive messages and metaphors - which you have probably seen all over Facebook by now.

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