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  • A True Story of the Hand of Providence and Evidence of Life After Death
  • Written by: William Peter Blatty
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins

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Finding Peter

Written by: William Peter Blatty
Narrated by: Mel Foster
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Publisher's Summary

William Peter Blatty, the best-selling author and Oscar Award-winning screenwriter of The Exorcist, lived a charmed life among the elite stars of Hollywood. His son, Peter, born over a decade after The Exorcist, grew from an apple-cheeked boy into an "imposing young man with a quick, warm smile". But when Peter died very suddenly from a rare disorder, Blatty's world turned upside down.

As he and his wife struggled through their unrelenting grief, a series of strange and supernatural events began occurring, and Blatty became convinced that Peter was sending messages from the afterlife. A true and unabashedly personal story, Finding Peter will remind those in grief that our loved ones truly do live on.

©2015 William Peter Blatty (P)2015 Tantor

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"The author of the scariest movie ever made is also an endearing writer and laugh-out-loud hilarious. This book is as entertaining as it is profound." (Dinesh D'Souza, author of Life After Death: The Evidence)

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  • PLCC
  • 2017-09-20

Confused

I listened for hours thinking the story would get to his son and it went on about the author with no mention of anyone except him. I thought I had the wrong review so I backtracked to make sure. No idea why I listened so long. Confused still and deleting.

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  • Jonah
  • 2021-01-26

Enjoyable

I was not aware that Mr Blatty had extensive experience in Hollywood and screenwriting before he wrote his bestselling novel.

Somehow I felt Mel Foster’s narration did not pair well with Blatty’s autobiography. Of course, that’s just my opinion.

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  • Paul
  • 2017-01-14

Chapter 13

If it were more of Chapter 13, perfect; but, OMGoodness for me it just dragged on and really missed the mark of the title. I wanted to love it. I am really sorry that I didn't.

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  • Bailey Rose
  • 2023-08-31

Misleading Title- Sort of

So the title and description of the book are slightly misleading. I was a few chapters in when I thought the download had messed up because I was listening to an autobiography of Blatty’s childhood. Peter, the son, doesn’t appear until after the half way point. While Blatty’s life was interesting that was not what I expected or needed. I wanted to know more about these signs from Peter or what coincidences were occurring that made him and his wife suspect that Peter was still around them.

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  • TacomaGeorge
  • 2017-11-01

Great book. Very funny yet cuts to the heart.

Excellent. Easy listen.The author shares his story in an open and human manner. A great many laughs.This brightened my days.

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