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.
I'd put off this audio book for so long because I was originally a cynic as to how authentic this encounter with Billy and his sister may have been. I have just finished listening to it and can now say I would 1000% recommend this book to everybody. The messages that Billy reveals to his sister confirms that our life on earth is simply a brilliant stepping stone to our magnificent journeys that lay beyond. What an inspiring and comforting book. It won't disappoint.
Having had experience with spirit guides, I can see a lot of truth and a lot of validity in the writing on the work of Billy and the authorreaders need to be aware that Billys experience could be fundamentally different to many others. The reason is is that what they do is to depicked for you something that is much Like the experience One day I may write a book about these to Piction's and have a demonstrate lessons through them.
My parents are still alive, get one night I was taken to a place where my mother and father were living in the afterlife. When I asked my mother how this could be, she said we are not in time here I father said Ron homestretch now son. In the show me the garden, my brother and sister would've picked it is two trees I was depicted as a bunch of flowersI dived into those flowers to come back to you I was in this life
That day my father and I went to a sporting event as we caught the tram home through his hand on my knee and said we are onhome stretch now sonhad not told him about the experience. So it's different for different people at different times but a very good book
"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.
"A must buy"
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.
"Spoke Directly To My Heart"
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.
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.
Laughter. Tears. Peace. Gratitude. Joy.
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!!
"Very entertaining book."
I recommend this book to all who are seeking answers and have questions about the afterlife. Well written and narrated.
brilliantly told and read. loved this book do much i listened to it twice! recommend.
"Reality? Hardly. Sprituality? Immature."
Probably nothing. As a preemptive strike it is good to start an unbelievable book by stating that it's going to sound unbelievable.
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.
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.
"Not real to me"
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.
Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani
It wasn't serious enough, maybe. It was more like listening to a YA novel.
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.
"Very disappointing. Sounds made up!"
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.
No, lost her credibility.
"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.
"Boring and self serving"
It is very dry and sounds like a story made up by a new fledgling writer.
Bad waist of my credit.
Great book very moving thoroughly enjoyed it.
God bless you Billy fingers.
May your God go with you.
I have listened to this book twice now and I have to say I could listen to it again absolutely love x
And wonderful , I am a spiritualist with many experiences, this book , these words for someone recently bereaved will be so comforting xxxx
amazing, I will be listening again shortly! can only be better second time around definitely.
"I found comfort in this story"
I found this story uplifting and did not want it to end. So far this wee book ranks high in my Audible library.
They were all uplifting and I thought there were many interesting points, but the idea that we were from 'Tribes' and possibly recognised one another here on Earth explained a very strong emotion of 'knowing', without a single doubt, all about a chap I worked briefly for. He alluded to having the same feeling too in our final communication.
Their voices were clear and expressed the moment and the emotions well.
Take heart, life has only just begun.
This book is not for everyone, and the recently bereaved may not be ready for it. But when your heart has settled down a little and you are not crying so much, then you may want to listen. It wont stop the pain but it does give comfort. I speak as someone who has lost three loving brothers, all too young 32, 35 and 66 years, the most recent a few months back. The first loss tore my then young heart out, I was distraught for years and it changed me. I so wish I had had this book then, but, I too have to learn and I think I am learning.
This book and My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven by Elisa Medhus are my fav two books on life after death. If you put the content from both books together I think you get a fairly comprehensive picture about what's ahead. It's quite liberating to know every thing has a purpose and it's all going to be okay.
My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven by Elisa Medhus
"Made up rubbish! "
If you are looking for proof of the afterlife you will not find it in this book.
I am certain of one thing through experiences and that is there is life prior to birth and beyond death.
You may have and had many lives but you are who you are now only once. I am beginning to realise that you can have memories of a future time as well as historical.
No one comes back to visit time and again nor as vividly as this author suggests. The best analogy I've heard is...A caterpillar probably imagines becoming a pupae as death but you never see butterflies hanging around caterpillars.
I love this book. So gentle and comforting ,if you need reassurance they didn't really leave you after all xxxx
i thoroughly enjoyed this book. i couldnt put it down. its a must read. it is very informative and fills you with spiritual happiness.
"Lovely content, performance not my cup of tea"
Unfortunately no. I would have preferred to have read it myself. Much as I love audiobooks, I found the tone in which it was read, had the storyteller sounding exasperated, This in places could have been appropriate, although I took the content of the book (which corresponds to my beliefs anyway) to be of a peaceful nature, It did with no offence intended, slightly ruin the experience for me as, had I read it myself would have found it more soothing, sorry!
It is as I said how I feel about things anyway so I enjoyed the content as a whole
I wouldn't say a flat out no but I didn't enjoy it in this book
No but it made me feel connected to the realm it describes whilst listening, even though I do anyway, but sometimes good to hear things out loud
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