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My experience showed me that the death of the body and brain is not the end of consciousness.... What happened to me while I was in a coma is the most important story I will ever tell. But it's a tricky story to tell because it is so foreign to ordinary understanding.

When prominent US neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander goes into a coma after contracting a severe brain infection, his doctors tell his family to prepare for the worst - death or, at best, survival in a vegetative state.

Remarkably, Dr Alexander wakes up seven days later with his faculties intact. Just as extraordinary is his detailed recall of a near-death experience. Based on all that is known about how the brain works, Dr Alexander had no capacity, while in the coma, to create thought; his neocortex, the part of his brain that makes us human, had effectively shut down. So how was it that he awoke with a coherent and profound set of memories?

Near-death experiences have been well documented, but rarely with the kind of rigour and insight offered here. Dr Alexander has spent his adult life unravelling the mysteries of the human brain through the prism of medical science. His personal story is a moving account of facing death, and a compelling case for the survival of consciousness beyond the demise of the body.

©2018 Dr Eben Alexander (P)2018 Pan Macmillan AU

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this was one of the best books I have read well done didn't want it to finish.

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Absolutely loved it!!!! And it made me cry when it was revealed who the angel on the butterfly wing was

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Amazing

This book is amazing, a truly inspiring history that brought hope and love to my heart! Thank you Dr Eben for sharing your story!

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Really enjoyable and enlightening

I always love to hear about other people's interesting experiences and this is one out of the box. I found the story moved at a good pace where I kept listening before realizing it had been sometime before I thought to take a break. Hence it did not take me long to reach the end. What a great testimony of love, survival and revelation. I am glad I chose this as it not only takes you into someone else's world but also from the point of a professional. Definitely recommend this one.

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Worth listening to!

What an incredible story and experience! Very easy to listen to, I listened in my car at the beach, at home relaxing, and while working. The narrator/author of the book is very easy to listen to, he's articulate, pronounces words clearly, his storytelling is engaging and descriptive so you feel like you were there. Also, because it is hos own story, there is so much authenticity, humility and grace with his voice, it's so refreshing! His story is truly one in 10 million. Wait for the twist near the end. I'm really glad I downloaded this book, I now have a wishlist full of books to listen to! I'm addicted to auidobooks now! 😊

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The perfect marriage of science and spirituality

Beautifully written (and read) book, full of in-depth clinical, medical science, married seamlessly with spiritual awakening.

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