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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (308 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven L. Peck Narrator: Sergei Burbank Publisher: Strange Violin Editions Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life.

In this haunting existential novella, author, philosopher, and ecologist Steven L. Peck explores a subversive vision of eternity, taking the reader on a journey through the afterlife of a world where everything everyone believed in turns out to be wrong.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Shumate | 2/20/2014

    " This eschatological novella gives an unblinking look at what is often the unspoken worst part of the traditional idea of damnation: its duration. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 2/11/2014

    " Very good, short read. Super interesting to consider. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 2/6/2014

    " This was quit an experience. Wasn't sure I liked this book until I finished reading it. It really makes you think about religion in general and the absurdity of thinking we can understand eternity let alone the true meaning of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 1/31/2014

    " O MY! This should be required reading for all people especially those that consider themselves "saved". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loyd | 1/22/2014

    " This is one of the most entertaining, thought-provoking, and nightmarish novels I have read in years. It surpasses Chuck Palahniuk's 'Damned' in every way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Kirkham | 1/17/2014

    " Richard Peck's novella, A Short Stay in Hell, is a fascinating glimpse into the absurdity of eternity. I think this is one everyone who believes in heaven and hell should read and think about. This is a winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Si | 12/31/2013

    " Wonderful though extremely depressing... I felt a sense of hopelessness and despair when i read the book.The final part makes you think that nothing really matters... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 12/24/2013

    " Great book, haunting and dark, but loved it. Very Quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Huff | 12/4/2013

    " Truly and deeply terrifying. I'll be thinking about this one for a while. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 11/7/2013

    " This book was a really strange look at the afterlife. It was sort of interesting. For a one reads a short story that will make sure you say your prayers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhingst | 9/15/2013

    " Not sure where to classify this book. An interesting look at what eternity could be like in a fictional (hopefully) world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Wrathall | 7/27/2013

    " Just read this book. It was one of the most disturbing books I have ever read and a weird take on God and life. Your reaction might not be as profound as mine since I have been thinking about the infinities of time and space in the very recent past. This book rang all the bells. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 4/9/2013

    " Good premise, not totally impressed with the execution "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 11/13/2012

    " Wow. Hmmm. Affected me and made me think much more than I thought it would. What despair the character feels, but what hope he gives us for this life. I'll try to review this while it's still fresh in my mind ... but after I sleep on it ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elise | 7/11/2012

    " While an intresting idea (which the author admits to haveing borrowed), the book was tedious. You don't really get to know the character. You just wander around hell with him. You don't even like him enough to ask him about his past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 6/10/2012

    " Short, but SO original, interesting and thought provoking. "

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