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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (528 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gene O'Kelly Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: McGraw-Hill Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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At 53, Eugene O'Kelly was in the full swing of life. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of the largest U.S. accounting firms, he enjoyed a successful career and drew happiness from his wife, children, family, and close friends. He was thinking ahead: the next business trip, the firm's continued success, weekend plans with his wife, his daughters first day of eighth grade.

Then in May 2005, Gene was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and given three to six months to live. Just like that.

Now a growing darkness was absorbing the bright future he had seen for himself. He would have to change his plans, quickly, and capture what he could of his last diminishing days.

Chasing Daylight is the account of his final journey. Starting from the time of his diagnosis and concluded upon his death less than four months later, this book is his unforgettable story.

With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene OKellys life and his gradual awakening to a more profound understanding. Interweaving unsettling details of his battle with cancer with his moment-to-moment reflections on life and death, love and success, spirituality and the search for meaning, it provides a testament to the power of the human spirit and a compelling message about how to live a more vivid, balanced, and meaningful life.

Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, Chasing Daylight is a remarkable man's poignant farewell to a beloved world.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micaela | 2/18/2014

    " More like an adult book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Austin | 2/17/2014

    " Very emotional and puts the important things in your life into perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisab | 2/1/2014

    " Incredibly sad and amazing at the same time. This book really puts in all in perspective. I dare you to get through it without crying at least once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Milstein | 1/29/2014

    " The author wrote about how he managed his final months alive, saying final goodbyes to friends and family, remembering perfect moments he had before the diagnosis and experiencing many more new ones after. One comes away from this novel very impressed with O'Kelly for the way he chose to live his life at the end, and for sharing his experience with us. The book was inspiring and makes you think about your life and how you spend it. I recommend this book for anyone who is at a crossroad in life or is seeking direction on how to find balance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Alden | 1/29/2014

    " Inspiring, haunting, thought provoking, heartbreaking and honest. Death is the great equalizer. You don't have to be able to relate to the lifestyle of a wealthy C.E.O to appreciate this memoir and its valuable message. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie | 1/28/2014

    " A tad depressing, but overall enlightening book about how one man approached his impending death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben Galbraith | 1/22/2014

    " Touching story of the last months of a terminally-ill cancer sufferer. Makes you appreciate your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/6/2014

    " Worthwhile read for all audiences. My heart goes out to his family. They lost a unique man "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayne | 12/11/2013

    " quick read - describes his approach to finding closure and prioritizing the present; amazing partnership with his wife (we should all be so lucky) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 11/3/2013

    " Thorough...thought provoking...easy, quick read unless you stop to reflect, which I am sure you will do! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vinny | 9/27/2013

    " Eye-opener. When life is passing you by too quickly - I suggest reading this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 8/28/2013

    " Good uplifting read. Interesting perspective on preparing for death and living life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne | 8/25/2013

    " this book has some great things to consider on living a full balanced life especially when you aren't under a death sentence like the author was "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 6/14/2013

    " One of my book club books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tori | 6/11/2013

    " Sounded like it would be better than it actually was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russ | 3/11/2013

    " I really really really loved this book. It was POWERFUL!!! A must-read for everybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Dant | 1/25/2013

    " This book offers a great message about thinking about remembering to live for the moment. Heartbreaking at times and heartwarming at others. Easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/5/2012

    " A very thoughtful way to die, a chance most people aren't offered, and if they are wouldn't know what to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Modesti | 11/17/2012

    " Great book about a man who has lived a very intentional life, and determines to live a very intentional death. Poignant that he says he was blessed to know he had three to six months to live - most of us are clueless. "

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