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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (250 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allison DuBois Narrator: Renee Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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In her newest book, Allison DuBois explains that the lives of people aren't much different than those of monarch butterflies - that we wouldn't be the people we are, make the choices we do, and, in essence, live the lives we lead without the friends and family members that came before us and have passed over to the other side.

If you want to understand life, you must understand death. In Secrets of the Monarch, DuBois shows how communicating with the dead has taught her important lessons about life and how listeners can apply those principles to their own lives.

Although we are all products of our predecessors, DuBois stresses that every person's life is part of a bigger story, stretching past family and friends to neighbors, community members, and society as a whole. By making the most of your life now, DuBois says, you can positively affect that story. It is your legacy to pass the fire in your eyes and heart to your children, your siblings' children, and your friends' children.

After all, if you already know that the story will end, why not make the content a true masterpiece?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 2/20/2014

    " Her first two books were very moving, funny, inspirational, enlightening and comforting .... she keeps the bar raised high w/her 3rd book ... an amazing soul, with amazing information to share. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 2/13/2014

    " This book was not like an episode of the medium. There were somethings that hit home in an eerie way. I do believe in an afterlife and wonder how i will be present in the lives of my family or whomever when i am no longer here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlotte | 2/7/2014

    " Other than the last chapter, I was quite disappointed with this book. Some of it was interesting, but a lot of it seemed to be an opportunity to name drop. I think her best book is We Are Their Heaven. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 lildebbie57 | 2/6/2014

    " This was not a good book. unfortunate really. I am sure she's a lovely lady but writing was bland and repetitive. Plus the woman reading the audio book was annoying for me as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tegan | 1/25/2014

    " It's a nice book but every chapter seems roughly the same. I got bored about halfway "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 1/20/2014

    " Not as interesting as her first book, this seems to be a little redundant. It does depict a few more instances on her ability to communicate with the other side. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/15/2014

    " She isn't the best writer, but I admit I'm a sucker for books by mediums, and this is a quick easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Palmersix | 1/10/2014

    " I have a ticket to see Allison DuBois when her tour comes to Baltimore in September so I need to read this before then. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 1/9/2014

    " Just a rip-off. I felt like Marie Curie when she had to boil tons and tons of pitchblende to obtain ONE or TWO grams of radium. Bla bla bla, but not much substance here. Too bad, seems the lady has a good lead on commercializing her "product" but it's weak when compared to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaz | 11/27/2013

    " With each book allison writes they just get better and better.loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 11/23/2013

    " uplifting and encouraging "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Jenschke | 11/12/2013

    " Helpful and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 10/31/2013

    " It wasn't really what I expected from her, but in the end when I closed the book I did enjoy the message she was trying to get through..enjoy the life you have! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/19/2013

    " I read this book because the author is the woman who inspired the show Medium and I like that show. The book was about practical life advice she wanted to share. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/2/2012

    " I thought this was a great book that made me pause to think about my own life and belief in life after death. I am eager to read her other books now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 10/4/2012

    " Allison DuBois always writes insightful books. I enjoy how she uses personal life stories to illustrate the concept or life lesson that she is addressing in a particular chapter. Very enjoyable and it gave me alot to ponder about my own life experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 10/1/2012

    " Really really enjoy Allison DuBois, Just love her information and kindness "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leisl | 8/16/2012

    " I love Allison duBois! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 8/3/2012

    " This is an interesting & inspirational book, teaching us how to live through the lessons of the dead. Allison Dubois is a fascinating person and the insite into her life was quiet extrodinary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 7/28/2012

    " This book had a few interesting points to make, but overall, it just didn't do much for me. I think she could have said the things she needed to say in one long blog entry instead of trying to fill up a whole book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/25/2012

    " On of the best books I read all year, this is not a book about death but a book about living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy Sequera | 3/10/2012

    " Loved it! Great book and inspirational to keep happy about loved ones that have passed. I think she's amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie North | 2/6/2012

    " I have read Allison Dubois' two previous books and enjoy her style. I find comfort in her stories and I do believe that she has a special gift to share with the world. If you don't believe in her, don't bother reading this one. Read her first book, then decide for yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauraley Dilgard | 11/2/2011

    " Anything spiritual, being a spiritual person I love to read about other's experiences. Allison DuBois is an interesting, down to earth person she seems so loving and fun. I'd love to meet her at that bar she goes to when on vacation and learn more about her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 10/6/2011

    " Not as well written as her previous two book, but still interesting enough to read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaz | 7/27/2011

    " Great book a bit short. Read in a day. But I love how Alison writes, like she is sitting in front of you telling her story, she is very candid and honest. Great author and someone I would love to meet one day, but prolly won't as she is the USA and I'm in Australia. Worth a read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauraley | 1/13/2011

    " Anything spiritual, being a spiritual person I love to read about other's experiences. Allison DuBois is an interesting, down to earth person she seems so loving and fun. I'd love to meet her at that bar she goes to when on vacation and learn more about her.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/15/2010

    " Allison DuBois always writes insightful books. I enjoy how she uses personal life stories to illustrate the concept or life lesson that she is addressing in a particular chapter. Very enjoyable and it gave me alot to ponder about my own life experiences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 11/2/2010

    " Not as well written as her previous two book, but still interesting enough to read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/14/2010

    " Inspired me to live my life to the max. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 5/6/2010

    "
    The author's abilities to communicate with those on the other side is the basis of the tv series The Medium.

    Basically, through examples of her communications the author stresses that those who pass along are still with us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 3/14/2010

    " Allison DuBois continues to talk to the dead in this book. I loved it. I wish my sister, Terrie, would read this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Felicity | 1/24/2010

    " Probably my least favourite of Allison's three books. Although still good, its a bit preachy at times-although what can you expect from a book like this?
    Some of the anecdotes and stories are nice, but it lacks the substance the other books were made of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 9/13/2009

    " This book was not like an episode of the medium. There were somethings that hit home in an eerie way. I do believe in an afterlife and wonder how i will be present in the lives of my family or whomever when i am no longer here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 8/8/2009

    " It wasn't really what I expected from her, but in the end when I closed the book I did enjoy the message she was trying to get through..enjoy the life you have! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 8/17/2008

    " This book had a few interesting points to make, but overall, it just didn't do much for me. I think she could have said the things she needed to say in one long blog entry instead of trying to fill up a whole book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 8/3/2008

    " On of the best books I read all year, this is not a book about death but a book about living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Palmersix | 7/25/2008

    " I have a ticket to see Allison DuBois when her tour comes to Baltimore in September so I need to read this before then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 7/23/2008

    " She isn't the best writer, but I admit I'm a sucker for books by mediums, and this is a quick easy read. "

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