Thursday, July 4, 2024

In My Time of Dying


Author: Sebastian Junger

Narrator: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Year: 2024

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Thank you for the gifted audiobook! 

Reading nonfiction is a departure from my usually thrillers & mysteries. When I saw that Sebastian Junger was the author, I couldn’t pass it up. Junger has had a distinguished career as a reporter and author. His work has taken him around the globe and into many hotspots. But his closest brush with death was on a quiet day at home in rural New England. Junger had been experiencing abdominal pain on and off for several months when he was incapacitated by excruciating pain. When he arrives at the hospital, his life begins to slip away. Junger sees his deceased father in the room. His father invites Junger to join him and reassures Junger that “It’s okay. There’s nothing to be scared of. I’ll take care of you.” Junger wakes up the next day to learn that he had a ruptured aneurysm and he shouldn’t have survived. Junger details the extraordinary measures all members of his care team took to save his life - from the ambulance crew to all the nurses and doctors who treated him. Junger’s gratitude and admiration for their professionalism, expertise, and dedication is palpable. 

Junger was shocked it was his father he saw during his near death experience. He believed it would have been totally out of character for his father, a man of science and not religious, to be there to escort his son from life to death. Seeing his father when he was so close to death spurred Junger to take a deep dive into what happens after we die. He examines other people’s near death experiences and looks at the physics of reality as he grapples with trying to understand the unknowable. 

Junger narrates this emotional and intriguing audiobook. I found listening this story in the author’s own voice all the more impactful. It is a fascinating and thought provoking journey. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

QOTD: do you know anyone who has had a near death experience? I don’t. 

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