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When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

DON'T MISS THIS BOOK. Weird events following a loved one's death may now all start to make sense. Strange events in your home may have an answer and solution. You never know when a spirit may follow you home. . .

I do not usually take the time to write reviews but I feel compelled to write one for this book. My husband purchased this book for me and I just never sat down to read it until he picked it up and I noticed that he could not put it down (he is not much of a reader, th...
I do not usually take the time to write reviews but I feel compelled to write one for this book. My husband purchased this book for me and I just never sat down to read it until he picked it up and I noticed that he could not put it down (he is not much of a reader, though I am). My curiosity got the better of me and I picked up the book and like him, could not put it down. Mary Ann Winkowski is the person for whom the TV show Ghost Whisperer is based. I have never watched the show. I have, unfortunately, had several close friends and family members die untimely deaths. While I do not believe that I have a ghost in my house, I have experienced events surrounding those deaths that have made me wonder if their spirits have made a visit and I have had close friends tell me stories of events surrounding a love ones death that have made me wonder if they have had a visit from a ghost. Mary Ann wrote this book not to create a dramatic novel, but to tell you what it is like when someone dies and what happens before or if they do not cross over. She is quick to mention that her life is not the dramatic life of the Ghost Whisperer, but if you want to know what REALLY happens between the time someone dies and the time someone crosses over, then you should read this book or if you have strange things occurring in your house and have the slightest suspicion of a ghost, then you MUST read this book. THERE ARE ANSWERS. I am a skeptical attorney, but I could not get enough of her personal experiences and could have easily read another book with a couple hundred more pages of her personal experiences. Events surrounding my father's death now make sense. Events surrounding my best friend's husband's untimely death now make sense. Read the book and see for yourself. Don't expect to be spoon fed a lot of hype and drama. This book is chock full of real world experiences and I am convinced, Mary Ann is the real deal.

posted by Lisa--Jupiter on August 22, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not what it was hyped up to be

I am sorry but this book was not all that I have hoped for and what it was hyped up to be.

Each chapter and page was the same thing over and over and over again and she repeated herself A LOT in this book.

I also did not like how she would lie or use deceict to ma...
I am sorry but this book was not all that I have hoped for and what it was hyped up to be.

Each chapter and page was the same thing over and over and over again and she repeated herself A LOT in this book.

I also did not like how she would lie or use deceict to make an earthbound cross over. I understand you do try and an exception would be if you were trying to get an evil earthbound to cross over but I felt it wasn't right to lie to others.

She made no qualms about it and how she would with hold information or not speak up if someone would need that info. I think her logic is don't ask don't tell but if she "really" had this gift, she wouldn't do that.

I do not like how she is selling quince seeds that are overly priced. Yet, she gets them from her relatives but does not know how they bless them. C'mon, if you are selling them on your online store, you better know how or IF they are really blessed or even if this is indeed done. I feel this is a scam to get money.

Also, the pictures she has in her book was already published in another ghost hunter book by another author, they were not hers!

I am sure she is a nice person, but the book was reiterated way too much and everything could have been summed up in 1 chapter!

posted by 1718967 on August 6, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    Mary Ann will say anything to make a buck!!

    I went to one of her book signings and she was rude and very annoyed at all the people standing in line waiting her to sign her book. Her husband was just as rude and you could tell by their actions (including eye rolling) that they did not want to be there.

    What her and her husband fail to realize is that if it wasn't for people like us, her fans, she wouldn't have made the money that she did.

    Very disappointed in the book being she rehashes the same thing in each chapter and found her not to be creditable.

    I am no longer a fan of hers along with their junk that they sell too which is useless!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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