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The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story (4 Cassettes)

by Richard Bach, Leslie Parrish
     
 

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In Illusions, Richard Bach wrote of a man haunted by the ghost of a wise, mystical, lovely lady who lived just around a corner in time. The Bridge Across Forever is his quest to find her, and learn of love an immortality. But, caught in storms of wealth and success, disaster and betrayal, he abandons his search — and the walls he builds for

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In Illusions, Richard Bach wrote of a man haunted by the ghost of a wise, mystical, lovely lady who lived just around a corner in time. The Bridge Across Forever is his quest to find her, and learn of love an immortality. But, caught in storms of wealth and success, disaster and betrayal, he abandons his search — and the walls he builds for protection become his prison.

Then he meets the one brilliant and beautiful woman who can set him free, and with her he begins a transforming journey, a magical discovery of love and joy. Intimate, funny, sad, ferociously honest, The Bridge Across Forever will take you into a remarkable work where, ready or not, believe it or not, dreams do come true.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"To a public that desperately wants to believe in love, Bach says: Hang on. Take heart. There is such a thing as a soulmate." — The Atlanta Constitution

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An extended dialogue between Bach and his inner child comprises the latest book from the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. While hang-gliding one afternoon, Bach is reminded of a promise he made to himself when he was a child: to write a book containing the sum of all he has learned and deliver it to his nine-year-old self, Dickie. But Bach finds that Dickie is angry and hurt at having been locked away for the last 50 years. Slowly a dialogue emerges, as Bach tries to pass on his years of experience and in return relives some buried memories, particularly the events surrounding the death of his brother Bobby. What results is a kind of Richard Bach primer, summing up the author's thoughts on time, love, death and God and laying out a belief system not unlike George Bernard Shaw's idea of the Life Force. Participating in this shared voyage of discovery is Bach's wife, who contributes her own insights and acts as a kind of reality check on her husband. Though the concept here may strike some as Philosophy Lite, the book-thanks in large part to Bach's sincerity-deftly skirts sentimentality and becomes, ultimately, a real and affecting creation. (Sept.)
Library Journal
This is a fictional autobiography by the author of the best-selling Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970). After meeting an angel named Shepherd on a paragliding adventure, Bach is challenged to get to know his inner child. At one point he describes his childhood memories as "burnt monochrome footage of the time from which I had come." This statement is an accurate description of Running from Safety. Bach intermittently weaves stories about "Dickie," his inner child, with tales about paragliding. This is a misguided venture in which the author tries to incorporate mysticism, angels, his inner childhood, and paragliding. The resulting bellyflop does not provide much entertainment. Most collections can pass on this.-Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.
Denise Perry Donavin
The author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" attempts to soar again with this introspective journey into his psyche and childhood. He tells about how he recently met an angel as he was coming up a mountain after a successful but fairly boring paraglide. This angel offers Bach a ride and challenges him to keep a promise he made to himself as a child. The promise was to write a book filled with the secrets of life: "what to look out for, how to be happy, knowledge to save your life." Instead, Bach looks hard at his childhood, speaks directly to the child he was, and faces some truly serious and painful issues in his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559273046
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
08/15/1994
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Bach worked as an Air Force tactical fighter pilot, a motion picture stunt pilot, an aviation technical writer and a flight instructor before becoming one of the world's bestselling authors. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Actress Leslie Parrish has appeared in dozens of television shows, including Batman, Star Trek, and Hogan’s Heroes. She has also played in a host of major motion pictures, notably Li'l Abner, The Manchurian Candidate, Sex and the Single Girl, and Portrait of a Mobster. Leslie attended the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. She narrated The Bridge Across Forever, written by Richard Bach and published by Macmillan Audio.

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