Synopses & Reviews
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?
If you want to understand life, you must understand death. In Secrets of the Monarch, Allison 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.
About the Author
The life of Allison DuBois, an author and medium, is the basis of the television show Medium. She uses her psychic abilities to help law enforcement agencies across the country solve crimes and also works as a jury consultant. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, she has worked as an intern at the district attorney's office in Phoenix, and she received her B.A. in political science from Arizona State University. She is the author of Don't Kiss Them Goodbye and We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us. Renee Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Last Secret by Mary McGarry Morris and Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien, as well as a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for Joe Schreiber's Chasing the Dead. She has also performed on film, TV, radio, and stage, including the recurring roles of Jordon on ABC's One Life To Live, Phyllis on NBC's Passions, and guest-starring roles on prime-time TV. She has been heard in cartoons (The Simpsons, Billy and Mandy), videogames, and on the E! channel. Her narration of Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper was selected by Library Journal as one of the best audiobooks of 2009, and her reading of Marthe Jocelyn's Would You was selected by the ALA as one of the best young adult audiobooks of 2009.