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Reviews are in...

Having been a "critic" for Daily Variety (a sample of some of my reviews are here) and having been a food critic for Epicurean Rendezvous, I understand the odd construct of writing a critique of a performance, an event, an experience. How do you capture an experience, an event, a concert in a few paragraphs?

 The very first review I got for my book "Flipside: a Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" was "3 stars" and a version of "eh, I've seen this all before." Honestly, I thought "Well, that's that, you had one person read your book, and no one else will."  

But then I filmed myself talking about this research at a local bookstore in Santa Monica. Peter Bill was there, some other friends, Larry Grennan, Kathy Suepple - people I've known at different stages in my life. But only ten were in the audience.

I posted that online, and about a couple thousand watched it. And one of them invited me to speak at IANDS in Virginia Beach.  I spoke there to a crowd of about 100, and a former Baptist minister in the audience said "You should go on "Coast to Coast."  I asked "What's that?"  He said, "I'm going to send an email to them, it's a radio show."  I went on the show and the book went to #1 at Amazon overnight (kindle in its genre.)




So you just never know who it is out there that needs to hear this material, needs to read this material, or needs to hear my cat meow while I'm reading it.  Below are reviews from Amazon and from Audible. The material is not for everyone, so I don't expect everyone to be drawn to it. But those who are drawn to it, it's worth checking out.

For  the book "Hacking the Afterlife" -



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5.0 out of 5 stars October 26, 2016
By Amazon Customer (Atlanta, GA) - )
This review is from: Hacking the Afterlife: Practical Advice from the Flipside (Kindle Edition)
Richard has topped his Flipside Series with Hacking The Afterlife. My favorite chapters was the chapter that had the message from Planet Earth and the long chapter about Issa. Everything I have read or listened to Richard's Audible Books are truly Awesome Research Material.

5.0 out of 5 stars "Hacking the Afterlife" is a rollicking ride requiring an open mind...loved it!, August 13, 2016 by Wendy R. Williams  
This review is from: Hacking the Afterlife: Practical Advice from the Flipside (Kindle Edition)

Had the privilege to read an advance copy of Rich Martini’s latest. “Hacking the Afterlife” is as thought-provoking and well-researched as his earlier works “Flipside: Tourist’s Guide How to Navigate the Afterlife” and “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife.”

Applaud Rich for the courage it takes to publicly share such a wide-range of controversial topics ranging from have we solved the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, and can we truly understand Jesus of Nazareth’s life and “death”? (or eternal life)

Rich presents a rich, unique tapestry of research and approaches in an open-minded yet discerning way. Applaud the high quality past life regression and psychic medium work detailed in “Hacking the Afterlife.” Rich, you are much more than “just the reporter”! You’ve conquered “Catholic Brain Freeze” remarkably well. It is NOT easy to remove...

5.0 out of 5 stars August 25, 2016
By Shannon Johnson  
This review is from: Hacking the Afterlife: Practical Advice from the Flipside (Paperback)

Mr. Martini has brought forth more thought provoking information about the Afterlife and revealing new information from those who are in the afterlife about their lives. Highly recommend for anyone who has been venturing into the rabbit hole of spirituality and the afterlife to read all four of his books in order to finally have a new perspective of possibilities. 

Not only does he present the transcripts of hypnosis sessions and sessions done with mediums, Mr. Martini does extensive research in which the reader is able to find more information to validate what has been provided from the spiritual dimensions. 

He does a fantastic job as a skeptic and researcher in delving into the depths of information that brings the reader step by step along with him on this adventure. Thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book and look forward to future publications of Mr. Martini's work and explorations!

For the audio version of the Book:



11-12-16

"Thank you, Richard."
Would you listen to Hacking the Afterlife again? Why?

I was one of those people who reviewed "Flipside: A Tourist’s Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" negatively because of the quality of the audio book and I have to say, I'm sorry. As an author who is also producing his own audio book, I now understand how difficult it is to get the work perfect. It's not easy.

Second, you were correct in stating that the work is more important than worrying about a cat's meow in the background.

I have to say that "Hacking the Afterlife" is pretty great. Keep it up.

Have you listened to any of Richard Martini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is much better than previous book(s).

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
It's all good.

Any additional comments?
Talk a little slower if you can. The words run into each other and the message gets garbled.


(Duly noted.  Thanks for the review)

Amazon Customer
10-27-16
"Awesome Research Material"
Would you consider the audio edition of Hacking the Afterlife to be better than the print version?
Maybe, I listened while reading the words in the Book.and the Material is very interesting and feels very true.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hacking the Afterlife?
Listening to the chapters on the Message from Planet Earth and the chapter on Issa. Issa's story is one I have always wondered about.

What about Richard Martini’s performance did you like?
I love the pizzazz that Richard adds to his readings of his books.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
It does not need one, because Richard has already supplied it.

Any additional comments?
Richard has topped his Flipside Series with Hacking The Afterlife. My favorite chapters was the chapter that had the message from Planet Earth and the long chapter about Issa. 

Everything I have read or listened to Richard's Audible Books are truly Awesome Research Material. I will be listening to this audio book several more times. I finished this book last night and started Richard's Flipside Series again this morning for about the 17th time. This material is truly awesome and consciousness awakening. I Love this information and it truly helps one love the people around one's self.


Diana
10-21-16
"Broadly researched, fun and educational"
This is a series of channelings/past life regressions and findings from research. The presentation is very casual - kind of like a podcast where there is only one person talking - but that's okay. The information is very interesting and covers a lot of territory.

This is well worth the price of an Audible credit if you are interested in reincarnation and enjoy reading books such as those by Michael Newton, Dr. Brian Weiss, the Erik Medhus books, Dolores Cannon, and more.

Lighthearted, yet parts of which are deeply researched, this audio book was informative, very interesting and enlightening.


Thanks for the thoughts!  RM

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