• The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

  • How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
  • By: Annie Kagan
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen, David Colacci
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,385 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $20.29

Buy for $20.29

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Annie Kagan is not a medium or a psychic, she did not die and come back to life; in fact, when she was awakened by her deceased brother, she thought perhaps she had gone a little crazy.

In The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death, Kagan shares the extraordinary story of her after death communications (ADC) with her brother Billy, who began speaking to her just weeks after his unexpected death.

One of the most detailed and profound ADC's ever recorded, Kagan's audiobook takes the listener beyond the near-death experience. Billy's vivid, real-time account of his ongoing journey through the mysteries of death will change the way you think about life, death, and your place in the Universe.

In his foreword, Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life after Life, explains the phenomena of walkers between the worlds, known to us since ancient times, and says that Dr. Kagan's thought-provoking account is an excellent example.

©2013 Annie Kagan (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What listeners say about The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    996
  • 4 Stars
    222
  • 3 Stars
    91
  • 2 Stars
    38
  • 1 Stars
    38
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    850
  • 4 Stars
    211
  • 3 Stars
    93
  • 2 Stars
    32
  • 1 Stars
    30
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    877
  • 4 Stars
    176
  • 3 Stars
    85
  • 2 Stars
    38
  • 1 Stars
    36

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Spiritual & Hip - goes past usual Astral & Cycles

For people who have already read books by Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, Robert Monroe, William Buhlman, Robert Bruce, Dolores Cannon, Eben Alexander, etc etc . . . all the various authors have managed to write about common areas and cycles and happenings beyond this physical Earth and existence or lifetime experience. They didn't write about these common areas intentionally, but readers who cover a broad swath of authors on these topics will start to notice the different authors describing the same places or procedures.

This book touches on some of the commonalities reported on by these authors and others. But what makes it different is an experience described that goes beyond the reincarnation cycle. It's an exhilarating description of experiencing what it's like to be a Universe, or beyond Space and Time, or in light or mental realms.

At the same time, "Billy" is very articulate when "he" returns to report back to his sister and help her accomplish his assignment to create this book. Billy uses complex vocabulary and historical references and sends his sister to look in iTunes for a certain song, or tells her to look up the meaning (via Google) of various names or words, and she finds another song on Youtube - so he appears to be very "connected" to information and communication abilities even from the "other side."

Billy also either manipulates or predicts syncronistic and very appropriate symbolic events.

The story is enjoyable, has a natural flow, and enough mystery to stay interesting from beginning to end. Fun listening if you are a person who likes to compare what people have found out so far about mystical topics that we aren't going to learn about from traditional academia or on the evening news.

A beautiful and mystical story yet down-to-earth because it is so human with our flaws and drama - it manages to be an *experience* in a few places that have fascinating information and descriptions of the "other side" of death for Billy.

It was the first time I read a description of what is past the reincarnation cycle. Very interesting book for the information-gatherer-type.

Great narration.

31 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Spoke Directly To My Heart

Where does The Afterlife of Billy Fingers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top. But then again, most books that I read come into my life at the exact moment I'm meant to hear/read them. So there are many ranked #1.

What does Susan Ericksen and David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I prefer to listen to profound words, especially the first time I'm hearing them. Both Susan and David did a wonderful job speaking Annie's and Billy's words.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughter. Tears. Peace. Gratitude. Joy.

Any additional comments?

Those who are meant to read this book will find it. For me, it was recommended by a friend I was visiting for the weekend. I downloaded it via Audible just before my drive home. I drove hours through a terrible snow storm and yet I was in heaven (pun intended) listening to this beautiful book. If you are ready to hear it - it will change your life. Truly. Thank you Annie for following your destiny and putting this into print!!

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Stuck it out, but not very original.

The guy gave me the creeps. Sister is a whiner. Dull stuff compared to the possibilities that are out there today.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must buy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was patiently waiting and waiting for this to come out and I am so glad it finally hit Audible. Its a fantastic story about a brother who talks to his sister to tell her about the afterlife and proving to her that we DO in fact go on after dieing. Ive read tons of books on this topic, and this is in my top 5. A true must read.

Any additional comments?

Buy it!

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

I didn't care for this book

I am a huge fan of spiritual books, especially ones that deal with subjects such as this one, however, I just didn't buy a lot of what this author was saying. The messages in the book are good ones, but with all the amazing psychically sensitive people in the world, never have I heard one say, nor have a read a book, that claims a relative who crossed over actually spoke to them so clearly that they gave day to day experiences on the Otherside for such a long period of time. Sure, people write about communicating with those who have crossed over, but not as easily as listening to someone standing next to you speak. It made me wonder why she was so special that she was able to continue her relationship with her brother in a way that no one else can. I realize that some people are more sensitive than others, but I just don't believe her story. However, the book was not a total waste, as I said, there are very positive messages and metaphors - which you have probably seen all over Facebook by now.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Reality? Hardly. Sprituality? Immature.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Probably nothing. As a preemptive strike it is good to start an unbelievable book by stating that it's going to sound unbelievable.

Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen and David Colacci – was your favorite?

I didn't relate very well to any of the characters. Regarding the performance, neither was distracting in any way, which for me means that the performers did a great job.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Afterlife of Billy Fingers?

As a person in recovery, it was an amazing stretch for me to try and imagine a substance abuse counselor who is speaking with the relative of the recently deceased saying, "He just didn't trust his higher power. I was really disappointed in him." Nobody with any experience with a twelve step recovery program would speak that way in that kind of a situation. Once speaking from heaven, I was doing okay with the preliminaries but was thrown under the bus when the high level goddess got sexy and Billy thought she might be flirting with him. But the last straw is when Billy get's released from the cycle of rebirth. I need a little deeper explanation to swallow that one. I don't mind a spiritual world in which everyone goes to heaven, but to turn as basic a notion as karma into nothing of consequence undermines a lot this story's underpinnings. Of course, anything is possible and truth is stranger than fiction... in this case very much so.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Very disappointing. Sounds made up!

What disappointed you about The Afterlife of Billy Fingers?

It's not believable at all. I thought it would have been a truthful account of his experience. Instead it is an account of his sisters experience going through her grieving process. It sounds like either she is hallucinating on a psychedelic drug or she is dreaming the whole thing up to ease her pain.

Would you ever listen to anything by Annie Kagan again?

No, lost her credibility.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not real to me

What would have made The Afterlife of Billy Fingers better?

I am an avid reader of NDEs and such spiritual events. I tried to listen to this but it never got better for me. It sounded like a poorly written novel and I had no stomach to listen to the end. I can't say what would have made this better for me.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani

What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen and David Colacci ’s performance?

It wasn't serious enough, maybe. It was more like listening to a YA novel.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Afterlife of Billy Fingers?

I can't honestly and fairly answer that. I feel like saying all of it...but that's not fair to the author and performers. Usually I relate to these subjects. This story doesn't feel real, which is what I'm interested in.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Hmm, not my cup of tea

This seems to be a very Eastern philosophical depiction of afterlife, not exactly the way I imagine in Christianity (and I am no expert in either!). While the book contains much wisdom and many truths, the story is a bit out there. I have no doubt the author had some spiritual experiences, but many are almost cliche. It is a beautiful concept, and perhaps we can conjure our dead loved ones at will as she describes, but if it were that easy I suspect there would be more written about it. There are good messages within, and perhaps I should overlook the way they are delivered. But I’ve personally gotten more from other books about the afterlife.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not Believable

At first very intriguing but the story just got weird and unbelievable. Some parts just gave me anxiety and the ending left me feeling empty.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs Pauline J  Liddle
  • Mrs Pauline J Liddle
  • 05-20-15

Inspirational

Great book very moving thoroughly enjoyed it.
God bless you Billy fingers.
May your God go with you.
Many thanks

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ms. Dian Hall
  • Ms. Dian Hall
  • 04-29-15

Exceptional

I have listened to this book twice now and I have to say I could listen to it again absolutely love x

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for EMMA McGRATH
  • EMMA McGRATH
  • 04-04-15

The little book of wisdom

wonderful, I give it to people that need to hear the uplifting words here, its not hard work but easy to listen to xxx

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Inspiredbypmdd
  • Inspiredbypmdd
  • 09-28-18

very comforting and interesting

it puts how small human life is, into perspective. well read and written. glad I listened.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sigzmik
  • Sigzmik
  • 08-16-18

A beautiful story that explores the afterlife.

A tale of love and guidance from beyond the separation barriers of life and death.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-13-18

Fine if You're After Fiction ...

What did you like best about The Afterlife of Billy Fingers? What did you like least?

There wasn't much I liked at all - I'm pretty well versed with books of a spiritual genre however this read as a total work of fiction - not at all what I was expecting - I felt like I was listening to a play. If you're after a bit of simple entertainment, it might be for you. If you're seeking something with a little substance, I wouldn't suggest this and I couldn't even be bothered to listen to the end. I'm about to return it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Julian
  • Julian
  • 09-13-17

thank You :-)

Say big thank You to Billy for this book it greate reminder of things we already know..but just keep forgeting them...one of my favorite books now :-) JJ

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Majken B Friis
  • Majken B Friis
  • 08-22-17

The greatest book ever written about afterlife

This is a book that everyone in the world should listen to, as this is comforting, educational, and gives you so much inner peace.
I am so glad that Billy got to write this book from the realm with help from his sister.
Thanks so very much. Peace Love and Light.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Angelina Birch
  • Angelina Birch
  • 05-20-17

Enchanting and beautiful

From the first page to the last I couldn't wait to listen to more. I wanted this book to go on and on.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paul D.
  • Paul D.
  • 02-26-17

amazing!

amazing, I will be listening again shortly! can only be better second time around definitely.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Alex Jarvis
  • Alex Jarvis
  • 01-28-20

Engaging

Excellant engaging well written beautiful piece of work - it makes you feel close to understanding the afterworlds

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-19

Love love love

I loved this audio book, it totally resonated with me. It made me feel.
I felt this awesome story with my heart , spirit and soul. I wish there was more.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for suzanne carvell
  • suzanne carvell
  • 07-11-18

Lovely communication between siblings.

I loved reading the book. The audible version the narration was just not right i could not feel sense the connection as i did by reading. Great book though Annie loved it.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-14-18

Life after death

What a fantastic story, I loved it. There's more to life than life on Earth.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Symon Peters
  • Symon Peters
  • 04-12-18

Brilliant. I enjoyed it a lot.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Billy must be feeling pretty happy for you and so do I

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Doc O'Toole
  • Doc O'Toole
  • 03-22-18

Have a great day

This book is now one of my favorites. I highly recommend reading this book. Namaste.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kylie
  • Kylie
  • 01-29-17

A fantastic audio book!

I'd put off this audio book for so long because I was originally a cynic as to how authentic this encounter with Billy and his sister may have been. I have just finished listening to it and can now say I would 1000% recommend this book to everybody. The messages that Billy reveals to his sister confirms that our life on earth is simply a brilliant stepping stone to our magnificent journeys that lay beyond. What an inspiring and comforting book. It won't disappoint.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Steve
  • Steve
  • 01-18-15

Valid but not true for all

Having had experience with spirit guides, I can see a lot of truth and a lot of validity in the writing on the work of Billy and the authorreaders need to be aware that Billys experience could be fundamentally different to many others. The reason is is that what they do is to depicked for you something that is much Like the experience One day I may write a book about these to Piction's and have a demonstrate lessons through them.
My parents are still alive, get one night I was taken to a place where my mother and father were living in the afterlife. When I asked my mother how this could be, she said we are not in time here I father said Ron homestretch now son. In the show me the garden, my brother and sister would've picked it is two trees I was depicted as a bunch of flowersI dived into those flowers to come back to you I was in this life

That day my father and I went to a sporting event as we caught the tram home through his hand on my knee and said we are onhome stretch now sonhad not told him about the experience. So it's different for different people at different times but a very good book