He Sees You When You're Sleeping
Sterling Brooks has been cooling his heels in the Celestial Waiting Room for forty-six years, waiting for admission to heaven. Finally, just days before Christmas, he’s summoned...more
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Narrator: Carol Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001
Length: 4 hours and 36 min.
Meet Sterling Brooks. His was not an exemplary life; his misdeeds were few. His were sins of omission, not commission.
A few days before Christmas, Sterling watches those around him gain passage through the celestial gates. The Heavenly Council poses a test - Sterling will be sent back to earth and given an opportunity to prove his worthiness by helping...more
Biasanya, buku yang gue suka banget, selalu gue 'habiskan' maksimal dalam dua malam. Tapi buku ini, kayaknya hampir semingguan deh HAHAHAHA..
Bukannya ngga menarik. Buku ini menarik. Kalo gue bacanya pas tahun 90-an kali yah. Pas gue masih sd. Jadi feelnya masih berasa.
Soalnya kayaknya latar belakang ceritanya juga rada jadul gitu. Jadi berasa nonton film dimana pemeran wanitanya rambutnya keriting dikuncir...more
We've enjoyed virtually every Mary Higgins Clark book (all of them), including her last Christmas season book also co-authored with her daughter Carol (who we're not particularly fond of), but it's not really obvious two authors are at work (unlike, for example, the two Stephen King / Peter Straub collaborations). This pleasant little tale of an angel wannabe coming back to earth to earn his full passage through the pearly gates has j...more
Back on Earth he meets 7 year old Marissa who seems very troubled; with her father Billy Campbell and his mother Nor Kelly in the Witness Protection Program. Sterling, with the Heavenly Council's hel...more
Yes, I know I'm totally lame for reading this book. But I wanted a christmasy, cheesy, fun book and this seemed to do the trick, since I was grinning by the end. I was thoroughly entertained for most of the book, and even if it wasn't the most thought-provoking or interesting thing I've ever read, I thought it was a lot of fun, especially for this time of year. And I thought the message, although delivered in a very preachy way, was a fairly good one. So, in a nut...more
Sterling helps Marissa and manages to bring her father and grandmother home for Christmas.
It is an excellent story from two great mystery writers.
But a few chapters in it's turning into some kind of gangster crime story. It really isn't one thing or the other. I'm sure it's an ok book but what I want is a christmassy read so it's going back to the library half read.
Sterling has spent 46 years in the Heavenly waiting room watching everyone else get sent on to their destination while he waits. He finally gets a second chance to learn what living is about when he is sent back to earth to help someone and prove he has changed.
A great book to read while on a plane or waiting someplace.
*Okay, I admit it--I thought this was going to be a creepy stalker book & it was a wonderful feel good story instead!
This could be a prime time Christmas movie and disturb nobody. Even the fire/heart attack seemed blandish.
I did enjoy Sterling seeing all the things that have come around since his passing, but he seemed like a 3d character in a 2d world.