The In-Between: Unforgettable Encounters During Life's Final Moments

Written by:
Hadley Vlahos
Narrated by:
Hadley Vlahos

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2023
7 hours 19 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Passionate advocate for end-of-life care and TikTok star Hadley Vlahos shares moving stories of joy, wisdom, and redemption from her patients’ final moments in this “brilliant” (Zibby Owens, Good Morning America) memoir.
“This extraordinary book helps dispel fear around death and dying—revealing it to be a natural part of our soul’s evolution.”—Laura Lynne Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Signs and The Light Between Us

Talking about death and dying is considered taboo in polite company, and even in the medical field. Our ideas about dying are confusing at best: Will our memories flash before our eyes? Regrets consume our thoughts? Does a bright light appear at the end of a tunnel? For most people, it will be a slower process, one eased with preparedness, good humor, and a bit of faith. At the forefront of changing attitudes around palliative care is hospice nurse Hadley Vlahos, who shows that end-of-life care can teach us just as much about how to live as it does about how we die.
Vlahos was raised in a strict religious household, but began questioning her beliefs in high school after the sudden death of a friend. When she got pregnant at nineteen, she was shunned by her community and enrolled herself in nursing school to be able to support herself and her baby. But nursing soon became more than a job: when she focused on palliative care and hospice work, it became a calling. 
In The In-Between, Vlahos recounts the most impactful experiences she’s had with the people she’s worked with—from the woman who never once questioned her faith until she was close to death, to the older man seeing visions of his late daughter, to the young patient who laments that she spent too much of her short life worrying about what others thought of her—while also sharing her own fascinating journey.
Written with profound insight, humility, and respect, The In-Between is a heartrending memoir that shows how caring for others can transform a life while also offering wisdom and comfort for those dealing with loss and providing inspiration for how to live now.
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Shannon D.

I absolutely enjoyed listening to this book

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This book has evoked emotions in me I didn’t know I still had. I have not cried this much in years, in a good way! I watched several of Harley’s videos on social media, this audiobook is definitely an extended version of those. Her voice is really calm and sweet and just what I needed to hear at a time when my small family is getting older and closer to death than birth. I have often considered being a hospice volunteer since my dad passed away. Hadley paints a beautiful picture of the sadness, joy and wonder of her job. I don’t listen to audiobooks often, partly because I haven’t had time until now and partly because I am very particular about the narrators voice. Hadley Vlahos’ is one I would happily listen to for hours on end.

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Really wonderful book, I didn't want it to end. Cried a lot. :,)

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Lisa S.

I lost my father recently, and although an atheist, this book gave me comfort, knowing that my dad felt no fear. Also, maybe he was also visited by his deceased siblings before he passed, whether that was a hallucination or not. It's still beautiful. Thank you Hadley, keep up the great work!

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Antonia M.

I feel this was a great listen. The author was authentic and vulnerable. Loved it!

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Rita S.

Well written. Her cheery voice makes a heavy and sometimes sad topic enjoyable. She takes the mystery out of palliative care and dying. I highly recommend for those interested individuals experiencing this in their life or those of their loved ones.

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Katie C.

I hope this will have a sequel. So amazing ❤️

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Melissa J.

This book tugged at my heartstrings and made me say "wow" so many times! I loved the variety of patients she shared, from differences in ages, diagnoses, and beliefs. Her own story intertwined so well between chapters/stories. I really appreciated Nurse Hadley narrating her own book - it really added to the authenticity. I wish there was more!

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I loved this book. I’ve been dealing with a bit of an existential crisis after losing my dad and my 4.5 year old dog. Hadley's book brought me a bit of comfort.

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Ana T.

Loved every minute of it!

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Jessica A.

Absolutely wonderful book. Heartwarming, tear-jerking, loved every minute of it.

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