Story after story after story ad infinitum of sightings. each story lasting 3-4 minutes. NOTHING like the movie. Listen to the sample. Of all the audio books I have purchased, this is the only one I couldn't get through.
This audio book gives the reader a detailed and vivid description of mothman and its authentic sightings.From my side,I advise every aspiring crytozoology and UFOlogy student to listen to this audio book.
I listen to alot of Books. I mean ALOT of books. If I review it, it means it must have been worth it.
So this book was not the movie, as alot of the reviews state, and that is fine. But where it goes wrong it that it has very little, (almost none) of material relating to the Mothman. It is all about UFO's. The book pretty much just consists of account after account of UFO signings, encounters, and visitations. This is all fine if the book was entitled "Strange UFO Encounters" but it wasn't. It was titled the "Mothman Prophesies" and it just didn't have anything about either the Mothman or events surrounding his sightings. The book is interesting and well done. It just doesn't have anything in it about the topic that made me what to listen to it to begin with.
More about everything else but Morhman..... Tried to listen to the whole book but couldn't ..... Never did get to the bridge collapse in Point Pleasant WV and I only had an hour left to listen .... Not worth the money
I knew this book was written in the 70's when I purchased it but it seemed like it might be a "classic" and therefore worth a listen. He discusses a number of peculiar events surrounding the collapse of the Silver Bridge. Among these events are sightings of mothman, UFO, strange phone calls, visits from very disorganized MIB agents, etc. However, the author really fails to offer any kind of theory about the cause or meaning of these events. He dismissed extraterrestrial contact out of hand stating simply that extraterrestrial life does not exist and to speculate otherwise is just silly. Then he turns around and blames all these peculiar events on malicious beings in the psycospere, but fails to give any theory as to who these beings are, why they like to make crank phone calls, what their ultimate goals are etc. After listening to the book, I just cannot understand why people seem to like it so much or why is still gets mentioned thirty years later.
The stories are interesting enough. The narration is pretty good.
The thing that bugs me the most is the Endless comments that basically is the author saying, "Look how important I am! Seriously. I'm that important. Everyone knows who I am, even people not interested in UFOs. I really am kind of a big deal!" I was kind of able to ignore the constant patting self on the back to get through the first half. The second half and this issue gets worse. This probably would have been a great book on "What ifs" and "Maybe" but for the endless ego stroking.
No, just the author.
I have not, but he does a very good job reading Keen's ego stroking. I would love to hear him read a better book.
Yes, never read or bother listening to anything from Keen again.
You wrote a book, Mr. Keen and that's great. Not many folks have written and had published any sort of book. With that said, get over yourself.
Once you read something this bad you never go back. No No A thousand times no.
I'm going to the Hornblower series just to clear my head
Craig Wasson is a great Narrator, that fact that I made it halfway though the book is all on him and not the writer.
Remove all the crap that has nothing to do with the story. There is so much endless details of encounters and reports that further no story narrative. 70% of this book is glorified unrelated padding.
If you are in a hospital and suffering from a neck injury that leaves you fully paralyzed. Pray to the gods this is not the book your brother brings to you to listen too why you are laying in bed and powerless to move. Beg to be unplugged.
Chilling, eye-opening and strange.
Nothing to compare to.
What a great book. I'd never heard the story of the Mothman in any other form, whether it be TV or other, this was my first experience. I was trapped in listening to it from the beginning. I found myself going running or biking just so I could listen to some more of the story.