Although I am typically disinclined to award much of anything with five stars, I did in this instance in part because I felt it was seriously underrated here and felt I needed to try to restore some balance. It is an exceptional read. I don't think many books offer the kind of dense information (anecdotal and researched) this one offered. Let's be honest, the subject matter isn't bad either. I personally hate the subject of UFOs and was relieved that this was not about that as such. I very much liked his general take on things as well. He didn't fall in lock step with any particular group, and tended to abandon (to a great degree) preconceived ideas. That made for a far more credible read, whether or not you come to his ultimate conclusions (I do not, but appreciated much of his logic) and did find merit to many/most of his conclusions/observations along the way. Whether you approach this as fiction or non-fiction, the read is addictive and moves at a good clip. I enjoyed it very much…and yes, I double checked the doors before I went to bed. Excellent read. By the way if you like this, I would suggest my other top choice this year, Michelle Paver's, Dark Matter--completely fictional but very believable. I am certain many true and similar stories out there have happened before. Cheers!
I chose this title based on the reviews slagging it for not being based on the movie. This is pretty much in documentary form, which I find more interesting than the movie, and doesn't include the Hollywood embellishments. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this story is the linking of several phenomena. From mothman to UFO's to poltergiests and the infamous MIB, Keal links them all together. Definitely for the conpiracy theorist.
I was a bit disappointed with the second half of the book though. At points it was more far-fetched than I was willing to go, which almost threw the entire story out for me. Still, the first half was excellent and aside from the problems with the second half was still a very enjoyable listen.
...of sightings, strange occurances, UFO's, Men in Black and other such things. Keel goes to great lengths to tell all about each event that happend in Point Pleasant before the bridge disaster. He also backs up many events with other sightings and visits and occurances, until your head is swimming. The biggest problem is the lack of continuity or timeline, and cross-referencing with events he's already covered (which is hard to go back to in audio format...if you really want to go back in the first place). While at the heart of the book is an interesting tale of bizarre events leading to a strange disaster, there is a lot of extras to get through.
The narration is well done and easy to listen to.
This is not really a book but a series of loosely connected anecdotes. They generally start something like this - On June 13, 1961 while Bob Smith was walking down the street he encounter a large bat-like creature.
The problems with this book are not related to the subject matter but how it is presented. Lots of random sightings that aren't linked together into any kind of narrative and are not supported by much fact.
I am very interested in this topic but this book was completely unengaging.
Everybody gets One
Worth a listen to! So many conspiracies and spooky stories in this. The Mothman is quite the creature.
Ear candy for conspiracy, sci-fi and lovers of all things occult & high- strangeness. Craig Wasson has excellent voice and delivery as narrator, and that makes all the difference. John Keel writes another masterpiece, documentary style and I appreciate his devotion for telling this story with a truly objective point of view. Great story!!
Loved it, didn't know what to expect. The reader was Brillant! I enjoyed the sort of quirkiness that others had complained about on other reviews.
I didn't know much about Mothman before, now I'll never be the same; sleep with one eye open.
Unbelievably great. This is the dude
No, I just enjoyed the whole thong
There is a world we don't know about,
A classic. An absolute classic. Riveting stories told in Keel's easy and relatable style. Narration sounds great. Lots of replay value. Wonderful and terrifying.
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.