This is another typical meandering, curious series of investigations by Ronson. I mean that in a good way, as I love his style.
I only wish it was narrated by the author. His works aren't quite the same without his particular, tentative lilt. Instead this book is read by a very assured sounding American, which undercuts both the occasional Britishisms and the overall bizarre nature of the discoveries.
Still, his voice is there in the writing and if you can get past the more "traditional" audiobook sound, you're in store for another funny, shocking, and enlightening series of stories.
The way it was read, I wasn't sure if, in the beginning, he was playing with us or telling us a serious story. In truth, I think it was both, which helped to make it interesting.
This book covers more than staring at goats. For example, MK Ultra. I thought I was well informed about MK Ultra but Ronson talks to Erik Olson and gets more on his father's death. Narrator is over-dramatic and uses some unusual pronunciations
Very fascinating information but hard to keep track of each person in the story because the narrator uses the same tone for everyone. Would recommend having it redone by someone else. Would love it is someone from 60 minutes read it.
We expect the government to utilize all aspects of exploring to develop "new" ways to stay ahead of others. This book opens thoughts into areas you may have never expected. Bit, based on what we are given in sci-fi movies, books, and tv; it's not hard to fathom the thought of how possible it really occurred or occurs.
not bad, but freaky knowing there's psychic soilders out in the world. I did enjoy the movie more. he's writing trails off sometimes.
This book was a story about the military attempt to use psychics as a resource for both intelligence and coercion. It made a interesting read. Although, I didn't see the movie, I wanted to rad the book. It's melding of actual facts overlaid with psychic drama and mental manipulation was unique.
The mind is a strange and wonderful thing...
Maybe I'll watch the movie.
In addition to the complete level of bologna, the book jumps all over the place. Is there a point to any of this? I can't take it anymore.
Voice droned on and on. No excitement in the story at all.
all of it
This is the worst book I've ever listened to. I'd rather listen to hours of commercials on the radio.
infuriating..tax dollars being spent .and that douche bag hurting hamsters
i have listened to coast to coast am
and it was funny
to hear about ed dames