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I enjoyed the book but the narrator sounded pretty robotic.
The story told by Ronson is nothing if not surreal.
He voices upper level military level characters well. Otherwise he is a bit robotic.
I did laugh.
Worth a listen!
Sticking closer to the announced essence of the book, which is wacky people with wacky ideas doing stupid things.
No. I felt manipulated.
Mellow, sincere, and polished
The first two thirds of the book was as promised. It was humorous, indeed sometimes laugh out loud funny, as it went from the virtual "aluminum foil hat" candidates to like thinking screwballs. The connections from one bizarre thinker to another were quite entertaining.,
Attempts to connect these wack jobs to the criminal military police at Abu Grabe and the siege of the Branch Dividians was clearly the objective of this book from the beginning. It is a shame this author didn't remain true to the professed intent of this book.
Say something about yourself!
Yes, because it is Hilarious!
I wish Jon had read it, but as companion piece to the movie it works very well.
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