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  • 4 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 137 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2015

  • Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By James Langton

    Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. In this age of terrorism we live in, the role of conspiracy is a serious one - one that can fuel radical or fringe elements to violence. For award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch, there came a time when he started to see a pattern among these inflammatory theories.

    Ethan M. says: "Excellent, with a few minor flaws"
    "Life Is Easy For A Skeptic"

    Want to be an official skeptic? Say "Occam's Razor" and cite the most ridiculous parts of the most ridiculous "conspiracy theory" - the Protocols of Zion - and you can dismiss more credible theories because that one is so justifiably stupid. And remember: you're the intellectual. Full disclosure - I'm only a half-hour in, but so far this is Bill Nye by-the-numbers skepticism. To dismiss Dr. David Griffin's work because he overstated his credentials somewhere, or to say there is no credible reason to question the murder of MLK despite what Dr. William Pepper might say is par for the course. Maybe it will get better.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Marrs
    • Narrated By Dave Courvoisier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Best-selling author and legendary conspiracy researcher Jim Marrs, who has investigated the recent financial crisis, the JFK assassination, and the national socialist takeover of America, now takes on his biggest subject: the history of mankind. Offering mind-blowing information that will radically alter the way we think about the world and our place in it, Marrs goes beyond the revelations of his classic Alien Agenda, interweaving science and authentic archaeological finds with provocative speculation to show how human civilization may have originated with nonhumans who visited earth eons ago.

    Ronald Castle says: "Brings it all together!"
    "A fun, entertaining book that trails off"
    What did you love best about Our Occulted History?

    Jim Marrs' book is almost delightful in its investigation of so-called suppressed science and alternate views of human history. Although I found some questionable references / sources, the book overall raises some intriguing questions about the age of humans and, at least, the timeline of civilization. it also delves into a rather fanciful but amazing theory of Macedonian culture. That all being said, the last third of the book - a regurgitation of "The Money Masters," federal reserve, the powerful elite, fluoridation, etc. - was so unnecessary that it felt like filler. More so, at the pace of an audio book, it gives the reader the impression that there are hours of life that could have been better spent.

    What about Dave Courvoisier’s performance did you like?

    The narrator delivers the text in a perfect tone. Some reviewers have complained about his imitations of dialect. I found it a benefit - it discerned Marrs' prose from quotes. It was an easy way to realize when a new voice was being introduced without having the narrator say, "here comes a quotation." Yes, Mr. Courvosier does make some curious mispronunciations - "Karlton Heston" - but, hey, at the same time he had a lot to read out loud!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson

    There's the Freedom of Information Act, and then there's Ventura's way. The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bull, according to Jesse Ventura. In this incredible collection of actual government documents, Ventura, the ultimate nonpartisan truth-seeker, proves it beyond any doubt. He and Dick Russell walk listeners through 63 of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors.

    Alan says: "Truth Hurts"
    "It's good, as long as you don't listen to it."

    I agree with the low-level ratings here. It's not that the book is bad - it's just bad in audio form. The narrator is great, but how much can you do with, "Government document three seven five Dee Zee Ell, dated January 25 two thousand and sixty five. From Admiral Cosegrove to the chiefs of staff ..." A more traditional book, your eyes just go right past all that. But I can't slight Jesse. Love the guy. Just find a book to flip through (PS - I love you, Audible)

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "Dear Audible:"

    Thank you for being here for us. What a great freebie. I don't really have much left to say but will add this sentence to get to the minimum. How this turned my day around!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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