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.
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.
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!
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)
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!
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