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Master

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  • Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Thomas Carey, Donald Schmitt
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    The true nature of what actually crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 remains classified. Only a select few have ever had access to the truth about what became known as Area 51. But what happened to the remnants of that crash is shrouded in even greater mystery. What began in the high desert of New Mexico ended at Wright-Patterson, an ultra top-secret Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitation was buried deep within this nuclear stronghold.

    Master says: "Another good investigation, but all for nothing?"
    "Another good investigation, but all for nothing?"
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    If you could sum up Inside the Real Area 51 in three words, what would they be?

    Enlightening, cogent, fascinating


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The details


    Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favorite?

    don't know


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    LIke other seminal works on this subject in recent times, this book compiles further great evidence to any sharp observer, but what good is it to know? History has shown that the only way to reveal the core secrets held by any ruling power is by complete overthrow of the rulers, violently, as the people who used to be the "establishment", all of their families, friends, and associates are hunted down and brutally massacred. Nothing can open mouths and force people to divulge secrets as effectively as the threat of death and mutilation to them and/or their loved ones, or the total destruction of that which they hold most precious. Even if one day the entire U.S. government, down to the deepest classified units, were to be toppled, and every secret member of the current Establishment lineage and their families were lined up for execution at the edges of mass graves, where their only last minute choice to avoid their bloody fates is by divulging the secrets pertinent to the subject of UFOs, who could say that the overthrowers would not keep the secrets that they can successfully extract to themselves, just like the people they have overthrown had done?I don't have an army to destroy the entire government and forcibly smash open all of their secret vaults for the world to behold, and neither does any other reader, probably. So coming back full circle along my train of logic, even if I were the one who is able to force the director or commander in charge of hiding such information to divulge it all at the end of a gun barrel, who is to say that some of my underlings won't keep some secrets to themselves or persuade me to do the same? So, what good could it possibly do to have knowledge of this subject?

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Paul Davies
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). But after a half century of scanning the skies, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence---eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life.

    Mike says: "Equal parts history, science, informed speculation"
    "If a picture were to illustrate the SETI people..."
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    What disappointed you about The Eerie Silence?

    Not "provocative" and definitely not "mind-expanding". The author is only slightly less parochial and idiotic than the typical SETI mindset.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Paul Davies again?

    NO!


    What does George K. Wilson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing


    What character would you cut from The Eerie Silence?

    The author


    Any additional comments?

    The picture would be a cartoon where SETI would be represented by a myopic nitwit caveman with his ear against the bottom of a wooden cup held against a desert cave wall with his eyes wide shut, while alien visitors buzz all around him in spaceships far above his perceptual ability, sometimes attempting to communicating with him, but to no avail, because the closed dummy only believes that these were his hallucinations and the taps on his shoulder must have been icicles falling from the ceiling of his desert cave. carl sagan, seth shostak, and others in that lineage of dunderheads are the Lord Kelvins and Charles H. Duells of the present era. Paul Davies is only slightly less hardheaded and has a slightly better clue than the rest of that bunch.


    Einstein was right about human stupidity being infinite. Reincarnation will always ensure that the dumb ones will represent the majority in every era.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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