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Searching for the String: Selected Writings of John A. Keel Audiobook

Searching for the String: Selected Writings of John A. Keel

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Publisher's Summary

New Saucerian Press proudly presents Searching for the String, a collection of magazine articles by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and "Fortean", but who was also our own, 20th-century Mark Twain. Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind and The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel's classic books. Written in Keel's engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality.

In this audiobook, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that long made him the enfant terrible of ufology. In this no-holds-barred analysis - much of it written decades ago - Keel shreds most of the sacred-cow beliefs still held by many in ufological and "cryptozoological" circles today, and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the "4-D" or "interdimensional" thesis; the "breakaway civilization" theory; the possible role of "ancient aliens" in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many "alien abduction" and "Men in Black" encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans.

Searching for the String showcases not only Keel's wit and charm, but also his incisive and impassioned intellectual capabilities.

©2014 Andrew B. Colvin (P)2015 Andrew B. Colvin

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    Diana 08-23-15
    Diana 08-23-15 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Third in an excellent trilogy on UFOs & humanity"

    Starting with 1) Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind (5*s!), then continuing with 2) The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, and then concluding with 3) Searching for the String . . . these collected writings of John Keel are informative and thought-provoking.

    Because he spent so much time interviewing witnesses or experiencers, and talked with so many people over a long period of time, and because he focused on the mystery with such passion for detail and excellence in research methods, John Keel's collected writings have an advantage over other UFO-related books.

    Also, I have often wondered which books or authors in this genre have credibility and John Keel's personal correspondence which is included here answers some questions about some people. That alone was pretty helpful.

    The narration is good, the editorial comments are helpful, and I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful it is that these articles, writings and commentaries have been preserved and made accessible since many of the old magazines they were written for are not available.

    The Q&A section within is fantastic.

    I would recommend also listening to Graham Hancock's book Supernatural, it would further expand on John Keel's ponderings as to who/what is behind these events.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 07-19-15
    Teresa 07-19-15

    It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.

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    "Really Enjoyable and Intriguing"

    SEARCHING for the STRING was more greatness from JOHN KEEL. I love this subject therefore it never gets old. Keel was someone I would have enjoyed meeting. He was continuously searching for new angles and with every book I've listened to by him, there's always some type of new information or another piece to the puzzle of the UFO mystery.

    I especially liked this audiobook in particular as it brought a new perspective to the subject. I think he was ahead of his time with his research and his undying love to find the truth. Well, he knew the truth and steadfastly attempted to bring it into the light. In this book, he broached a few other related topics to the UFO phenomena. This book delivers and for those interested in this subject, I don't think it will disappoint.

    I liked the Cosmic Blog section as well where the book shared correspondences to and from Keel. This was very interesting and good.

    MICHAEL HACKER does a FANTASTIC job narrating this book. I like his style. He adds voice inflections where Keel would if he were reading his own book. Hacker's voice is clear, pleasant and steady making him a bonus while listening to this audiobook. He's easy to understand and speaks at a perfect pace. This was an overall super listen!

    Audiobook received in exchange for an honest review.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Hofsommer Houston, TX 05-16-16
    Tim Hofsommer Houston, TX 05-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Volume 3 of 3"

    just a note to say that this is the third volume of Colvin's collections of Keel's writings.

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