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  • The Ascension Mysteries

  • Revealing the Cosmic Battle Between Good and Evil
  • By: David Wilcock
  • Narrated by: David Wilcock
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

David Wilcock's previous New York Times best sellers, The Source Field Investigations and The Synchronicity Key, used cutting-edge alternative science to reveal oft-hidden truths about our universe. In The Ascension Mysteries, David takes us on a gripping personal journey that describes the secret cosmic battle between positive and negative happening every day, hidden in both the traumas of our own lives and the world's headlines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Start at chapter 14

  • By Jimmy Kenny on 04-20-17

Brave Autobiography & Insider Information

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-16

The book begins as an autobiography, which is frustrating at first; because one wants to get to the meat of matter--the insider information and the author's interpretation of Ascension. But I have to say, as I listened, I was both charmed and entertained by David's candid recounting of his youth and personal foibles. During which a few weird things happen.

Soon--by Chapter 14 I believe--David goes all in on the weirdness prevalent in our world, the insider info spilling out of government black projects and UFO/alien studies, and the idea of Ascension. This is the part of the book which leaves you with the most questions, the most fears, and the most entertainment.

This is a great book, and I admire David's honesty. While some of it may simply not be true or may simply be questionable, the info within is highly disturbing and entertaining. It makes you THINK. Which is the hallmark of any great piece of writing.

David is an excellent narrator. I highly respect authors who read their own works, because it feels like I am hearing FROM THEM.

  • The Demonologist

  • The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'
  • By: Gerald Brittle
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary fun.

  • By Cliff on 08-19-13

A Bit Elitist, Silly, and Overly-Christian

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Maybe. If that friend had already read better books on the subject, like maybe John Michael Greer's Monsters or John Keel's writings or even Malachi Martin's book.

The Demonologist is a confusing mix of question-and-answer volleys and third person storytelling. Furthermore, the authors--while ostensibly quite knowledgeable--make a few suppositions and comments that help no one.

1) For example, they admit that "demons" respond negatively to all religious phenomena, yet only tell of those accounts in which Jesus' name affects the demons. What about the Pagans? The Buddhists? Muslims?

Oh yeah, that's right. Pagan is used as a pejorative in this book, so I guess all non-Catholic religions are considered similarly by the authors. They just don't outright SAY so.

2) They assert that Ed Warren and a handful of priests have a lot of secret knowledge that it would be best the layman not know about. So, why the hell did you write the book!?! You're telling me there are facts we NEED to know, but YOU get to decide who is ready for them!?! LOL. Yeah . . . right. Credibility bomb.

3) The authors get way too Catholic on us. Especially when, according to the Bible, Lorraine should be put to death as a witch. But, no no. It's "discernment of spirits." Ohhh . . . kay.And they bash occult practices. Yet Ed is knee deep in occult study.

4) Then, hilarious as this is to me, they scold others for inviting spirits into objects and houses. Then THEY do things like KEEP A POSSESSED DOLL IN THEIR HOME!?!I poop you not. It moves around their home. It brings evil into their everyday life. Yet they never destroy it. Yeah . . . I don't even let mice live in my house.

Would you be willing to try another book from Gerald Brittle? Why or why not?

Maybe. Why? The Demonologist.

Have you listened to any of Todd Haberkorn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not sure. He did really well, except when he character-acted. That was laughable. Playing old women and such. Just read the book. LOL.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I watched the Conjuring. Great movie. MUCH BETTER than any part of this book.

Any additional comments?

This is a decent audiobook about demons. But not entirely true. I think the Warrens are correct about some things, brainwashed about others, and possibly fabricating or at least exaggerating some other things.

Example: Ed watched a lot of levitations but videoed none.

Example: Lots of Exorcist-like car crashes and near accidents happen. Why don't demons just materialize, stab you, then run off to play Xbox? Isn't that easier than manipulating the fates of multiple human beings on a highway to get things done?

  • Aliens in the Backyard

  • UFOs, Abductions, and Synchronicity
  • By: Rob MacGregor, Trish MacGregor
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

In 2003, a Roper Organization survey revealed that 33 million Americans may be abductees. Aliens in the Backyard is their story. One evening in 1981, Connie J Cannon was on I-75 with her young son, en route to their new home in Florida, when they suddenly found themselves on a military base, with a man in uniform holding a gun to her head as three Grays stood nearby. In 1979, Diane Fine was on her way from upstate New York to Vermont to see an obstetrics specialist for her high risk pregnancy, and experienced two hours of missing time. When she was finally examined at the clinic, she was told wasn't pregnant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating subject ...

  • By Ann on 06-23-13

Very Good Book on Aliens. Scary Accounts.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-14

Where does Aliens in the Backyard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Uh, it fits nicely between John Keel's books and Whitley Strieber's books--both authors you should be reading or listening to if you enjoy this book. I'd say this book is an excellent supplement to those two main meals.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Aliens in the Backyard?

There was no one singular moment that stood out for me. What I liked is that the stories, the strangeness, the frightening aspects--they all seemed to keep coming. This book relates a bunch of stories and presents a lot of information.

Definitely worth re-listening to. Which I love. Gives you your money's worth.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

I hate character performances. But Pierce narrated this book well. Frankly, if the narrator sucks, the entire audiobook might as well be flushed. Pierce is a good reader. Pleasant to listen to. Easy to understand.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I knew a lot of this already, but the hybrid babies are still weird to me. What the hell do they want us to think about these little monstrosities? And--assuming they are real--what are they specifically? Genetic combos? Manifested spirit beings? Justin Bieber love children?

Any additional comments?

Anal probes. Shaken. Not stirred.

Well, this book is a lot more enjoyable to listen to than I thought it would be. The cover art is corny, but the book is well-written, organized, and interesting. Yes, some of the details may strain your ability to believe, but they are entertaining and frightening nonetheless.

BUY THIS BOOK. It may teach you to avoid those lights.

  • Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind

  • Selected Writings of John A. Keel
  • By: John A. Keel
  • Narrated by: Michael Hacker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind is a collection of magazine articles and lectures by the man many consider to be not only the 20th century’s premiere investigator of all things unusual and “Fortean,” but also our very own 20th-century “Mark Twain”: John A. Keel. Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, "The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone" and "Searching for the String," were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel’s classic books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keel is a Genius - a must-have collection

  • By Jason Ilgenfritz on 04-23-15

Absolutely Fascinating and Frightening Stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-14

Would you listen to Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind again? Why?

Yes. Definitely. The sheer amount of fascinating information and mind-boggling occurrences explained in this book will make this an audiobook I re-listen to often.

Nothing we think we know is true. The Ancient Aliens researchers are onto something, yet get so much wrong in the face of the sheer oddness of alien visits. Those who believe this is all a demonic or spiritual or inter-dimensional thing are onto something, yet they get so much wrong as well.

John Keel reports on such a wide range of occurrences that you will leave this work wondering where the truth intersects both camps' conclusions. Or if it does at all. These "alien" encounters are much more complex and insidious than we think.

What did you like best about this story?

Too many incredible parts to pick just one. Get ready to have your mind blown and your paradigm altered.

What about Michael Hacker’s performance did you like?

Straight-forward, skillful, no nonsense narration that is easy on the ears and treats each article with respect. He came across so comfortable with the material that I often had to remind myself that John Keel himself was not speaking. Great job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Extreme reaction? You mean, did I poo myself when I realized how strange and terrible our world actually is? No. I experienced a mix of awe and excitement when listening to this book. Incredible research. No silly religious or new age theories pushed on the reader. Believable conclusions and/or lack of conclusions in the strangest of cases. I loved it.

Any additional comments?

BUY THIS NOW. If you want to learn about the fine details of the alien phenomenon and other related supernatural strangeness, you HAVE TO listen to this book.

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  • Transformation

  • The Breakthrough
  • By: Whitley Strieber
  • Narrated by: Roddy McDowall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

The visitors Whitley Strieber described in his best seller Communion have not gone away. They have remained to inhabit the former skeptic's new vision of a universe that is magnificent, mysterious, and fiercely alive. They were buried under denial and false assurance, but now they are emerging and are nothing less than agents of his transformation - and perhaps the transformation of our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Going Coo Coo For Whitley-Puffs

  • By Zalmorion the Fantastic on 11-03-14

I'm Going Coo Coo For Whitley-Puffs

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-14

What did you love best about Transformation?

Strieber is an excellent writer, and his talent comes through in the narration. Further, the narration is absolutely perfect. You can listen for long hours without any strain or annoyance. Rarely do you get excellent prose married to excellent narration like you do in Transformation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Transformation?

The frightening lack of any conclusion. The inability to come to any firm conclusion about these creatures and their "visits." This book leaves you wide-eyed, unsettled, and loading your gun.

What about Roddy McDowall’s performance did you like?

Oh, man, there are so few readers as skilled as McDowall. He brings Strieber's book to life perhaps BETTER than you could by reading the prose yourself. Perfect intonation. An accurate feel for the subject matter. Always emotionally invested in the work without becoming corny or melodramatic.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

These creatures are not simply physical. They are not simply good or evil. And they are not our friends nor are enemies, it seems.

Any additional comments?

BUY IT NOW. Very entertaining. Thoughtful, thought-provoking, and worth experiencing.

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