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Now on audio! The best-selling exposé that ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the infamous and mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

Backed by documents declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, Colonel Philip J. Corso (Ret.), a member of President Eisenhower's National Security Council and former head of the Foreign Technology Desk in the US Army, has come forward to reveal his personal stewardship of alien artifacts from the Roswell crash. He tells us how he spearheaded the army's reverse-engineering project that led to today's integrated circuit chips, fiber optics, lasers, and super-tenacity fibers and "seeded" the Roswell alien technology to giants of American industry. Laying bare the US government's shocking role in the Roswell incident - what was found, the cover-up, and how they used alien artifacts to change the course of 20th-century history - The Day After Roswell is an extraordinary memoir that forces us to reconsider not only the past but also our role in the universe.

©1999 William J. Birnes (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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It all makes sense...

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When I was about 10 years old, my brother and I had a close encounter in broad daylight with a huge craft very up close and personal. Ever since then, I have known something was going on that our government, church, schools, institutions weren't telling us about. Everything about this book feels, smells and tastes genuine and more importantly makes sense to someone who has been watching everything having to do with this subject since the early 60's.

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great book

j don't believe in EVEs but it was a good book and I recommend it. The no agenda show made me aware of this interesting book.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Absolute Must for those Seeking Truth

I've listened to a lot of books on this subject, and this one truly kept my interest from beginning to end. It's fascinating, honest, and reveals so many technologies we take for granted today. Little did we know where these breaks in technology came from...

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Might be the worst narration ever...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Unfortunately, what might have been an interesting (if less than believable) book was completely ruined by the terrible narration. For some reason, the narrator chose to read this "factual" memoir in the breathless style of a dime-novel adventure story.

Would you be willing to try another book from William J. Birnes and Philip Corso ? Why or why not?

Never again

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William J. Birnes?

Scott Brick, perhaps? Honestly, anyone would have been better...

Do you think The Day After Roswell needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

If I hadn't purchased this audiobook as part of a two-for-one-credit sale, I would have returned it immediately.

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Interesting content, scary if true, hard to take seriously from the narrator.

This book was totally self-serving to the author. If you believed everything in the book you’d think he was the alpha and omega of men.

Unbelievable content about aliens, UFOs, DOD, political posturing, and the dark side of leadership. If half of this stuff is true we live in a scary world indeed.

To say the least this book was entertaining from the aspect of just considering all the proposed events and scenarios but it’s really hard to take it seriously because of the narrator. I’m not making fun because Lord knows I have plenty of faults myself but I had the hardest time not grinning like a jackass while this guy talked about actual UFO attacks because he sounds just like Elmer Fudd.

The book is worth a listen but you have to do your own work to keep it all in perspective while not grinning like a moron as you drive down the road by yourself.

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Hard to believe.

Overly dramatic and self serving. Performance was hard to listen to. One gets the impression Corso saved the world all by himself. Some of this is pure fantasy.

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I wanted more.

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

This book reads like it was written by both an engineer and intelligent operative (which it was), and a grandiose and ego syntonic one at that. The only thing that makes it special is it's link to Roswell. It is a postmodern deconstruction backwards to where the technology of today came from should it have originated at Roswell. Interesting theory, but one that does little to substantiate what it claims about Roswell.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The most interesting aspects of the book included the writer's observation that the CIA and KGB were actually more loyal to one another than their own countries. The most outrageous claim is that the Cold War build up by both the USA and Soviets was really a cover up to justify military spending in the interest of defending us from UFOs.

What aspect of William J. Birnes’s performance would you have changed?

Mr. Birnes's East Coast accent grates at times. It lacks a lot of range, though I credit him for putting energy into a text that lacks anything but that. Mr. Birnes's has two voices: the voice of his commander and the voice of the author of the book itself. Other than that, the presentation, though consistent, is limited.

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

This book is a wild theory and far too dependent on both the mindscape of dramatic action and the language of dramatic action to build the story. It lacks much in the way of visual imagery needed to build an effective motion picture. It has potential as a subplot, but little else.

Any additional comments?

I am not disappointed about getting this book, but I am glad to finally be done with it.

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the narrator ruins the whole thing.

the tone of the story narration is like it was some type of adventure story. it was very distracting. this is not at all the way the general would have told it.

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Oh my god.... it's sooooo long.

I'm sure this is a true story. And it comes from a reliable source. The story of Roswell is fascinating and the writer details how alien technology led to some interesting developments in the US. He even does a good job at explaining (rationally) why the military needed to keep it quiet and deny it ever happened.
But... it's just too long. If the editor had cut this 13 hour book to about 3 or 4, it would be an easy 5 Star. But it gets monotonous ,drags quite a bit, and loses the listener in excessive unnecessary details.

Maybe an abridged version could save this story.
As it is, the good part gets buried.

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What a joke. He just assumes we all believe in et

Don't waste your credit. This book is a joke. This is written by people who already believe. There is absolutely no proof which seems strange since the author purports to be in the middle of the investigation or conspiracy from the beginning.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful