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Dark and disturbing, this full-length study of the women in black mystery encompasses such issues as alien abductions, Mothman, strange and unearthly monsters, the secrets of alchemy, time-travel, and the dark domain of all things supernatural. Just like their creepy male counterparts, the women in black will stop at nothing to silence those who get too close to the truths behind the UFO phenomenon and paranormal activity. Dire warnings, intimidation, and menacing death threats are their cold-hearted calling-cards. Like the vampires of old, these black-clad, pale-faced women prefer to do their hunting by night. Their prey: us. Fearless and fearsome, they might just be your worst nightmare.

©2016 Lisa Hagan Books (P)2016 Beacon Audiobooks

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Stranger Things

This book organized the various explanations & theories regarding strange events with unnerving entities encountered throughout history. Are they government agents covering up troublesome events? Or perhaps extraterrestrials scouting humanity? Or are they remnants of an older race who are remembered in folklore & modern urban legends. Nick Redfern explores each of these possibilities & weighs their merits & shortcomings in explaining these unsettling encounters. The performance in reading is particularly strong in the 6th chapter where the possibility of folklore is covered. I enjoyed listening to this production, but do not wish to experience any of the subject matter in my own life to add verisimilitude.

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Comprehensive

Redfern's look at women in black is nothing if not comprehensive. He looks far back into the phenomenon, before the WIB and MIB captured the collective imagination of the world following the famous Mothman case of 1966/67, to look at women in black (and sometimes white) as they relate to investigations of UFOs and other odd phenomenon, including the legend of King Arthur.
He also looks at other versions of the black clad woman, such as ghosts, banshees, witches, and spectral crones, to place the phenomenon in a wider context; ultimately coming to conclusions similar to those reached by Vallee and Keel that place the WIB, and therefore UFOs, in the paranormal rather than extra terrestrial realm.
All in all, a fantastic look at some lesser known tales crossing the width and breadth of strange phenomenon.
The narration, however, was not up to the content. The narrator often repeated lines, or sentences, especially as she neared the end of the book. Initially I thought some of these were simply subheadings, that were immediately followed by the quoted line. Redfern often uses a compelling quote from a section as a subhead. But it quickly became obvious that the narrator was simply repeating content. She also has a somewhat stilted delivery style that lead to a disjointed presentation. I would have enjoyed it more with a better, more fluid, narration.

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Awful

I think it would have been a good book had the narrator been good. However, it was terrible. I couldn't even focus on story because I couldn't get past her poor story telling. Disappointed.

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Audio quality not the greatest

Love Nick's stuff but the narrator is very stiff and the quality of the recording feels cheap.

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This sentence repeats, this sentence repeats

Fascinating anecdotes and skilled storytelling marred significantly by rather substandard production values. Mr. Redfern is one of my favorite writers. I have read several of his books and listened to countless interviews with him. And make no mistake WIB not only explores a fascinating mystery with the same expert storytelling skill his readers have come to know and expect, but this volume expands upon mysteries explored in previous books, linking the reader back through space and time to the stories related in MIB and Contactees.

However, the performance seems almost hokey. Ms. Wilson uses an affected voice throughout the entire duration of the book, apparently trying to sound spooky. Even this could be forgiven, however, were it not for the frustrating and highly irritating fact that throughout the book several passages repeat for no apparent reason. This repetition so plagues later chapters, where nearly every other sentence is repeated, that the audiobook at that point becomes nearly unlistenable.

And that's truly a shame.

Very disappointed.

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Let me explain

Nick Redfern is an awesome writer, so A+ on that. Tiffany D. Wilson is great, but she is also a little "eh". Basically this sounds like a podcast reading that I could have had for free. Lots of echo and monotone reading.

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