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True Hallucinations

Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise
Narrated by: Al Kessel
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This mesmerizing, surreal account of the bizarre adventures of Terence McKenna, his brother Dennis, and a small band of their friends, is a wild ride of exotic experience and scientific inquiry. Exploring the Amazon Basin in search of mythical shamanic hallucinogens, they encounter a host of unusual characters - including a mushroom, a flying saucer, pirate Mantids from outer space, an appearance by James and Nora Joyce in the guise of poultry, and translinguistic matter - and discover the missing link in the development of human consciousness and language.

©1993 Terence McKenna (P)2019 Tantor

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A Good background of Terence’s life

I enjoyed this story, it went into depths of their voyage in la churera that I had never heard. I can’t give the narrator 5 stars because I’m so used to hearing Terence talk and no one can really fill his shoes.

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  • Dom
  • Cave Creek, AZ
  • 03-20-19

I didn't like the narrator.

It is a shame Terence could not have recorded the audio himself. It's an interesting story, let down by the wrong voice.

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Amazing

Best book ever terrence is a genius . Great stories of the amazon gotta read it

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  • Mark
  • Madison, WI, United States
  • 05-21-19

Great Stories

This is a fascinating account of the author's journey. Well narrated. A fun listen indeed.

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Intriguing.

I had to listen twice just because it is so interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Narrator sucks

Such a great book and such a terrible narrator. Could have hired a sports announcer better!

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Maybe read a paper

I was forcing myself to finish it. Not vert engaging or interesting. Perhaps a paper copy would be better to read.

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