UFOs, JFK, and Elvis

Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe
Narrated by: Richard Belzer
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Comedy, Memoirs
4 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Conspiracy buff or not, who can resist a book that blows the lid off some of our time's most controversial issues? For example, if astronauts, pilots, and nearly every culture since time immemorial believe UFOs exists, why does the U.S. government deny it? And just how could the President of the United States die of a frontal would inflicted by a sniper shooting from behind? Legendary stand-up comedian and Homicide: Life on the Street star Richard Belzer decided it was time for straight answers, and he dug deep enough to get them. If you're looking for the truth, it's in here.

©1999 by Richard Belzer (P)1999 NewStar Media Inc.

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Lone gunmen, beware!

Belz hit a home run with this book. Do you think Oswald was a patsy? That the moon landing was filmed on a sound stage in Hollywood? That the men in black have paid you a visit? This is the book for you. As a fan of Richard Belzer's standup work, and later his character on SVU, I was tickled to see this book in the audible "stacks". It doesn't disappoint.

Belzer's delightfully acerbic, and surprisingly compelling, paranoia shines here. Whether talking about the Kennedy assasination (which he devotes more than half of the book to) or the cover-up of alien encounters, Belz injects each argument with enough common sense, humor and (partially) plausible evidence to make the book both engaging and thought-provoking.

I listened to this poolside during a recent vacation and it made an excellent diversion. If you're looking for Anna Karenina, this won't be the book for you. On the other hand, if you enjoyed the x-files, have an open mind, and think Oliver Stone may have been on to something, pick this one up.

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An Excellent Book, a HORRIBLE recording ruined it.

Where does UFOs, JFK, and Elvis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was RUINED by tragic recording session, and Belzer is not a narrator (But an exceptional actor!). Was this recorded at his kitchen table? Richard, did you record this on a pocket cassette recorder? Tragic, so I picked up the actual book. VERY good. GO GET THE ACTUAL BOOK!

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

Fixed the recording. Just nightmarish. Other than that, the work is exceptional.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Belzer?

Roy Dotrice, perhaps.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You couldn't make a movie of this book. At least, not ONE movie.

Any additional comments?

Again, this book has been ruined by the author's narration, and the pathetic recording session. Go get the book. You'll like the book.

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bad recording

I have just bought the audible book and only listened to maybe 15 minutes of it. Im sure the book is great but im finding it very hard to listen to with the sound effects and the tinny sound of his voice. It sounds like the reader is in the bathroom or somewhere and is in a hurry to read it.

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couldnt get past the shitty sound effects

Im sure the information is great, but having cheesy "zing, bang bong," effects after every few paragraphs is ridiculous. couldn't get past it, only got 1 hour in.

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I have listened to this book at least 15 times!

Very interesting book that captivates and opens ones mind to realize that history is not always true and so therefore must be examined very closely to get at the real truth!

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Loved Every Moment!

Belzer is a man of many talents. This book was laugh out loud funny, filled with wisdom and revelations. I don’t buy all the conspiracies noted, but I don’t trust our government enough to say that everything herein is made up. Belzer was funny and thoughtful. His performance was so ON POINT. His impersonations were SPOT ON. Loved every moment!

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I love Belzar's voice...

However, that's the only real enjoyment I experienced from tales already oversold. & oversold... Next?

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A NEW EXPERIENCE........

Loved it............ very well presented by Richard Belzer and filled with mind blowing information. The perfect distraction and an excellent way to absorb new alternative knowledge, makes you wonder maybe I am not so crazy after all! Great job Richard!!!!!!!!!!!

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very enjoyable

If you like the conspiracy theories of tv's detective John munch this one's for you

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Cheesy sound effects and other problems

The author sounded like he was reading through the phone during the whole book. There were multiple cheesy sound clips throughout the book as well that I thought was very annoying. The JFK chapters were interesting, but no new news or theories there. The UFO chapters were far fetched in my opinion. Overall I gave it a 3/5. I'm sure there are better books out there on these subjects.