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Keel was a gullible old hack with little writing prowess and even less common sense. If anybody ever said something or wrote it down, Keel would herald it as fact, it was that simple for him. I'm interested in the psychology of belief, no longer the actual subject matter which has, to my mind, been proven not to exist in an objective sense, but Keel is true to form in this book and presents nothing of interest other than his own eagerness to believe in the most abject nonsense.
The narration is amazingly bad. Sounding like a cross between Stephen Hawking, Agent Smith from The Matrix and a drunken Brummie in the latter stages of dementia, Mr Chekijian provides this horrible cake with the icing it deserves.
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What did you love best about Strange Mutants of the Twenty First Century?
There was a wealth of information, and a lot of firsthand accounts of sightings. This is not something I have ever seen compiled so thoroughly before.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Since this is non-fiction, there weren't any characters, per se, but I enjoyed the voice of the narrator.
What about Jack Chekijian’s performance did you like?
He has a "matter-of-fact" voice, like a cross between a newscaster and a host on the Animal Planet. It certainly made a book filled with facts and statistics a lot more interesting!
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
This was the first time I've ever heard a correlation between UFO landings and Bigfoot sightings... I'm going to go find my tinfoil hat, now!
Any additional comments?
The only reason that I did not rate a full five stars was that after a while, the repetition of facts and statistics got tedious. This would have been a much better listen if it had been condensed into a two to four hour listen. The voice actor did a great job, and perhaps some day, an abridged version of this book can be released.
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I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. This book is about the odd, strange creature reports through the last one hundred years. From big foot to aliens, it's all there. I enjoyed listening to this narration of this book. Some of it had me shaking my head at human behavior and some had me saying "Oh My!". I would hope that now we have evolved enough that should we come upon a creature we don't know or understand, that we would approach it with kindness, not shoot first and ask questions later.
The author, John A Keel had his work cut out for him with all the research for this book. It is well written though not always exciting. The narrator, Jack Chekijian as always does a great job delivering the material to us flawlessly.
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