- The Pocket Essential Guide
- Narrated by: David Ryder
- Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 26-01-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing
In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of urban legends, suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but strive to understand their underlying meanings and begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world.
To understand folklore, and therefore the realm of the urban legend, is to understand the psyche of a nation. By understanding urban legends we can gain an insight into our own fears and those of our fellow human beings.
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By S. Winchester on 31-08-16
While this book does include some UL's. It mostly talks about the difference between UL's, ghost stories, conspiracies, etc. It talks about the future of UL's due to the internet. It talks about the themes of an UL and how they are shaped by our morals and misogyny. I enjoyed the narration quite a bit too. I love a good English accent, and he paces himself well.
The drawbacks are the fact that it is an older book. While it does talk about the internet, it's still a world where Bin Laden is alive and characters like Slender Man don't exist. Not to mention there is this weird porn sounding music between chapters.
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