Murder, Sometimes: Jason Callahan, Book 1

Murder Somtimes

  • Written by: Patricia Lee Macomber
  • Narrated by: Scott Russell Test
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins 

 

Stolen

Stolen

 

 

Publisher’s Summary

“The Lucretias always take what they want. And that includes me.” Cayla was told she had nothing to fear from the Lucretias – at least, not more than anyone else in the city. Her aunt and uncle paid their tithes on time, looked the other way when witnessing crimes, and never caused any trouble. When the sirens blare at Cayla’s school, she knows that someone has crossed the Lucretias, and the crime family is there to take their vengeance. Huddled with her classmates, she waits for the inevitable to pass. Except when the Lucretias knock down the door to her own classroom, Jon Lucretia, heir to the dark dynasty, catches sight of Cayla – and decides to claim her as his own. Taken as a prisoner into their opulent and guarded estate, Cayla must decide how to fight for her life, and her heart….

©2013 Margaret Windsor (P)2014 Margaret Windsor

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My Review ~ ★★★★★~ 5 Stars

Stolen

Cayla had been stolen from her life and forced into a life she didn’t want and she had to do what it took in order to survive.  The powerful Lucretia crime family protected the city from the other crime families and the rebels.  Jon Lucretia wants to take Cayla as his wife and his cousin Mark also has his sights on her.  The two of them are both allies and rivals.  When they bring potential wives to the mansion, the ones that aren’t chosen aren’t returned.  They are pushed out the door over a cliff.  Most have no chance but Jon’s mother Lucinda helps Cayla until she discovers Cayla spending time with Mark.  Cayla finally begins to fit in after much turmoil and the Rebellion uprising until she ultimately finds her place alongside Jon… then she finds a way to escape.  I liked the whole concept of Stolen. It was a well written book and I actually listened to most of it in one evening.  This is the first audiobook I’ve listened to by Margaret Windsor.

About the narrator:  I’ve listened to other work by Andrea Emmes and she is a really good voice actor and always brings her A game to the table. I’ve enjoyed all her work. This was no exception. She does a wonderful job voicing all the characters in this book along with keeping it at a perfect pace.  Overall I liked this audiobook and would recommend.

I received a review copy of this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.

© 2014 crystalzen

 

The Hunger, and Other Stories

The Hunger and Other Stories

 

Summary

A collection of horror stories by the iconic Charles Beaumont.

When The Hunger, and Other Stories first appeared in 1957, it heralded the arrival of Charles Beaumont as an important and highly original new voice in American fiction. Although he is best known today for his scripts for television and film, including several classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, Beaumont is being rediscovered as a master of weird tales, and this, his first published collection, contains some of his best. Ranging in tone from the chilling gothic horror of “Miss Gentilbelle,” where an insane mother dresses her son up as a girl and slaughters his pets, to deliciously dark humor in tales like “Open House” and “The Infernal Bouillabaisse,” where murderers’ plans go disastrously awry, these seventeen stories demonstrate Beaumont’s remarkable talent and versatility.

Author Biography

Charles Beaumont (1929–1967) was a prolific American writer of speculative fiction, including the signature collection Night Ride, and Other Journeys, also available from Blackstone and Skyboat. His stories provided the source material for over twenty classic Twilight Zone episodes.

Reader Biography

Gabrielle de Cuir is a Grammy-nominated award-winning audio producer. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks and is a recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her extensive stage and screen credits include the major motion picture The American President.

Reader Biography

J. Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and was named a finalist for Audie Awards in 2003 and 2012. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Reader Biography

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than two thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

 

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My Review ~ ★★★★★~ 5 Stars

The Hunger, and Other Stories

This is a great collection of weird and haunting tales written in the 1950’s by Charles Beaumont.  They’re very enjoyable and will either leave you with a spooky chill or give you pause and make you think.  I’ve listed each story with a synopsis minus any spoilers so enjoy.  I definitely recommend this audiobook as the narrators add an entirely new dimension to the already strange and odd tales.   I absolutely love the voices of Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, and Paul Boehmer.  UNforgettable!

1. “Miss Gentibelle” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~ This is a whopper of a scary short story set in the swamps of the Bayou about a confused little boy named Robert whose mother calls him Roberta and dresses him like a little girl.  For punishment she kills his pets.  In his room at night the dead animals come back to life and fly around his room whispering to him as he weeps.

2. “The Vanishing American” read by Paul Boehmer ~This short is about a man on his 47th birthday who has suddenly realized that people no longer notice him and begins to believe he’s invisible.  He’s unsure whether he’s just invisible or dead.  He goes out of his way to be seen and then does something he’s always dreamt of doing.

3. “A Point of Honor” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~ A Hispanic boy named Julio goes to church at St. Christopher’s and on this day he finds the Church too quiet.  He feels alone therefore he decides to pray tomorrow and he puts coins in the box and leaves.  He wants to join the ACES but he knows he has to do something for the gang leader Paco first.

4. “Fair Lady” read by Gabrielle de Cuir ~ An elderly school teacher, alone and wishing for death finds renewal one day on the bus when the driver says “Fare Lady” asking for the bus fare, however what she heard was “Fair Lady” and she was in love.  She became happy again for three years until one day he was gone.

5. “Free Dirt” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~ Mr. Aorta lived for the  satisfaction of something for nothing.  On the streetcar he sees a sign for ‘free dirt’ apply within, Lillyvale Cemetery.  The word free was a magic word to him.  He borrows his neighbor’s truck and gets as much free dirt as he can and plants a garden.

6. “Open House” read by Paul Boehmer ~ There was a knock.  Only one.  Mr Pierce froze.  It was All Fool’s Day.  The night he and his friends had celebrated until he’d married Emma whom he now hated.  He would just say she was visiting friends. It was Lou and a new guy Vernon.  He let them in for a drink.  He had his oil cloth apron almost tied and he heard another knock…then the latch.

7. “The Train” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~ Neely was the little hand on a clock.  He was the mercury in a thermometer.  He moved but he didn’t move.  It was the same train he loved and thought about all the time.  It was here, right before him.  He wanted to explore each car on the train.  All the way to the last car…the phantom car. Nobody had ever been here before except perhaps the ghosts.

8. “The Dark Music” read by Gabrielle de Cuir ~Miss Maple, who considers herself pure is a biology teacher bent against sex education.  While on a field trip she hears the sound of flute music flowing from the woods beckoning her.  She tells a student it was only a snake but the music and the being speaks to her soul and keeps calling her back.  She learns craving desire.

9. “The Customers” read by Paul Boehmer ~The man in black that Aunt Lucia had warned Myrtle and Henry Ludlow about came calling.  When he walked, his feet didn’t even touch the ground.  He never said his name.  He was a salesman of sorts and the Ludlows were ready and willing to buy what he was selling.  They all come around in time he said.  Mr. Ludlow didn’t understand.  Who does?

10. “Last Night the Rain” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~Amy always said she could hear things others couldn’t.  Things like the grass drinking.  It was the river.  She knows when the wind sings and when the birds are talking to each other.  Mr. Beckman knew these things too.  He lived in a houseboat and was always busy gathering big rocks for his towers named Sin and Good.  God’s work he said.

11. “The Crooked Man” read by Paul Boehmer ~Jessie loves Mina.  A man and a woman born in the future by artificial insemination.  There was a class system of hunter and beast.  Jessie was raised a  rocketeer of the hunter class. They live in a world where being  heterosexual is illegal and they are forced to live underground. The natural use of the woman was changed and burned into lust.

12. “Nursery Rhyme” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~A short story about a boy named Carly who appears to live in a nursery rhyme world of colorfully painted walls, old wooden toys and cloth books of animal pictures.  His Ma thinks she hears him crying but Pa hears nothing.   Only quiet.  He’s grown up now and his Ma and Pa no longer recognize him.  He left long ago.

13. “The Murderers” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~ Herbert and Ronald, while sitting around, decide to kill someone for their freedom of critical thinking and slavery of their minds.  They meet an old man Oliver and decide he’s the one.  The two men sit around all night drinking, plotting and arguing over  who will do the killing.  They were both cowards.  Meanwhile, things didn’t go as planned.

14. “The Hunger” read by Gabrielle de Cuir ~Julia was a plain but attractive woman.  And she was lonely.  She lived in fear; sort of.  More of a longing.    There had been a recent brutal rape and murder with two others before that.  Although she was afraid, Julia fantasized about an encounter with the man who had escaped the state hospital for the criminally insane.  She often looked for him around corners, behind trees.  Perhaps, he would find her attractive because she knew only a lonely man would do this.  She would tell him she understood and that he wasn’t the only one that was lonely.

15. “Tears of the Madonna” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~ Ramon de Castro has an important decision to make that will challenge his spirit and pride. The strange man dressed like an American tells him not to waste his money as the bulls will be sluggish from the heat.  There are animals and there is man and without the spirit the beauty is degraded.  He continues to talk Ramon into meeting Delores, the woman known as The Flower of Mexico.

16. “The Infernal Bouillabaisse” read by Paul Boehmer ~ A contrast in foods and life.  Edmond Peskin has found the perfect combination of ingredients for his bouillabaisse.  He keeps the only copy of his secret recipe buried in his wall and refuses to share it with anyone.  Technically it doesn’t even exist.  Until it’s too late.

17. “Black Country” read by Stefan Rudnicki ~Spoof Collins was the spirit of jazz.  He was the extra note that climbed higher and higher.  Sonny learned to play the hard way by unlearning. Everyone loved him.  Jazz was his woman and he had it bad for her.  He could climb until the melody got lost and then he got real mean and the heart of jazz turned into the blues.

This was an awesome audiobook experience.  This amazing collection of stories written by Charles Beaumont and voiced by Gabrielle de Cuir, Paul Boehmer, and Stefan Rudnicki was an absolute treat.  Perfectly matched and UNforgettable!

I received a review copy of this audiobook from http://audiobookjukebox.squarespace.com/solid-gold-reviewer/
© 2014 crystalzen

 

 

The Keepers: Alchemy Series (Volume 1)

The Keepers Alchemy Series Vol 1

 

 

Publisher’s Summary

Two days ago, Jo Davids was a waitress by night and a college kid by day, with the unnerving problem of things floating around her. One day ago, Jo’s sexy boss, Cormac, noticed her for all the wrong reasons when she witnessed a man transform into a monster in the basement of his casino. Today, Cormac ordered her shot. If he’s real lucky, she won’t die. Because if she does, all hope is lost.

©2013 Donna Augustine (P)2014 Donna Augustine

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My Review ~ ★★★★★ ~ 5 Stars

The Keepers: Alchemy Series (Volume 1)

I was very pleasantly surprised with book 1 of The Keepers: Alchemy Series.  It grabbed me right from the start.  I enjoyed the originality, the subject matter, and the characters.  I knew this would be good but it was better than I even thought.  I liked Jo and Cormac and the story line is great.   The story was not predictable at all but I can see where a few of the other characters could come into play later in the series.

Jo was abandoned at a church when she was born and grew up in foster homes and carries with her an attitude and a skill set she doesn’t even understand.  She works at a popular casino on the Las Vegas Strip and lives in a shabby trailer while putting herself through medical school.  She makes eye contact with Cormac, the owner of the casino who immediately notices something different about her.  Her green eyes.

Cormac is a Keeper who discovers that Jo is also a Keeper but there is something even more different about her.  He explains all this to her and that their ancestors, the Alchemists were able to build stable wormholes to travel through.  Cormac soon realizes that there’s more to Jo than he originally thought.  She’s also part Fae.  The Fae are here on Earth to help the Keepers.  There becomes a hint of ‘like’ tension between them towards the end of this first book in the series.

About the narrator:  Laurel Schroeder brought Jo’s character to life.  At the beginning of the story I thought she sounded somewhat edgy until I soon realized Jo IS an edgy person. She did a wonderful job with this book.  I’m glad she voices the whole series and I now look forward to book 2.

I received a review copy of this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.

© 2014 crystalzen

 

Me and My Ghoulfriends: Larue Donavan, Book 1

Me and my Ghoulfriends

 

 

Publisher’s Summary

There’s always fun to be had on a ghoul’s night out. By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she’s a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won’t leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he’s in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It’s the living who drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She’s smitten from the start, but she’s not the only one – the boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and uses witchcraft to fight dirty. When Callahan gets hit by a love spell, Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day.

©2014 Rose Pressey (P)2014 Rose Pressey

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My Review ~ ★★★★★~ 5 Stars

Me and my Ghoulfriends: Larue Donavan, Book 1

Dead people won’t leave her alone.   She talks to ghosts.  A particularly persistent ghost has recently latched onto her, Abraham Lincoln, after visiting his birthplace.  He was hanging around and spotted her eyeing him right away.  He knew she could see him and the next thing she knew, he was in the backseat of her car.  Welcome to her world.  She’s Larue Donavan.  Psychic, medium, and ghost buster.  Since she was a child she’d had someone around ~ a ghost.

This was a fun audiobook to listen to.  It flowed nicely with good characterization and friendly ghosts.  It had a “Ghost Whisperer” feel to it that I found to be rather refreshing.  All the characters, especially the protagonist Larue Donavan were likeable and easy to get to know except for the mean and witchy Breanna who has cast a love spell on Larue’s love interest Callahan.  It was a well-rounded story with a firm setting in the small fictional town of Magnolia.  Larue is also a member of the National Ghost Investigator Society.  I enjoyed the ghosts she attracted who followed her around, especially Abe.  They were great secondary characters to the main characters.  The author did a nice job giving them all individual personalities and working in their back stories.  All the ‘live’ characters had good stories as well.  Larue owns the Book Nook Bookstore, Callahan owns the Full Cup Coffeehouse, and her best friend Mindy and even Breanna own their own businesses.  This was a cute and enjoyable beginning to a more fun than scary paranormal series and I look forward to listening to more.

About the narrator:  Elizabeth Klett does an outstanding job.  She’s a great voice actor with nice inflections and plenty of enthusiasm.  I look forward to hearing more from her in the future.

I received a review copy of this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.

© 2014 crystalzen

 

 

The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary, A. C. Greene Series

The McLaurys In Tombstone Arizona

 

 

 

Publisher’s Summary

On a chilly October afternoon in 1881, two brothers named Tom and Frank McLaury were gunned down on the streets of Tombstone, Arizona, by the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. The deadly event became known as the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and in a quirk of fate, the brothers’ names became well-known, but only as bad men and outlaws. Did they deserve that reputation?

The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary explores this question, revealing details of their family background and the context of their lives on the frontier. Paul Lee Johnson begins their story with the McLaury brothers’ decision to go into the cattle business with an ambition to have their own ranch. When they moved to Arizona, they finally achieved that goal, but along the way they became enmeshed with the cross-border black market that was thriving there. As “honest ranchers”, they were in business with both the criminal element as well as the legitimate businesses in Tombstone.

Another principal in this story was an older brother, William, who set aside his law practice in Fort Worth to settle his brothers’ affairs, and associated himself with the prosecution of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. Despite his efforts, the Earps and Holliday were exonerated, and the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” became the opening salvo of a feud that took several more lives.

Johnson has interviewed family descendants and mined their sources, government correspondence, and letters that have never before been published to reveal the human lives behind the storied events. For the first time the events of the O.K. Corral gunfight are presented from the viewpoint of the McLaurys, two brothers who lost their lives and reputations, and a family who tried in vain to find restitution.

The book is published by University of North Texas Press.

©2012 Paul Lee Johnson (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

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My Review ~ ★★★★★~ 5 Stars

The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary, A. C. Greene Series

The McLaurys in Tombstone was a hugely informative and interesting look at the events surrounding the shootout at the O.K. Corral.  A thoroughly researched and minutely detailed history of the McLaurys, the Earp brothers, the Clantons, John Harris Behan, Doc Holliday, the Native Americans, Curly Bill Brocius and the notorious outlaw cowboys and how they all came together in Tombstone, Arizona.  This book goes all the way back to the beginning of who the McLaurys were and how and why they found their way to Tombstone as well as the story of the Earps.  It tells about the events that led up to the McLaurys gaining an undeserved bad reputation and how and why the gunfight at the O.K. Corral really took place.

This story delves deep into the mines, saloons, gambling, the railroad, the stagecoaches, and land grants right down to how the town of Tombstone was actually built.  I absolutely love this audiobook and lingered on every word.  I’m quite certain that I’ll even listen to it again.  By far, this was and is one of the most interesting books I’ve ever listened to.  I can’t rave enough about this audiobook.  If you love history and Tombstone then this is a must listen to book.  I highly recommend this one.  UNforgettable.

About the narrator:  Claton Butcher is a terrific narrator.  He has a good pace, he is easy to keep up with and speaks very clearly.  He has a very nice tone to his voice with perfect inflections that make this a wonderful audiobook to listen to.

I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

© 2014 crystalzen

 

Playing With Poison: Cue Ball Mystery, Book 1

Playing With Poison

  • Written by: Cindy Blackburn
  • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins 

 

Tex Avery: Hollywood’s Master of Screwball Cartoons (Legends of Animation)

Tex Avery

Publisher’s Summary

Tex Avery, considered the father of screwball animation, was one of the most influential animators of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Creator of such classic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, he directed many cartoons for Warner Bros., MGM, and Walter Lantz Productions and was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Avery did much of his groundbreaking work in Hollywood, running the famous “Termite Terrace” animation studio. There, with a team that included fellow innovators Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett, Avery developed an animation style based on the idea that the artist could do anything in a cartoon and didn’t need to base it in reality. Although Avery was blind in one eye, he did not let it hold him back. Known for his inventiveness and comic timing, he forged a legacy that influences animators today.

Tex Avery: Hollywood’s Master of Screwball Cartoons illustrates this animation pioneer’s life, his inspiration, and his lasting effect on the animation world.

Check out all of the titles in the Legends of Animation series.

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My Review ~ ★★★★~ 4 Stars

Tex Avery: Hollywood’s Master of Screwball Cartoons (Legends of Animation)

Listening to this audiobook had me reminiscing about some of the cartoons I grew up with as a child.  This was an informative and enlightening glimpse at the astounding life and career of Tex Avery, a pioneer in animation.  He was more than that.  He made the greeting “What’s Up Doc” a standard salutation to this day.  He created some of the most memorable characters on the screen including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy, Egghead who later became Elmer Fudd, and several  others.  Tex Avery was an animator, a gag man, and a visionary who was way ahead of his time.  His role in the evolution of animation today is etched in history.  Throughout his lifetime Tex Avery created several funny and unforgettable characters and won many awards but he also had another asset that set him apart and made him likeable to his peers~HUMILITY.

Born Frederick Bean Avery on February 26, 1908 in Taylor Texas, he was a lineal descendent of both the Hanging Judge Roy Bean and the legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone.  He grew up in a country lifestyle with good old-fashioned values.  He attended high school in Dallas where he showcased his talents in the school’s annual yearbook and monthly magazine.  After high school he went on to The Art Institute of Chicago where after one month he quit and went back to Dallas where he packed up with a few friends and drove to Hollywood.  Making his home in Los Angeles, his early years were spent peddling his cartoon strips by day and by night loading fruit and vegetable crates on the docks and sleeping on the beaches.  He landed his first job with Charles Mintz as an inker and painter.  In 1930 he went to work for the Walter Lantz Studio where he worked his way up to an in betweener and a gag man as he slowly learned the art of animation.  Later in his career with his street smart wise ass rabbit, a rabbit with no personality and a certified screwball along with voice artist Mel Blanc and his Brooklynese, the character of Bugs Bunny came to life.   Tex died of lung cancer on August 26, 1980 forever leaving his mark in the world of cartoon comedy.

About the narrator:  Scott O’Neill did a fine job narrating this audiobook.  It was like listening to an old friend of Tex Avery’s.  If you’re interested in listening to his story or any other of the original animators, check out the Legends of Animation Series which also includes Walter Lantz, Walt Disney, Hanna and Barbera, and a few others.

I received a review copy of this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.

© 2014 crystalzen

Golden Lion Cafe – Complete: Flagler Beach Fiction Series

Golden Lion Cafe

 

 

 

Publisher’s Summary

Flagler Beach Florida is quite the small town, eclectic and quirky…and filled with many unique characters.

The Golden Lion Cafe has been a landmark for twenty years, with so many characters as both customers and workers!

©2013 Armand Rosamilia (P)2014 Armand Rosamilia

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My Review ~ ★★★★★~ 5 Stars

Golden Lion Cafe-Complete: Flagler Beach Fiction Series

Golden Lion Cafe is just one of a neat series of audiobooks set in Flagler Beach, Florida.  I enjoyed the whole story and setting of this book. It was a hoot and had a real beachy tiki bar/cafe feel to it.  I could imagine all the chatter and the sound of glasses and beer bottles clinking around.  It begins on a busy Saturday with half the employees calling in and the other half covering their shifts.  Even the office manager Leslie has to leave once everything is covered.  Chrissie, one of the waitresses always comes early and reads and Woody the bartender comes rolling in a bit late but always cheery.  He has two local forty something women Colleen and Bethany, who come in every Saturday just to see him.  Woody’s a happy-go-lucky player and the guys that come in everyday look up to him for advice on how to get chicks.  He’s a legend in Flagler Beach.

There are many oddball characters that work at the cafe.  And even more great characters that come into the cafe for different reasons throughout the day.  There’s Crazy Amy from South Carolina who works the late shift and got her nickname from being covered in tattoos.  A few of the customers are Amber the roller derby chick, Captain Rob who owns The Magic Bus Cab Company who picks people up when they’re too drunk to drive, and Rene whose going on a date with someone she met on a dating site.  This story and the series is a true gem to listen to.  You never know who will show up at the cafe or what they’ll do or say when they get there.  I would definitely recommend giving this series a listen.  It’s great!

About the narrator:  Jack de Golia does a fantastic job with this story.  He gives the characters perfect attitude and reserve.  He has great accents with just the right voice inflections.  I’ve listened to other works by him and all his performances are spot on.  UNforgettable!

I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

© 2014 crystalzen

 

 

The Silver Bridge: The Classic Mothman Tale

SILVER BRIDGE

 

 

 

Publisher’s Summary

Written in 1970 by West Virginia ufologist Gray Barker, The Silver Bridge was the first book ever written on the mysterious Mothman creature, and still one of the best. Barker was the first researcher on the scene of both the Flatwoods Monster and Mothman cases. Known for his eloquent writing style, Barker became nationally famous for his seminal book They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, which set the standard for reportage of the infamous Men In Black. In The Silver Bridge, Barker explores the murky psychological depths of life in West Virginia during the Mothman era of the late 1960s. This book was originally printed in small quantities and hence became very rare, fetching enormous prices. Now, for the first time, it is being made widely available to the general public. Inside, one finds many intriguing details about Mothman that previously escaped attention. This 2012 edition features new introductions by noted paranormal researchers Allen Greenfield, James Moseley, and Andy Colvin.

©2008 Andrew B. Colvin (P)2014 Andrew B. Colvin

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My Review ~ ★★★★★~ 5 Stars

The Silver Bridge: The Classic Mothman Tale

This was a wonderfully moving and sensitive audiobook about the Mothman.  To sum up The Silver Bridge in three words is difficult. I found this book to be a work of art. It was wonderfully moving, personal, and enlightening. The Silver Bridge was actually the first book written about the Mothman. In the field of Ufology and the paranormal, Gray Barker could be compared to John Keel’s work on subject matter only.  This was a more personal story written by a man who was a Ufologist with first hand knowledge of the existence of the Mothman.  He also raised some awareness of the government’s men in black with his book entitled “Men In Black”.  This is a book that will give pause on the possibility of other lifeforms and the existence of UFO’s.  There have been many eye-witness accounts, therefore it’s difficult to say whether the Mothman really exists or is just another urban legend.

This subject is a huge interest of mine. I found this book to be very thought-provoking and added to the mystery of the Mothman. I absolutely loved it. This is a must listen for anyone with interest in Ufology or the Mothman.  Even those with a slight curiosity will enjoy this one.

This is the first performance I’ve had the pleasure of listening to by Michael Hacker. It was flawless and I enjoyed it.  He has a nice consistency with good voice inflections and an even tone.  He made a great story even better.

I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

© 2014 crystalzen