• Chasing American Monsters

  • Over 250 Creatures, Cryptids & Hairy Beasts
  • By: Jason Offutt
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (89 ratings)

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Chasing American Monsters

By: Jason Offutt
Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
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Publisher's Summary

Step right up and behold a stupendous collection of over 250 fearsome and fantastical creatures from every state in the union!  

The Black Dog of Hanging Hills, the Tommyknockers of Pennsylvania, the Banshee of the Badlands - these beasts and hundreds more will hold you spellbound, unable to turn away from their extraordinary stories. Come face to face with modern-day dinosaurs, extraterrestrials, dragons, lizard men, giants, and flying humanoids.   

From Alabama to Wyoming and everywhere in between, these enigmatic abominations lurk in the darkest corners and the deepest shadows. Chasing American Monsters details the origins, appearance, and behaviors of these bizarre creatures so that if you should come across a terrifying beast in the wild, you'll know exactly what you're dealing with.

©2019 Jason Offutt (P)2019 Tantor

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I want my money back

this book is a rip off of American monsters by linda s. godfrey.
do not waste your credits or money, the author doesn't seem to take the subject of cryptids serious, the stories are almost exactly like that of those sites or books that talk about each state

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Baseball great Larry Byrd. Rapid fire info.

Rapid fire info with very little substance on many subjects, and more than a few inaccuracies.

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Fun and doesn't take itself to seriously

Both the author and narrator have fun with this, and unlike other books similar to this, it doesnt take itself to seriously, poking a bit of fun at some points. Unlike Linda Godfrey who writes similar books and seem to believe all tales told to her, here there is some light fun poked at both believers and skeptics.

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very factual tal8

a very well narrated and excellent read very good and factual too. Thank you

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It’s alright.

Very informative but a little boring.
A lot more lake monster and big foots then I expected.
I wish they went a little bit more in-depth with a few of the more unique monsters/storys.

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I loved this book

jason Offutt knows how to tell fun and well researched stories , all his books are grea t

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quick cash grab for the author

poorly throw together, clearly the author has no passion or serious thoughts on the subject, making foolish jokes and pop culture references just to bloat the number of pages for this garbage. this is the type of stuff that gives cryptozoology a bad name

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Enthusiastic

A fun retelling of some classic and obscure monster legends. Told with a healthy grain of salt, the stories may be too simplified for well read paranormal fans.

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Buzzfeed listacle of a monster book

It’s as if someone wanted to write a book report of all 50 states versions of “Weird {state name}” (e.g. “Weird NJ”) in the form of a Buzzfeed listacle. As for the performance it’s as if the reader is auditioning to read the birthday segment of Entertainment Tonight.

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Uninteresting and boring as heck

Don't bother with this book. It's not worth your time, credits, or money. Just a junk book.

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  • Rambo
  • 09-06-22

repetitive.

I really struggled with this book. I found the accounts of the cryptid encounters very monotonous. Not alot of detailed information. I also found it to be very repetitive after a dozen chapters.

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  • Brendan
  • 06-29-20

A good, quick read that will keep you listening.

It seems like Chasing American Monsters is a fast reading A to Z of American Cryptids. It should be a learning experience for most enthusiasts. I imagine it covers almost all cryptids of the USA but that's all really. The stories are very quickly skipped over but the point seems to be more focussed on what has been seen without any great detail. I enjoyed it and I recommend it but it will leave you more curious than you were before you started listening. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.