• The Book of the Damned

  • By: Charles Fort
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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The Book of the Damned

By: Charles Fort
Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
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Publisher's Summary

This infamous compendium of the strange and unexplained, including UFOs and strange weather, was the result of decades of research in libraries by its author, Charles Fort (the inspiration for the term "Fortean"). Worldwide occurrences of the supernatural and the paranormal are documented, with names and pages of sources provided. Fort's literary contemporaries who admired his work included Ben Hecht, John Cowper Powys, Theodore Dreiser, Tiffany Thayer, Sherwood Anderson, Clarence Darrow, and Booth Tarkington. This production excises Fort's numerous forays into his speculative Super-Sargasso Sea theory in favor of focusing on his voluminous research and reporting - as author Colin Wilson said of Fort, "the facts are certainly astonishing enough".

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This audiobook is not unabridged. Most of the first chapter is skipped. The first chapter is important because it describes the philosophy of the book.

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I can’t speak about whether or not this is abridged. What is here satisfies me. I enjoyed the reader’s languorous presentation of the text. It is perfect for Charles Fort because he sounds like he might be joking while voicing an ongoing list of supposed facts that lead to disturbing conclusions. Well done.

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  • colin adams
  • 10-21-21

full of info

just goes to show that high strangeness has been going on way back , well worth the listen if you want historical info thanks 👍.