• The Great Phonograph in the Sky

  • Selected Writings of John A. Keel
  • By: John A. Keel, Andrew Colvin
  • Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New Saucerian Press is pleased to present The Great Phonograph in the Sky, a collection of magazine articles by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and Fortean, but who was also our own 20th-century “Mark Twain”. 

Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind, The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, and Searching for the String, were revolutionary and explored ideas popularized in Keel’s classic books. Written in Keel’s engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality. 

In this audiobook, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that made him the enfant terrible of ufology for decades. In this no-holds-barred analysis - much of it written decades ago - Keel shreds many of the sacred-cow beliefs still held in ufological and “cryptozoological” circles today and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the “4-D” or “interdimensional” thesis; the “breakaway civilization” theory; the possible role of “ancient aliens” in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many “alien abduction” and “Men in Black” encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans. 

The Great Phonograph in the Sky covers a wide variety of topics, such as Eastern magic, statistical problems in UFO research, creature sightings, Earth mysteries, psychological warfare, skyquakes, poltergeists, radio anomalies, and phantom ships, planes, submarines, and humans. This special edition features several interviews with Keel that, along with his writings, showcase his wit, affable charm, and impassioned intellectual capabilities. 

©2015 New Saucerian Press (P)2018 New Saucerian Press

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Artificial Narrator

I am certain this book is read by one of those text to voice AIs that has been trained on other books read by this narrator.

There are several strange vocal artifacts throughout the book that mirror the type of artifacts that those AI systems tend to create, and the narration is stilted and not quite right in a way not heard in other texts read by this narrator.

I'm not inherently opposed to AI narrated audiobooks, but the tech isn't quite there yet and I find it very distracting. Also I feel it's dishonest that they aren't telling the truth about the narrator.

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