• The Invisible College

  • What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race
  • By: Jacques Vallee
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What is the nature of unidentified aerial phenomena?

Forty years ago a small cadre of dedicated researchers began actively investigating cases, interviewing witnesses, and exchanging data through a small, informal network of international contacts. Today this low-profile network, or "invisible college", has grown into a larger, multination volunteer research effort joined by many individuals. But the questions first raised 40 years ago remain current - and unanswered.

"I believe that a powerful force has influenced the human race in the past and is again influencing it now. Does this force represent alien intervention, or does it originate entirely within human consciousness? This is the question that forms the basis of the work of the Invisible College of UFO researchers." (Jacques Vallee)

©1975 Jacques Vallee; Foreword copyright 2014 by Jacques Vallee (P)2021 Tantor

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Disappointing

The "updated" analysis isn't worth a credit. It is mostly a rehash of old info. I regret this purchase.

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Mixed feelings

In short, I like the book. But, the voice talent of the recording is not very pleasant. He takes a lot of getting used to.

I bought the book because I have heard and read about the author for decades and I wanted to see what he has to say. Mission accomplished, and it is interesting. But, It isn’t what I was expecting, though it is interesting and I like it.

But, the title is misleading and the text really goes out into the weeds and down the rabbit hole.

The author being a European in origin makes the book more interesting because many of his examples takes place in European countries, which adds depth to the book.

It would have been better if a PDF of the illustrations referred to was included, but it isn’t.

Basically, I recommend this book, but I don’t see it ever being a loved classic of UFO literature.

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Pivotal Work, Horrendous Narrator

This is required reading for sincerely interested parties. Unfortunately, the narration makes it almost impossible to engage with it in this format. Nasal and robotic reading, with sharp 'S' sounds that cause actual pain in my inner ear. Waste of a credit. I hope they didn't have this same guy read the rest of Vallee's work.

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A Good Book Ruined By the Narrator

The narration by Michael Butler Murray made this audiobook unlistenable.
I cannot overstate how God-awful the narration is for this book.

I wanted to listen to this audiobook.
I was excited about listening to this audiobook.

And then I heard Mr. Murray's voice.

It sounds like Charlie Sheen trying to do an impression of Jack Nicholson trying to do an impression of William Shatner.

I might have been able to push through and listen to the book had it just been an issue of the sound Mr. Murray's voice. His manner of delivery, his cadence, and his inflections, however, made this impossible.
I hate to beat a dead horse, but, my god...this narrator is the worst.

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  • 08-30-22

Disappointing

After listening to John E Mack 'Believer' this falls short. It took me a long time to get used to the narrator. Content was very poor.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-22

One of the best books

one of the best books on the topic of UFOs. amazing work by vallee again. great to see that he is now on the Gallieo project!!!

a legend. a good man. a great researcher.

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