Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind
- A Reporter's Notebook on Alien Abductions, UFOs, and the Conference at MIT
- Narrated by: C.D.B. Bryan
- Length: 3 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-12-1999
- Language: English
- Publisher: Phoenix Books
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By Derek B. on 06-10-2010
UFO stories from very credible people!
What a great and informative book! I cannot recommend this strongly enough if you want UFO stories from very credible people.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Michael on 15-11-2016
An interesting conceit for a book about UFOs and aliens. The author went to a UFO conference at MIT co-hosted by John Mack; as he talked to people during the breaks, at dinner, and so on, he took notes and put it all together as a kind of rumination on the truth or falsity of the phenomenon. What he ended up with is a kind of ethnography of the conference. He managed to talk to a lot of abductees and experts in the field, such as Linda Molton Howe and Budd Hopkins. He even followed up with further meetings well after the conference had ended. It was interesting way of putting together different points of view on the subject. Although the author had no personal experience with UFOs or aliens, he comes to a fairly nuanced and open-minded conclusion. I only wished it was longer!
The narrator is terrific. His intonation and way of talking sounds like it's from 50s, but somehow it was really well-suited to the material.
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