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What disappointed you about The Nephilim Chronicles: Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley?
There was no analysis or context given. No updated research - all the stories are from 100 - 150 years ago... has follow up been done on ANY of these? That would be great. And by stories, I mean newspaper stories. This book is literally someone reading news clipping after news clipping of accounts of large skeletons from the 1800’s. Very dry, and again, no analysis whatsoever.
Would you ever listen to anything by Fritz Zimmerman again?
Perhaps of the structure of the book was different than “The Nephilim Chronicles"
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narrator was ok - didn’t really add to or take away form the book. It may be hard to judge the narrator given the structural objections I listed above.
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What did you love best about The Nephilim Chronicles: Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley?
The content of the story is excellently researched and has some valuable insights but it takes getting past the voice of the narrator who sometimes tries too hard to sound as if she were masculine or reading through a masculine voice. It is likely the unfortunate result of most of the news stories quoted being voiced and penned by men, during a time when women had little voice of their own.
Who was your favorite character and why?
There are no characters as this is a collection of reports of the skeletons of Giants found in the Ohio River Valley and other locations in the US. Many of the historical accounts are fascinating, especially those of Native inhabitants who had passed down stories generationally before Europeans arrived.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cynthia Wallace?
I think that Simon Vance would have been nice but maybe that is because I enjoy his performances and his voice. I think that Cynthia is perfectly suited for other kinds of narration but was not well suited to this book in particular.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
When Giants Ruled the Ohio River Valley...
Any additional comments?
I think that saying this book is nothing more than reading news articles and clippings is unfair. The author had spent much time in his research of the material and hearing many of the news articles in their entirety was fascinating and enjoyable and gave a peek into the the lives of our recent ancestral past and how we treated archaeological finds like the skeletons of giants and the opportunity we wasted in collecting them for future study. The author also spent time in considering the religious aspects as well as purely historical data that allows the reader to draw their own conclusions about the origins of these bands of giants who no longer walk among us.
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