The Eyes of Texas: The Secret Society That Controls the University of Texas at Austin

  • by Lance Kennedy
  • Narrated by Jack Chekijian
  • 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1975, a secret organization known as The Eyes of Texas was founded on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. The Eyes of Texas quickly gained power over the Student Government, secretly controlling university life. In 2008, Lance Kennedy informed students about corruption at the University. The next year, an email was leaked to the campus newspaper revealing the existence of the society and confirming Kennedy's claims. The email revealed that the Eyes were working to promote the administration's initiatives instead of helping the campus be a better home to the thousands of students called Longhorns.
This book is an exciting journey through Kennedy's attempts to thwart the power of The Eyes of Texas and improve the quality of life for the University's students, faculty, and staff. Meticulously researched, this book, The Eyes of Texas, includes excerpts from The Daily Texan and other news sources to highlight the influence of this secretive band of brothers and sisters, and the ongoing attempts to shed light on the activities of The Eyes of Texas and corruption at the University of Texas at Austin.

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The Eyes of Texas

I really loved listening to the history of the secret society group named 'The Eyes of Texas.' I know that the school song is also The Eyes of Texas. The book delves deep into the school's history and politics that are involved and it goes back decades. I found it extremely interesting.

I don't know what other books I could compare this one to. I do know it was very detailed and I would be willing to bet that a lot of universities do this same thing. Wait listing students. While under the premise of being created for the students, it has more politics built into it.

There wasn't any particular character. Maybe the University of Texas. It's hard to make a judgement call while only knowing one person's experience but I definitely found his accounting a good one.

Jack Chekijian did a wonderful job narrating this book as always. All his work is very well done. He's one of my favorite narrators.

I received this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Teresa

A study in working to change problems on campus

This campus had alert students who caught on to the workings of the 'Good Old Boy' systems at work in campus life and student government. Very detailed and with points referenced, it truly makes those of us who did not attend this particular university wonder just how much of this sort of manipulating and maneuvering goes on at each university and/or university system. It wasn't cured by the 1960's, here is evidence that some progress was made in the 2000/2010's. But there are holdouts.
Jack C continues to be able to show his talents to advantage with scholarly narratives. The moderate vocal tone with a good cadence non-judgemental delivery keep the reader alert for the next piece of information.
Thanks to AudioBook Blast for opportunity to be gifted.
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2015
  • Publisher: Lance Kennedy