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I Know What I Saw

Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Which came first - the monster or the myth? Journalist Linda Godfrey investigates present-day encounters with mysterious creatures of old.

The monsters of ancient mythology, folklore, and more contemporary urban legend have long captured the popular imagination. While most people in America today relegate monsters to just that - our imaginations - we continue to be fascinated by the unknown. Linda Godfrey is one of the country's leading authorities on modern-day monsters and has interviewed countless eyewitnesses to strange phenomena. Monsters evolve, taking on both new and familiar forms over time and across cultures. In this well-researched book, Godfrey explores uncanny encounters with werewolves, goatmen, Bigfoot, and more.

In more than 25 years spent "chasing" monsters, Godfrey has found that it often remains unclear whether the sightings are simply mistaken animals, hoaxes, or coincidence. When all the speculation is said and done, one question remains for fans and researchers: Are the creatures "real", or are they entirely "other-world"? Godfrey suspects that it isn't an either/or question - our reality operates on a scale from dense matter to realms the human eye cannot see. 

As Godfrey investigates unexplained phenomena, her search for answers will fascinate casual observers and enthusiasts alike.

©2019 Linda S Godfrey (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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"A striking collection of cryptozoological creatures and fantastical folklore from North America.... This quirky, deeply researched guide will be a great resource for monster hunters." (Publishers Weekly)

 “The shadowy realm of monsters and weird human-animal hybrids is not limited to the ancient, dusty past, but exists right alongside us today, revealing itself in terrifying ways. There is no better navigator through this bizarre and scary landscape than Linda S. Godfrey, one of the most outstanding researchers in the cryptid field. This book will both thrill and chill you." (Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of The Encyclopedia of Angels)

 "The most frightening monsters you can imagine may be lurking in your own backyard. In this unsettling collection of testimonials and anecdotes, veteran monster-hunter Linda Godfrey shows how ancient myths and indigenous legends inform modern sightings of walking wolves, dire dogs, deer people, and other strange beasts in rural America. You will think twice before driving down a country road at night after reading this book." (Scott G. Bruce, editor of The Penguin Book of the Undead and Professor of History at Fordham University)  

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Interesting and well narrated.

So often a good audiobook can be spoiled by poor narration, not with this book! Excellent narration and well written, engaging and entertaining.
Better than many of the books in this genre, I really liked the authors style of writing, the accounts were varied, though if I had one criticism it would be that they were a little heavy on the ‘Dogman’ side. The author explained this however. I look forward to further publications.

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  • Vincent Maynard
  • 12-08-19

Great book narrator makes all the difference

Great book narrator makes all the difference telling these stories in this book makes u feel u are in it

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  • Mark
  • 08-11-19

extra cheesy

bought the book for Halloween thinking it might be an interesting spin on legends and myths - unfortunately it ended up being rather silly. For me it was a waste of a credit, wouldn't recommend it.

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  • Mike V
  • 11-10-19

Good listen while you work

I love this type of book, it's about cryptids, but doesn't force the author's belief of them on you. You are given the information, and allowed to decide for yourself. There were a few spots where it seemed to ramble, only to pull it back to together and leave you with an A-HA! moment.

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  • Brady
  • 19-08-19

Love the cionyrent

I just wanted more of it. I don’t see how a person could fear tell. It, and how ppl are still skeptics

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  • Keith Hahn
  • 16-07-19

werewolves, werewolves, yadda, yadda

uh, hello, Linda? There ARE other monsters out there than werewolves, arent there? Thought you mighta got it out of your system by now.

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