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The Unseen Hand Audiobook

The Unseen Hand: A New Exploration of Poltergeist Phenomena

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Publisher's Summary

Rapping on the walls. Mysterious rains of stones. Furniture moving around by itself. Phantom voices. Unexplained fires. Invisible assaults. The symptoms of poltergeist activity are well known, but what is a poltergeist, really? Is it some type of demon, or an angry spirit whose only mission is to cause mischief and destruction? Is it the unconscious energy of a troubled living person, somehow affecting the environment from a distance? Or could it all be simply fraud or misidentification? In this comprehensive book, well over 100 cases of poltergeist activity, from the first century to the present day, are summarized and examined. All the best-known cases are presented, from Borley Rectory to the Bell Witch, from the Great Amherst Mystery to Gef the Talking Mongoose, from Rosenheim to Tina Resch, from Enfield to the Entity. A large selection of fascinating and lesser-known accounts from all over the world are also included, and all contain testimony of the most eerie and extraordinary events. In addition, the book contains in-depth discussions of distinct patterns, stages, and theorized causes of poltergeist phenomena, drawing from some of the best research in parapsychology, neuroscience, and quantum mechanics, as well as a skeptical perspective to provide a grounded overview. The Unseen Hand is the ultimate one-stop-shop for listeners interested in poltergeist disturbances throughout history and the theories behind what causes them.

©2017 Jennifer Ashford (P)2017 Jennifer Ashford

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    Daniel Meakin 28/06/2017
    Daniel Meakin 28/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Superb :)"
    What made the experience of listening to The Unseen Hand the most enjoyable?

    The performance from Jenny is great. What made it enjoyable for me is that it was varied stories of paranormal activity--all the demonic possession stories i just don't find enthralling at all but obviously expected a few of them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think the outright obvious amount of research,planning and writing shows one thing. <br/>Jenny knows what she is talking about. It feels tremendously convincing. Also note--the fact that Jenny doesn't just say "oh, it's all real" and openly says (and chooses to leave in the ones where deviation has been used)<br/>


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Ashford’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No, It was the first book of Jenny Ashford's that i've read.<br/>I'm a regular listened to her podcast 13 o' clock though. <br/>I feel the delivery on that is better, but only because it's in a more relaxed setting. I couldn't compare it to another book though.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I actually did,but at 11+ hours i really think it's too long for the majority of people to actually do it!


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  • Tracy Kirkwood
    15/08/17
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    "Great book"

    This reads more like a reference manual. So much great information. I love the audio, but think this would be better to own a hard copy to make notes etc

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  • Zeke
    24/06/17
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    "Great Book"

    Overall a great book! I found the author on her podcast and she brings the same mentality to her book. They're two things keeping this from giving the review a five star. First, the third chapter seemed a little pointless to me. It goes over briefly dates and situations when poltergeist activity was reported. I felt this chapter could have been summed up in one sentence. "The earliest case of poltergeist activity was this date". The second reason is the audio recording wasn't great. The room is was recorded in gave a slight echo and it was distracting at times. I would recommend upgrading the audio equipment or sound proofing the room you record in. You could tell this is the same room she does the podcasts in. Keep up the good work Jenny!

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  • Kraven79
    11/06/17
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    "awesome book"

    being a fan of the paranormal I enjoyed this book. Awesome job by Jenny Ashford.

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  • Bethe P.
    01/05/17
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    "Fascinating and informational"

    Fascinating read, lots of information. Great starter book for those getting into paranormal and poltergeists. One of my favorite authors and podcaster. I learned a lot about poltergeists and got some facts on some cases I'd only ever heard about.

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  • Julie Wade
    28/04/17
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    "Amazing and I love it"
    What did you love best about The Unseen Hand?

    It is very well written and so helpful


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have always been interested in poltergeist phenomena and this has a lot of great info


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Ashford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this is the first one, but now I will get some more


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not sure


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  • Brandon H.
    27/04/17
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    "you'll get your money's worth"
    If you could sum up The Unseen Hand in three words, what would they be?

    intriguing, insightful, well worth it


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Ashford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    have not but will


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    too long to do so but great listen


    Any additional comments?

    Based on the 13 O' Clock podcast this caught my attention.

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  • Amanda Long
    26/04/17
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    "Intriguing!"

    Well written, with lots of information for each case. The book is divided in to sections by what type of manifestation occured. The author's voice makes for a relaxing listen. If you love the 13 O'Clock Podcast, you will love this book. I had it on my wish list since I heard it was coming out. I would totally recommend this one!

    I received a promotional copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated here are completely my own.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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