The Men Who Stare at Goats

Author(s): Jon Ronson
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN1586
Released: May 28, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743108505
Narrator/s: Sean Mangan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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A cloak of invisibility, the ability to walk through walls, and the ability to kill goats with just a look-one would think these are straight out of a science fiction novel, not the U.S. Army. But these are a few of the things the Army's First Earth Battalion specialize in. This unit was created in 1979 and are now at work to fight in the War on Terror. "Simultaneously frightening and hilarious."-Times "A jaw-dropper of a non-fiction story . It moves with wry, precise agility."-New York Times

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Author(s): Jon Ronson
Narrator(s): Sean Mangan
Product Number DB419
Released: May 28, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
ISBN: #9781742145723
Author(s): Jon Ronson
Product Number EB00575043
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781451665970

Professional reviews

"Supposedly the military has soldiers who can stare at animals and kill them, holograms that scare people to death, psychic spies, and plans for chameleon camouflage suits. In 1979 they were called the First Earth Battalion, and now we learn that they're back to help fight the war on terrorism. Narrator Sean Mangan takes a tongue-in-cheek attitude, making the voices of the characters sound like they're nuttier than Mrs. Fields' cookies. He leaves listeners wondering whether to laugh or lament. His voice has a slight whispery cast, and he extends the last word of every sentence, as if to point out the periods. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"