Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style: On the Road with Everyday Paranormal

Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style: On the Road with Everyday Paranormal

by Brad Klinge

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

Unabridged — 6 hours, 37 minutes

Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style: On the Road with Everyday Paranormal

Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style: On the Road with Everyday Paranormal

by Brad Klinge

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

Unabridged — 6 hours, 37 minutes

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Overview

Brad and Barry Klinge have been investigating paranormal occurrences for the last twenty years, and in Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style, they divulge some of their most exciting ghost encounters and analyze the science behind their paranormal hunts. Each chapter of this fascinating book focuses on the Klinge brothers' investigations into the creepiest of places, and explains how they have been able to capture both audio and video of paranormal occurrences using their high tech tools, and a healthy dose of common sense. Even when faced with mysterious slamming doors and haunting pleas for help, these brothers never shy away from a bone-chilling encounter or another chance to investigate a centuries-old haunting.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio

Brothers Brad and Barry Klinge aren’t afraid of the dark, and they prove it with this account of some of their most harrowing ghostly encounters during 20 years of paranormal investigation. Unfortunately, Patrick Lawlor’s narration often comes across as sarcastic, slightly amused, and incredulous—and this tone detracts from the authors’ fascinating and frightening stories. While Brad and Barry aren’t professional writers—as evidenced by the book’s abundance of purple prose—they do offer honest and well-documented accounts of what they claim to have seen and the science behind ghost hunting. Lawlor’s uninspired performance won’t impress listeners and will likely diminish the believability of these paranormal findings. A St. Martin’s/Dunne hardcover. (Sept.)

Publishers Weekly

In this enjoyable read, sure to entertain even skeptics, the Klinge brothers (founders of Everyday Paranormal and stars of the popular Discovery Channel show Ghost Lab) recount how they first became interested in ghosts, what led them to start their company, and why they decided to make scientific experimentation the hallmark of their practice. "Rule-breakers" in the ghost-hunting industry, the Klinges refuse to follow conventions, such as speaking only in hushed tones or speculating about whom or what the spirit is or wants, or taking reports of hauntings at face value. Instead, they utilize tools including digital audio recorders, video recorders, and electromagnetic pulse readers to determine if hauntings are really taking place, and focus on the resulting quantifiable scientific measurements. Readers unfamiliar with Ghost Lab will be impressed by this no-nonsense approach. However, despite pointed and funny prose, the ghost hunting stories become repetitive. That said, the Klinges bravely highlight their failures (like the time a "psychic" they worked with faked evidence), and maintain their own healthy skepticism even as they continue to profess the existence of ghosts. (Oct.)

From the Publisher

"Fans...will delight in this behind-the-scenes look at ghost hunters Barry and Brad Klinge and their forays into the unknown...[Narrator] Patrick Lawlor gives a breathless, tense delivery that makes the stories of ghosts and hauntings sound even scarier...With his delivery, Lawlor helps make a convincing argument for the spiritual world intersecting with our own." - AudioFile Magazine

Library Journal

From their schoolboy days to their website and investigation team (Everyday Paranormal) to their short-lived TV series (Ghost Lab), Texas brothers Brad and Barry Klinge have shared a lifelong fascination with ghosts. After recounting their biographical information and their path to becoming paranormal investigators, they devote the rest of their book to their investigations, including at Alcatraz and the Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana. The chapters, one per investigation, begin with information on the location and then describe the investigation and the wrap-up. The brothers take a scientific approach, relying on a variety of equipment and discounting anything, even personal experiences, that can't be corroborated by evidence. The book ends with a checklist of equipment, a glossary, and a bibliography consisting mainly of websites. VERDICT The investigations and the evidence the brothers collect are often creepy and compelling. However, the book is weighed down by its odd narrative style (the brothers take turns narrating, in sections labeled with their names), long technical explanations, and frequent promotion for their now apparently canceled program, Ghost Lab. Still, teens and young adults with a passion for the paranormal might find this of interest. The brothers' references to YouTube, frequent swearing, and devotion to all things technical should resonate with younger readers.—Susan Flaherty, Portland P.L., ME

JANUARY 2012 - AudioFile

Fans of the Discovery television series “Ghost Lab” will delight in this behind-the-scenes look at ghost hunters Barry and Brad Klinge and their forays into the unknown. As the brothers tell the stories behind their most famous paranormal adventures, Patrick Lawlor gives a breathless, tense delivery that makes the stories of ghosts and hauntings sound even scarier. As the Klinge brothers recount how they got involved in the practice of ghost hunting, fascinating tales of haunted houses, crying ghosts, and weird visitations emerge. With his delivery, Lawlor helps make a convincing argument for the spiritual world intersecting with our own. M.S. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine

Product Details

BN ID: 2940175362573
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Edition description: Unabridged
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