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Dreamland

An Autobiography
Narrated by: Barry Abrams
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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Bob Lazar was a brilliant young physicist that found himself employed at a top-secret facility in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas. Under the watchful eye of the government elite, he is tasked with understanding an exotic propulsion system being used by an advanced aerospace vehicle he is told came from outer space. 

The stressful work and long, odd hours start to wear on Bob and he becomes concerned for his safety. He tells his wife and a couple close friends about what he's doing in the desert, and his employers find out and are furious. When they station goons outside his house, Bob seeks help from wealthy UFOlogist, John Lear, who encourages Bob to take his story to award-winning investigative journalist George Knapp at KLAS-TV, a CBS affiliate. 

To prove he's telling the truth, Bob takes a group of people out into the desert to watch a test flight of the "flying saucer." On the way home, they are stopped by the police, who notify the base, and Bob loses his job. In a series of interviews with CBS TV, Bob Lazar then blows the lid off "Area 51", blows the whistle on the effort to conceal this craft from the American people, and blows up his career as a top physicist.

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Good but not a lot of new information.

If you are familiar with Bob Lazar and have seen his interviews or the documentary about him, there isn’t much new information in the book. It’s still a good recap of Bob’s story.

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The story hasn't changed.

This story is amazing, and deserves your attention. If you know the story, and are familiar with the protagonist in one of the most difficult to believe stories of the 20th century, if not ever, you will like this book. The narration becomes very easy to listen to, no moments of inconsistent undercurrent, or those moments when it seems like a narrator is just reading words and not present mentally within the story. I did give the performance 4/5 stars as sometimes the switching of voice didn't match consistently with the speakers. Also, if I were Italian-American, I might have a little issue with one of the accents in the reading. lol. Really enjoyable book overall.

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Excellent story on the key figure of Area 51 lore

Excellent book on the Bob Lazar story. Consistent with other stories and documentaries about him, but with specific information I hadn't heard before. It talks about the secret craft he was tasked with reverse engineering, and about a colleague he worked with at S4, but it's really a book that explains Bob Lazar's life and how he ended up doing the work that made him famous. Basically, as part of the background check to give him more clearance his employer discovered marital problems that Bob didn't even know about yet. That kind of problem is a deal breaker for granting top secret clearance, because it makes people emotionally unpredictable and it wasn't safe enough to keep him in the loop. Lazar's story has always been consistent, and this book is well written.

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Fantastic essential reading.

This is the most amazing and important true story of last hundred years! How many other people have died just trying to get the truth out! Read and share with everyone!

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  • AA
  • 2019-11-03

Great summary of Bob Lazar's story

This man is a living legend: he physically handled, dismantled, and reverse-engineered gravity controlling alien technology, turned a whistle-blower, had several close calls with the rogue agents running the program to silence him, and yet ultimately lived to tell his amazing story!!! I'm a long-time Bob Lazar fan. I've read his account in-depth and watched/listened to practically every video and interview he's done in the last ~30 years -- I'm talking Art Bell back in the day. I even owned the Estes kit of the Sport model UFO back in the early 90's. So let me assure you that this book is entirely consistent with the previously released details from Bob throughout the years. While many, many of Bob's statements and specific details have been proven true over the last three decades, what has been one of the most powerful aspects of his story has been his unwavering consistency over all these years. This book continues that quality of consistency. However, there were a few minor but interesting details missing, but they did not alter or detract from the story: - After he drank the 'pine sol' liquid as part of the health screen, it gave him an adverse reaction shortly afterwards and his kidneys were in terrific pain. I believe his friend Gene Huff drove him to the hospital because he couldn't drive himself. The symptoms later cleared up with no other effects. - When he was inside the Sport model craft (the first and only time), he said that he felt an oppressive sense of fear, like humans didn't belong inside there. This has always intrigued me, and although he's mentioned this before in interviews, I always wanted him to elaborate more on this, and was hoping he would address it more in his book, but it didn't get a mention. - Bob has had mixed feelings towards John Lear over the years -- some of the tape transcripts from the early 90's (outline for a movie script that never happened) tell a humorous, strained relationship Bob and Gene had with John. Maybe his feelings have changed over the years and he has chosen to keep those views to himself now. - The immediate aftermath of him coming out public with his story -- he did hypnotic regression to recall specific details, he was approached more than a few times for movie deals, etc. - Probably most important missing detail was the samples of element 115 that allegedly went missing between Los Alamos and S4, but there's probably VERY good reasons why that was completely skipped over. This may come back into public awareness 40 years from now after Bob Lazar passes away... There were a few new details for me, such as the tragic loss of his first wife, and some of the anecdotes from his childhood and playing with chemistry sets. I really would have liked if Bob had included more about the years after this whole story broke his life apart. I know he's a fairly private person and doesn't want attention, so I can understand that. But I would have liked if he could've included a few meaningful paragraphs about his life in New Mexico, and then later moving up to Michigan, and maybe even get into the whole Jeremy Korbell documentary project and what that stirred up. The world of freedom-loving, independent-thinking people owe Bob Lazar a huge debt of gratitude for sharing his story.

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  • mrtwstrs
  • 2019-11-06

Holy hell. What an amazing story.

Seriously! Believe his ufo story or not the rest of this story is amazing.

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  • David W.
  • 2020-02-07

A real let down for me.

I have been intrigued by Lazar's story for a long time, and will be up front in saying that after the documentary, I had really high hopes for added detail I'd thought this book would provide. Unfortunately, that's not the case. If anything, what he does elaborate on takes his story from the realm of believable to sounding like total b.s. Don't waste your credit.

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  • Prevailer
  • 2019-10-30

History from the heart-Excellent!

Very few men can say as much - even fewer dare. Through the years while witnessing this man's testimony I've always carried much respect for Bob Lazar. His heart opens up beyond compare and to doubt his words only robs you of the hope that mankind really does have hope. I'm so glad he has chosen to write this book and set the record straight. Though after reading or listening will more than likely send more questions than answers to your mind; I can assure you that no question of Mr Lazar's credibility will arrive. This is a man that braves many hardships to shine a light on unethical government behavior as well as real technological advances. - not for himself but every single human being on Earth and Earth's stratosphere. The reader did a great job. One of the best I've heard reading/performing an audio book. This is now one of my favorites! I now need to get my hands on a signed book!

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  • scott
  • 2019-10-14

best and scariest story on audible..imo

I love the story..it opens up so many possibilities that we are completely unaware of..hopefully we will find out more in the future.

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  • Chris Durkin
  • 2019-10-30

Bob’s Full Story

Great listen, and a more in depth run through of events for Bob Lazaar’s story. If you’ve heard the story before then all the points are here, but it fills in all the rest. Also a couple new things here and there. Awesome book.

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  • James
  • 2019-10-07

Excellent

Thank you for sharing your story with us Bob. All I can say is well done! I hope you can live a normal life from now on. GO BLUE!!!

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  • Josh
  • 2019-10-07

Thank You Bob!

Thank you Bob! Your story is incredible! Buy the book PEOPLE the man capture our minds for over a decade with his honesty, intelligence, and just plain authenticity. Your the man Bob!

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  • I. Rudan
  • 2020-07-18

It’s a sad tale

Not quite what I expected ... it’s a tale of a man who lived his life by knee jerk reaction having left his brain in the freezer and in the process he destroyed his life. I’m not sure any of this is true because the way he tells it he supposedly is followed, tailed and even shot to keep him quiet before he’s even shared the secret yet after he’s told his secret nothing happens ... many things in his story just don’t add up.

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  • jaymzdean550
  • 2020-01-23

Absolutely engaging and thought-provoking!

I have been into ufology since I was very young and have known of Bob Lazar for a few years now. This work was an absolute pleasure to listen to and I am extremely glad I gave it a listen.

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