Book Review: Thief of the Gods: An Area 51 Confession by Roberto Scarlato

Overal Rating: four-stars

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In the year 1947 one of the scientists working at Area 51 receives a notification about a new secret project involving some spaceships recently arrived. He will record his experiences in a diary which he will be kept hidden. He soon disagrees with what it needs to be done, and escapes from Area 51 to try to start a new life.

I like the feeling this short story gave me. It had a clear forties flavor, and the secrecy and urgency of the matters which transpired from the story game me the feeling of watching an old movie.

I think the diary format worked very well for this novella, increasing the secrecy transmitted to the reader. I missed some more character and events development, but having things more detailed would have contradicted the diary format. Since the book is quite short (just over an hour) it is a fast paced story full of action during which the reader will no respite.

T.W. Ashworth was a great choice to narrate this book. I think his voice and style goes perfectly well with the forties atmosphere Scarlato wanted for this story.

I would recommend this book to anyone into urban legends around Area 51. It was an interesting and enjoyable listen.

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four-stars
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