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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My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist to a good novel. In 2015, while wait I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. If you see me with my Bluetooth headphones on, please be gentle, I get easily startled.

I live with my boyfriend, which I met during my six year stay in Belgium, two cockatiels, five lovebirds, and two Gouldian finches in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.

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