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Product Details

  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Bennion Kearny Limited (June 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955911400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955911408
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,983,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. JJ (James) Lumsden is an experimental parapsychologist who trained at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, at the University of Edinburgh. His primary research has been into micro-Psychokinesis and how emotional states might influence effects. James has also conducted research into the role of mental healing with the iZangoma healers of Kwazulu Natal, in South Africa.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gabriella Townsend on October 31, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Hidden Whisper is truly an original; being virtually three books in one. Firstly, it's a gripping mystery story, then it's a popular science account of parapsychology, and finally it's an educational reference. As the reader you can take as much or as little as you want from it.

The storyline is fun, absorbing and cleverly written. It surrounds a fictional poltergeist outbreak in Arizona, has interesting characters and effective plot twists. I won't give the plot away, but it involves the main character `Luke' trying to get to the bottom of some truly bizarre happenings. Neatly, over the course of the narrative, you learn more about what parapsychologists actually do and on the face of it, it reminded me of Sophie's World, but much more entertaining, especially if you're fascinated by the paranormal.

As you work through the story, you come across numerous endnote references. These take you to the back of the book where longer explanations drill down into the areas discussed. These included Extra Sensory Perception, Ghosts and Out of Body Experiences. I just dipped in and out as I saw fit. These endnotes are clear and easy to understand, and also referenced with the original sources.

With its multi-tiered approach The Hidden Whisper comes together and creates a unique reading experience. Thoroughly enjoyable, and one of a kind. Let's hope JJ Lumsden comes out with more soon!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Behnke on August 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
For those of you missing the days of Scully and Mulder, there is at least one author who's feeding our paranormal fiction addiction: JJ Lumsden. Written in a brisk cheeky style, his new book "The Hidden Whisper" is well worth the weekend read. Written by a parapsychologist who studied at Edinburgh University's parapsychology department and detailing an adventure of parapsychologist Dr. Luke Jackson, the book is filled with numerous witty chapters, as well as a gigantic endnote section for those interested in learning more. At first I thought the endnotes were a bit extreme, but after flipping to it a few times while reading, I changed my mind and decided it was a welcomed addition--albeit unusual for a work of fiction.

After an introduction of the story's main characters, the book quickly draws you in to an apparent haunting incident at the prestigious Monroe household in Arizona. What is leaving writing on the mirror in the bathroom? What's making the noises in the house and frightening the Monroes to the point where they just want to leave their historic home? Several chapters into it over the first hour, I realized I was completely immersed in the storytelling and smiling constantly at Luke's amusing comments and thought processes, and you will too. Most often if you pick up books written a bit more independently than those you can pick up quite easily at large book chains, you expect the writing to be quite ordinary, but not so here. It reads almost like a Michael Crichton piece, and you'll finding yourself constantly turning pages to find out what happens next. With a definitive ending a great plotline, when you close the book you'll hope there's more the author will be willing to share of the world he's creating for all of us, and soon.
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By nick on May 24, 2014
Format: Paperback
Two parts, a great detective novel and then a wonderful reference book on the paranormal

Beautifully written I read this in a week which is very quick for me
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