Spooked! By Gail Jarrow
- Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
- Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
- Release date: 08-30-22
Spooked! By Gail Jarrow Audio Book Summary
On Halloween eve 1938, people across America gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite Sunday evening program. Expecting to hear the latest drama from Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre, many were alarmed when news bulletins interrupted the show. New Jersey had been rocked by mysterious explosions. The announcements continued, each more frantic than the last. An invading army’s strange and powerful weapons had killed thousands. Listeners feared the worst. Was America under attack by the Germans? Could this be the start of another world war?
Award-winning author Gail Jarrow reveals in riveting detail the events leading up to the terrifying radio broadcast and its aftermath. She explores the reactions of listeners, the mass hysteria reported by the media, the public’s susceptibility to propaganda, and the role of radio as a source of both entertainment and information.