Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society.
An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.
©1995 Graham Hancock (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
Where to start, raises some interesting historical points but the whole book is case of painting a bullseye around where he's thrown his dart of research. The delivery is compelling but too many times I had to pause the narrative in order to stare into the distance at how easy he grouped events/ideas together merely because the facts didn't prove it wrong. If I hear 'Is it unreasonable to assume' one more time I might cry, the thoughts have no critical assessment and it ruins the basis of some interest points. I would recommend this if you're into a fiction based losely on facts.
Loved it all! Graham takes you on an anthropological journey that charts the history of human kinds evolution. Utterly fascinating and thought provoking.
I read this book about 10 years ago and it channel the way I think about history. it was great to listen to it again being narrated by the author.
Overall well written and narrated by the author,even though I am a sceptic I could appreciate the research and effort Mr Hancock had put into the book.His arguments were well thought out and he was able to build a new paradigm,I will definite
A thoughtful, intelligent and comprehensive interdisciplinary work uniting mythology from a multitude of cultures and ages with modern scientific knowledge, and beautifully narrated by the author. Cannot recommend it enough. Moving right on to the sequel, Magicians of the Gods!
A great read for those who have a notion that there must be more to know about our past on the earth. Graham brings together many facts, theories and research which paint an alternative view of prehistory when combined.
Nothing wacky or far fetched, more a focus on the new, overlooked and unwelcome evidence that misfits the established and accepted view of events in pre-history. It may be a sound set of theories or possibly flawed in various areas, for my money it represents a more believable and logical depiction of our past than we have in our history books.
Makes you think differently about our past and how similar the different civilisations mythology really were. Including ours today. What I was surprised to not hear was around the mysterious planetary stories about Nibiru and its possible influence on historical cataclysm. As that could also be a contributor and explanation to the earths wobble and axis. Now I just need to listen a few more times.
I really enjoyed this audio book. Hancock's theory is fascinating and thought provoking but, I can imagine, controversial. Definitely a good listen but an open mind is necessary to fully enjoy!
"Valuable coverage of ancient earth human history"
Graham Hancock did a wonderful job narrating his 1995 book Fingerprint of the Gods. I started this series with book 2, Magicians of the Gods, 2015, and it is interesting to see how much fine tuning Graham Hancock did in the 20 year span between the two related books. And, they are two entirely different books, with Magicians of the Gods focusing on a very significant geological event and its effect on humans and human's knowledge of their own history. Fingerprints of the Gods is an excellent introduction and foundation into the research going beyond the public narrative of mainstream academia and what is taught in public schools. Humanity's history, and earth's history is far more interesting than what is taught.
This book was pretty serious in parts, and I had to divert to a couple of other books in the meantime before returning to complete it. I've mulled over what I have learned in this book, and see how it fit with the two David Wilcock books read in the meantime. There is so much connection between their work - both authors are "big picture" oriented. David Wilcock even refers to Graham Hancock's work within his books too.
The third book of this trilogy will be coming later this year (2016) and I am looking forward to reading (listening) to that.
I love the fact that somebody is thinking about history as opposed to just being told.
"Excellent information well delivered."
Great presentation on theories of origins of various prehistoric structures. The pyramids of Egypt, Cities of South and Central America and other sites are discussed and similarities in legends from geographically diverse populations are presented.
Great story read by the author himself. An interesting work, and must read for inquisitive minds or skeptics of all kinds.
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"very good book, it gives you lots to think about !"
I cannot see why more people don't believe what he is saying. the evidence is so overwhelming that civilization is far, far older than we think it is.
"pretty heavy material "
really makes you think about our true history on this planet. be ready to question a lot of what you think you know from high school history.
"Things we ought to know."
Well read. Fascinating. Like other mythologists, who study the stories and structures of the past, he presents conclusions based in evidence that works against preconceptions originating in "the dark ages" and the kind of "thinking" allowed during the Inquisition. We COULD develop new attitudes and habits of thought.
This book is a masterpiece of informational delight. For those of you who would like to learn more about our history and begin to understand the mysteries that still pervade our societies today, read this book. If you have any interest in what is lauded as the impossible, read this book. If you, as myself, find yourself to be an inquisitive person searching for answers and questions all around you then you absolutely need to read this book.
Thank you Graham Hancock.
"One of the great works"
This is a timeless book of information and interest. It is a stunning first hand account of our forgotten past. I highly recommend this no matter what your journey or belief is.
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