Pulling together the myths, legends and stories handed down from generation to generation, all around the world, Graham Hancock presents his own, unique interpretation of history in this fascinating audiobook.
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.
Don't dismiss this argument simply out of hand. I wasn't completely convinced by the argument, but still glad I gave it the time of day to challenge my own opinions and understanding of human history.
Written before the Internet of Things, it is like like listening to a timestamp of cultural conspiracy from the early Naughties. Graham Hancock's narration is top quality and adds to his sincere believe in this difficult argument.
More of a journal/memoirs of Hancock's time in South America and Egypt than an critical analysis of Orthodox history.
Worth the free credit, not sure I'd pay sticker otherwise.
"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.
"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.
"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.
I love the fact that somebody is thinking about history as opposed to just being told.
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.
"Rethink what history had thought us"
This book was amazing, it drives some critical points that push the reader to consider the totality of his research, not just a limited set of geo specific historical archiology that is being taught today.
Magicians Of The Gods brought me here, and I was delighted by this newly narrated version by Graham himself. He's careful with his research, and thoughtful on his delivery with the given subjects at hand. History is being rewritten, and rightly so; Graham is at the forefront with a piercing tenacity in tackling the modern establishments concrete views on how history was and is and has had to have been.
"Probably one of the best books ever written"
Scientifically, spiritually, and creatively, this is not just a work of art, but is also a call to open our eyes to what's right before us. Passed down in ancient texts and written in the heavens (literally), our past and future are spelled out. Exciting, motivating, and intensely engaging!
"insightful, albeit controversial human history "
listening to Graham read this made it even more enjoyable for me. he has some very interesting alternative ideas and even though this book is a bit older its information still holds up pretty well
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