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Summary

Over the years, startling evidence has been unearthed, challenging established notions of the origins of Earth and life on it and suggesting the existence of a superior race of beings who once inhabited our world.

The product of 30 years of intensive research, The 12th Planet is the first book in Zecharia Sitchin's prophetic Earth Chronicles series - a revolutionary body of work that offers indisputable documentary proof of humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers. Travelers from the stars, they arrived eons ago, and planted the genetic seed that would ultimately blossom into a remarkable species...called Man.

The 12th Planet brings to life the Sumerian civilization, presenting millennia-old evidence of the existence of Nibiru, the home planet of the Anunnaki, and of the landings of the Anunnaki on Earth every 3,600 years, and reveals a complete history of the solar system as told by these early visitors from another planet.

©1991 Zecharia Sitchin (P)2018 Tantor

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Worthwhile read

An interesting take on ancient civilisation history albeit with much assumption. With that in mind you need to read with some salt. However, if even 25% of this account is true it would smash down our ideas of ancestry and history. .

I tend to agree with Graham Hancock’s work on ancient civilisations (read Fingerprints of the Gods) and importantly the evidence presented on the asteroid that ended the last ice age some 13000 years ago. In contrast, Sitchin’s assumption of an Antarctic ice shelf detachment is thus incorrect, but this does not weaken the narrative, Hancock’s presentation actually strengthens it. Moreover, Hancock’s work concentrates on the near ancient, not far ancient civilisations. . .

It is clear, in general, that what we’ve been told about our past, our civilisations, and place in this world, is largely a lie. There is so much evidence out there for those willing to look beyond the government based narratives that there is far far more going on and has gone on than we have been led to believe. Reading works such as this and Hancock’s help in opening ones eyes to the real world around us.

On to the next book!

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wow!!

just wow! this is such an eye opening book!!! truly incredible!
this only downside is the narrator's voice sends me to sleep but the book it's self is so infatuating I couldn't stop listening!

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Hmmm.....

Very good at names. Names for gods, names for biblical figures, names for spans of time, alternate names. Lots of names, few convincing ideas.

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Masterfully researched interpretation of genesis

Fascinating insight into mankind's origin story, extremely well researched and the resulting conclusions remarkably astute

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  • D. Dooley
  • 22-01-18

Tough listen to start with

Many names make the beginning of this book really painful but, it is a very scholarly work not, a simple fictional story. I found the connections with the bible stunning and it really held my attention. Listening to this is often like reading a text book, so be warned.

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  • Matt W
  • 17-02-18

Good after the first half!

If you can make it through the first 5 1/2 hours if the book, it gets interesting. He names EVERY single mythological name in human history. The last half is good.

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  • Lori Wassam
  • 25-04-18

Welp

Certainly gives us a few things to ponder! Remember class, information is always neutral.

If it opens you up, carry right along. If it shuts you down, toss it over your shoulder and don't look back

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  • alexander needle
  • 22-06-18

religon before religon

What an amazing story birthed from tge ancient text of a culture that knew more then out modern day science has discovered. Unveils stories from every religon in great detail that originates before the church existed. Guaranteed to provide an epiphany at least once.

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  • Reg
  • 07-06-18

Well Researched

Whether you are just beginning your journey of exploring the ancient alien theory (as I am) or just want to refresh yourself on some the foundational work in the area, this book is a fascinating listen. Sitchin throws out all accepted mainstream science theories on evolution, starts from scratch and follows his research through to a conclusion regardless of where it leads. It makes so much sense that you can almost hear an audible click! each time a piece falls into place. I found I could not stop listening and kept turning it back to listen again.

Some may find the narrator's voice annoying, but I found his voice a nice change and his enthusiasm for the material was obvious and came through in the smooth way he read the material. I did listen on 1.5 speed.

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  • Allerag
  • 05-06-18

a comic collage of logical fallacies

It was hard to get through this. Stichin's whole theory is based on a misinterpretation of one text when there are 100's available that contradict his base premise. There are a few facts scattered in his sea of assumptions and forced conclusions but i cant even recommend this for entertainment. This book has not stood the test of time well as many of his assumptions have already been thoroughly debunked. Good for a laugh maybe? The Summerians were a fascinating and advanced culture for sure but this is not the source you want to start with to study them.

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  • paraman52
  • 04-06-18

12th Planet Is Outstanding!

For devotees of the Ancient Alien hypothesis, Sitchen’s works are must reads. The narrator does an excellent job of delivering the content.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-04-18

god read

loved it a realistic story for sure good quality and sources and thesis A plus rating

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  • Local Yocal
  • 13-04-18

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Where does The 12th Planet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In line with other history books I have read. This is a history book. Alot of time spent up front getting everything setup for the second part of the book.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the detailed look into existing anomalies with Earth and our solar system, and how they fit into [or could fit into] Sumerian histories/myths.

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It's a history book, can be boring.Stephen did a great job keeping it going.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but just too much to get through all at once. Best to listen to a few chapters, take notes, then compare to other sources.

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  • Vincent Maynard
  • 10-04-18

BestBook I have read to date a must for everyone

This is the best book I have listened so far, its a must for everyone, who likes these kind of books