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
exceptional man graham hancock, his research is extensive and thorough and his finished product leaves no doubt in my mind that he's on to something far greater than what mainstream Egyptologists regard as fact.
"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.
"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.
"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.
I love the fact that somebody is thinking about history as opposed to just being told.
thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you yes and please for sure.
"Masterpiece of unanswered questions."
If you have ever questioned the enigmatic existance of the human race and its magnificent history, read this book.
Thank you Mr. Hancock for all of the laborious, strenuous, sometimes illegal, and exciting researched you have done and compiled in this brilliant piece of literature.
"This was truly awesome and worth every moment! "
I expected to hear about the mistry of the peri Reese map and only that but got so much more.
So much of what I see in here parallels other things I've previously researched that I'm convinced the author is on to something! A very good book highly recommend for the opened.
a little bit contradictive but great book apreciate every minute of it thanks a lot
"an extremely interesting point of view on history."
Absolutely fantastic book. A startling compilation of pieces of information about the history of civilization.
"'Is it unreasonable to assume?!'"
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.
"Thought provoking and incredibly interesting"
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 must read"
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!
If you looking for something that is mysterious and thought provoking then you'll love this.
"Powerful and thought-provoking"
I have enjoyed listening to Graham Hancock read Fingerprints of the Gods, it presents his view of numerous historical/prehistorical anomalies for our world/ universe and presents a scenario, which definitely merits being taken seriously and explored further.
"It kindles your curiosities"
What Graham has masterfully done here is to awaken our minds to question everything we believe to be true! While doing so he's also put forward a grand theory of ancient but highly sophisticated civilisation(s) drawing on evidences that are readily available! He connects myths, monuments and geophysical expertise to put forward a very co spelling argument that there might have been a civilisation that existed and flourished long before we think was possible!
There are certain assertions that are questionable, but they are very limited in the expanse of this book!
It's a fantastic read!
"Very thought provoking"
I greatly enjoyed this book. I love Egyptology, Maths, Myth, conspiracy theories so this was right up my street.
"factual" book making a case for the existence of an ancient civilisation that was wiped out by a catastrophic event.
Many compelling arguments and thought provoking questions.Looking forward to the next installment
Some might find the constant Mathematical references a little wearing but personally, it didn't bother me.
Worth the £2.99 deal and would have been worth the credit. Will be listening to the others
"thought provoking [contains spoiler]"
not the best book, but certainly not the worst. although mr hancocks research is quite far reaching it is also a bit self-serving. if we are going to talk about prehistoric mysteries then what about gobekli tepi n modern turkey, what about human migrations e.g. native americans and chinese sharing common dna, etc. and if his thesis is that atlantis is in Antarctica then lets talk about what has/is being done to research this e.g. the nazi expeditions in the 1930s...
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