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
The facts can get a littke dry, but hearing this on the back of my own research, I was left coming out the end with determination to prepare my kids for their possible part in the possible and perhaps inevitable future.
I always finish books, but this one turned out to be not quite was I was interested in. I'm starting to think I don't really enjoy history books. It was full of 'wow' information, but it just didn't 'wow' me. I got a bit tired of being supposed to be amazed and kept thinking, well, it's all theory. On the other hand, it does leave you wondering and thinking that much of the history we've been sold is probably in the same boat - not necessarily true.
While probably the underlying aim of the book, it is just the same thing over, and over again, with little letting up.
I got about 1/3 of the way though and decided 'enough is enough' - you've made your point.
I love history so if you like exploring the world learning about a range of topics this book is for you. He visits and talks about some real cool places I've never been to and every few minutes you have to pause and look up what hes talking about because the places he goes to are spectacular.
The main reason I wanted to write this review is there is quite a bit of speculation in the book about an ancient civilisation that may or may not have existed. So as long as you have an open mind this book is for you, Graham could be spot on and it would be cool if he was but bring your imagination to those parts of the book. :)
I enjoyed it, it is a very fun book.
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.
"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
"'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
If you looking for something that is mysterious and thought provoking then you'll love this.
"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!
"Compelling and well presented"
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.
how can a book open your mind?, read/listen to find out. I will also say search Graham Hancock out on podcasts.
"Great if you cannot sleep"
Boring, repetitive , monotonous. This book will put you to sleep the narrator keeps reaping the same thing over and again
"Sceptical; worth the listen"
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.
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