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The first official companion book to History® network's hit series Ancient Aliens®: a powerful journey through human history that explores fascinating unanswered questions about the origins of our civilizations. With a foreword by series creator Kevin Burns.

Millions of people around the world believe we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings. What if it were true? And if so, what if there were clues left behind? Each week hundreds of thousands of viewers tune in to the wildly popular Ancient Aliens® television series to seek insight into those very questions - and to become part of a thrilling, probing exploration of the mysteries at the heart of world civilizations.

The first official companion book to the hit show Ancient Aliens® takes listeners even deeper into the mysteries that have made the show a pop culture phenomenon. Filled with exciting insights and behind-the-scenes stories from the show's creators and leading experts in ancient alien theory, the book explores the key questions at the heart of the series:

  • Who were they?
  • Why did they come?
  • What did they leave behind?
  • Where did they go?
  • Will they return?

Transporting listeners around the globe, Ancient Aliens® explores the fascinating enigmas and mysterious artifacts our ancestors left behind, from incredible objects to amazingly accurate ancient maps; from the Great Pyramid of Giza and stone megaliths at Gobekli Tepe to the Nazca Plains and mysterious structures of Puma Punku.

Both the ultimate fan book and the perfect gift for listeners new to the show, Ancient Aliens® is a compelling journey through the mysteries of our ancient civilizations and the possibility of alien influence on our cultures.

©2016 A&E Television Networks, LLC (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Entertaining and Informative

Great book for people looking for an entertaining introduction to Ancient Astronaut Theory. I would highly recommend this title to people who are looking for a little information in regards to ancient aliens however anyone possessing a greater depth of knowledge on the subject might find it boring or too aimed toward popular culture. I liked that the book was narrated by a variety of people and that the chapters they were often spoken by the Theorists themselves. I would love to see this title made into a series of books.

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loved it

loved it.. especially the character on the Ark of the Covenant . but the chapter on Roswell crash.. I'm over that case. and the Roswell stone.. I think is bullshit, I have one at home. if your a fan of Ancient Aliens I recommend it for your fix away from the Tv.

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  • dan j cutting
  • 26-12-2016

worth your time

No struggling to get through this. If you like the series, great companion. Authors get more time to than the show. Essential if you watch the show.

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  • Peter
  • 04-09-2017

Loved this book! My favorite to date.

Well researched and narrated. I am a big fan of the show and enjoyed the deeper insight the book provided. Please publish more!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-2016

Loved it!

As wonderful as the TV series, happily with more than expected new information! Loved it!

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  • GAEA
  • 18-01-2019

Excellent!

Loved hearing all the Authors narrating each Chapter. Learned alot. Hope there are more to come!

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  • Michaell
  • 11-12-2016

Great book

Loved it and am so glad i pre-order. I can't wait for a nexr book.

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  • Eric K.
  • 05-07-2019

Thought provoking

I am a very skeptical person. But this book brought up some very interesting points. I still remain skeptical, but the book was very entertaining.

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  • Virginia16
  • 08-06-2019

Best of Ancient Aliens

This makes a great read if you already enjoy the tv show. It covers many of the incredible ideas presented in the show. Must reread!

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  • d1rtyyyy
  • 06-08-2018

If you like the show, you will like the book!

This is basically a recap of the History Channel show with the same name but with added information. If you like the show, you will like this book!

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  • Vincent Maynard
  • 29-04-2018

Truly a wonderful enlightening book!

Loved it the narrator made you think he was actually the writer or there, a lot of feeling and truth in his words.

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  • Lenny
  • 11-04-2020

Awesome

love it . I watch the tv show every Saturday. Can't wait to see the new episode.

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  • David Hughes
  • 14-11-2020

Better to watch the series

If you have never watched the Ancient Alien series, and have no intention to do so, then this might be a good listen as it skims through many of the main evidence and speculation that does indeed make a compelling argument that we need to challenge conventional wisdom in a world where archaeologists and many other scientific communities are unable to entertain alternative theories to the standard historical model for several reasons. 1. funding is rarely available unless it conforms to the standard paradigm and aligns with government interests. 2. Many fields are controlled by an elite of scientists who will protect conventional views at any cost. Not to do so jeopardises their reputation and attacks their entrenched belief systems. New findings, data, facts etc are disregarded to avoid any painful review of their 'safe little world' 3. Ambitious scientists who are willing to explore new theories and new evidence know that to do so means their careers are threatened. 4. Governments, who provide a huge proportion of research funding will focus on grants that support political strategies. I am not convinced that 400,000 years ago extra-terrestrials populated the earth and genetically produced mankind. But I also do not believe that the unfathomable complexity of life, DNA etc sprang up from primordial soup. The very arrogant and misguided Richard Dawkins dismisses everything that does not align from his 'the selfish gene' narrow minded view. My point is that Dawkins may not be wrong, or that ancient alien theory might be wrong, but rather humans, throughout history believed they have discovered the answers to life, only for these beliefs to be discredited only decades later. Dawkins and his colleagues discount religion. The irony is that many of our scientific community are themselves religions, entrenched and protective in their beliefs, unable to consider other views for fear of betraying themselves and their followers. 95% of the cosmos is not understood. Relativity and quantum mechanics are incompatible. And yet scientists present their speculations as fact. As a human species we need to be open minded in all view points, work together and as far as possible advance science without the arrogant flaws that threaten to keep us in the dark for centuries. This audiobook rifles through many of the good concepts that underpin the series. On the whole this is quite interesting. However, there are 12 series of Ancient Aliens that provide a much more engrossing look at this topic. Overall, we simply just don't know what all the answers are. But is is important to keep an open mind with all of these theories, and to not be intimidated by those who uses words such as pseudoscience or conspiracy theory in an attempt to discredit the true advancement of knowledge. Ancient aliens is very listenable. From the material available it could have been a little longer. The narration is very competent if a little flat. As above, even to whet your appetite for this topic it is an excellent start

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  • kevin jordan
  • 29-05-2020

superb read

listened to entire book in one hit. couldn't turn it off! was brilliant! well narrated. I'm now a true believer!!

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  • phillip S.
  • 25-05-2020

Ruined by Narrator

I've been interested in all ancient magaliths for years, and after listening to Grahem Hancock's finger tips of the gods it is good to see another take on them. But this audio book is ruined by the narrators, speaking far too enthusiastically on every sentence. Also it isn't fluent from sentence to sentence, almost like they are reading bullet points

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  • Donna Woods
  • 09-05-2020

Eye opener

Brilliant theory that could possibly be near the truth of our past, and hope of the truth

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  • J
  • 14-03-2020

Ridiculous but entertaining

If you liked the show, you will enjoy this. I didn’t particularly put much stock in any of the claims but it was entertain to listen to.

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  • Jon
  • 10-01-2020

Great!

If you're into conspiracy theories this is excellent! Tsoukalous at his best with all the old favourites in the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-2019

needs more content

this is a great subject. the audio book is good, but it feels like it needs more content.

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  • Larry Reacher
  • 27-03-2019

Nice addition to the series.

Loved the book, read by many of the people who head the show. Giorgio is very good. I would say fans of the series will love this as it does give more information than in the shows, If I had to grumble I would say its on the short side, 5 hours 10 minutes. And the grumble is only there's so much more they could have said. Unless book 2 follows, which would be fine with me. AND if you have not watch the TV show, watch it, BRILLIANT.

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  • ASHISH SINHA
  • 09-02-2019

Absolutely brilliant especially if you follow

lovely compilation of episodes with thorough and engrossing research, facts and anectodes to support the basic premise

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  • Lorraine
  • 29-12-2018

this book was really fascinating, interesting, well researched and eye opening. I would really recommend it

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