Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began---von Däniken's startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we ourselves are the descendents of these galactic pioneers---and the archaeological discoveries that prove it:
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The book toke me away in a journey that made me think
What moved me in this book are the facts that are explained in a deterrent way
It seems wacky, and far fetched. He has never updated it, but has a forward to address some things. It's fun to hear what they thought 40 years about we would be able to do with technology in what is now current day.
Very well read and a great source of information. I had been wanting to read this for years and was not disappointed.
...I love listening!
This book is one of the first to speculate on the idea that Aliens were present in Earth's ancient history. Basing this on mythology and art that crosses many cultures, including ancient Egypt. While some of the obviously unproven speculations seem a little far fetched, many of his beliefs do have some grounds. Because it was written at the dawn of the space age, this book seems a little out of date in places, but I still found it an interesting listen.
awesome book I was totally entrenched in it. I will recommend that every one listen to it.
Yes, this audio version has an Audible exclusive interview with Erich von Daniken. This interview is great and it is in von Daniken's own voice not read by a narrator.
The astronauts of course!
This is the first book in many by the author. His other stuff is worth the read. He is such a humble guy, and he isn't afraid to admit when he is wrong.
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