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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Love history books, the one that tell the truth not the one with all the lies and deception!
This is a great book
All of it
No i read the book and saw the movie.
Creates Open Mind
The facts were delivered from the authors viewpoint and it's up to the reader to agree or not.
yes the facts just kept coming and making a lot of sense by putting new logical answers to ancient questions.
This is a book I would listen to more than once as it has so much information and leaves a lot of room for thought and reflection.
Glad I listened to it. There are some very interesting, thought provoking ideas brought into focus. I've been to many of the sites mentioned and it is almost unbelievable to think that the native peoples did these remarkable feats without any assistance from a more advanced culture.
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
This book gets you to think about Alien beings visiting the Earth. I really enjoyed the questions that he made throughout the book. If you keep an open mind when listening to this book, you might just believe that Alien did visit the Earth.
I was thrilled to see this book and others by the author added to Audible's offerings. I first read this book when I was a teen; even at that green age, its veracity resonated. There is a core of truth in Chariots of the Gods. I hope to see more ancient astronaut literature on Audible, particularly all of the books of Zecharia Sitchin.
Chariots of the Gods should be the basis of science courses. It should also be read along with any traditional materials in world history courses.
I like this book, has lots of great theories. But it is outdated, I recomend other books unless you know nothing about Erich Von Daniken.
This book examines the theory that the earth was visited by aliens to alter mankind's DNA and boost its "humanity" by planting new beliefs. Bold supposition and the author offers no clear proof, but does raise some compelling arguments based on ancient artifacts and documents. It is an interesting listen but don't expect to find a smoking gun or to have an epiphany after reading this. Its just a bunch of theories that are fun to listen to and hold as much weight as any other theory that can't be proven.
Most of the reasoning was fine however it annoyed me when he would say something like "look at all the things we didn't think were possible 20 years ago but that now are accepted as normal." as if this proves or predicts anything.
My real question here is "why". Why should these aliens do all this and then walk away? Also I wonder why the author is so aggressive about his theories that he attacks the "narrow mindedness" in the scientific and religious communities. What is he trying to accomplish with this book? If we accept his theories then what?
Sure, it was entertaining enough.
The different ancient myths presented and how the author interprets them is very entertaining, but anecdotal.
No I haven't, so I can't compare, but I didn't find the performance by any means bad. The way he accentuates and draws out the ends of certain words I could see being an annoyance to some people though.
Maybe to consider the possibility of his claims, but it has to be taken with a grain of salt until more evidence is presented.
Interesting perspective nonetheless.
Love to listen to books all the time since I'm disabled & sit around all day. Mostly LUV zombie books ~ anything w blood & guts & guns!
Yes, because I often listened when I couldn't sleep & I'm sure I missed stuff here & there so I will listen to it again.
O the only books that I've read or am reading/listening to are Erich's other books...he does often mention one in another.
I personally did not think the narrator was as good as if Erich read it to us. The speed I like to listen to did not do this narrator any favors and moving it down a notch made it too slow for me to listen to.
I cannot say there was any one moment that struck me differently.
I enjoy listening to books on audible. sometimes the narrator doesn't do it for me and this is one of those times. As I've seen many interviews with Erich, I truly love his excitement and how he speaks about his work. I think he would have been a much better story teller and I feel that way for all his books.
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