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History Is Wrong | [Erich von Daniken]

History Is Wrong

Erich von Däniken again shows his flair for revealing truths that his contemporaries have missed. After closely analyzing hundreds of ancient and apparently unrelated texts, he is now ready to proclaim that human history is nothing like the world religions claim---and he has the proof! In History Is Wrong, von Däniken takes a closer look at the fascinating Voynich manuscript, which has defied all attempts at decription since its discovery, and makes some intriguing revelations about the equally incredible book of Enoch.
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Erich von Däniken again shows his flair for revealing truths that his contemporaries have missed. After closely analyzing hundreds of ancient and apparently unrelated texts, he is now ready to proclaim that human history is nothing like the world religions claim---and he has the proof! In History Is Wrong, von Däniken takes a closer look at the fascinating Voynich manuscript, which has defied all attempts at decription since its discovery, and makes some intriguing revelations about the equally incredible book of Enoch.

Von Däniken also unearths the astounding story of a lost subterranean labyrinth in Ecuador said to be home to an extensive library of thousands of gold panels. He supplies evidence that the metal library has links not only to the Book of Enoch but also to the Mormons, who have spent decades searching for it, believing it to contain the history of their forefathers. And what about the mysterious lines in the desert of Nazca that resemble landing strips when viewed from the air? Archeologists claim they are ancient procession routes. "Think again!" cries von Däniken, as he reveals the data that the archeologists never even thought to check. History Is Wrong will challenge your intellect---and maybe a few long-held beliefs, too.

©2009 Erich von Daniken (P)2011 Tantor

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    Mario 01-05-12
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    "Voynich Manuscript to nowhere"

    Von Daniken has been one of my favorites for years now. He courageous, incessantly inquisitive, and a smooth talker. It was, therefore, with some excitement that I began listening to this book - ready to receive the mysterious knowledge like an after dinner treat.
    When Erich began about the Voynich Manuscript, I heard myself exclaim"Yippee."
    It all became more intriguing when he brought Crespi's treasures and the Book of Mormons into play and I thought to myself "well this is going to get really interesting!".

    Alas, Erich never brought the loose ends together; repeatedly getting off-track with sanctimonious recriminations against those who have treated him with disdain in the past. Of course, I get his frustration with the scientific community and his disgust with the lies and the attempted attacks at his credibility. However, if he wanted to write a book about that, then he should have called it like "The Abuse of Scientists Against Erich van Daniken", or something similar. Of course the title conveniently allows him to address his grievances surreptitiously, but I didn't appreciate his slight of hand at all.

    In spite of repeated promises throughout the book to address the Voynich Manuscript enigma, he never does so, and conveniently lets it go for the last 50% of the book. So, after reading Erich's abbreviated notes on Voynich, what one knows about the manuscript is less than what can be gleaned from Google during a quick 5 minutes browse.

    His frenetic hither and thither weaving seems to be specifically designed to confuse the reader into not noticing the large gaps and holes in his arguments and attempts to "set the record straight." Perhaps van Daniken should stop penning books now, or get a decent editor to read his work, and point out the vacuities in his arguments and prose.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Isabel THE WOODLANDS, TX, United States 08-22-12
    Isabel THE WOODLANDS, TX, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An assault to the ears"
    What disappointed you about History Is Wrong?

    While the topic was intriguing the narration was hard to sit through, I kept hoping it would be less explosive as time went on but no such luck. Im not sure if he doing his imitation of the author or the newsreels of the 1930's.


    Would you recommend History Is Wrong to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'm afraid I would not recommend to my friends.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie Greenberg 05-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about History Is Wrong?

    As usual Von Daniken doesn't disappoint. He's thorough and knowledgable. I only wish he would lose the chip on his shoulder when discussing how other's have disrespected him in his past.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    janice ingleside, Ontario, Canada 03-18-13
    janice ingleside, Ontario, Canada 03-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great book"

    This book presents very good facts that I would have done research forever to find.The information here is absolutely mind bending and you can really see how the real facts can and have been distorted especially by religion to control and keep people in line. It saddens me to think that foreward thinking people of the past have been burned at the stake just for questioning their interpretation of the things that lay before them. It is an amazing thing to look at all the evidence and wonder what calamity befell the earth and how old we really are. Very good read and he did his homework, and it really is up to us how we sum the information up. I am sorry to see he has hooked up with some questionable conspiracy theorists that make his hard work seem out of line.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael wapakoneta, OH, United States 11-05-11
    Michael wapakoneta, OH, United States 11-05-11
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    "Insightful"

    I thought he spent to much time on his rant about the 2 guys in Ecuador. This is the only reason why i do not give him a perfect score.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aurora toronto, Ontario, Canada 08-31-12
    Aurora toronto, Ontario, Canada 08-31-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Utter drivel"
    Would you try another book from Erich von Daniken and/or John Allen Nelson?

    No I would under no circumstances read another book by Danikon. HIs poor writing style combined with his appallingly bad science make the thing an obvious cash grab at best and a tragic piece of self delusion at worst.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something that is either self admitted science fiction or real history, thanks so very much.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator is robotic and irritating, not helping him sell the poor subject material,


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from History Is Wrong?

    The entire book


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously go read something better.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kath 09-24-12
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    "The narrator was good. Presentation was lousy."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    nothing


    What was most disappointing about Erich von Daniken’s story?

    The pounding on his philosophy.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was good. No detraction there


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from History Is Wrong?

    I wouldn't read it.


    Any additional comments?

    I must have gotten in over my head. He didn't make sense to me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Graham San Diego, CA, United States 09-04-12
    Graham San Diego, CA, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Clean your kitty litter instead- waste of time"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Conspiracy buffs, uncritical "swallow it whole" simple minded folk


    What could Erich von Daniken have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written it. The book is a compilation of myths built squarely upon speculation heaped on untruths, falsehoods, more guess-work and some old fashioned nonsense.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Allen Nelson?

    Yes


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "interesting ideas strung together randomly"
    What disappointed you about History Is Wrong?

    The narration is so quick you don't have any time to take in the proposed ideas. And much as I like Von Daniken books, he asks so much of the reader here while saying every other idea that asks something of the reader is just wrong. Sans explanation why his should be the only idea you think of. At the end of the day they're all theories, but he doesnt even attempt to justify why his is the correct one.


    Has History Is Wrong put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of John Allen Nelson?

    Erich Von Daniken


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Very interesting thought idea.


    Any additional comments?

    His other books are better.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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