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Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials | [Erich von Daniken]

Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials

"Something here really stinks to high heaven," writes Erich von Däniken. "In Twilight of the Gods," says von Däniken, "I document precisely what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before the mighty stone blocks some 400 years ago. I will show you what archeologists discovered hundreds of years ago and demonstrate how much has been destroyed over the centuries. Intentionally.
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High up in the Bolivian Andes---4,000 meters above sea level---lies Puma punku, an ancient ruined city that simply could never have been constructed by its Stone Age inhabitants.

"Something here really stinks to high heaven," writes Erich von Däniken. "In Twilight of the Gods," says von Däniken, "I document precisely what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before the mighty stone blocks some 400 years ago. I will show you what archeologists discovered hundreds of years ago and demonstrate how much has been destroyed over the centuries. Intentionally. "I will also prove that Puma punku was not built by any Stone Age people. "And in December 2012, the gods will return from their long journey and appear again here on Earth. At least that is what the Mayan calendar would have us believe. "The so-called gods---the extraterrestrials---will come again. We're headed for a 'god shock' of major proportions. "But doesn't anyone with half a brain know that interstellar travel is simply impossible because of the sheer distances involved? And that extraterrestrials would never look like us?" In his own inimitable way, Erich von Däniken picks these preconceptions and prejudices apart with a clarity no other author could manage.

©2010 Erich von Daniken (P)2011 Tantor

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    kristen OAKLAND PARK, FL, United States 10-22-12
    kristen OAKLAND PARK, FL, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "This is facinating!!!!"
    Where does Twilight of the Gods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is in my top 10 books on understanding this new transition our world is going through!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book tells you a great deal about our ancestors in space....and about how we preceive the folk lore we were taught as a child; roman and greek mythology...is it really mythology or was it all real?


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen especially if you are on a journey to expand your mind!

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    Janine Denver, CO, United States 09-12-12
    Janine Denver, CO, United States 09-12-12
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    Loved this. Not religious myself except for the forced feelings that get shoved on you since childhood, so really enjoyed the facts that were given and less of the one mindedness of religions. Stiring thoughts and if we are to be revisited, I for one will feel that it would be a way over due wake up call to so many people blinded by a man's word.

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    NitroJill HENDERSON, NV, United States 08-27-12
    NitroJill HENDERSON, NV, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011

    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!

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    Where does Twilight of the Gods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I think I rank this book the same as others I've read. I found it interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are no separate characters.


    What does Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I wasn't that impressed with the narration..I wish Erich could have narrated himself.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no I just thought it was interesting


    Any additional comments?

    I'm working my way though all of Erich's books...I find the concepts very interesting..Yes U could say I'm a believer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mjski Virginia 08-13-12
    Mjski Virginia 08-13-12

    Mjski

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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I read "Chariots of the Gods" when it was first published. That book was ground-breaking and paradigm-changing. If the author spent less time in the preface of this book bragging about what he had written before and more time setting up the sparse new material and the rehash of decades-old hypotheses, I may have had a more receptive attitude. As it was, I found that his dismissal of current interpretations that correct the early-twentieth-century errors ludicrous. Sorry that an investigative author with such promise has fallen to the standards of tabloids and talk radio.


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


    What three words best describe Kirby Heyborne’s voice?

    common talking head


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Twilight of the Gods?

    I wouldn't have published it, other than to make money to save the jobs of the employees of my publishing house.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas United States 09-10-12
    Douglas United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Twilight of the Gods in three words, what would they be?

    Pause for thought!


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Eric logically put together his theories.


    Have you listened to any of Kirby Heyborne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Puma Pinchu


    Any additional comments?

    I just don't understand why the "intellectuals" in this world have to stick their heads in the sand and glibly look for solutions that fit their microcosmic Humans in a box theories. This evidence is as plain as the sun shines bright.

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    Sharalyn Fairfield, IA, United States 09-03-12
    Sharalyn Fairfield, IA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2007

    I have an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Maharishi University of Management, am author of THE RELUCTANT VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK, and am an avid reader/listener.

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    "25 books later, Daniken still inspires curiosity"
    Any additional comments?

    Even though the reader, Daniken's feisty certainty still comes though. How has he managed to persist in facing all the criticisms? Obviously because his findings, while often perhaps more theory than proven fact, nonetheless still carry serious weight to those who are able to open their minds enough to appreciate the obvious--if wholly different--viewpoint than most accept as true. But the tide is definitely turning. More and more, the meme is being accepted that history we learned in school and conventional church is wrong.I hope that, before he dies, he gets the credit he deserves for his pioneering work.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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