Erich von Daniken has exhaustively researched and analyzed the great world religions, their myths and belief structures, in an effort to find an answer to a question that has fascinated humans for millennia: who, or what, were the Gods described in ancient stories? His extraordinary conclusion? The Gods were not metaphysical beings born of humanity's overactive imagination, but extraterrestrials who left traces of their presence everywhere on Earth. The book includes:
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While Erich von Daniken's material is EXCELLENT and definitely worthy of 5 stars, the narrator was so bad (IMO) that I am having a hard time finishing this one. It may just be a personal idiosyncrasy, but I think this narrator does a great job of making the material seem BORING, with his antiquated non-expressive reading and phony-sounding radio-announcer voice... makes my ears gloss over after just a few minutes and leaves my mind wandering. It reminds of the most boring of educational films I saw in school as a kid... like the ones from the 1950s... awful!
I am going to buy the Kindle version (I hope there is a Kindle version!) of this book and read it myself, as I know the content is fascinating - I just can't stomach the narration. Wish I could give this book the 5 stars that the book deserves, but with this narrator, I just can't.
The other Erich von Danikon audio-book (Twilight of the Gods) that I purchased at the same time as this one is EXCELLENT (as is the narrator) and I do plan on purchasing at least one more (probably more) of this author's audio-books - but will definitely listen to the samples first to make sure the narrator is good!
I haven't read the print version but the audio version was excellent.
The most compelling aspect of this book is the basic questioning of the history we have all been taught. Upon closer scrutiny we realise that our version of history is nothing more than a collection of nonsense from arrogant egotistical megalomaniacs.
There were no characters as this is a non-fictional work. The narrator simply read Erich's words.
No particular moment as the entire book was one astounding revelation after another.
It is such a pity that the world has been stuck an induced coma of religious dogma and myopia, for the better part of two thousand years. We have limited our own progress as a species - we
If you are a person with an open mind and is not bounded by any perception of your inner soul this is a must read to help with all the confusion in the world and its religions.
The facts that were presented and how they could be explained with timelines and documented proof.
exuberance, wit and guile
Don't believe everything you see on tv
there is over whelming proof that something is amiss with what we have been taught all these years,spoon fed rubbish by historians,teachers and so called road scholars who claim to be the people with all the answers,search for the truth for yourself only you can convince yourself.
Amazing, detailed research. I will listen to this again to absorb as much as possible.
Speculation! Using pure research to provoke thought and let you make up your own mind about the accuracy and translation of biblical scripture.
Ancient Indian history unveiled
Its the same as all of Eric van Daniken books. He's always bringing up tons of examples and evidence that backs up any of his claims. But the majority of the brainwashed population cannot learn anything else new or change their beliefs and anything including their views on their own religions or any other religions of the world. And the scientists remain afraid of properly documenting and analyzing the true facts before them. Because they may get ridiculed or laughed at for even thinking such different thoughts. I am glad that Erik von Daniken at least has the balls to bring up these many controversial questions. The narrator was good too.
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