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Fingerprints of the Gods

The Quest Continues
Narrated by: Graham Hancock
Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,970 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society.

An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

©1995 Graham Hancock (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Great book with excellent narration!

I loved every moment of this book! If you're interested in ancient civilizations you should listen to this book. Hancock presents fascinating theories supported by sound research and clear conclusions. He also does and excellent narrarion.

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Valuable coverage of ancient earth human history

Graham Hancock did a wonderful job narrating his 1995 book Fingerprint of the Gods. I started this series with book 2, Magicians of the Gods, 2015, and it is interesting to see how much fine tuning Graham Hancock did in the 20 year span between the two related books. And, they are two entirely different books, with Magicians of the Gods focusing on a very significant geological event and its effect on humans and human's knowledge of their own history. Fingerprints of the Gods is an excellent introduction and foundation into the research going beyond the public narrative of mainstream academia and what is taught in public schools. Humanity's history, and earth's history is far more interesting than what is taught.

This book was pretty serious in parts, and I had to divert to a couple of other books in the meantime before returning to complete it. I've mulled over what I have learned in this book, and see how it fit with the two David Wilcock books read in the meantime. There is so much connection between their work - both authors are "big picture" oriented. David Wilcock even refers to Graham Hancock's work within his books too.

The third book of this trilogy will be coming later this year (2016) and I am looking forward to reading (listening) to that.

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Best Book Ever

Finally finished it.. I'm not very good at reading, I don't give myself time to do it but with the audiobook was very easy for me. Loved it. I would recommend to everyone who wants to open his/her mind to a different reality, different history. Understanding it will give you enough arguments to feel you finally understand the world and civilizations.

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Very well presented

Very interesting and makes a lot of sense. A lot of math presented;but,other than that it kept me engaged.

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Captivating and thought provoking to say the least

Graham Hancock confronts us with a most utterly skilfull narration of the ancient history underlying the most enigmatic archaeological monuments known to mankind, such as the majestic pyramids and the leonine Sphinx that adorn the now barren desert landscape of the Giza plateau. His insightful and daring hypotheses are perversely bold. Is it a coincidence that this book is both perversely engaging whilst conveying, nonetheless, the grandeur of the ancients with the dual fascination of both scientific mathematical exactness and the magical mysticism of legend and myth? Alas, it is not. The calendric precision of a great vanished civilization is provocative beyond measure, to say the least. Graham Hancock comes across as a demigod, a direct heir of the wisdom cult of the Viracocha, who by means of sacred geometry and long-forgotten technological advancements, hidden beneath the imposing and impenetrable ice layers of the lost continent of Antarctica, transcended the challenges of global bituminous cataclysms through countless epochs. His account of the heroic feats by Thoth, Quetzalcoatl, and other bearers of great knowledge, are masterfully composed to evoke a grappling sense of urgency upon the world to initiate itself out from uniformitarian rigidities and into the new astrological calendric Era of Aquarius before catastrophe befalls our world engulfing it in the flames of the End Times.

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Good but verbose

An enthralling book, but Graham ventures too far into speculation. Nonetheless, the consolidation of so many verified scientific facts does well for the mind to conceive of new possibilities for the past and the future. At times the argument devolves into what fits Graham's theory and not what is most likely, or he will take inconclusive data and draw a conclusion based on his "intuition." Still, a worthwhile prequel to Magicians of the Gods.

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One word..... Amazing!!!

I could listen to Graham read the dictionary and the way he writes just captures you and keeps you locked in. love everything this about it!!

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Excellent information well delivered.

Great presentation on theories of origins of various prehistoric structures. The pyramids of Egypt, Cities of South and Central America and other sites are discussed and similarities in legends from geographically diverse populations are presented.

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excellent research

I found that Hancock did very well at citing his references for the work he borrowed from other researchers. The book was refreshing to hear there may be insights to ancient histories that our society is unaware of. Keep up the great work.

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It Makes you Wonder.

There are many Discoverys being Surprised by mainstream Science, that would rewrite history. Fingerprints of the Gods is a brilliant book of things They don't want you to know.

loved it. *****

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-29-16

'Is it unreasonable to assume?!'

Where to start, raises some interesting historical points but the whole book is case of painting a bullseye around where he's thrown his dart of research. The delivery is compelling but too many times I had to pause the narrative in order to stare into the distance at how easy he grouped events/ideas together merely because the facts didn't prove it wrong. If I hear 'Is it unreasonable to assume' one more time I might cry, the thoughts have no critical assessment and it ruins the basis of some interest points. I would recommend this if you're into a fiction based losely on facts.

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  • Toby Owen
  • 03-26-18

Loved this book!

I have followed Grahams work for about a year now, mainly on Youtube but the level of detail in the books goes far beyond a two hour presentation. I bought a physical copy of this book too but was struggling to get through it, this audiobook, however, is much easier to follow.

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  • rajio baggio
  • 11-24-16

excellent book

I read this book about 10 years ago and it channel the way I think about history. it was great to listen to it again being narrated by the author.

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  • Shakira
  • 07-28-16

Thought provoking and incredibly interesting

Loved it all! Graham takes you on an anthropological journey that charts the history of human kinds evolution. Utterly fascinating and thought provoking.

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  • MR R G LOGAN
  • 12-23-18

Open minded and well researched adventure into pre history

Graham Hancock has traveled far to seek out forgotten truths in myths, archaeological sites and pulling from many other resources, puts together a fascinating case towards alternative history.
Graham is a great narrator who is passionate about his work.
10/10 and I look forward to his next book Magicians of the gods

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  • Steven wisniewski
  • 08-03-16

Very interesting

If you looking for something that is mysterious and thought provoking then you'll love this.

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  • 11-14-16

Excellent

Overall well written and narrated by the author,even though I am a sceptic I could appreciate the research and effort Mr Hancock had put into the book.His arguments were well thought out and he was able to build a new paradigm,I will definite

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  • Chris
  • 06-28-16

Compelling and well presented

A great read for those who have a notion that there must be more to know about our past on the earth. Graham brings together many facts, theories and research which paint an alternative view of prehistory when combined.

Nothing wacky or far fetched, more a focus on the new, overlooked and unwelcome evidence that misfits the established and accepted view of events in pre-history. It may be a sound set of theories or possibly flawed in various areas, for my money it represents a more believable and logical depiction of our past than we have in our history books.

Loved it

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  • Emmanuel Zakebam
  • 03-17-19

Interesting but flaky

I really enjoyed some aspects of this book, but it is unsubstantiated in many areas.

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  • mr j booth
  • 03-04-19

Hancock at his best

Really interesting take on information taken from multiple sources and well stitched into a possible/probable alternative history of the Earth. Brilliantly delivered by Hancock who is a master storyteller.

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  • Thomas
  • 07-21-16

Phenomenal!

Gripping from start to finish. Graham is a master storyteller and a truly unique thinker.

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  • 01-30-17

Very repetitive

While probably the underlying aim of the book, it is just the same thing over, and over again, with little letting up.
I got about 1/3 of the way though and decided 'enough is enough' - you've made your point.

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  • Tony
  • 03-16-19

interesting hypothesis

Very interesting and believable theory and well researched. Became challenging to retain interest when discussing formulae I will be interested in reading his other books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-19

excellent narration

Brilliant work and very well narrated by the author. Very interesting hypotheses and very enjoyable.

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  • Chris
  • 12-29-18

excellent

loved it and i follow this sort of history and discoveries a lot. looking forward to musicians of the gods

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  • toby
  • 12-07-18

food for thought

Time for those with some serious cash and contacts to investigate old coast lines and connect a few more dots in these puzzles.

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  • Moses Soliman
  • 12-03-18

Really loved the journey

it a great journey through ancient civilizations and myths. raising questions about what we know about history of those civilizations and possible connection or legacy that could connect them

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  • Luis A. Alvarez Vivancos
  • 11-14-18

Superb research

Should be read and studied at colleges. Superb research and story developement, I've enjoyed every bit.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-14-18

fantastic

absolutely fantastic read. can not get enough of this subject. easy to follow for a novice like me

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-18

commen sense in open mind

my eyes open and my mind is expanding
in a calm and collected manner.
so many links that tickles the imagination for truth.
we just have to be open minded.