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Fingerprints of the Gods

The Quest Continues
Narrated by: Graham Hancock
Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
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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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  • Diana
  • Antelope Valley, CA, United States
  • 07-26-16

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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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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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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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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very informative, massive amounts of detail

Graham Hancock brings an incredible amount of detail and first hand evidence that brings a new understanding to ancient history.

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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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  • Michael G.
  • 11-11-18

Some convincing arguments

Firstly I have to say that Graham Hancock is an excellent narrator. His tone and delivery are perfect for this material.
I was put off by the talk of crustal displacement very early on, but I persevered and listened through to the end.
I agree with Hancock that the giant-stone architecture of the Giza necropolis and that seen in central/south America ask questions of their origin. I was particularly impressed by the possible linkage of the precession ages: Bull, Ram, Fish to religious symbolism of that era. Obviously the Sphinx is a Lion and its link to the age of Leo points to its incredible age.
The key problem is exactly as his quitting researcher stated; where is the land mass where this pre-history civilisation developed? He rules out any now-submerged area and claims that Antarctica is the answer. Hmmmmmmm.
As a biologist I wonder about penguins and where they bred before Antarctica moved into position less than 20 000 year ago. Surely ice core data from the South pole would show seasonal-bands of hundred of thousands of years?
A 30 degree shift in both Arctic and Antarctic regions in a geologic heartbeat and no one else has noticed? Hmmmmmmmmmm.
Well at least he has a proper hypothesis we can test; the discovery of a megalith city on the Antarctic continent, perhaps with tools and instruments of complex alloys would certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons. It would be great if it was true, another century or so and I am sure humanity will get this sorted out.
One question bugged me, surely any advanced civilisation would have worked out the heliocentric nature of our solar system? You can measure precession without knowing anything of heliocentrism. How come heliocentrism was not passed down at all in the myth-stories?
All food for thought, it is a pity that orthodox historians seem so dismissive, surely the response is to go look, not just ignore the question. Recommended.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-19

A great listen

Really enjoyed listening to Graham narrate with great passion and enthusiasm. Such a great knowledge on this subject

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  • #mdbpoetry
  • 05-23-19

mind blowing and eye opening!

mind blowing and eye opening!
Makes me think schools should explain that there are always more possibilities than you are told.
question everything!

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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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  • Sammee
  • 02-28-18

It felt like a chore

I've heard Graham Hancock interviews that left me thirsting for more. This did not. In fact I didn't finish it. Dull and lifeless in performance which for me at least killed any real chance of engaging with the content.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • 05-21-19

Captivating

A captivating read, reigniting interest in archaeology and the ancient world. Hancock is easy listening, and extrudes his passion for ancient history when taking the listener on a journey to discover the "fingerprints of the gods".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-29-19

Not for me

Like the other reviewer for this book, I got about a third of the way through and had had enough. More cherry picking than any book I have read so far.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-19

Wow

I love this, it realy makes you think about who the Ancients where and what they where capable of

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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.