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Chariots of the Gods Audiobook

Chariots of the Gods

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Publisher's Summary

Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began---von Däniken's startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we ourselves are the descendents of these galactic pioneers---and the archaeological discoveries that prove it:

  • An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
  • Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
  • Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
  • A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
  • A giant spaceport preserved in the Andes

©1968 Erich von Daniken (P)2011 Tantor

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    E F 03-11-16
    E F 03-11-16 Member Since 2015

    ...I love listening!

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    "Answering how life began"

    This book is one of the first to speculate on the idea that Aliens were present in Earth's ancient history. Basing this on mythology and art that crosses many cultures, including ancient Egypt. While some of the obviously unproven speculations seem a little far fetched, many of his beliefs do have some grounds. Because it was written at the dawn of the space age, this book seems a little out of date in places, but I still found it an interesting listen.

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    Anjanette M. Ruscetta Brighton, CO 02-20-16
    Anjanette M. Ruscetta Brighton, CO 02-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome book I was totally entrenched in it. "

    awesome book I was totally entrenched in it. I will recommend that every one listen to it.

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    Amazon Customer 02-12-16
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    "finally read it"

    Great job narrating and really enjoyed it was exactly what I expected and more...great. Forward to reading more of his books

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    Steven 12-08-15
    Steven 12-08-15
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Chariots of the Gods to be better than the print version?

    Yes, this audio version has an Audible exclusive interview with Erich von Daniken. This interview is great and it is in von Daniken's own voice not read by a narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The astronauts of course!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book in many by the author. His other stuff is worth the read. He is such a humble guy, and he isn't afraid to admit when he is wrong.

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    XtremeScorpio 08-18-15
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    "A wonderful aspect"

    This is surely a different read. it will make you think. I rather enjoyed it & wonder of the Gods

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    Ruben 06-23-15
    Ruben 06-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Erich Von Daniken is gold!"

    Erich has an extremely unique capability to elaborate complex data and truth into simple every-day language.

    Both bold and brave in his thought patterns and absolutely ahead of his time without reservations to public perception.

    Truly inspiring; I couldn't help but think of Elon Musk in the process. I think it's safe to say Musk adopted some Von Daniken principles as he developed Space X's long term vision.

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    JPM NYC 05-21-15
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    "Excellent"

    To think we are the only ones in this universe is just plain stupid. The ideas the book generates are welcome and well thought out. Makes you wonder why we are not putting more effort in exploring. Instead lets just blow up the world we live in now that's crazy

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    Blake Campbell 05-13-15
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    "very good book."

    I thought this book was very enlightening. There are many well thought out hypotheses. I believe many of the scientists need to open their minds to allow them to research the past and ultimately find some truths.

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    Richard E. Staats 05-03-15
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    "Great Book, really makes you think!"

    Can't wait to read the others. Will be looking for the new book to arrive.

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    john 04-25-15
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    "Very in lighting if you have an open mind."

    I wanted to read this book for a long time. The subject is very interesting to me. Once srarted, I was guided through history one can see if you have on open mind. I enjoyed this book very much.

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