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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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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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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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  • 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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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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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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A book for all species of human.

Great thought provoking book. A little confusing when he gets into the numbers, dimensions, equations, etc. Some visual aide or research of the various monuments would make everything come together.

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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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Amazing

Graham brings up valid points in history that need to be revisited and studied in more depth.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • P. J. Swart
  • 01-15-18

Well researched and engaging.

I lived this book. Graham takes us on a well researched journey to make his poit. well worth the read.

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  • Gina Kostiris
  • 01-01-18

Mind opening collection of collaborative observations & thought

All thanks to those brave enough to challenge and investigate mainstream beliefs and thought. It lifts our consciousness of our astoundingly complex yet incredible organized universe, who’s eternity & immense beauty we struggle to grasp, upward and forward in the name of progress and gratitude. Thank-you Graham for bringing so much together for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-17

Great book

I loved it at times hard to follow but so inspiring to listen to what is a gripping tale of what the past holds and the future

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  • DoogleDoug
  • 12-03-16

Powerful and thought-provoking

I have enjoyed listening to Graham Hancock read Fingerprints of the Gods, it presents his view of numerous historical/prehistorical anomalies for our world/ universe and presents a scenario, which definitely merits being taken seriously and explored further.

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  • cb
  • 09-28-16

A must read

A thoughtful, intelligent and comprehensive interdisciplinary work uniting mythology from a multitude of cultures and ages with modern scientific knowledge, and beautifully narrated by the author. Cannot recommend it enough. Moving right on to the sequel, Magicians of the Gods!

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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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  • Dena M.
  • 02-12-17

Bad

Completely wasted my time with unsupported conjecture and conclusions far fetched and lacking any evidential proof.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-18

Phenomenal!

This book has completely changed my perception of history. Graham’s research and the way he compares the myths and historical facts we know is fantastic. Although it speaks of great catastrophe it also leaves you with a resounding hope for future civilisations. The years to come will be interesting to say the least.

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  • Sammy
  • 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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  • Josh
  • 01-31-18

Fiction

So much of the basis of this book has been refuted and disproved. It was incredibly frustrated to hear the certainty of the authors opinions, which he often started as irrefutable, and the mockery with which he treats scientists whose conclusions don't suit the narrative of his story.
Parts of this book are very interesting, if you can stomach the smugness of the authors narration.
It's prefaced with the disclaimer that he "only wanted to start the conversation" but this is, of course, only marginally true. The author is convinced of this narrative and imagines he is a truth bringer to the world.

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  • Lekasia Pty Ltd
  • 07-29-17

Incredible work

Graham Hancock has shown insight, courage and perseverance in discovering and sharing this information. Humanity owes him a debt of gratitude. Thank you Mr Hancock.

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  • Dylan
  • 07-14-17

Amazing!!

This book has influenced my idea of the past more than anything else. Thanks graham.

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  • Lisa
  • 04-22-17

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Great to have author as the narrator. His passion for the topic was contagious. Some really interesting and thought provoking ideas about our origins, and our relationship to past and future.

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  • Deborah
  • 03-28-17

Too much evidence to ignore.

The facts can get a littke dry, but hearing this on the back of my own research, I was left coming out the end with determination to prepare my kids for their possible part in the possible and perhaps inevitable future.