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The first volume in Gods, Man, & War, Gods introduces the listener to some of the critical issues that are foundational to an intelligent and enlightened grasp of the revelations that will follow in the next two volumes. There is another Force in the universe of our Reality, another context for comprehending what has been going on for millennia and especially in the last 70 years.

Sekret Machines is the result of input from scientists, engineers, intelligence officers, and military officials - a group we call the Advisors - and transcends the speculation of journalists, historians, and others whose conclusions are often either misinformed or only tease around the edges of the Sekret Machines. The listener will not discover wild theories or unfounded claims, but instead will confront a solid - if often unsettling - reality, one that demands the collaboration of all of us in every field of human endeavor if we are to understand it and manage its effects.

If nothing else, listeners will come to the conclusion that the Phenomenon is not what they think it is. It is, in fact, much more serious and potentially much more threatening than they can imagine.

©2016 Tom DeLonge (P)2017 Tantor

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ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY 👽👽👽👽👾👾👾👾

A ton of usable information instead of the recycling of the same old tired and worn out Ancient Aliens story. I had to go back and read most of the material a 2nd time and in several areas a 3rd time due to the magnitude of it all. Originally I was trying to do all of the book in the audio format but found that it was more than I could process. Much much easier to keep my head above water by actually reading the material word for word the old fashion way. ABSOLUTELY love it to say the least. I give them a 5 out of 5 all the way around. I wore out the "back" button. Obviously my listening skills need to honed somewhat. LOL

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  • Diana
  • Antelope Valley, CA, United States
  • 06-14-17

A Big Picture scholarly approach to humanity & UFO

This first book in the series is filled with an overview of humanity's development. It covers a broad span of time, includes mythology, religions, history, genetics, consciousness, and much more. This book is laying a foundation to "bring up to speed" people who have been busy working and paying bills and who may have had time to read or learn about some of these things, but not all of these things.

What I love about books is that a person takes a topic they have spent (hopefully) decades studying/doing/knowing and puts it all in one book. When covering the topic of humanity and the topic of UFOs and what it might mean, there's going to be a lot of foundation to lay if you want to look at the big picture.

Some people may have information on specific UFO incidents or specific people known in UFOlogy, but the big picture is harder to see. I really like to read the writings or ideas of people who wonder what it all means - such as John Keel or Jacques Vallee - they touch on such concepts and questions - they ask and think about what is happening to humanity in their writing.

This book was tough going for me. I had to use the "back" function on my iPod a lot. There isn't empty fluff in here and most sentences are info-packed and sometimes after a string of such sentences I had to go back and listen again because I got overwhelmed with so much information.

I took a break mid-way and bought the companion fiction book and listened to that. (Chasing Shadows by A.J. Hartley/Tom DeLonge) There's a big difference! That was entertaining, not deep.

This book is laying a knowledge foundation and I look forward to the rest of the series.

Will this finally be the "real truth?" Who knows. But I'm learning a lot and my mind is stretching. There's no way I could have spent the time to read all the books and ideas that are distilled into this one book, so I feel like a person who is interested in learning is going to get their money's worth. The difference in this book from the companion fiction book is evident, and a look at the other books by co-author Peter Levenda shows his scholarly interests.

The narration and audio book production are very good.


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Fresh, Insightful, Inspiring and Necessary

As someone new to the study of Ufology but well versed in religious studies, there wasn't much new information in this book, and many of its ideas I've had on my own. However, I still enjoyed it very much. There were definetly some new insights I'd never had presented and new factoids as well. Really though, it was so refreshing to have this info presented in such a rational and reasonable and enjoyable fashion. All the other texts I've read regarding this stuff have done a disservice to their topics with their poor and overreaching "scholarship" assumptions and conclusions. This introduction to these topics blends old ideas in new and exciting ways without discrediting itself, (unlike it's predissessors). I've read other negative reviews complaining there is nothing new here, but they don't understand the point of the book. Someone needed to present this with integrity, and the authors did. The material also is a necessary introduction to the discussions and conclusions that are yet to come. And there actually IS new info here. There are insights that one may have personally had, but which hadn't been well textualized before. This is a book that even the most skeptical should feel comfortable reading or listening too, and it communicates ideas that it is time for skeptics to hear.

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  • Jim
  • EVANSDALE, IOWA, United States
  • 12-17-17

Ancient Aliens Redux

For all it's posturing and promise that it's not simply another Ancient Aliens premise, this is exactly what it is. Book two of Sekret Machines is an essay on the history of religion, and how that relates to 'contact'. The claim is that contact, or multiple contacts with a higher intelligence is what has formed all of our religions. The dogma, and all the associated practices is nothing more than man's attempt to recreate or honor those beings.

I don't think the premise is flawed, but it's certainly not original. It does take a more academic look at this theory, and doesn't make such sensational claims the way many in this field do. Delonge insists that he is laying the groundwork for yet more books and more media that will make disclosure of the phenomena a reality. Maybe his intentions are true, but one has to wonder if this is just another 'emperors new clothes' idea. He's selling us a bill of goods that is nothing but smoke and mirrors. If he's a true insider as he claims to be, he has yet to provide one shred of evidence that hasn't already existing in the field of Ufo lore. Of course, he plans to release that information 'in the next book'.

So, us readers and interested citizens are force to follow the this carrot on a stick and see if we ever find out the truth.

The narration is boring, but that's hardly the presenters fault, the material is largely dry and repetitive.

A note on the production value. There seemed to be some sort of popping or clicking during the reading of this. I only noticed this while in a quiet environment, or using my headphones, so It may have not been present always. It was quite annoying though.

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  • Bill
  • CLEBURNE, TX, United States
  • 12-08-17

Don’t know yet!!!

This is a lot to take in. I’m not sure I agree with some of the stuff but it could be I wasn’t paying attention as much as I needed too. I’ll have to listen again. But very interesting I will say that. Definitely not boring.

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A True Original--Breaks the Mold!

This is the first volume of the fictional truth company started by Tom Delonge. As such, it complements the non-fiction volume published last year, written mostly by the well-known Peter Levenda. You'll see what I mean by "fictional truth" when you read it. And if you are interested in lifting what Steven Basset calls the "truth embargo" foisted upon us by the deep state, you need to read Sekret Machines. Delonge's company encompasses several very high-powered and well-connected former government officials. Truth about UAPs is on the way in several different forms and from various angles! Give this book a shot. You will NOT regret it.

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narrator is very dull to listen to.

Just speed up the narrators voice, makes it way better. great book in my opinion.

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Outstanding and Enlightening ,

This has taken a completely different way of thinking about the UAF/UFO phenomenon that to myself, has made the most concrete theory as to what is really happening with this subject. I have always thought these things were fallen angels going back to when I was an adolescent, growing up in the Jehovah's Witnesse Organization I was trained and given a thourol knowledge of the gospel and what the meaning is for us today as well as what it meant to the writers....

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not sure what to think, edit: better 2nd listen

not sure what to think about this book. It kind of sets itself to be revealing some secret but never does. Some of the information to do with pyramids is wrong.

edit: on 2nd listen I liked it much better. what may have been offputting at first is that it takes a different approach than a lot of the material I have read. very dense information wise, I missed a lot on the first go through. I recommend it, it is a diffetent argument than the standard ancient alien theory, so is counter to the current alien sub culture group think.

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Feels like a primer for the 2 follow up books

What did you love best about Gods: Sekret Machines?

The information is straight forward & easy to understand.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gods: Sekret Machines?

The Cargo Cult opening is excellent. Does a great job of setting up the authors thesis.

Which character – as performed by Paul Costanzo – was your favorite?

The narration is fine. Nothing to report.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but non-fiction (If you want to call it that) never is.

Any additional comments?

Tom rules! Looking forward to books 2 & 3 which I do feel is where the real meat of this narrative is going to be.

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  • Steven wisniewski
  • 07-03-17

thought provoking stuff !!

loved this very thought provoking stuff if you are interestes in the subject of the paranormal

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  • Paul Rohe
  • 07-12-17

Way too long winded....

I'm sure there's a lot of research gone in into this book for there's a lot of information published it but good Lord is it long winded and I'm sure it could have been said more concisely and I don't agree with some on his assertions as that maybe about the Hindu Goddess China astable and his comparison with the reasons for A technical human sacrifice, definitely wrong. I won't be buying the other volumes.

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