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Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, author Graham Hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that the story of mankind is far older than we have previously believed. And as the truth about prehistory and the real meaning of ancient myths and monuments is revealed, it becomes apparent that a warning has been handed down to us: a terrible cataclysm that afflicts the Earth at irregular intervals of time may be about to occur.
Copyright ©1995 by Graham Hancock; Recording (P)1997 Alternative Audio

Critic Reviews

"A fancy piece of historical sleuthing...intriguing and entertaining and sturdy enough to give a long pause of thought." (Kirkus Review)

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  • Roger
  • Alameda, CA, USA
  • 11-15-06

Too short

The subject matter is fascinating but the abridgement cuts out too much.

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

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Abridged edition is way too short

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The time was well spent as it piqued my interest in the full print version of the work.

What other book might you compare Fingerprints of the Gods to and why?

Chariots of the Gods due to similar content

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I did not observe any detraction owing to the narrator

Did Fingerprints of the Gods inspire you to do anything?

I am inspired to acquire and read the full edition of the book

Any additional comments?

The abridged edition was too short and I found the continuity of the story suffered. I could not follow a line through the presentation. I found the subject matter fascinating and the narration good from a storytelling perspective; however, as stated, the abridged content rendered the whole experience less effective than it might otherwise have been were it unabridged.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Abridged Version Tempts and Teases

I encourage you to get this version even though it is a crime to try and abridge this work. It is still pleasant to listen to and though the jumping around can be a bit jarring it will give you a good overview of the very large work it represents. If you find yourself interested then I encourage you to get the real book for a thorough read. It is engaging and well footnoted and can be found very cheaply since it is an older work. If you can I would try to find the most recent version from around 2001. The authors text remains the same but he has changed many appendixes and footnotes to better represent current research and info.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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What is going on with our planet?

If you could sum up Fingerprints of the Gods in three words, what would they be?

People get ready..

What did you like best about this story?

I read the book a few years ago and really liked it. For me, there is something about hearing it that makes it that much better. The research makes this story so unique.

What about Peter Reckell’s performance did you like?

He did ok but I prefer the authors own voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

History is about to repeat itself again.

Any additional comments?

Great audio book even though at times it can get a little dull. If they would of used the authors voice it would of been different. Critical thinkers will love it!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Apopka, FL, United States
  • 02-01-12

All of a sudden not so crazy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fingerprints of the Gods?

Stars used as a clock? Making man kind smart 15,000 years ago, go on sir I think you have something there. The best part of this book is that no where does aliens appear making ideas that could seem outrageous more legitimate when similar ideas are plagiarized from fingerprints of the gods.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Excellent book!

Where does Fingerprints of the Gods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Graham's research is correct, his information is very interesting, and it adds tremendously to the knowledge of mankind's history. The story was presented well.

What does Peter Reckell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't have time to read. Peter presented the material in an interesting way, and it was very easy to listen to.

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

Yes, I did.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Interesting data and story

Always have been interested since I first saw him on joe Rohan's podcast and I prefer historical and non fiction story's. Graham provides his prospective on the dating of the Sphinx using data gathered from observation and established out side of the box thinkers. Great listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!!!

I really enjoyed this book. I have listened twice so far. There is allot of info in there. It puts forth some interesting therories and gets you thinking.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Fingertips

A lot of facts. IT would wake alot of people up. We were not first.

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OK read

It was OK you could have been a little more energetic. On the other hand the information was very informative and interesting.