Twilight of the Gods

The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (325 ratings)

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High up in the Bolivian Andes---4,000 meters above sea level---lies Puma punku, an ancient ruined city that simply could never have been constructed by its Stone Age inhabitants.

"Something here really stinks to high heaven," writes Erich von Däniken. "In Twilight of the Gods," says von Däniken, "I document precisely what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before the mighty stone blocks some 400 years ago. I will show you what archeologists discovered hundreds of years ago and demonstrate how much has been destroyed over the centuries. Intentionally. "I will also prove that Puma punku was not built by any Stone Age people. "And in December 2012, the gods will return from their long journey and appear again here on Earth. At least that is what the Mayan calendar would have us believe. "The so-called gods---the extraterrestrials---will come again. We're headed for a 'god shock' of major proportions. "But doesn't anyone with half a brain know that interstellar travel is simply impossible because of the sheer distances involved? And that extraterrestrials would never look like us?" In his own inimitable way, Erich von Däniken picks these preconceptions and prejudices apart with a clarity no other author could manage.

©2010 Erich von Daniken (P)2011 Tantor

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"His ideas have a mythic appeal." (James A. Herrick, Christianity Today)

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So very logical it makes me shiver!

This is the third of Erich von Daniken's books that I've read/listened to. He makes the whole ET thing sound so logical. I have enjoyed his testimony of those ancient people's heritage and I feel he is right on. It is going to be a shock to the entire earth's population if what he has said is true and the ET's do come back, but why should we even doubt it. Most of the earth's religions all anticipate the return of their God. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a opened minded enough to think even a little of what he proposes could be true. NOTE: This should indicate signed by Chuck Woodings

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Ahead of his time

Would you listen to Twilight of the Gods again? Why?

Yes, in fact I think it's the kind of book you NEED to listen to more than once.

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

Fingerprints of The Gods by Graham Hancock. Both men are fearless, educated and articulate and this comes through in their writing. It can't be easy to write about this subject matter and retain respect within academic circles - unfortunately because of the narrowminded manipulative views of people in power and subservient dogma of the mainstream religions, these studies are often viewed with contempt, ridicule and fear by those in positions of educational, religious and political power.

What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

His pronunciations were good and his neutral tone allows one to form clearer mental images of the subject matter.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing extreme.

Any additional comments?

We need MORE books in this category!

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Informative

There is a plethora of incredible information in this book. Von Daniken is very well versed in the sciences. I loved it!

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  • 04-21-13

ET phone home

Daniker makes a good case for ET's having visited us.... don't know what I think.... read it and decide for yourself.

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Im glad von Daniken finally made it to audiobooks!

Excellent book, by the way Von Daniken's huge body of work of more than 20 books should be disseminated in all the formats possible. Since audible and kindle came out I became less of a fan of paper books, these digital formats make learning about these topics something more enjoyable and easier to do.
I just hope books from Graham Hancock's and David Icke's etc. get to Audible some time soon!

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Excellent!!

Erich Von Daniken was, I think, one of the very first to suggest that we have been visited by extra-terrestrials in our ancient past (as well as today), and that the stories and tales ('myths') handed down from that time is what has evolved into some of our many religions today. He makes a very strong case and every book of his that I have read has been just excellent! Very convincing for anyone with even a half-way open minded view.

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Great Story

If you're familiar with history and cultures around the world, this is definitely a very good read. It gives you a different point of view on how to see the world. It might be a little much for some people, but it's up to the reader on how to interpret it. Either way it's still a wonderful research and collection of stories.

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Good listen

This book was an easy listen and it was pretty interesting. I like this author and have a few of his other books. Even though it touches on 2012, now an after thought. There are some interesting points made throughout this book. Maybe it was wrong by 10 or so years, give or take. Will we see the return of the God's? Leaves the reader as myself, in ponder.

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Another gem

This is a good book by Erich Von Daniken. However, it does seem to go off subject in the last chapter and seems to ramble a bit. Overall, I would recommend it to anybody interested in Von Daniken's work.

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Absolutely Mind Blowing

Everyone who has ever wondered about their human existence, either religiously or scientifically, must read Erich von Danikan's books. It's about time someone stepped out of the tiny and ignorant scientific box of "show me proof" without ever looking at it! How can Hawking's theory of "The Big Bang Theory " evere be thoroughly proven, yet it's accepted by scientists?

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  • matt diffey
  • 11-25-15

I want to believe...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, Erich and his ideas prompt all the right questions.

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

That every culture tells the same story.

What does Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I`m not a massive fan of American narrators, the emotion isn't carried well in their voice.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Dare To Believe!

Any additional comments?

I just hope Erich truly believes his books and is not jus trying to sell a story.

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