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Fingerprints of the Gods: A Quest for the Beginning and the End [Audio Cassette]

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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856865703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856865708
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,897,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but Unstructered 28 Feb 2011
By Miker
Full of mind-blowing and fascinating facts and theories. It's difficult to dismiss the author's proposition that advanced civilisation dates back thousands of years earlier than is currently the "official" view and that these early civilisations may have been virtually wiped out by the catastrophic flooding and volcanic and earthquake activity accompying the ending of the last Ice Age.

But I do wish the book had been properly edited. It is full of repitition and is not presented in any sort of logical order. It could have been 30% shorter. Nevertherless well worth reading.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but not totally convincing 23 July 2004
By Gryph
Fingerprints of the Gods seems to be the type of book that is either loved or loathed, either convincing people utterly, or leaving them mocking its credibility. I don't particularly stand in either camp.
Although many of the theories are interesting, and even possible, they are probably not the answers to the mysteries highlighted and the questions asked. Just because there are flaws in accepted Egyptology, that does not mean that a race of super humans built the pyramids.
Hancock raises some very good points, and finds fascinating correlations in the themes of ancient myth. Unfortunately the conclusions he comes up with leave many more questions than you were faced with in the first place, and seem a bit too far fetched to be totally credible. His opinions may point to a different truth than that accepted by the close minded members of the archeological and scientific community, but in taking things too far into the extreme he will not be taken as a credible source by those he seeks to challenge.
The ideas put forward left me with the same feelings I have when reading conspiracy theory websites or books - it all seems possible, but when all weighed up after the event it just all seems too unlikely to wholly believe.
FOTG was definitely an interesting read, but rather than changing my life, as others have stated, it just changed the way I view ancient prehistory and the way it is perceived by modern scholars.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment 29 July 2007
Whether you subscribe to Hancock's theories or not, there is no denying that this is an excellent read, thoroughly well-researched and written in an engaging and involving way.

Personally, I felt that the book should have sought to ask some of its questions without then feeling the need to speculate wildly to answer them. Nevertheless, it is a fascinating read and this new edition is worth the money even if you have the original.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be compulsory reading! 29 Nov 2011
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This book is so well researched and thought through, it should be compulsory reading. No wild speculation without foundation, but reasoned and realistic. No assumptions passed down and accepted from the ignorant. Open minded and incise.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never mind Y2K; it's 2012 we need to worry about 22 Jun 1999
By A Customer
This book is fantastic. Not for those with closed minds, to be sure, but for anyone with an interest in the pyramids, Atlantis, the Incas or the Aztecs or who finds the idea that Western science knows the answers depressing this is essential reading. I have read and re-read this book a dozen times and still have no idea how much of Hancock's theory I believe. But at the end of the day, it's intriguing and, dare I say it, entertaining.
The book opens with mediaeval maps which accurately depict the coastline of Antartica, despite the fact that it's been under miles of ice since the dawn of history. Rattling through flood myths which are pretty much identical all over the world, the mysteries of the lines on the Nazca plain, harbours built miles from the coast, pyramids that we could not build today, the precession of the equinoxes and much more Hancock reaches his conclusion in breathless style. (I would say that the conclusion is startling, but you do pretty much see where he's headed from the off.)
Some people will dismiss the whole book as bunkum, saying that you can twist the facts and suppositions to fit whatever theories you like. And they may well be right. But unlike other books which put the pyramids down to little green men from mars or magic, Hancock offers us a more convincing explanation. Even if you accept the 'conventional' ages of the pyramids, then I just cannot understand why the later ones are falling down while the oldest are still in pretty much perfect nick. The story of civilisations all over the world is that we get better at things as time goes on, not worse.
A fascinating and thought provoking read, with a sobering conclusion. Anyone for an end of the world party round at mine in 2012?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling Finale 2 Feb 2010
This is about the only book of its type which is convincing enough to leave you worried at the end of it! Without giving anything away, read this with an open mind and try and ignore the one fault ever-present in this author's work: his failure to employ a ruthless editor to trim out the fat and constant repetitions which mar the book's readability.
The theories and alternative explanations of past civilisations and climate change are so well argued that the book still gets five stars. If only Mr Hancock could control his own verbosity, it would merit a 6.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep an open mind to all possibilities 30 Jan 2012
This thought provoking and thorougly absorbing book opens up a history that has been overlooked and ignored for far to long.It's time the archiologists,historians,astronomers and other accademics started to take a closer look at these ideas and put their heads together. Who knows what we my find out about ouselves and the world we inhabit if they do.
A must read book for anyone who dares to question the accepted versions of our ancestry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a follow on for me
This is a follow on interest for me from the Wayne Herschel book I have read about "Hidden records. Read more
Published 1 month ago by refugeewurzel
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't rate books that i still haven't read!!
I don't rate books that i still haven't read!!So the stars are mainly for what i already know about the author and the quality of the book and delivery!
Published 1 month ago by Tiago
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, raises some good questions
I'd reccommend this product for any people with a little bit of an open mind for new ideas. Loved reading it, and it was very well written
Published 1 month ago by karsten
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
I heartily recommend this book to all humanity, read, think, your mind and accept the book for what it is...... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brian Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Graham Hancock Supreme
I am halfway through reading it i would like more photographs in it
Grahams ancient history descriptions are amazing and the truth
Published 1 month ago by David L
5.0 out of 5 stars good condtion
trust worthy, cheap, reasonable delivery time
As for the book it will open up your mind to a whole new world
Published 2 months ago by jdk
5.0 out of 5 stars Going to Egypt? Buy It
This is another scholarly book written by the charmingly communicative Graham Hancock.

The implications of this book might blow you away, but its style is easy going -... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Daniel Rozman
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever
Great historical information never got bored, always intrigued. Well written as well, very easy to digest. Well done and thank you! :)
Published 3 months ago by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!
I bought this for my husband as he had been given an old copy oy Chariots of the Gods years ago, and it set his mind wondering. He has literally found it really hard to put down. Read more
Published 4 months ago by net
5.0 out of 5 stars Opens up a world of thought
great fun to read. opens up a world of infromation and platfrom for further research. To be taken with a pinch of salt but very, very interesting
Published 5 months ago by Desiree Falzon
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