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America Before

Written by: Graham Hancock
Narrated by: Graham Hancock
Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: History, World
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Publisher's Summary

The concluding volume of the Fingerprints of the Gods trilogy. 

Could shattering secrets about the deep past of humanity await discovery in North America? 

Until very recently there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13,000 years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering landbridge. 

Thanks to scientific advances, and to archaeological and geological discoveries made in the past five years, we now know that the Americas were populated by humans for tens of thousands of years before the previously accepted date. Deeply puzzling and hitherto unsuspected genetic connections have also emerged - for example linking Native Americans both with Australian Aborigines and with Western Europeans. 

In the final volume of The Fingerprints of the Gods trilogy he puts the final piece of the jigsaw in place, proving that the great, technically advanced civilisation that flourished in Britain and Europe and throughout the world before the last Ice Age was centred in Northern America.

©2019 Graham Hancock (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Fascinating book

Information was presented in a clear and logical way. Author drew on scientific journals and field work. I really enjoyed his previous work Fingerprint of the Gods. This book did not disappoint. The last three chapters could have been condensed as he strays away from fact to opinion.

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Ground Breaking

Amazing book with so much information about our past that leads to more questions and mystery.

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Captivating

I was able to follow with ease and found the content to be fascinating. Open your heart and mind without prejudice so that you can take it all in. Also, the narration makes it an easy listening experience. Graham definitely has a voice in every sense of the word.

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Makes you think

I was introduced to Graham Handcock and his studies from the Joe Rogan Podcast. I am intrigued by his studies and how recent discoveries make us change our thinking of the origins and history of life.

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first time listener

loved it. very informative. I will look into his other works . very captivating stiff

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Mentally Intriguing

I have been a huge Graeme fan for the past 3-4 years and this is the first book I've dedicated time in listening to. The details, the references and the way Graeme depicts his personal experiences is nothing short of exceptional. Starting Fingerprints of the Gods next. Looking forward to it.

Cheers!

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Extremely compelling take on human history

A few portions (mainly taking about mounds) that went on for a little bit too long, but for the most part, a very interesting position with good evidence. Definitely worth the listen.

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Mind blowing experience highly recommend

This book and all the future evidence found within this subject could very well rewrite history as we know it.

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Brillant but technical

Not counting the numerous documentaries, and videos I have watch on Graham Hancock’s work, this is the first book I have listened to
It is truely brilliant and audacious
Two critics: the very very technical language in many chapters
Secondly the hypothesis than and ancient culture disseminated part of its culture because it has foreseen the cataclysm... even today detecting and tracking near earth comets, asteroids and such is a technologically very challenging task, still out of our grasp in most respects.
Let’s not suppose ancient highly evolved civilisations had mastered this.
Other than that I loved the book

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  • Pat
  • 2019-05-21

not for everyone, but interesting for sure

Many chapters go in very precise details about archeological findings and measurements, sometimes not always very easy to follow. I would have kept these specific notes inside a scientific study instead of a general knowledge book. All in all very interesting take and views about the history of man kind plus a good jab at the hard headed / lobby focused archeological community.

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  • sebastian g.
  • 2019-08-21

sensational! groundbreaking!

excellent reading by the original author.
data is scientific, with the references for checking if wanted

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  • hendrik de peuter
  • 2019-08-12

Eye opening & highly intriguing

By far the best audiobook I’ve listened to, developed new personal interests and fascinations. A must read!

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  • 2019-07-17

Could have and should have been shorter

The concept and information was great. But I wasn't enjoyable to hear 17 hours of it.
If it were condensed to half the length, it would have been a great book.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-24

Pure truth

I was hoping that it would keep on going, allways great to hear graham ripping the truth of the world open in a raw but polite way. I know his previous work but I have to start all over again

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  • 2019-06-09

So interesting!

Sometimes Graham doesn't seem to know what science means and how it works. . .

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  • SBMusic
  • 2019-05-04

Graham does it again

very informative. fascinating and extremely interesting. great to hear it read by the author... which works well.

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  • James
  • 2019-09-19

Can I get my money back?<br />

Let me preface this by saying I own two of the author's previous works from the "Gods" series, which I enjoyed and found myself to be in alignment with for the most part.

Having said that, I don't feel like I can give this a full and honest review without sounding like nothing more than a complete troll and a raging hater.

If you must investigate this book, borrow it before you spend the money to add it to your permanent library.

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  • Chaton
  • 2019-08-03

Impressive work as ever

Stuff just keeps on getting older.
GH presents a thorough and convincing case (again) that our prehistory is far more interesting than academia maintains. Exciting stuff.

Not sure why main stream fields (seems particularly bad with archeology) is so closed off to the evidence and ideas GH brings. It would surely revive and rejuvenate the discipline is the evidence were explored with an open scientific outlook.

Keep on pushing GH, it takes brave outsiders like yourself to advance the feild for the good of all.
Thank you