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America Before

Written by: Graham Hancock
Narrated by: Graham Hancock
Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
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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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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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  • 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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great book

he pulls it altogether for us ...Amazing story backed up by overwhelming facts and thought provoking narrative

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Goes too far in some places

Goes too far new-agey in some places, but the underlying premise of a pre-ice age culture in the Americas is intriguing and thought provoking. Hancock possesses a truely amazing and engaging storytelling style. While I didn't agree with some of the more 'out there' comments, I did enjoy this book immensely.

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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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  • 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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