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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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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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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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Another Classic from Graham Hancock

Insightful and delightful to listen to. This history of America should be thought in high schools!

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If you're Native American, you owe it to yourself.

This Research will change the world, to something better. I have to put extra words in

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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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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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  • Erianto Rachman
  • 2020-01-18

Intriguing, Good Story, Great Naration

I have been following Graham Hancock works; books, videos, and talks or interviews, since I read Fingerprints Of The Gods In 2006. Since then I have bought and read almost all of his books.

But this is the first time I listened to his audiobook. When this book first published, I decided to buy both Hardcopy and the Audiobook and immediately started to listen to it. It is amazing to hear his voice reading his own book with the intonation so perfect which I think how he wanted this book to be read (at least this is my opinion). It was also incredible the way the story was written, told and moreover read, making it a very enjoyable book to listen.

This book, as many other Graham Hancock’s books, is very well researched, organized and written with beautiful story lines, conversations, descriptions and depictions. Graham surely took my mind to many places as I could imagine to be and to see with my own eyes what he was describing.

The subject of this book is very intriguing and highly recommended (by me) if you are into pre-historical subject of humankind and have much interest and open to the ideas beyond the border of main-stream science.

Great book!

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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