Chariots of the Gods

  • by Erich von Daniken
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began---von Däniken's startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we ourselves are the descendents of these galactic pioneers---and the archaeological discoveries that prove it:


An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
A giant spaceport preserved in the Andes

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Revolutionary at the time but feeling a bit dated

Would you try another book from Erich von Daniken and/or William Dufris?

No I don't think so. I learned of him through Graham Hancock's books and also through Coast to Coast AM on the radio at night.


Would you recommend Chariots of the Gods to your friends? Why or why not?

No I don't think so. Too many of his conclusions have been questioned and overturned about specific items of proof in archaeology for his claims of ET contact in the past. Von Daniken was a visionary in his time but too many problems with him including convictions for fraud and some prison time.


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes narration was fine


Did Chariots of the Gods inspire you to do anything?

NO. Other than read some more modern books on this subject.


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- Samuel

Extremely Thought-provoking

Author did a magnificent job of using extensive research to suggest plausible theories of visits by ancient alien space travelers, tying in legends and history from many different cultures around the globe. Some of his theories really hit home for me, suggesting explanations of events and circumstances that make much more sense than current poplular beliefs. This book was written many years ago, yet is still timely, and I'm only sorry that I took so long to discover it.

The narrator did a wonderful job of giving just the right inflection in his voice, inviting the reader to think.
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- Wendygoodwitch

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio