Odyssey of the Gods

  • by Erich von Daniken
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Legendary UFO expert Erich von Daniken stirs up another controversy with an imaginative supposition: What if the myths of ancient Greece were attempts to describe events that really happened? What if ancient peoples were visited, not by imaginary gods and goddesses, but by extraterrestrial beings who arrived on earth thousands of years ago? The author's research into both ancient mythology and current archaeological discoveries leads him to some explosive hypotheses. He suggests that the best explanation of such creatures as centaurs and Cyclops, as well as stories about the lost continent of Atlantis and wars among the deities, may be efforts by artists of the times to record never-before-seen phenomena. Dozens of ancient sculptures and temple decorations, von Daniken points out, look surprisingly similar to equipment used by today's astronauts. Could these be long-lost secrets, being rediscovered by scientists today?


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Customer Reviews

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So good I've listened twice

What did you love best about Odyssey of the Gods?

I loved this book. It features an easy way of understanding a complex mathematic problem called

What was one of the most memorable moments of Odyssey of the Gods?

The topology of Greece .

Which scene was your favorite?

The retelling of Greek mythology.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Greek mythology for modern times.

Any additional comments?

After this get

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- Leanne ""I'm not bad, I'm Just drawn that way." From Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

What a load of rubbish

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

Erich von Daniken: No
William Dufris: Yes

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something not written by von Daniken

What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narration was the only good thing about this audiobook.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I was expecting silly theories but this is just outright stupid. It doesn't so much as jump to conclusion but rather begin with a conclusion and work backwards looking for "evidence". When none is found, it gets made up.

I invite the reader to do their own 5 minute research before purchasing.

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- Nick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio