Twilight of the Gods

  • by Erich von Daniken
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

High up in the Bolivian Andes---4,000 meters above sea level---lies Puma punku, an ancient ruined city that simply could never have been constructed by its Stone Age inhabitants.
"Something here really stinks to high heaven," writes Erich von Däniken. "In Twilight of the Gods," says von Däniken, "I document precisely what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before the mighty stone blocks some 400 years ago. I will show you what archeologists discovered hundreds of years ago and demonstrate how much has been destroyed over the centuries. Intentionally. "I will also prove that Puma punku was not built by any Stone Age people. "And in December 2012, the gods will return from their long journey and appear again here on Earth. At least that is what the Mayan calendar would have us believe. "The so-called gods---the extraterrestrials---will come again. We're headed for a 'god shock' of major proportions. "But doesn't anyone with half a brain know that interstellar travel is simply impossible because of the sheer distances involved? And that extraterrestrials would never look like us?" In his own inimitable way, Erich von Däniken picks these preconceptions and prejudices apart with a clarity no other author could manage.


What the Critics Say

"His ideas have a mythic appeal." (James A. Herrick, Christianity Today)


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Customer Reviews

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So very logical it makes me shiver!

This is the third of Erich von Daniken's books that I've read/listened to. He makes the whole ET thing sound so logical. I have enjoyed his testimony of those ancient people's heritage and I feel he is right on. It is going to be a shock to the entire earth's population if what he has said is true and the ET's do come back, but why should we even doubt it. Most of the earth's religions all anticipate the return of their God. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a opened minded enough to think even a little of what he proposes could be true. NOTE: This should indicate signed by Chuck Woodings
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- Chuck

Ahead of his time

Would you listen to Twilight of the Gods again? Why?

Yes, in fact I think it's the kind of book you NEED to listen to more than once.

What other book might you compare Twilight of the Gods to and why?

Fingerprints of The Gods by Graham Hancock. Both men are fearless, educated and articulate and this comes through in their writing. It can't be easy to write about this subject matter and retain respect within academic circles - unfortunately because of the narrowminded manipulative views of people in power and subservient dogma of the mainstream religions, these studies are often viewed with contempt, ridicule and fear by those in positions of educational, religious and political power.

What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

His pronunciations were good and his neutral tone allows one to form clearer mental images of the subject matter.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing extreme.

Any additional comments?

We need MORE books in this category!

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- Kevin Perkins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio