Hitchens bites at times but his argumentation is precise to the point of cruelty. He is accurate as much as irritating and, unlike other atheist writers, prefers not put the emphasis on the philosophical issues which are, once you run through them once, tedious and boring. Hitches rather puts the emphasis on social, cultural and historical problems which are derived from belief in God and he is devastating in their enumeration and application.
This is informative and entertaining. Christopher is not difficult to listen to as others have suggested, you just need to listen to him in 30 min blocks. He covers the major religions as well as topics such as evolution with ample quotes and examples throughout. Well worth a purchase.
Two stars might be a bit harsh but i found this book keeps circling back on its self with no real direction, the only redeeming quality is its witty observations and factual analysis of the subject. Overall i felt that it sapped the interest out of me and made the book more of a chore to finish
These ideas have been loose in many essays I have read, is always very good to see them in one context. The information display is complete and great. I will rank this book at number 6 in my list
The God Delusion of Dawkins, a better book in my opinion, but this one has information that in the other one is lacking and is written by a great Journalist.
The voice slurs for my listening coomprehension and makes it difficult at times, but is a chalange to listen diferent accents all toghether is very good.
Yes all the information about the Islam and the bad propaganda we get from the media. We all should give us a chance to be well inform and have a better understanding of the problem.
I have just recently discover Mr. Hitchens and fell very sorry for his death, I'll tray to read everything possible of his books he is one of the most intelligent human beings I have known in my life,
Bar The Car
The sarcasm, The fact that you will think about this book for days !
He is always fascinating to listen to,.
Time very well spent, but Mr. Hitchens had to fall back on old strategies which are not very sound, like attacking people who have been fundamental in the life of the faith with weak arguments and repetitions many time told. He was a sincere, authentic man, who expressed his opinons with bravery and conviction - something to be respected,always. I do hope he has now seen the light he had so many doubts about.
HIs voice, his humour and great style
Indeed it was.
Keep up your great work towards better universal culture!
I loved this book! How can I explain whats so great about it? Well first off, Hitchens himself reads it. And he has a superb reading voice. He sometimes mumbles a little, but it doesn't put me off in the slightest.
I guess what I like so much about the book itself is how Hitchens seem to have all the facts in place. And not only the obvious facts, but the facts behind the headlines. So many things I didn't know about political this or that. For example, I had no idea how the masacre in Rowanda got started. Lots and lots of brilliant insights and facts to learn here. Coupled with the fact that Hitchens himself has seen plenty of action. He has traveled extensively and met with lots of interesting people on both sides of the argument. And he really, REALLY, demolishes any argument you could ever erect in the name of a god.. any god! If you could memorize half of whats in this book, you'd win any argument on the subject of religion (at least in matters of whether there is a god or not) And the language is really nice as well. All in all I recommend everyone to read this book.
I've read a lot of books on religion (including the excellent God Delusion), but I think this one was the best.
Unfortunately, Hitchins reading sounds bored and comes off arrogant (which I guess he is) but in spite of this the book is completely amazing! He has had so many experiences and been all around the world.
I want to buy this for my religious sister who loves good prose and intelligent debate. Hitchins excels in both so she may be persuaded by his arguments against religion. We'll see.
Highly recommended if you really want to know why "religion poisons everything" and why there almost certainly is no god.
There's not much to be said, it's educational, entertaining and just spot on.
If you just feel even a little doubt about religion, then this audiobook is for you.
Plus I really like the way he reads.
Yes, but only if the author doesn't read it.The book is good, the arguments, while not new, well founded in quotations and facts. Interesting and sometimes new (to me) details.
Sorry, but the man can't read. Slurry, hard to understand, monotone that makes you sleepy.