Important ideas; shining a light on the dark corner of our tolerance towards intolerance.
I would probably had preferred Sam as narrator.
It might have been better if it were more focused on contemporary issues, rather than the depth of the chapter on meditation, which merits its own book (that also actually exists, written by Sam Harris, which I recommend).
Anyone who enjoys a bad narrator.
Does not do justice to the author's compelling ideas. Painful to listen to.
The book as a piece of literature is amazing. The narration is what prevents me from enjoying or finishing it.
One week after I purchased this book, the author decided to release his own narration of it for free on his podcast. His motivation was the overwhelmingly awful feedback he's been getting about the quality of the audiobook. So, this purchase was a frustrating waste!
One of the most thoughtful books on the topic that I have come across. Sam Harris speaks on the deepest questions in human life and make key points that everybody needs to hear.
Bold, courageous and packed with incredible lucidity. Thank you. Another must read and re-read. But alas, I imagine that those who need to read it most never will.
started off great and never let up throughout the entirety of the book. if I could give it more stars I would.any intellectual thinker should at the least find this book intriguing.
I must agree with other reviews that the content of this book is outstanding. Incredibly stimulating and thought provoking. I wish it was Sam's voice that delivered this masterpiece.
Sam Harris presents striking blow after striking blow against the ridiculousness of believing ancient myths, their apparent sheltered position away from critical analysis, their hallowed position in society and the way in which critisism is seen as an attack on people, not ideas.
He adds to this the examples of faith run rampant and the effects of some of this fundamentalist faith onto the real world and innocent people.
Atheists might shy away from the usage of "spirituality" along side science when describing the analysis of conciousness but the reader need not be concerned, a rigorous scientific approach to any analysis is central to Harris' approach.