Being of the same religious convictions as Hitchens, I appreciate the overwhelming evidence of abuse, and the irrationality passed off as truth, by many proponents of organized religion. While not even handed in his approach, Hitchens is justified in the harsh portrayal of the faithful, as our
(This is not a character driven book)
His arguements are based on historical facts, and rational reasoning. It was nice that the narrator is the author as well, leaving nothing to misplaced emphasis.
The Atheist's Advocate
Personally, I prefer to criticise
Hitchens nails it on the head with his frank and unapologetic attack against religion. Funny, smart, and simply fantastic.
What an incredible listen. Everything I could say about this book has already been said and the only negative I have to say is that Christopher's voice is just low enough to be difficult to hear over the traffic so take the bass down on your stereo to compensate.
Addicted to Audible since 2009
Hitchens is a great writer and his take on religion and God is spot on. I especially loved the first few hours of this book but overall, the book definitely made several interesting points that no one ever thinks about.
I love Christopher Hitchens, I love his intellect and his ability to articulate his ideas. I love his British accent. I'm a talk radio junkie, so whenever anyone has Hitchens scheduled to be interviewed, I listen. I bought this book as soon as it came out and read it in a couple of days, I just could not put it down. When I found it here at Audible and narrated by the man Christopher Hitchens himself, well I bought the Audible book immediately. I'm a extremely conservative, Ronald Reagan Republican and I'm an Agnostic at the very least, however I'm more likely a true Atheist. Long story short - I listen to this book quite often, it makes far to much sense to just blow it off like some of the reviewers here have done.
Christopher Hitchens narration made this book impossible to listen to. He should have popped for a professional.
I've gone back and forth with my spiritual beliefs ever since I can remember. This book says aloud all the things that so many of us think, but are afraid to talk about - just in case we're wrong, LOL! This book makes sense, is logical, and because it speaks the truth in so many ways, it is very scary at times. Not scary in terms of being an atheist, but scary in terms of believing in God to the point of Holy Wars and Suicide Bombers.
I lost my faith not after some personal tragedy or great loss, but after reading the Bible from beginning to end.
This is a well thought out piece of work by a serious-minded author whose sense cannot be denied.
The narrator's heavy English accent and undulating volume make for a very poor listening experience. I found it much too irritating to listen through more than the first 15 minutes of this audio book. I cannot speak for the content of the book, as I have not had the patience to listen to it.