My first audio book and I made a great choice! Not only a great book but being read by Hitch made it all the better!
If I had 9 hrs to spare I would have! Had to settle for 40 minute sections during my commute.
This wonderful work is an eloquent dissertation of the reality that god and religion are create by man and enforced by tyranny. Science and reason are prevailing to evolve our species out of the caves of theological tyranny.
A fantastic listen narrated and written by a brilliant mind. Hitchens gives an informed look at the history of religion. so much information that it will be worth another listen or two. recommended
Among all of the so called "new atheists", Hitchens is perhaps the most direct and engaging. This book pulls no punches in its literate, and vicious takedown of all things spiritual. Best of all, it goes beyond tearing down, to offer a vision of what we as a species could achieve if we would jettison our primitive fears and rituals. An excellent book, performed perfectly by the author.
First of all, I'm delighted to report that the audio quality is superb. Often, Hitchens can be a bit too full of mumbles and murmurs to understand completely in a recording, but here his voice is strong and clear.
Of the content: what is left to be said? Hitch's eloquence cannot be understated, and his pointed attack - truly an onslaught of historical and philosophical arguments against gods, wherever they may hide, and their supposed ethical and ethereal superiority (read: authority) - is sure to stand a formidable challenge to any who believe or might think of believing in the unbelievable.
As a conservative Christian who has been questioning just about everything in my life the past year or two, Hitchens book has given me so many things to think about. I love how he makes very concise points, and doesn't use doublespeak and evasion to get around tough questions. I might have to listen to this one again…
Even after hearing dozens of speeches and debates from Hitchens I was still pleasantly surprised with new information in nearly every paragraph. This book is a cornerstone of any worthwhile collection on atheism.