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Jeffrey D. Stanaway

Seattle, WA USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The End of Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (413)

    Here is an impassioned plea for reason in a world divided by faith. This important and timely work delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes.

    William says: "Good book, bad narrator"
    "Good book ruined by poor narration"
    Overall

    I really think that I would have enjoyed this book had the narrator been good or had I read it on paper. Sam Harris makes solid arguments and I like his writing style, but the narrator was atrocious. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and I have yet to encounter a book so throughly ruined by bad reading: stilted affectation, odd emphases, and a cadence so strange that I could barely decipher sentence structures. Overall, this book was a chore to get through. Do yourself a favor and buy this book on paper.

    I want to add a note about the Islam bashing mentioned by several other reviewers. This book is critical of Islam, but I don't think that it's unfairly critical. Sam Harris is making an appeal for sanity and, in today's world, Christianity and Islam are the two greatest sources of insanity. So, from my perspective, he could have fairly been more critical of Christianity, but that doesn't mean the book is filled with unfair Islam bashing.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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