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  • Mortality

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (300)

    Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death.

    Darwin8u says: "Death IS the DARK backing"
    "A New Look at an Old Topic"
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    What did you love best about Mortality?

    I found Christopher Hitchens. I am searching for more of his works. He has an irreverence that I find fascinating. I would not have liked this material at any other point in my life, but today it was inspirational.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mortality?

    Hitchens ongoing humor in the face of a painful death is awe inspiring.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen in one sitting it wasn't very long, but neither was Hitchen's life.


    Any additional comments?

    It was eye opening. I hope to find many other of Hitchens insights and outlooks.

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