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The Truth About Muhammad Audiobook

The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion

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There have been other biographies of the Prophet of Islam, a few written by authors living in non-Muslim countries (Yusuf Islam's splendid audio work The Life Of The Prophet springs instantly to mind here), but not that many by non-Muslims. And it is purely because Robert Spencer is not a Muslim that he is able to discuss, without fear and without any degree of 'political correctness', aspects of the holy man's life that many, both believers and unbelievers, hitherto did not know.

Mr. Spencer is no stranger to controversy, as his books and his 'Jihadwatch' Web site speak for themselves, yet he manages never to pull his punches. He takes quotations from the Qur'an, and other works held in high regard, and uses them to present different sides of the Prophet's character: his skill as a military leader, his views on other religions, his pressure and agitation for constant war against unbelievers. It's a challenging work, and will probably win him fans and sworn enemies in equal measure.

James Adams reads the audiobook, endowed with a mellow English accent, yet tackling the Arabian pronunciation with skill and aplomb. The English accent surprised me, since Robert Spencer is American, but being a straight factual work I believe a good voice from either side of the Atlantic would suffice. I listened in one sitting; the near seven hours passing remarkably swiftly (always a good sign) and the narration and audio quality were of consistently high quality. Simply an all-round excellent book.

--Brad Jackson, UK

Publisher's Summary

In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times best-selling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam -- perhaps the first such portrait in half a century -- unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today.

Spencer details Muhammad's development from a preacher of hellfire and damnation into a political and military leader who expanded his rule by force of arms, promising his warriors luridly physical delights in Paradise if they were killed in his cause. He explains how the Qur'an's teaching on warfare against unbelievers developed, with constant war to establish the hegemony of Islamic law as the last stage.

© 2006 Robert Spencer; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    Alvin Lane 08-06-12
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    "Good overview of Muhammad"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Truth About Muhammad to be better than the print version?

    I like to listen rather than read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What about James Adams’s performance did you like?

    Smooth, level audio.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    That they are to kill any that don't believe in the Allah of Muhammed..


    Any additional comments?

    Helped me understand radical Islam.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amna JeddahSaudi Arabia 09-02-08
    Amna JeddahSaudi Arabia 09-02-08
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    "The worst book i have ever read."

    This book is filled with information. Alot true and more untrue. The problem is the writer does not have a clear idea of the quran. He has taken alot of the verses out of its context and made it suit his own point of view.
    Alot of the facts of the history is also untrue. I dont know where he got his information from?
    I am positive there are much better books out there.
    I can challange alot of what was said in this book.

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    Ronald S. Thomas 09-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Waste of time and money!"

    Biased author. Too bad so many people are following a flawed human and thinking otherwise. Don't waste your money and time... It wasn't worth the $4.95 I spent on it.

    5 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    SHELDON 08-30-12
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    "The Terrifying Truth"

    When I first started listening to this book I thought to myself that the author must be exagerating the situation. Then I started checking all his assertions by cross referencing to a copy of the Koran I took out of the library. The terrifying truth is that everything is exactly as Spencer states it. And the most terrifying of it all is that the Koran forms the basis of criminal and civil law for parts of the Muslim world. We should take his warning seriously and beware of extremism of any kind regardless of its pedigree.. If you want more information check out the author's web site at www.jihadwatch.org.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    joseph 12-15-11
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    "mohamad, an intolerant prophet"
    What made the experience of listening to The Truth About Muhammad the most enjoyable?

    All of the knowledge and information I received. Mohammad was an interesting person. Even though he was unable to write it's amazing he and his scribes were able to remember all that the spirit told him to repeat. It's a shame that most of the information he got from Jews and heiretic Christians was incorrect.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Truth About Muhammad?

    His fear of the alleged spirit of the angel interested. Where was Ala? Usually The Lord speaks directly to His subjects.


    Which character – as performed by James Adams – was your favorite?

    Unable to decide. James Adams spoke the names and places in Arabia, but didn't really do well with the different characters portrayed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Fear of repercussions.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maya Kady 08-20-09
    Maya Kady 08-20-09 Member Since 2014
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    "the truth about mohammad"

    The narrator should have consulted someone on the arabic pronunciation. He sounded so comical.

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    Amazon Customer 12-24-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "An interesting overview of the life of Muhammad"

    I didn't realize how much I did not know about the life of the key figure in Islam before I listened to this book. It certainly is a controversial piece for anyone who is emotionally invested in this religion, but the account seems to be pretty balanced, even though it does not paint the main hero in a positive way. The author however tries mostly to avoid judgement or speculation and to present only facts.

    In my opinion he succeeds in demystifying the religious figure of the prophet, and to gather as much information about him as is currently possible. Even though there are a few conclusions and suggestions made during the book, and it is quite clear which side of the debate Spencer is on, I feel that he does successfully present the case and the historical account. Even if you disagree with the conclusion, it is definitely worth listening to.

    The narration was pleasant to my ears as well.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MAH Boise, Idaho 02-22-07
    MAH Boise, Idaho 02-22-07 Listener Since 2005
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    "Boring"

    To detailed, to the point of being boring and uninteresting. Expected a more exciting dialogue.

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    Richheimer México, Mexico 05-28-12
    Richheimer México, Mexico 05-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Probably a better read than the audio."

    The story, while well researched, is too detailed regarding all the battles and commings and goings of the different characters. With an abundance of references, in the printed form the reader can choose whether to skip the references or to consult all, some, or a particular one at a given point, but in the audio presentation I found it annoying having to listen to all those meaningless numbers read out every so often, interrupting the line of thought. I would suggest a new recording, with either none or only the most outstanding references read out.

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    Muhammad BronshojDenmark 01-01-07
    Muhammad BronshojDenmark 01-01-07
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    "Coward attempt"

    Spenser is a biased writer who breathes hate and his book is a coward attempt to defame the benifector of humanity.

    46 of 317 people found this review helpful

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