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God Is Not Great Audiobook

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Astute critic and biographer Christopher Hitchens comes out swinging in this—dare I say it—enjoyable discussion of religions worldwide. Believers and nonbelievers alike will find value in listening to this provocative book that comes at a time when people the world over are reeling from news of terrorist acts inspired by religious fundamentalism. Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins have trod this road in recent years, but it is Hitchens who achieves the most memorable exploration. –Corey Thrasher

Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty of the double helix.

©2007 Christopher Hitchens; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"The best of the recent rash of atheist manifestos." (Publishers Weekly)
"Effortlessly witty and entertaining as well as utterly rational." (Booklist)

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    CJ 02-24-15
    CJ 02-24-15
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    Would you consider the audio edition of God Is Not Great to be better than the print version?

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    What other book might you compare God Is Not Great to and why?

    Ironically, god is Not Great reminded me of Frank Turek's "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist", albeit Hitch argues from the opposite side. There is an abundance of evidence as to why we should have great doubts about and anger toward religion.


    What about Christopher Hitchens’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Hitchens's performance captured his delivery and intelligence that is so noticeable in speeches and interviews he gave over the years.


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

    This is a book that may make you think, infuriate you, cause you to doubt long held beliefs, or applaud at a great intellectual who has done so much for the secular movement.


    Any additional comments?

    god is not Great does an excellent job of detailing Christopher Hitchens's thoughts on religion around the world and the damage it has done to the societies of our planet throughout history.

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    jeremy 02-20-15
    jeremy 02-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    This was the first book I've read from the author and am very glad I had the pleasure. The most pleasant being it was Christopher Hitchens himself reading it. Well done and you will be missed

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    R. Humelbaugh Washington State 02-13-15
    R. Humelbaugh Washington State 02-13-15
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    "Fantastic appeal to reason and clear thought"

    Hitchens is fantastic at dispelling myths from their base with reason and evidence, followed by rational Socratic discourse. Highly recommended.

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    Robert 02-10-15
    Robert 02-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    Christopher Hitchens was Great! Read this book or you suck! I have to write ten more words. Now three. Now

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    timelady 02-07-15
    timelady 02-07-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Excellent version"

    Christopher Hitchens ' amazing book is beautifully read by the author. One does not have to be an atheist to find much to ponder, to consider, and hopefully, allow to evaluate ones beliefs against rationality and reason.

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    kane148 02-04-15
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    "Good book, so-so recording"

    Hitchens doesn't always enunciate well and frequently lowers his voice so it's hard to hear

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    Landon 02-03-15
    Landon 02-03-15
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    "The perfect secular book"

    Hitchens creates magic with his words and makes a firm case against religion in hitch_esque form

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    Jarrett 01-27-15
    Jarrett 01-27-15
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    "I won't forget it."

    Christopher's words should not be forgotten. his insight and wit made the day brighter.

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    b 01-26-15
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    "hitchens ftw"

    you can go into any chapter. any paragraph. any sentence. and hitch offers nothing. it wisdom and lovd

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    Bryce 01-21-15
    Bryce 01-21-15
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    "Necessarily required of inquisitive minds"

    Most of my concerns are largely personal and on matters of how he argues. Otherwise, the book is nearly flawless, and beautiful nonetheless.

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