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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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    Michael 07-06-15
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    I highly respect Hitchens, but this book was a disappointment. In debates, and when speaking he is witty and passionate, but this book (and his reading) was lacking. Needless to say, there are some good points, and a lot of history. ... Just not the Hitchens I was hoping for.

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    Gaynor 07-04-15
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    "inconsistent volume of narration"

    even when I had the volume way up there were parts that I struggled to hear

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    Mike Denver, CO USA 07-03-15
    Mike Denver, CO USA 07-03-15 Member Since 2016

    Mike!

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    "an exercise in endurance "

    listening to this guy is like listening to a cranky, crusty old college professor droll on and on and on about why I should care about algebra. styffy and kind of self-righteous -just like the oeople he's wanting to discredit. if you like it dry, youll probably love this.

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    K. Miller Portland, OR 07-01-15
    K. Miller Portland, OR 07-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "smug but logical"

    read by author makes a logical case for freedom of faith or non faith

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    P. McCann 07-01-15
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    "Excellent deconstruction of religion"

    Hitchens eye/opening accounts and logic has turned me from atheist to anti-theist. Religion poisons everything.

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    MahBrainHurtz 06-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Hitchens was brilliant"

    It was nice to listen to an intelligent person who was courageous enough to think for himself. Great book.

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    Lookatthat 06-24-15
    Lookatthat 06-24-15 Member Since 2014

    I love turtles.

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    "Hitchens is SO compelling!"

    Wow, if you want to hear a compelling reason religion is not innocuous, this is a great book. Hitchens makes extremely strong philosophical arguments for the damage religion inflicts on our society. It's worth a read to at least consider all sides of the "God" discussion.

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    T. 05-27-15
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    "Dynamic range on narration is annoying"

    His voice fluctuates from too quiet to too loud. It makes it hard to listen to on some sound systems.

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    Raleigh C. Duncan 05-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen"

    Hitchens was just so damned smart. Great to hear him read it himself.

    God help us all ! Haha

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    James 05-21-15
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    "Excellent Book"

    Christopher Hitchens puts it better than anyone else could hope to. Trust me.

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