©2007 Christopher Hitchens; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
"The best of the recent rash of atheist manifestos." (Publishers Weekly)
"Effortlessly witty and entertaining as well as utterly rational." (Booklist)
Hard to argue with the content which was comprehensive and well arranged. However, Hitchens gives the impression of being in a hurry to be done with the narration. He frequently speaks too quickly, and runs words together, so as to leave little time for the listener to distinguish which words were used, let alone gain an overall grasp of a passage. He also trails off his sentences, so that the last few words are often inaudible.
Well researched. Well structured. Wonderfully delivered. Hitch makes the case that there is a war being fought and provides the weapons of historical understanding, reason and rationalism to arm us against superstition-based decision makers and theocracy. Better still, he leads the charge with flair and gusto.
This is an excellent book but due to Mr Hitchens love of drink, it gets a bit slurry at times. He was a brilliant man and has powerful points to share. I believe anyone looking for an analytical view on Religion need look no further. He's rather funny too!
Incredibly quotable, clever, witty, ruthless. So pretty much like any Christopher Hitchens writing.
Sadly this is his only narration.
miss Mr Hitchens, there's people that are still in need of a Hitch slap. it's quite true, religion does poison everything, but my problem is not with people of faith, but with religious people. understanding the difference is understanding one another.
Barbara G. Harris, M.D.
Enjoyed the content of the book but I had a hard time understanding Christopher Hitchens. I thought that his speech was fast and muddled.
I truly enjoyed listening to Christopher Hitchens reading his work. There is some of the content that I would like to look up in the sources and for that the written version allows for easier referencing.
I am not at all disappointed that I bought this Audio book.
I had read the God Delusion by Dawkins and was concerned that this would simply be a reworking of the same material. I thought God is Not Great dealt with the subject in a more approachable manner, even though the criticism is more scathing.
The presentation makes it feel like you are sitting in a room chatting with Christopher.
Incredibly difficult to single out any particular titbit. Perhaps the fact that he proves the premise of the book for every instance of "god".
The writing is to the point, delicately phrased, and gives the reader cutting clarity into the writer's review of religion in the world. The theme is beautifully repeated as a concluding point in various chapters--"once again, religion poisons/ruins everything."
The music held such an eerie yet peaceful mood between chapters.
Amazing speaker. Love hearing his work in his own words. The only frustrating part was that I struggled to hear him clearly at times--only when he spoke partcidularly fast. But that in no way took away from the fantastic content.
Made my brain juices dance with knowledge.
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