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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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    Paul Peart 05-18-15
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    "Important book, I enjoyed it."

    Met my expectations. Author knew the subject well ,I learned much and my perspective was enhanced.
    I will listen to audio again.

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    Rick 05-14-15
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    "heavy stuff"

    If you have faith now, it will be gone after listening to this. god willing ;-)

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    Thomas 05-14-15
    Thomas 05-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb!!!"

    Well written, concise, and moving. Narration was clear and easy to follow. A must for read/listen for everyone combating the evils religion espouses, and powerful antidote for the ubiquitous god virus!

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    Sanjay M Nambiar 04-29-15
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    "Awesome narration by Hitchens himself"

    This is the first audio book I read and I am sure I will read more

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    jeffery 04-28-15
    jeffery 04-28-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Narration is Not Great!"
    What did you like best about God Is Not Great? What did you like least?

    What I liked best were the parts that I could actually hear and understand. I found it extremely frustrating when the author/narrator would mumble the end of a sentence leaving me guessing as to what was being said. Certain chapters seemed worse than others.


    Any additional comments?

    Because of the narration issues I would recommend the print version.

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    Patrick B. 04-27-15
    Patrick B. 04-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a must!"

    This book gives a lot of directions for where to go get information to win an argument about atheism.

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    Steve Blanchette 04-23-15
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    "Hitchens at his best!"
    Where does God Is Not Great rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My first audio book and I made a great choice! Not only a great book but being read by Hitch made it all the better!


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

    If I had 9 hrs to spare I would have! Had to settle for 40 minute sections during my commute.


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    Josh 04-19-15
    Josh 04-19-15
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    "The end of tyranny is approaching"

    This wonderful work is an eloquent dissertation of the reality that god and religion are create by man and enforced by tyranny. Science and reason are prevailing to evolve our species out of the caves of theological tyranny.

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    Anthony Manning 04-16-15
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    "An informative take, but a bit to terse for some"

    A fantastic listen narrated and written by a brilliant mind. Hitchens gives an informed look at the history of religion. so much information that it will be worth another listen or two. recommended

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    Adam 04-15-15
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    "An important classic."

    Among all of the so called "new atheists", Hitchens is perhaps the most direct and engaging. This book pulls no punches in its literate, and vicious takedown of all things spiritual. Best of all, it goes beyond tearing down, to offer a vision of what we as a species could achieve if we would jettison our primitive fears and rituals. An excellent book, performed perfectly by the author.

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