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The God Delusion Audiobook

The God Delusion

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.
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Publisher's Summary

Richard Dawkins was recently voted one of the world's top three intellectuals (alongside Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky) by Prospect magazine. As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, he has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between "intelligent design" and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights, such as those of women and gay people � and all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind.

Dawkins attacks God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed, cruel tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign, but still illogical, Celestial Watchmaker favoured by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the ultimate improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. In The God Delusion, Dawkins presents a hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types and does so in the lucid, witty and powerful language for which he is renowned. It is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required listening for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

©Richard Dawkins; (P)Random House

What the Critics Say

"A spirited and exhilarating read...Dawkins comes roaring forth in the full vigour of his powerful arguments...." (Guardian)
"Everyone should read it. Aethists will love Mr Dawkins's incisive logic and rapier wit...." (The Economist)

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  • brian
    3/17/15
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    "Open mind required"

    Two sides to this argument and Dawkins argues well. It gives the listener something to think about but won't suit all - an open mind a must

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sol
    3/15/15
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    "Awesome! No...really!"

    Everyone should listen/read this book. Just finished it and will start it again as there is some much thought provoking material in there. Richard Dawkins reads the book exactly how it should be. Highly recommend this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. S. J. Oxley
    3/11/15
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    "Excellent."

    Confirmed many of the conclusions I'd reached on my own as well as pointing out and explaining many new ones. Very easy to listen too as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keith
    Letchworth
    3/5/15
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    "A very very good listen"

    Loved every minute and will listen to more
    This is so well read and kept me listening, and opened my eyes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    1/24/15
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    "should be required reading in all schools"

    if you ever thought that you might be atheist hou will know by the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kim
    1/19/15
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    "Eye-opening!"
    What made the experience of listening to The God Delusion the most enjoyable?

    Listening to a fresh perspective.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The God Delusion?

    All of it really!


    Which character – as performed by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward – was your favourite?

    Lalla Ward.


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

    I wouldn't say I was moved, more mind-boggled, in a good way.


    Any additional comments?

    This really is an eye-opener of a book. From an agnostic point of view, I found it fascinating. Richard Dawkins doesn't leave any stone unturned.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Mcdermott
    12/24/14
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    "Interesting read"

    Off on a tangent at times, and in places pointlessly over complicated.

    But a good book, recommended even to those like myself who were very much of the same opinion as Dawkins already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    London
    12/4/14
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    "A must read for everyone"
    What made the experience of listening to The God Delusion the most enjoyable?

    It's a fascinating and an important book, and having Dawkins read it himself very much benefits the narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The God Delusion?

    It's difficult to pick a moment, as there really isn't a plot. But the book makes several interesting points on various topics.


    What about Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward ’s performance did you like?

    Switching the narrator between sections makes listening easier.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to absolutely everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HollowSpy
    Somewhere in the UK
    11/18/14
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    "Obligatory"
    Where does The God Delusion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high


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

    Anger and frustration (but not at the book)


    Any additional comments?

    If the messages contained within were shared with the young as much as religious texts then the world would be a better place.

    If you are fortunate enough to live in a society where you can listen to this, listen to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darren - UK
    4/18/14
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    "If you only read one book on GOD make it this one"
    Would you listen to The God Delusion again? Why?

    Yes if i wanted to brush up on some of the arguments against religion i would this is the one book i would re-read.


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent and well thought out book and Richard Dawkins is a good narrator he speaks well and clearly.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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