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Hitch-22 Audiobook

Hitch-22: A Memoir

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Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature.

He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide. In other words, Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes. He sees all sides of an argument. And he believes the personal is political.

This is the story of his life, lived large.

©2011 Christopher Hitchens (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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  • Crotcheteer
    11/11/17
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    "Really for intellectual types"

    I listened to this because I admire Christopher Hitchens as an atheist thinker and articulator and advocate of rationalism. While I enjoyed sections of the book and the very interesting life of the author I was I admit very lost in places due to deficiency in certain areas of background knowledge . I am glad I stuck with it because I think CH was a significant thinker and doer and a genuinely impressive contemporary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/30/17
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    "Wish he'd had the chance to do a follow up"

    I always favour books read by the actual author, especially when they are this well done. Starts with some nice background, then builds up to show his travels and experiences. Christopher was well travelled and well read, and his love for knowledge and thirst for experience are factors that make him so endearing. My only regret is that I didn't know more about some of his references, although it has piqued my interest. That said, it is immensely enjoyable, even to those not familiar with some of the history. Story is highly engaging, and his delivering is masterful. I could listen to him for days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edd Spencer
    7/26/17
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    "awesome"

    nice way of seeing into the way he thinks and why he developed his thought process the way he did

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Cape Town, South Africa, ZA
    7/22/17
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    "An unfortunate hitch.
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    This is an interesting memoir of an eventful life.There is a problem with the recording from chapter 23 on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    6/30/17
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    "Hilarious, challenging and thought provoking"

    Hitch 22 is a fascinating and insightful memoir from a great writer, thinker and orator. Essential listening and highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jordan david crago
    6/26/17
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    "Immense, but be warned"

    This is an intensely smart book, and I imagine I won't fully understand it until I've read it a few more times and learned more about the world. But, a warning to those of you who, like me, were introduced to Christopher Hitchens as the atheist whose debates can be found on YouTube; he doesn't talk much about that stage of his life in this book. That's not to say don't read it, because you'd be the better for it, but if that's what you're after you should go and buy 'God is Not Great' as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rodney Jones
    5/31/17
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    "Not sure what all the fuss was about..."

    Lot's of self-examination, name-dropping and self-righteousness. Can he really be proud of curtailing freedom of speech in an English university? Surely there are already enough native Americans to question the ethics of leading American politicians without his help; and when we see how many innocent lives have been lost as a result of the removal of the lraqi 'crime family', I find it less surprising than the author that so few people shared his enthusiasm for the process. Perhaps most people could see a little further than Mr Hitchens? At the risk of sounding rather priggish I found some of his tale - e.g. His fondness for word games - puerile.
    From the foregoing it may be discerned that l am rather glad that the tedium is over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fourflowers
    England
    5/12/17
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    "Spoiled by the narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hitch-22 to be better than the print version?

    I think the print version must undoubtedly be better than this audiobook.


    What didn’t you like about Christopher Hitchens’s performance?

    The change of volume and intonation of his voice within every sentence.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to abandon listening to this book less than a quarter of the way through because of the narration. Christopher Hitchins not only lowered his voice at the end of each sentence but also with every phrase in that sentence so that I was constantly having to rewind to discover the words that he had swallowed. This lead to a disjointed flow of the narration for me and I would advise anyone thinking of buying this audiobook to listen to the sample first.
    I have ordered the print version from my local library. Shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/30/17
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    "Outstanding"

    A crash course into the topics most interesting and worthy of discussion !!! Inspiration on tap.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nigeyb
    Hove, England
    4/27/17
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    "Recommended"

    I came to this memoir fairly ignorant about Christopher Hitchens. I decided to listen to it having seen it as an Audible deal of the day offer. I’m very glad I did, and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in recent history, politics, and literature, and this despite finding some sections far more interesting than others.

    In 2009 Hitchins was surprised to see the caption "the late Christopher Hitchens" beneath a photo of him. This reminder of his mortality inspired him to write this memoir. He died two years later, rendering that inaccurate caption very fortuitous.

    Christopher Hitchens was a thoughtful, intelligent and erudite commentator who rubbed shoulders with interesting people and lived through interesting times, and this book has plenty of provocative opinions and revealing stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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