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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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    ILikezPotatoez 02-25-16
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    "terrible narrator"

    although the book was OK, the narrator was barely understandable with his deep, thick accent

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    James 02-23-16
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    loved it. very detailed and worth a second read! Hitch out did himself on this one!

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    Kevin 02-22-16
    Kevin 02-22-16
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    "great for advanced readers"

    Christopher Hitchens gives a searing and honest look at how religion corrupts and poisons everything. I would recommend you get the hard copy to look up many of the words and examples he uses throughout the book to get a fuller understanding of what he is driving at. Definitely for the advanced readers

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    ShawnL 02-21-16
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    "excellent book"

    Excellent book. Tremendous arguments and wonderful writing. A must-read for anybody interested in these topics.

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    Alec Austin 02-17-16
    Alec Austin 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hitchens is Great"

    An engaging and thought provoking piece delivered in that wonderful equisetly structured prose and high minded wit that only the Hitch could deliver. RIP you well spoken bastard.

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    Roger 02-07-16
    Roger 02-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "It was like Chris Hitchens was in the car with me"

    Great as a gift to I've been giving it to people. A profoundly entertaining wordsmith

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    Best 02-04-16
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    "Beautiful"

    Hitchens states clearly what needs to be said, and dutifully connects causes and effects in a clear coherent manner. The information presented is factual, and the speculations are rational. I highly recommend this work to anyone with questions regarding faith or those infected by it.

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    James 12-02-15
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    "Devastating to religions oldest bastion, morality comes from God"

    Blow after devastating blow against the common religious idea that God is great and that belief in him leads people to greater moral lives. Using his keen wit, fantastic command of the English language and thorough research of history Hitchens is a joy to listen too, especially since we are no longer graced by the benefit of further oratory from him.

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    Dave 11-07-15
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    "Very well organized and presented arguments."

    A breath of fresh air for anyone who feels smothered by hypocritical nonsense about the existence of supernatural beings throughout history and continuing even today. Should be required reading for all diests.

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    KAMS Massachusetts 11-04-15
    KAMS Massachusetts 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If you still believe a creator exists...."

    I will be buying this book to Read because the author's English accent prevented me from understanding about 5% of what he was reading. This book is That good that I would buy it even though I have already listened to it.
    If after reading or listening to this book, you still have a gut feeling that there is a creator, I highly suggest that you read the Disappearance Of The Universe by Gary Renard. His book explains how there is a God and that God has not done anything to us, doesn't play favorites, religions are not God's "thing" and there is a way back to this creator.

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