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The Strange Death of Europe Audiobook

The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

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The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

This is not just an analysis of demographic and political realities; it is also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes accounts based on travels across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who pretend they want them to the places which cannot accept them.

Murray takes a step back at each stage and looks at the bigger and deeper issues which lie behind a continent's possible demise, from an atmosphere of mass terror attacks to the steady erosion of our freedoms. The audiobook addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation, and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa, and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away.

This sharp and incisive audiobook ends up with two visions for a new Europe - one hopeful, one pessimistic - which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next. But perhaps Spengler was right: 'civilizations, like humans, are born, briefly flourish, decay, and die'.

©2017 Douglas Murray (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"This is a vitally important book, the contents of which should be known to everyone who can influence the course of events, at this critical time in the history of Europe." (Sir Roger Scruton)

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    Manil Chesterfield, MO United States 05-26-17
    Manil Chesterfield, MO United States 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great analysis"

    great analysis of Europe past current and possible future
    highly recommend this book socially to Muslim s

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    Corey 05-25-17
    Corey 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Frighteningly evidence based"

    Douglas paints a devastating picture of just how dire things have become on the European continent and illustrates both how it has become so bad and how endangered the future existence of European culture is. A critical work.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy J. Doran Minnetonka, MN 05-24-17
    Timothy J. Doran Minnetonka, MN 05-24-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Essential history to learn"

    Murray paints a clear picture of the hard choices Europe has, helping people that are worse off and helping their own people. Fascinating and makes the news from Europe all make more sense. Tough choices ahead for Europe.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Johan 05-24-17
    Johan 05-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A very interesting read"

    Douglas Murray is both a great orator and writer. I very much enjoyed this book even though I don't agree with him on all points (which actually makes it even better).

    The only knock against the audiobook I have is the way that the narrator adopts an e.g. German accent to signal that the quotes he's reading is made by someone of that particular nationality. Effing annoying and distracting. Otherwise great narration, but a big time slap on the face for that bit of unnecessary artistic interpretation.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harald 05-21-17
    Harald 05-21-17
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    "Must read, for any Swede!"

    Best book about Europes situation to date.
    Anyone who care about their childrens future should read this book.

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    William S. 05-11-17
    William S. 05-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Best on topic"

    Best book by far on the topic. Murray is a straightforward writer that always keeps it interesting.

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    Lisa 05-10-17
    Lisa 05-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm so glad I read this book!"

    I didn't understand what all the fuss and hostility was about in Europe these days and this book explained a lot. Douglas doesn't waste words he gets right to the point and then thoroughly explains the moving parts affecting each situation. There are plenty of points made in this insightful overview of pertinent recent history. It's funny that we are inundated with news and media but it seems to function as a big sponge soaking up all the happenings and squeezing them into a grey sludge. The Strange Death of Europe is like a lamp that allows you to see the whole shocking picture. With plenty of detail. Yikes. Good luck Europe. We will all miss you if you don't get your shit together.

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    awex38 05-06-17
    awex38 05-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The most important book you'll read this year."
    If you could sum up The Strange Death of Europe in three words, what would they be?

    Oh Europe, what a shame. Douglas Murray is the perfect person to write this eulogy, and he has done so with characteristic mastery. Hard to believe that an entire continent could take centuries to achieve so much for humanity, then bring it all to ruin in a matter of decades. Laudable intentions; cataclysmic execution. Let this be a cautionary tale for the rest of the Western world. Europe is fallen.


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

    Absolutely. Could not stop listening or thinking about it.


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    5/22/17
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    "Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."

    Seneca

    I am always surprised when people from the left tell me of all the evil Europe has caused in the world and the guilt they feel for having been and empire is almost palpable, yet when you point out that Europe and Britain are not unique to these litanies of crimes, that all peoples have transgressed on other people, they seem perplexed and disbelieving that history does not support their racist little theory of superior culpability, because it is racist if you accuse someone of being a monster because of the colour of their skin even if you accuse yourself, but also it is a and insult to the humanity of others a distortion of history and ignorance of facts and reality. So it is with great pleasure that I recommend this book to all, it will unveil the self-haters and the new despots and tyrants they are setting about to destroy centuries of civilisation and learning to flagellate their ignorant fantasy of superior evil to satisfy a masochistic need that will impoverish the world of one of the most benevolent societies ever to have arisen in history ( even with all its imperfections ).

    This is the warning that if ignored will lead us to one more cycle of dark ages that we may never return from, this is not a hysterical account but a numerical reality that it is about to tip over and destroy the world of our children.

    Have you asked yourself why we are told we have over population in the world but we need more people to sustain our society?

    Are you happy to give up your rights not to offend religious sensitivities?

    Do you want to live in a society where sectarian religious violence is the norm?

    If any of this questions have disturbed you please read this book and inform yourself and if after reading it you do not agree at least you will see what the others are worried about.

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    "Superb!"

    Put aside your prejudice and actually listen to what this guy is saying. Murray, Harris and the like are the true liberals (a term that has been hijacked by anti-intellectual narcissists) of our age. Not one iota of bigotry here - just solid, well argued and wonderfully articulated observations. Thank you, Mr Murray, I will recommend this to anyone who will listen to me...

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
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    "One of the most important books of this generation"

    This is the sort of book that everyone should read, even if you disagree with Mr. Murray. It is thought provoking and raises some very difficult questions about the capability of our politicians, the dishonesty of the media and the lack of any meaningful debate about the issues with migration into Europe.

    He tackles some complex and controversial topics with intellectual honesty and a willingness to say things that some would consider politically toxic.

    Reading the guardian review of this book is an exercise is missing the point, reading / listening to the book is a wonderful way to educate yourself on the challenges of the modern European world and the slow March towards its demise.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "A Call To Action"

    An excellent description of Europe and our situation created by our useless political leaders failing to take on the biggest issue facing our society. All MPs should listen this to avoid catastrophe in the years ahead.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    5/27/17
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    "The Strange Death of Europe - a timely book"

    Well researched, well reasoned, well written and provocative. This book clearly traces a real problem that is very, very worrying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AB
    5/18/17
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    "A beautifully written yet challenging book."
    What did you like most about The Strange Death of Europe?

    This is an extremely well written book. It is both a history of our time and a predictor of our future. The ideas and arguments presented are challenging for most of us - but Murray's style of writing allows you the space to make up your own mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is an uncompromising and honest narrative. I didn't always like what I was hearing - but it's difficult to argue with Murray's interpretation of the events he unfolds before us.


    What about Robert Davies’s performance did you like?

    His voice was perfect for this book. He communicated complex ideas and situations clearly, using emphasis and tone.His mimicry of well known people was amusing. I loved his Bonnie Greer.


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

    No. It is at times a very dark and uncomfortable listen. It took me about one week to complete. That said, I seem to be having withdrawal symptoms - odd.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book that could change the way you see the world. It is not for the faint of heart or close minded.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S. Morley
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    5/14/17
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    "A voice of reason"

    One of the most useful and insightful commentaries yet written, on how western Europe is embracing its own extinction.

    Deserves to be widely read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • battle
    5/13/17
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    "A must read for all Europeans"

    Douglas's book is a frank and honest account of the smoke and mirrors of the immigration policy in Europe and its effects. It will hated by many but it's pragmatic truth should foster debate and should get people to ask what kind of Europe do we want us and our children to live in. Superbly written, a great if not a depressing read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    5/5/17
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    "Impossible to Ignore"

    A dark yet stirring portrait of a continent and its cultures in decline.
    Murray's thesis on the cause Europe's "suicide" hinges on twin assertions. First, that unprecedented mass migration into Western Europe is rapidly altering the societies of the host countries. Second, that Europe is exhausted and thus unwilling to stand up for itself.

    Murray has been sounding the alarm for years. Now, it seems, the time has come when we can no longer be deaf to it.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • allan gibson
    5/9/17
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    "Fantastic"

    If you have children then this is a must read for there survival dismiss at your peril

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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