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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

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"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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Appalling European government crime cover up.

Where does The Strange Death of Europe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is an excellent book. I can now understand what is going on in Europe and make sense of all the contradictory reports I hear on the news and watch on TV. I am appalled by the government cover up of crime against women in all European countries. I hope Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reads this book and understands what has happened in Europe with respect to immigration and Islam.

What does Robert Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robert Davies is able to communicate with the tone of his voice again and again facts which seem incredulous to the listener. I found myself shaking my head time and time again.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't think Hollywood will be able to find a super hero in this book, and that’s all Hollywood can do anymore.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Must read

for anyone who wants to know what's happening to Europe and Europeans in relation to immigration since 1945 but especially in last few years has to read this book
lack of direction and clearly defined policies, delusional and lying politicians, tolerance of immigrants' sadism and primitivism, liberal dictatorship and censorship, masochism and nihilism of Western European populace, complete rejection of religion and much more is tearing the Europe apart and Europeans have only themselves to blame
this was actually an incredible but disturbing read

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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A sobering tale

Extremely well written, Douglas Murray presents a cogent, clear and concise treatise on the sad state of affairs in Europe and the betrayal of the European people by their leaders. It is the most bizarre of times where so many are obsessed by race, racism and stamping out fascism. All the while allying themselves with some of the most backwards of ideologies and depraved people of those found in radical Islam. The book doesn't offer much hope, but perhaps offers the best medicine - truth. Something Europe's ruling class and media outlets seem to care little for.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Europe is Dying

Douglas Murray is a great writer, and he relates a horrifying story about the failed project of multiculturalism of Europe. In reading this book, one may feel a strong sense of irony that leftist politicians push immigrants onto their communities when many of these communities suffer from unemployment, overcrowding, budget constraints, and a high cost of living. The current state of Europe is the perfect storm for a resurgence of ethnic nationalism and prejudice.

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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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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.

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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.

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We better wake up before it is far too late .

It was outstanding clear and well explained. I strongly suggest this book for anyone trying to understand the effects of mass immigration on a society built on flawed public policy and an political system's unwillingness to face the reality of what such policy outcomes have resulted in.

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Wonderful synapses packed with info, great narration

Murray does an excellent job highlighting the ways misguided intentions are sinking Europe with thorough historical research. The origins are explained as well as the progression in timeline fashion.

The narration is wonderful and Davies helps distinguish quotes from different figures through various accents.

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  • JDEVLIN
  • 07-17-17

Very informative

A very informative account of the EU it's origins and the story and motivations behind it. Our politicians of ALL sides have a lot to answer for

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jam Raff
  • 08-02-17

Brilliant.

A very well researched book that presents a damning review of the incompetent European leaders and their current immigration policy.

Excellent narrator and difficult to stop listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-17

Necessary reading for those that think immigration is an inherent positive to society

Brilliant book, brilliantly read. While, as always, there are things to object to, such as, Murray's relative brevity on the positives of immigration, he does at least acknowledge them.

While many of the readers of this book will no doubt be those that are already convinced of the dangers of immigration, I would recommend this work most strongly to those that believe in open borders, the willingness of others to assimilate, or indeed that there can't be a clash of cultures because culture doesn't exist to begin with.

Happy reading/listening!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • battle
  • 05-13-17

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.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Claire
  • 05-05-17

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.

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  • 05-22-17

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.

23 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • William
  • 09-26-17

this is literally a life changing book

this book as pulled me from the bosom and exposed me to the other side of the policies, beliefs and myths that I have perpetuated and held sacrosanct since I was old enough to apprise the situation around 9/11.

it is a hard read, I feel frequently like I need to stop and get some air. it is painful, melancholy, giving rise to feelings of helplessness and frustration. But it is worth it, by far.

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  • Patricia
  • 09-20-17

Thought provoking

Very well and clearly written. Murray is saying what has become unsayable because of political correctness and the thought police. Those closest to the negative effects of immigration will recognise the truth of what he is saying. The political elite who brought us these problems and whose own life is little affected by mass migration will doubtless hate it. Commentators who virtue signal their own high moral standards while leaving other poorer less influential people to pay for the consequences of mass migration are revealed as the charlatans they are.
The reading is excellent. Often non fiction titles are difficult to follow but the nattator here is first class.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Tommy
  • 09-09-17

Brave, insightful, compelling

A brave, insightful and compelling analysis of the existential crisis facing Western Europe arising from the recent mass immigration to the continent.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Poyntonian
  • 08-22-17

really interesting

enjoyed this book, it's an interesting perspective on Europe. makes you aware of the mess our leaders have created for us all

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-17

Everyone needs to read this as soon as possible!

Clear and to the point, this refreshingly honest and objective explanation of the greatest global crisis of our time is sure to spark pertinent discussion the world over. This could be one of the most important publications of the decade.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Lambro
  • 06-07-17

Defending Western Culture and Values

An erudite and well presented alternative to the usual PC platitudes on Islam and terrorism.

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  • luke
  • 06-02-17

brilliant

The most important book regarding the migrant crisis in europe I've ever read. Amazing read

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  • Simon Hart
  • 10-01-17

Frightening

The story of how feel-good virue signalling Leftism and the globalist elite like Merkel are actively manifesting the suicide of Europe, possibly with no chance of recovery.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-17

Amazingly well written, timely and poignant

Provocative and well researched. Challenges many concepts which those of us , who call ourselves liberals, adhere to! It certainly has stimulated me to review some of
my own believes.

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  • Dennis Dreezens
  • 09-07-17

Great read

Logical and articulate. Could not stop listening. As someone who leaned to the left on immigration previously, based mainly on emotion. Douglas Murray has put forth some pertinent logical arguments and refreshingly, suggested solutions to keep European liberal democracies from becoming very conservative and less democratic, not to mention less "European" culturally.

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  • Peter
  • 09-06-17

What everyone in western society needs to know

A must read to help understand the perils of mass immigration of incompatible cultures to healthy western societies.

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  • nickfromoz
  • 08-07-17

Not his best work

Perhaps its not fair to expect Douglas to live up to his very high standards 100% of the time, yet I will.
I get the feeling he is targeting fence sitters who aren't yet ready for the brutal truth, and perhaps he has done well amongst that target audience, but I was looking for something more raw, complete, and visceral.
I keep hoping he will start to wear Hitchens' shoes, so perhaps I am being a little harsh.
If you already are familiar with the crime stats, the fgm, the welfare fraud, the rape, the honour killings, the cosanguinous marriage and its horrid effects, then perhaps this isn't for you.
But if you're new to DM, or a fence sitter, or one of many lefties currently reconsidering your loyalties, then maybe this is for you?

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  • Brian Faldt
  • 08-04-17

A 'Must Read' now - & a future History lesson.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a 'Must Read' for today - & an astonishing/appalling History lesson for future generations.

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I could never understand how the German people accepted and 'went along' with Hitler.. This amazing book describes clearly how a similar 'dreadful acceptance' is happening again! The consequences will again be dreadful - yet, I have also been 'going along' with it..

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A tear for what we are doing to our childrens future! They don't deserve this.

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  • Chirath Illankoon
  • 07-24-17

An Eye Opener for any bleeding-heart liberal.

Wonderfully narrated, even more beautfifully written on a critical the most issue of our time

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