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    • God Is Not Great

    • How Religion Poisons Everything
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ...Though Hitchens Is!

    • By Ben Capozzi on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Portable Atheist

    • Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Ball
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 649
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices past and present that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged is not so

    • By Eugenio on 12-30-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Hitch-22

    • A Memoir
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth, the whole truth and nothing but.

    • By Laura on 08-23-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,016
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 852
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    The first new collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, Arguably offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grab it

    • By Davol2449 on 09-02-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Mortality

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 717

    Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Death IS the DARK backing

    • By Darwin8u on 09-05-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Letters to a Young Contrarian

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 828
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
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    In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Something I'll listen to again

    • By Mark on 05-03-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
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    A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions - not the other way around. With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another View of our Saint

    • By Michael Friedman on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

    • A Biography: Books That Changed the World
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 361
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    Thomas Paine was one of the greatest political propagandists in history. The Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the uprising of the French people, Paine's text is a passionate defense of the rights of man. Paine argued against monarchy and outlined the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions, and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not exactly what I expected.

    • By Katy on 03-04-10

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Ariel Dorfman (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history: Henry Kissinger. Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new information uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act, and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, The Trial of Henry Kissinger outlines atrocities authorized by the former secretary of state in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • We need more people like Christopher Hitchens

    • By Bruce on 10-13-12

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Eminent Lives

    • The Presidents Collection
    • By: Michael Korda, Paul Johnson, Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great history

    • By Michael on 11-23-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Salman Rushdie
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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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. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hitchens is brilliant, as usual. Rushdie arrogant.

    • By momwifesq on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $1.95

    • No One Left to Lie To

    • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    In No One Left to Lie To, a New York Times best-seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right, and he argues that the president's personal transgressions were ultimately inseparable from his political corruption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A scathing attack from the left.

    • By Charles on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $20.52

    • God Is Not Great

    • The Case Against Religion
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which the heavens are replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Author mistook religious extremism for d religion

    • By Aboubacar Cisse on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $11.18

    • And Yet...

    • Essays
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The death of Christopher Hitchens in December 2011 prematurely silenced a voice that was among the most admired of contemporary writers. For more than 40 years, Hitchens delivered to numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic essays that were astonishingly wide ranging and provocative.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In Contrast. . .

    • By W Perry Hall on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Ariel Dorfman (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame." Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history-Henry Kissinger.

    Regular price: $19.75

    • No One Left to Lie To

    • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In No One Left to Lie to, a New York Times best seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hitch never disappoints

    • By Mark on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $14.48

    • Hitch-22

    • A Memoir
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MASTERFUL & REVEALING

    • By Ross on 03-29-12

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but could have gone deeper

    • By Stephen J. Maser on 09-24-17

    Regular price: $14.71

    • Blood, Class, and Empire

    • The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Anthony May
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's 'special relationship' with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class, and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its many cultural manifestations - the James Bond series, PBS "Brit Kitsch", Rudyard Kipling - and explains why it still persists.

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Love, Poverty, and War

    • Journeys and Essays
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Anthony May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays showcases the Hitchens rejection of consensus and cliché, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ("a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud"), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson, and Michael Bloomberg.

    Regular price: $24.51