Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt

  • by Herb Silverman, Richard Dawkins (foreword)
  • Narrated by Herb Silverman, Richard Dawkins
  • 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this deeply revealing and engaging autobiography, Herb Silverman tells his iconoclastic life story. He takes the listener from his childhood as an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, where he stopped fasting on Yom Kippur to test God's existence, to his adult life in the heart of the Bible Belt, where he became a legendary figure within America's secular activist community and remains one of its most beloved leaders.
Never one to shy from controversy, Silverman relates many of his high-profile battles with the Religious Right, including his decision to run for governor of South Carolina to challenge the state's constitutional provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office.
Candidate Without a Prayer offers an intimate portrait of a central player in today's increasingly heated culture wars. It will be sure to charm both believers and nonbelievers alike, and will lead all those who care about the separation of church and state to give thanks.


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Should have hired a voice over actor.

I must have listened to at least fifty or so audiobooks from audible, but the narration on this was the worst I`ve come across. Coming home on the bus from work tonight, I was subjected to the author saying a sentence, pausing, and then saying it again before continuing! The monotone delivery and lack of passion in his voice don`t help things, and to make matters worse, it`s more of a simple autobiography than the experience of a non-believer, that part seems almost incidental. I really was expecting more, there are so many better books relating to the rejection of religious beliefs, and then don`t confuse the terminology either.
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- John Burns

Entertaining Book - Humorous and thoughtful

I enjoyed the story. Nicely delivered atheist views, lightly given. Nicely written style. narration generally good, but sometimes a bit slow and sounded more like somebody reading the material for the first time rather that the author.

But I did listen to it all, and it brought many a smile to my face.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-05-2012
  • Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing