God Is Not Great

  • by Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by Christopher Hitchens
  • 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christopher Hitchens, hailed as "one of the most brilliant journalists of our time" (London Observer), takes on his biggest subject yet - the dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's 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 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.

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For lovers of literature everywhere

Christopher Hitchens's pugilistic style is unlikely to be to everyone's taste. However, the book has its own superbly unique literary quality. And thus it is very different from the works by other non-theists. You can't fail to get the sense that Hitchens deeply cares about reducing the suffering caused by nonsensical beliefs. This being said, his work, in places, is rather superficial and sometimes wholly misses the spiritual point behind certain ideas (e.g. 'There but for the grace of God go I.') Nonetheless, anyone appreciative of literature will find this a valuable contribution to the discourse surrounding religion. Last but not least, to hear this book in Hitchens's own voice really is a pure delight.
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- R

Hitchens is great

An intelligent and thought provoking book. Well read by Hitchens himself, if a little quickly in places. Worth listening to more than once.
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- Cosima

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2008
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited