• The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran

  • By: Robert Spencer
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-30-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (401 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Koran: It may be the most controversial book in the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy. How can one book lead to such dramatically different conclusions? New York Times best-selling author Robert Spencer reveals the truth in The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran: not many Westerners know what's in the Koran because few have actually read it---even among the legions of politicians, diplomats, analysts, and editorial writers who vehemently insist that the Koran preaches tolerance. Now Spencer unveils the mysteries lying behind this powerful book, guiding listeners through the controversies surrounding the Koran's origins and its most contentious passages. Stripping out the obsolete debates, Spencer focuses on the Koran's decrees toward Jews, Christians, and other infidels, explaining how they were viewed in Muhammad's time, what they've supposedly done wrong, and, most important, what the Koran has in store for them.
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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 04-21-15

A Must Read

Refreshing in its complete absence of political correctness, this book illuminates the most pressing issue in contemporary times. I'm giving it as gifts to friends and politicians.

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5 out of 5 stars
By G. A. Miller on 02-01-16

Every Non-Muslim Should Read This Book

This is a very honest and balanced look at the reality that is Islam. And Islam is what it is because of the Koran. While the Koran is what it is because of the life, teachings and example of Mohammad, the founder and dictator of the Koran (he was illiterate and could not read or write).

The author, Robert Spence, is not quite as conservative as I am, but his research, explanations, opinions and conclusions are quite sound. He is very gracious toward the "moderate" Muslim while not yielding to Political Correctness or white-washing the very real problem of Jihadist Islam. He makes a clear case to prove that Jihad cannot be legitimately understood apart from Mohammad's war on the infidel and his call for his followers to follow suit, which explains the constant war (including that which has existed among the differing Islamic sects since the "wars of apostasy" after Mohammad's death) and bloodshed throughout the 1,400 year history of Islam.

The narrator, Lloyd James, is one of the best in the business. A very well-read, clear narration on his part put the icing on the cake for a 5 star rating of this audio book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By C Weston on 10-16-16

Thorough coverage of the koran

Spencers trot through the Koran is highly informative although focused on Medina Muslim concepts. A worthwhile read for anyone interested in the theological underpinning of Jihad and misogyny

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Warren on 11-20-17

Most insightful and honest book I own

this book helped answer so many questions rust i may never have found the honest answer to. So insightful and refreshingly truthful.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 11-23-17

Eye opening until...

Spencer quotes Geert Wilders, then a level incredulity can be forgiven. It would be like using Pauline Hanson to prop up the same arguments. Context is everything, of course, and this is mentioned in the book, but I’m sure that while the authors’ research is extensive, there is bound to be a level of cherry picking used to dismantle the “apologists” self same level of selective quotation to support the holy book. Have a listen with an open mind and make your own decision.

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3 out of 5 stars
By VeicsUv9 on 06-14-15

Gets bogged down in details

As an atheist interested in modern world affairs, I sought an understanding of the ideas of Islam. The book seemed to get bogged down in details of 'verse x' versus 'verse y', and complicated comparisons with the other Abrehamic religions (Judaism and Christianity). I didn't finish the book with a clear idea of the ideas of Islam. The reader was ok, but not excellent - a slightly annoying American accent.

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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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