The End of Faith

  • by Sam Harris
  • Narrated by Brian Emerson
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is an impassioned plea for reason in a world divided by faith. This important and timely work delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world.Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes. He asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, the world can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another. Most controversially, he argues that the we cannot afford moderate lip service to religion - an accommodation that only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism.While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need. He calls on us to invoke that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.


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Customer Reviews

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Good book, bad narrator

Great book, good ideas. Wish Sam Harris had read it himself. The narrator doesn't seem to be able to inflect and give proper emphasis to Sam's words.
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- W. Long


The reader didn't read the words as Harris wrote them. Emphasis was placed at the wrong points in sentences throughout the book. Thankfully I have the book in print as well, otherwise I would have been completely lost due to the readers recording. Great book, horrible audiobook.
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- Seth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2008
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio