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Dawkins attacks God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed, cruel tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign, but still illogical, Celestial Watchmaker favoured by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the ultimate improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. In The God Delusion, Dawkins presents a hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types and does so in the lucid, witty and powerful language for which he is renowned. It is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required listening for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.
This is an abridged edition.
"Everyone should read it. Aethists will love Mr Dawkins's incisive logic and rapier wit...." ( The Economist)
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By Anonymous User on 08-07-18
Even though I agree with the theory, the manner in which it was written and narrated is terrible. Sarcasm does not make the evidence or facts ‘more’ correct. Unintentionally it actually makes one wonder why, if it is based on facts, the author need to be so intensely sarcastic and loathing of opposite views. Surely as scientists keeps in mind the opposite views in order to proof and validate their own theories by keeping it in sight and respectfully disagree.
By Amazon Customer on 02-27-12
awesome, i listened to it 3 times in a row!
What did you love best about The God Delusion?
I loved the arguments, the thoroughness with which Richard Dawkins approaches the religion and 'god' debate and the language that draws you in. I also loved the readers both Richard and Lalla, they showed excellent inflection and are very engaging in their reading.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
bible references are really creepy, the argument for 'being good because of god', arguments for/against god and religion, the issue of children's brainwashing.. everything was great really
What does Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
their emotions and passion for the subject, I have more of Richard Dawkins books but this is the first one i listened to, i'm now hooked. am buying more audio books read by him. He's a real presenter, it's a pleasure listening to Richard and Lalla.
If you could give The God Delusion a new subtitle, what would it be?
What you must consider if you want to talk or think about religion and god.
Any additional comments?
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By Robert on 08-18-11
Why bring out the abridged version first!!
Oh dear! Now dont get me wrong I really liked this book have listened to it multiple times, but am sad to see that the full audio book is now available on audible over one year after I purchased the original abridged book. If I had known this I would have waited for the full version which is 3 hours longer. I will now have to re-purchase the book to listen to the extra 3 hours missing. :-( feel as though I've wasted an audible credit.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Robert on 06-25-07
good for dawkins
its an excellent book, i only wish more people would read it, maybe the world would be a better place. he has one of those very listenable voices too. I hope they put the rest of his work onto audio books.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful