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    • The Four Horsemen

    • The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the 21st century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it but

    • By daniel on 19-02-2019

    Non-member price: $27.33

    • God Is Not Great

    • How Religion Poisons Everything
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hitch, as ususal, pulls no punches

    • By Keijo on 25-04-2015

    Non-member price: $25.03

    • Hitch-22

    • A Memoir
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth, with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved Naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which from he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, boys and booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tour De Force but rebalance your speakers

    • By W. Stokeley on 27-02-2018

    Non-member price: $34.94

    • Letters to a Young Contrarian

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Curtis Yates on 12-01-2019

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Salman Rushdie
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

    Non-member price: $2.83

    • God Is Not Great

    • The Case Against Religion
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
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    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Do not bother with this edition

    • By Anonymous User on 18-09-2017

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • No One Left to Lie To

    • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In No One Left to Lie to, a New York Times best seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A searing polemic

    • By James on 08-08-2018

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • The Portable Atheist

    • Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Ball
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
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    Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices past and present that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, and more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Incomplete

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-04-2017

    Non-member price: $40.97

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Hitch

    • By rohan hughes on 06-03-2017

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Ariel Dorfman (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame." Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history-Henry Kissinger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I never knew.

    • By Curtis Yates on 27-04-2017

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Blood, Class, and Empire

    • The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Anthony May
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's 'special relationship' with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class, and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its many cultural manifestations - the James Bond series, PBS "Brit Kitsch", Rudyard Kipling - and explains why it still persists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hitch is gone. Sigh.

    • By Daivin on 16-01-2015

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

    • A Biography: Books That Changed the World
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas Paine was one of the greatest political propagandists in history. The Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the uprising of the French people, Paine's text is a passionate defense of the rights of man. Paine argued against monarchy and outlined the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions, and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax.

    Non-member price: $25.62

    • Love, Poverty, and War

    • Journeys and Essays
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Anthony May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays showcases the Hitchens rejection of consensus and cliché, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ("a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud"), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson, and Michael Bloomberg.

    Non-member price: $34.94

    • Eminent Lives

    • The Presidents Collection
    • By: Michael Korda, Paul Johnson, Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.

    Non-member price: $41.73