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Joseph

Joseph Camden, United Kingdom Member Since 2011
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  • "Thoroughly enjoyable listen"

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    As a fan of Mr Brigstocke's comedy style and someone fascinated with the topic of belief, I expected this would be an enjoyable listen and I was not disappointed. Brutally honest, deeply thoughtful and most importantly genuinely funny, this is a fascinating journey through one man's struggle with both his atheism and the tenets of traditional religion. With lovely personal touches and an open 'no holds barred' approach I found the whole thing incredible engaging. No doubt helped by Brigstocke's superb narration and skills with well-formed arguments (as demonstrated to his fans through years of 'Now Show' rants and 'Argumental') this book is imbued with a real honest charm.There are odd arguments that seem over-repeated or dwelled upon but overall I would not hesitate to call this a 'must listen' audiobook.

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    God Collar

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    • By Marcus Brigstocke
    • Narrated By Marcus Brigstocke
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    'There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.' Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, God Collar focuses on the 'God-shaped hole' that opens up in Marcus's life following the death of his best friend.

    M.J. says: "Sorry but I don't do 'Laugh out loud'"
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    "A Witty Critique of Abrahamic Religions"

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    I must confess that I enjoy Marcus Brigstocke's humour. Having said that, and trying to be objective, I found the book to be funny, intelligent, challenging and erudite. He addresses aspects of the religion/atheism debate with irreverance (as you would expect) and humour, and clearly revels in exposing the many hypocricies inherent in the Abrahamic religions and in the insititutions that espouse them (the Pope protecting child molesting Catholic priests being but one). He has also clearly done his research, quoting the base religious texts, Hitchens, Dawkins and many others.

    The fact that he narrates it himself gives the book more weight (you can hear the anger and emotion in his voice, e.g. discussing his late friend) and makes it funnier (his delivery is brilliant).

    On the minus side, I felt the book flag somewhere in the middle, during which time he seemed to focus more on jokes and less on addressing the subject matter, but this lasted for only a short while.

    In summary, an excellent audiobook, giving a humorous and thought-provoking view on religion.

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Katherine Oxford, United Kingdom 24/12/2012 Member Since 2010
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    I'm a bit of a Marcus Brigstocke fan, I have to say... I love the way he has a good old rant, and tend to agree with his views. In the past, when I've heard him on religion, he has tended to be very negative, so I was surprised that this reading is a lot more balanced than I would have expected. One thing to watch out for though is if you're the kind of person to get a song on the brain, you may be singing away for a while after listening to this one. I had a few nights trying to get to sleep with the song he keeps singing going round and round in my head and cursing Mr Brigstocke!

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    'There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.' Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, God Collar focuses on the 'God-shaped hole' that opens up in Marcus's life following the death of his best friend.

    M.J. says: "Sorry but I don't do 'Laugh out loud'"

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