Arguably Audiobook | Christopher Hitchens | Audible.co.uk
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Arguably | [Christopher Hitchens]
Play Arguably

Arguably

For over 40 years, Christopher Hitchens wrote, with passionate commitment, on matters that others feared to broach. This assortment of essays spans his whole career and encompasses his writing on politics, literature, and religion. It is the most comprehensive collection of Hitchens' work, and contains all aspects of his wide repertoire as journalist, polemicist, and critic.
Regular Price:£21.99
  • Membership Details:
    • 1 book of your choice per month
    • £3.99 for the first three months and £7.99/month thereafter
    • Membership continues unless you choose to cancel
    • Exchange books you don't like
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

For over 40 years, Christopher Hitchens wrote, with passionate commitment, on matters that others feared to broach. This assortment of essays spans his whole career and encompasses his writing on politics, literature, and religion. It is the most comprehensive collection of Hitchens' work, and contains all aspects of his wide repertoire as journalist, polemicist, and critic.

Divided into sections such as "All American", "Eclectic Affinities", and "Foreign Quarrels", it contains his views on subjects ranging from Clinton to Kissinger, Powell to Proust. Hitchens' life was one of defiance, wit, courage, and humility. He was a voice of reason, making his indelible and brilliant mark on politics and literature on both sides of the Atlantic. While his many books exist as a formidable legacy, it is his mastery of short-form journalism and criticism that constitute his lasting claim to greatness - and make Arguably a unique and not-to-be-missed anthology.

©2011 Christopher Hitchens (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (49 )
5 star
 (35)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.6 (26 )
5 star
 (19)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (26 )
5 star
 (18)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    judith canary wharf, United Kingdom 16/03/2014
    judith canary wharf, United Kingdom 16/03/2014 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    200
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    104
    74
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    332
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Intellectual and noble"

    I had a brilliant idea putting this on my swimming ipod - i.e. the waterfi ipod I use when swimming. This meant I got half hour episodes three times a week for about a month. I couldn't have taken it in, in larger doses. The book consists of a wide range of articles (book reviews, political comment, foreign journalism, topical columns) from about 2001-2010. Hitchens is outspoken, honest, articulate, well informed, and noble. Noble is, I guess, a funny word to use. I mean sincere, and with good judgement and intellectual integrity. But those terms don't quite capture it because there is also the question of caring, forever trying to support the weak and dispossessed through the means of journalism.

    Narration got 4 stars because it wasn't Christopher reading it himself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    barry desmond 09/04/2013
    barry desmond 09/04/2013 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "A great mind"

    After having listened to two other titles written and read by Christopher Hitchens this finished off an insatiable desire to hear this mans views on a wide range of topics.Also worth looking up his work on youtube in the defence of atheism. Agreat mind which will be badly missed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alan Michael Forrester Northampton 08/07/2013
    Alan Michael Forrester Northampton 08/07/2013 Member Since 2012

    I exist.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A good collection of essays well read"

    "Arguably" is a collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens on a variety of topics including waterboarding, Iraq and literature. The essays are interesting and often right in substance and you might get a few tips on books worth reading from them too. Simon Prebble reads the book clearly and with appropriate emphasis.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mr Wiltshire, United Kingdom 12/04/2013
    Mr Wiltshire, United Kingdom 12/04/2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "A truly fantastic polemical"

    I downloaded this audio book after reading several of Hitchens books. I can unequivocally state that I was not disappointed. He writes with acerbic wit, never shirking in saying what he thinks heedless of those he may anger. More often than not, his analysis is accurate and thought provoking.



    Agree with him or not, he is worth listening to!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris London, United Kingdom 24/12/2012
    Chris London, United Kingdom 24/12/2012 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    86
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "A Great Mind"

    While I wouldn't say in this collection of essays that there's something for everyone, it's almost the case.



    Hitchens is a great writer with a great mind who was taken from us too soon. Even when he expresses an opinion you don't agree with he puts it so well that you can't help but nod your head.



    Simple put - this collection of essays has made me smarter, as all of Hitchens works have done.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marcus United Kingdom 09/12/2013
    Marcus United Kingdom 09/12/2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Huge collection of work from a huge intellect"
    If you could sum up Arguably in three words, what would they be?

    Vivid, provocative, stimulating


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Arguably?

    An extraordinary collection of essays that could only be the product of their author’s extraordinary mind. Hitchens addresses a vast array of subjects, each time demonstrating tremendous knowledge, wit and a flair for the English language with which he sooths, seduces, applauds, provokes, mocks and excoriates like no other writer or journalist I’ve encountered. It is not a single moment in this collection that makes it so memorable, but the style and verve with which it is written.

    There is something to pique almost everyone’s interest amongst the titles of the 107 pieces in this volume, but perhaps one of Hitchens’ greatest qualities was the way his writing could make those topics with which his audience hasn’t the slightest acquaintance equally engaging and stimulating.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    The narrator does a fine job, speaking clearly, expressively and at appropriate speed, making him easy to listen to.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    If you get through this collection without being moved to anger, amusement, sadness and delight, I'd see a doctor.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Damian Kelly Manchester UK 07/12/2013
    Damian Kelly Manchester UK 07/12/2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Perfect for the commute"
    Any additional comments?

    Hitchens breadth of knowledge is incredible. It is hard to imagine how he found the time to acquire it all, given the endless writing, touring and debating he engaged in. In this collection of essays he mostly covers literature, politics, religion and history. You can listen to one every so often, coming back to the book whenever you have a spare twenty minutes or so and want to immerse yourself in some thought provoking ideas. There can be few ways to get better value out of your Audible credits. The narrator does a good job too. Though it is a pity there is. I longer the option of listening to the man himself.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Chester, United Kingdom 02/11/2013
    James Chester, United Kingdom 02/11/2013 Member Since 2011

    megil

    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A convert"

    I wasnt a fan but I was intrigued and then delighted as Hitchens is a much more subtle, various and dogmatic a writer than I had thought. Here is plenty, funny, provoking, and passionate.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-8 of 8 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.