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  • God Collar

  • By: Marcus Brigstocke
  • Narrated by: Marcus Brigstocke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

‘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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry but I don't do 'Laugh out loud'

  • By M. Russell on 18-07-11

Smug and slimey secular leftist diatribe.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-11

Whether you find this book funny will depend largely on how middle class you are and how amusing you find a grown man swearing. The one star is for the actual content of the book which is basically Marcus thrashing around wildly from unconnected topic to the next. Much of the content is largely drawn from the big atheist books and Marcus seems ignorant of the literary convention of referencing the original author when putting forward ideas that are not your own, so for example instead of saying 'As Christopher Hitchens says...' he merely rephrases Hitchen's ideas while giving the impression that he has thought the idea up in one of his immensely deep thinking sessions. The book is riddled with factual errors such as his insistance that angels wanted to rape the men of Sodom. No Marcus, it was the other way around. But why let facts stand in the way of the chance to get puffed up and offended (not to mention angry) at the stupidity of the book that sustained the creation of the modern civilised world and the men who created and advanced science and logic and mathematics, things which Marcus bags as the triumph of atheists like himself. This really is self-congratulating, leftist piffle of the highest order. Maybe one day if I and other religious people can read as many books as Marcus has we can be cured and the world can come together and rejoice at our lives spinning on a pointless planet in a cold meaningless universe with nothing but annihilation at the end of our short lives. Either that or watch as our brave atheist society implodes with the slaughter or imposed starvation of tens of millions of us. That couldn't possibly happen in an atheist society could it? Mmmmmm.....

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Book

  • A Humanist Bible
  • By: A. C. Grayling
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, and the literary skill to conceive of a powerful secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A. C. Grayling has done, creating a nonreligious bible drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Promised much... but did not deliver

  • By Simon on 30-07-11

Everybody, look how clever I am

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-11

I could physically only stomach about 20 minutes of this tripe. Flowery and pretentious nonsense. Check out a sample before buying to avoid wasting a download like I did.

8 of 15 people found this review helpful