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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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
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      5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • like visiting erudite friends

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-02-19

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Hitch-22

    • A Memoir
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774
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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
    • Honest but difficult listening

    • By Penny on 18-06-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • God Is Not Great

    • The Case Against Religion
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,040
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish it was unabridged!

    • By rossl1986 on 10-04-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Letters to a Young Contrarian

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Get God is Not Great

    • By Christopher Wilton on 19-01-12

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    "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
    • Welcome to reality

    • By Pamela on 08-05-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Love, Poverty, and War

    • Journeys and Essays
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Anthony May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hitchens the Great

    • By Edgar Lewis on 30-12-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Ariel Dorfman (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    "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
    • Compelling

    • By Nigel on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very underrated

    • By John Hodgson on 30-08-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Was there a rapist in the Whitehouse?

    • By Product user on 09-01-13

    Regular price: £10.99

    • 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.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

    • A Biography
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating and erudite biography

    • By James Coffey on 25-12-12

    Regular price: £16.49

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing more than an advert for Hitchens' book

    • By David Brown on 14-01-14

    Regular price: £1.89