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The Four Horsemen

The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Four Horsemen by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett and Christopher Hitchens. With a foreword by Stephen Fry. 

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.

Questions they asked of each other included: Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?

The dialogue was recorded and is presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen. 

With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential listening for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

©2019 Richard Dawkins (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Thought Provoking

A good book to understand their point of view on monotheism and religion in general.
If you wish to just listen to their conversation it is available on YouTube.
This audiobook contains a bit more content. There is a foreword by Stephen Fry. There are three more inciteful peices by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris.
Hitchens is not with us now but listening to him speak is always a delight.
All in all its a must for all trying to understand their stand against religion, as atheists.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-19

These Gentleman are very big thinkers

Sometimes Christopher Hitchens' voice is dim, and white noise interrupts Dennett, but otherwise this is a philosophical masterclass.

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  • Rachel
  • 23-03-19

I miss Hitch

The original YouTube video contributed to much to my own intellectual development. I mostly bought the audible book to support the cause but the foreword and 3 essays at the start were an added joy.

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  • Steven Emsley
  • 18-03-19

A Precious Document

A thought provoking symposium by four great minds. Balanced and self critical. Makes you proud to belong to our species, again.

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  • The Baron
  • 13-05-19

Intellectual Heaven

Fantastic book, and a privilege to gain an incite in to the minds of four great intellectuals.

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  • Jonty
  • 12-04-19

Four Horsemen - Enthralling listen.

To get these four people together to discuss different areas of interest, all relating their personal views with each other is forever a one off.
To appreciate the acquired knowledge and experience that develops their thoughts is awe inspiring.
It generates as many questions as it answers and is truly a great occasion we can listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-19

Superb

A joy to listen to an articulate conversation between people who have the knowledge and ability to stimulate thought.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-03-19

religion....asissd!!

The book should be read In all religious studies. it's a dramatic eye opener for all seeking or living with religion.

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  • Cod Lips
  • 07-03-19

Clear Thinking. Observable Lucid Truth.

Not all atheists lead such exemplary, impactful thoughtful lives. Those of faith wanting to make the world a safer place must get over the endowment effect of their assorted debunked dogmas, and behave well simply because they can, minus the various twisted, tyrannical, mystical bullies.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-19

like visiting erudite friends

an enjoyable impromptu talk between stalwarts of the humanist movement. recording of the actual conversation is not great but decent enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-19

what a meeting of minds. such clear thinking.

a rare meeting of four genius men about a rather taboo subject. food for thought

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  • Mikasa Ackerman
  • 15-02-19

A must listen for all followers.

The original conversation in all its glory, new pieces from Dawkins and Dennett are insightful and bring the conversation further forward in continum.
A fitting forward by the great Stephen Fry to the inspiring Four Horsemen and a sweet moment to his late friend Hitch.

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  • daniel
  • 19-02-19

Loved it but

Should be much much longer. I only gave it 4 stars for performance because the length of the book just doesn't cut it, it leaves you wanting more. Great book, well worth a download. RIP Christopher Hitchens.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-19

Insightful

Brilliant to see how mature conversationalists can have an unmediated discussion about topics that they are passionate about, and yet maintain respect and genuine interest in each other’s opinions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-19

Too short for $15.

You will enjoy this conversation if you have read their work. I will say however, you'd be better off finding YouTube videos on these men than spending you money here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-19

4 geniuses

Do yourself a favour and enjoy a conversation and the reflection of four of our leading minds in the 21st century. I will re-listen to this over and over for the insight and self growth it ignites.

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  • KZ
  • 10-08-19

An absolute joy

I thoroughly enjoyed the substance of this discussion, the minds behind it and their efforts to broaden this very important topic in society. Self and surrounding examination is vital to our collective evolution as a species. I thank Harris Dawkins and Bennett for soldiering on and I thank Hitchens for what he gave till his end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-19

Stimulating, intelligent, honest and passionate

Loved it. I only wish it was possible for another edition. R.I.P Christopher Hitchens.
The interplay of these 4 like-minded but interestingly different intellects is fascinating

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-19

good and bad

I found it to be an interesting conversation that really came to be a few men just talking about how great they are.

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