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Looking for some good Audio books

I've been listening to Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. Really enjoying it. I'm looking for more books that talk about the history and evolution of religions. I don't really want anything that bashes religion, just something that says "this belief gave way to this other belief which influenced this larger belief". I'm thinking of reading (listening) to "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins next. Or possibly "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" by Christopher Hitchens. I would like something a little more truth/science/history based instead of opinion/anger based. Any recommendations welcome. Thank you!!

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My favorites:

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (he reads it as well)
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz read by Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton of course)
  • Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
LaSapa17 Level 4 June 21, 2018
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Find "When god was a woman", by Merlin Stone.

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Absolutely amazing book... one of the very best I've read recently. Here is another quartet of good reads, in no particular order of priority, only from years past and a bit eclectic, light.gif Of Human Bondage/William Sommerset Maugham; (ii) Songs of Distant Earth/Arthur C. Clarke; (iii) Darkness at Noon/Arthur Koestler; (iv) The Mother Tongue/Bill Bryson ...

inabbar Level 5 May 12, 2018
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Awesome recommendations! Thank you all!

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American Gods , tenth anniversary edition, full cast by Neil Gaiman. ? I keed, I keed... But it is a seriously fun audio book about "gods" that are no less real than any other.

EddieDean Level 5 May 10, 2018
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I would recommend "The Unfolding of Language" by Guy Deutscher. "The Disappearing Spoon" by Sam Kean. And "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond. They don't touch the religion aspect of history much, but definitely delve into the forces of history.

Sounds right up my alley. Thanks!

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I'm currently listening to Mythos by Stephen Fry. The complete Greek mythology mixed with his humour. I would recommend it.

smoyle Level 6 May 10, 2018

I love the Greek stuff.

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I think you might really enjoy Jordon B. Peterson's book 12 Rules For Life. If you're not familiar with him, you can get where he's coming from by watching some of his YouTube videos. I love the Psychology of the Bible series.

brentan Level 8 May 10, 2018

Thank you

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"The Quest of the Historical Jesus" is a 1906 work of Biblical historical criticism written by Albert Schweitzer. It's now available as an audio book.
It's not the easiest read but I enjoyed wading through it over 30 years ago. I highly recommend it.
I don't know if they're available on audio book but two more books that I would recommend are:
"Did Jesus Exist?" by G. A. Wells and "Atheism, The Case Against God" by George H. Smith.

Athos Level 5 May 10, 2018
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I find William James' Varieties of Religious Experience a valuable read.

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uuberdude Level 6 May 10, 2018
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