Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens audiobook

Hitch-22: A Memoir

By Christopher Hitchens
Read by Christopher Hitchens

Twelve 9780446540339
17.50 Hours Unabridged
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Over the course of his sixty-plus 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 US 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 with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide. In other words, Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes. He sees all sides of an argument, and he believes the personal is political. This is the story of his life, lived large.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Autobiography

A 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Biography

New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction, 2010

A USA Today bestseller

A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Nonfiction

An Indie Next Notable Title, June 2010

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Nonfiction, 2010

Over the course of his sixty-plus 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 US 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 with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

In other words, Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes. He sees all sides of an argument, and he believes the personal is political.

This is the story of his life, lived large.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Christopher Hitchens may long to be a cogent man of reason, and he can certainly be a pitiless adversary. But he knows there are two sides to any decent match, and it’s touching, in Hitch-22, to see how often he’ll race to the other side of the court to return his own serve. Which may explain why, though he tries to be difficult, he’s so hard to dislike.” New York Times Book Review
Hitchens also proves to be more than a capable reader; his wit, erudition, and passionate unbelief could not have been conveyed as compellingly by a surrogate. Highly recommended for all general collections. Library Journal on God Is Not Great
As narrator, he contributes a pleasantly moderated voice and a listener-friendly British accent. AudioFile Magazine on God Is Not Great
Hitchens also proves to be more than a capable reader; his wit, erudition, and passionate unbelief could not have been conveyed as compellingly by a surrogate. Highly recommended for all general collections. Library Journal on God Is Not Great
This superb young adult novel crosses into supernatural realms, and Jonathan Davis's performance offers its own kind of magic. Davis makes the transition from commonplace teen angst to paranormal regions naturally and believably. Carlos Ruiz Zafón's lyrical prose creates plausible characters and thrilling situations, all given substance by Davis's spot-on narration. A conversation with the author (who also composed and performed the incidental music) follows this engrossing tale. AudioFile
As narrator, he contributes a pleasantly moderated voice and a listener-friendly British accent. AudioFile Magazine on God Is Not Great
“Hitch-22 is among the loveliest paeans to the dearness of one’s friends…I’ve ever read. The business and pleasure sides of Mr. Hitchens’ personality can make him seem, whether you agree with him or not, among the most purely alive people on the planet.” New York Times
“A fat and juicy memoir of a fat and juicy life.” Washington Post
“Hitchens represents a dying breed of public intellectual whose voice matters precisely because it can’t be easily pigeonholed or ignored.” Los Angeles Times
“One of the most engaging, exciting books I’ve read in years…The writing is lovely…Hitchens’ cold-eyed evaluation of his younger self feels honest…Hitchens’ efforts, friends, and close calls are rendered wonderfully in this strange book. Ultimately, Hitch-22 is about cultivating and maintaining one’s intellectual integrity…Even if you don’t like what Hitchens thinks, it’s easy to admire how he thinks.” Boston Globe
“A complex portrait of a public intellectual.” Wall Street Journal
“Christopher Hitchens’ memoir has the same nerve and frankness that first made me admire him…His perspective on becoming an American citizen is refreshing at a time when it’s easy to become jaded about our role in the world.” Seattle Times
“After reading Hitch-22, the only thing you can be sure of is that this flawed knight will not breathe contentedly unless he has a dragon to slay.” Miami Herald
“A fascinating, absorbing book: the rare contemporary memoir that is the record of a life of true accomplishment and authentic adventure…Hitchens is bravely, or at least defiantly, candid about qualities his detractors might use to undermine or perhaps explain his love of war and his rabid hatred for religious people.” New York Observer
“Delectable, sassy fun…This book is intelligent and humane…Hitch-22 reminded me why I love the author of The Missionary Position, his fervent slapping of Mother Teresa, and his book about the war crimes of Henry Kissinger. Hitchens takes no prisoners, not even himself.” New Haven Review
“As contemptuous, digressive, righteous, and riotously funny as the rest of the author’s incessant output, this memoir is an effective coming-of-age story, regardless of what one may think of the resulting adult…Hitchens paints a credible and even affecting self-portrait.” New Yorker
“Few writers can match his cerebral pyrotechnics. Fewer still can emulate his punch as an intellectual character assassin. It is hard not to admire the sheer virtuosity of his prose…With Hitchens one simply goes along for the ride. The destination hardly matters.” Financial Times
“Whether he’s dodging bullets in Sarajevo, dissing Bill Clinton (with whom he says he shared a girlfriend at Oxford), or explaining his switch from leftist to Iraq war supporter, this foreign correspondent, pundit, and bon vivant makes for an enlightening companion. Give Hitch-22 an 11 out of 10 for smarts, then double it for entertainment value.” People
“In this frank, often wickedly funny account, Hitchens traces his evolution as a fiercely independent thinker and enemy of people who are convinced of their absolute certainty…Revealing and riveting.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Christopher Hitchens

Author Bio: Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was the author of Letters to a Young Contrarian and the bestseller No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, Atlantic Monthly, and Slate, he also wrote for the Weekly Standard, National Review, and Independent and appeared on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Chris Matthew’s Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He was named one of the world’s “Top 100 Public Intellectuals” by Foreign Policy and Britain’s Prospect.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 17.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English