The Antichrist

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 271 reviews)

Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, Ecce Homo, The Antichrist is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Of all Nietzsche’s books, The Antichrist comes nearest to conventionality in form. It presents a connected argument with very few interludes, and has a beginning, a middle and an end. The reason to listen to this version is that H.L. Mencken, the famous journalist, turned Nietzsche's German into such direct, plain-spoken American English that it puts the haranguing philosopher right up in your face.

(3 hr 57 min)


Introduction by HL Mencken 39:26 Read by Judy Bieber
Author's Preface 3:14 Read by ML Cohen
1-19 (Christianity, Theology, Kant) 41:24 Read by D.E. Wittkower
20-26 (Buddhism, Jews) 25:58 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
27-42 (Jesus) 43:30 Read by Judy Bieber
43-47 (New Testament) 20:40 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
48-53 (Old Testament) 21:32 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
54-62 (Final rant) 42:13 Read by D.E. Wittkower


A complete dismantling of Abrahamic religions

(5 stars)

Perhaps the best indictment of the Abrahamic religions ever produced. Christianity in particular is dismantled with each part analyzed and labeled in terms that show it as utter folly and harmful to life. The majority of athiests today take the simple path of arguing against religion as outdated superstition. This goes much deeper as it takes on concepts that religion espouses as its strengths and reveals them not only as weakness but destructive concepts which harms all who subscribes to them.

Good book, good recording

(4 stars)

This recording has only four readers, so it holds together better than the average group-read book, and the recordings are good quality. The readers are all pretty good. They read the frothing-at-the-mouth parts dramatically, which is fun.

The Antichrist

(5 stars)

Thank you Mr Philosopher for opening up my eyes to see the real harm of religions had done to humanity. Thank you for LibriVox volunteers your have done a great job of reading this unique book.

The Antichrist

(4 stars)

I thought it was a great read with a lot of valid points. I now want to read some more of his material.


(5 stars)

It dissects the religion part by part very well from the people within the religion to the core teachings and transformation of the Christian religion. Different speakers are a mixed bag but in this cast the quality doesnt suffer too much from it so props to the volunteers. Needless to say if you are a Christian, enter with a open mind.(Which should be done with any philosophic topic realy regardless of your position)

totally dismantling Jesus words

(5 stars)

The love for "humanity" is so strong in this writing that Nietzsche removes all but tough love for humans


(4.5 stars)

Such a wonderful perspective on humanity and the problem of immortality. Should have been exposed to this decades ago. The authors disgust with democracy, however, is more than unsettling.

(3 stars)

It's a good read as far as his argument, however the writing style is him putting his thoughts on paper and trying to follow it was at times confusing for me (although this likely due to me not always understanding some of his references or the context from which he speaks). If you are Christian then you should read it with an open mind because he sees Christianity from an entirely different point of view and some of his accusations are worth consideration. There are point at which I would like to speak with him myself to understand better, which is why I liked the book.