This is an excellent writing, with a wealth of information and knowledge. It is very difficult to listen to, however, as the narration is terrible. The narrator tries way to hard to try and portray a certain time period or something, totally ruining the experience.
An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
Darwin was a genius and the ideas in this book set the foundation to the evolution theory. Furthermore, there were some very interesting ideas present in this book, however, the overall subject matter was a little dry and too scientific, which made for a boring listen, tho that could be the fault of the not so good narrator.
I am currently in a class that required me to read chapters 2-5. I downloaded and listened to it and my goodness, unless you are really into science, it is boring. The narrator doesn't help much either. He has a boring British accent (normally I like them, but his was mundane). After listening to it, I'm definitely not looking forward to reading it.
Please, beat me in the head with a stick! I accidentally purchased this because there was a Darwin book on my reading list. I just didn't remember which one. I should've purchased Voyage of the Beagle.
Unless you want to hear very dry scientific theory expounded upon by way too numerous examples, skip this. It is a very poor way to get an understanding of Darwin's basic principles and arguments. It is very technical, even though Darwin within the text explains how he is skipping the technical details. I had to force myself through the first of the two audio downloads, and was zoned out through most of it.
If you HAVE to read this, get the abriged version. Otherwise get a different text to explain his arguments. Anyone have suggestions for a better book to read?