This book shifted my views from strong believer to atheist. After this book you can't go back to believing in Santa.
So, don't read it if you're not ready to change your mind. Or do.
"Preaching to the converted but..."
...too interesting and important to dismiss. The last chapter was worth the price alone. There's some pretty mindbending stuff here.
"a great coverage of ideas, issues and thoughts."
The narration is great, the use of two narrators makes it easier to separate and remember what has been said.
The book itself covers far more than I had expected, an all round interesting book on humans in general.
"The most well reasoned book I have read"
As an atheist whose views stem from intuition, this book is a fascinating and highly coherent account of why God does not necessarily exist (i.e. unless proven to exist in the absence of current evidence). Furthermore, it sets out answers to numerous topics which I have grappled with, such as why I have believed as an atheist that it's preferable for others to believe in God, which I feel may no longer be the case, albeit that still seems preferable to being agnostic (partly to assist inner peace and partly to guide ethics and morality, but to a lesser extent than I previously thought - due to reasoning set out in the book)
"Brilliant argument for the non existence of God!"
A superbly argued case for atheism, Dawkins uses his experience of academic research to make his case!
"The consciousness raiser we all need"
If you're atheist, agnostic or religious I would recommend this book to you. I half read the actual book but found with Richard Dawkins speaking his own text, this brought a whole new level of understanding to the text. I used to be religious until I had a good think about it. Richard Dawkins has allowed me to consolidate my thoughts and articulate thoughts I had swimming around my head.
"Listened to this book many times over. Brilliant!"
This book is one of the best I have bought from Audible. Dawkins hits exactly the right note between science and accessibility for a non scientific audience. There are points in this book which made me laugh out loud, some feat for a non fiction title but mostly it makes you think! The narration is excellent with the changes between Richard and Lala. My son (aged 12) has also listened to this book and it has proved the basis of many an interesting discussion. I have read all of Dawkins' books and most of them are excellent however this is my favourite. I return to it again and again and always find something new.
A magnificent tour de force that should be a mandatory part of any school curriculum.
An articulate and eloquent audio book. An essential 'read' for those who believe and for those who don't.
The "consciousness raising" in this book is both funny and profound.
I think the many references to others was the part I enjoyed the most especially where Julia Sweeney was mentioned
Outrage mostly at the sheer hypocrisy and poison used by the many so call "good" institutions