Other than having a quasi notebook to mark-up and reference after reading, the audio version allows access to the material by busy individuals who can't always read from printed books.
Richard Dawkins has published many books along the same line of reasoning.
The English accents are for me always a plus when they are heard reading subjects requiring intellectual prowess.
Stop the madness. Gods debunked.
As was aptly pointed-out in the book, the theists who really should read this book, unfortunately will not or will choose to blindly not see the beauty of the truths the book explains so perfectly.
I pretty much love how much of a smug person Richard Dawkins is not just is he right but he is going to make you feel like a total idiot jerk if you do not agree
Pretty much all ideas I have had more eloquently presented
Food for thought.
Why Religion Has Failed
I love Richard Dawkins. The man is brilliant, and this book is packed with fantastic arguments and great writing. I could listen to Richard for hours on end, but Lalla Ward's voice drives me crazy. In retrospect, I would have read the book rather than listened to her narration.
stop sounding like your lecturing, a bunch of idiots, many people give much thought to this issue, even Einstein.
all radicals, no matter what the belief system might be, miss the point altogether. He needs to stop yelling, and figure out how to actually prove that there is no god. He sounds like someone who was injured as a child after someone told him there was no santa clause.
I have enjoyed other books by Dawkins. I will just be careful next time. I have no problem with books about the existence of god.
Drop the hard sell !!!!
see the statement above
Boring, repetitive. His reading is ok, I just got bored after about 20 minutes. Tried a couple of times to listen to it and just couldn't do it.
Tony R Jackson
I love to hear an author tell thier story. The way they wrote it. this is what Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward did and it makes it so much better.
I bought this book in paper back, so that I could read it at work. But about half way I found it on here. I then started listen in the car just when I was driven and before long I was bring it in the house just so I could hear more. I didn't plan on like it this much.
Generally speaking, there will be 3 types of people who will but this book:
a. Those already atheistic or leaning that way;
b. The curious and maybe a bit doubtful, but open minded; and
c. Those who will be very much opposed to the arguments put forth in this book.
If you are in category 1 or 2, I can highly recommend this book. If you are in category 3, no matter how sound the arguments made or how well presented, you will dislike this work, so save your money.
This book had dual narrators. I'm not sure why they went with this, as it could have done without, but it didn't detract from the work. Both narrators were quite talented.
To sum up, I can recommend this work, as it takes what could be an exceptionally dry subject and turns it into an engaging listen.
Burden of proof.
Probably the chapter I like most was the one about climbing Mount Improbable. I've never heard someone explain why the burden of proof regarding God should not ever be placed at the feel of people who don't believe, and that I will never forget.
No, I need to be in the right mood to listen to Dawkins (the mood to pay attention and think).
Dawkins is too smart for me. I have a hard time following what he's saying sometimes which I suspect is just that I'm not smart enough, though I think this is partially the occasional switching of voices for quotations throwing me off.
A lucid and lively explanation of the atheist position that will help clarify one's thought whether one is theistically or atheistically inclined.
Richard Dawkins, whose acuity and humanity shine through his words and his voice.
They both have a pleasant voice and excellent elocution, and their collaboration is outstanding. A pleasure.
Despite the richness of the book which I recommend with enthusiasm to all, I nonetheless do not think that it satisfactorily covers every aspect of the question: in particular, the discussions of "consolation" and "inspiration" do not go far enough — a deeper look at these might make us hesitate after all to change someone else's faith.
Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?
As I become older, I get further and further from the maker that I was raised to believe in. I don't know why, but I've always question if there is a God. Just because of my upbringing and how I was raised, I still pray to God, hoping there is an another life after this. In my heart, I know there is a true God, but in my mind, all of the evidence that I've seen and read in the Bible and diffident doctrines from other religions besides Christianity, it doesn't makes sense there are any Gods.
This is something that I will never get an answer to until my life ends. I have accepted that my faith is not as strong as others, but I don't consider myself as an atheist either.
Richard Dawkins in "The God Delusion" questions a lot on all faiths. Maybe too much for one to handle. I'm read many books on this subject and the information in this book is just too broad. His ideas and examples are too scatter for someone to get into this subject. He explains a dozen of ideas all at once, but doesn't go in depth for his reasoning. I wished that Dawkins would have narrow the subject down, if God is a delusion and gave scientific examples for the theory, but instead you get everything all at once.
For someone like myself that always questioning their faith, there is no absolute answer. The Book of Job in the Old Testament is one of the best known testimonials in the Bible. Job had it all and then Satan punished him with the permission from God because God and Satan made a bet on Job's faith. God won the bet because Job remained faithful to him and rewards Job at the end.
I have to ask myself on how is this possible. No rational person would torment their child to prove their children's love for their guardian, but God did. This is why I keep reading on this subject, if there is a higher power after this life.