Actually quite amazing.
Some chapters are tedious and boring. Over analyzing very specific forms of life, mostly without purpose.
But the chapters with purpose are obviously amazing in concept and in clarity.
The ideas mentioned in this book, despite being essential for the understanding of evolutionary biology, are scarcely mentioned in science media.
I liked the double - narrative idea. Thinking about it, a triple - narrative would start to become a distraction. I hope I see more double - narrative audiobooks in the future.
Richard has put many arguments for his ideas and these arguments are both pleasing and actually make sense.
An advice for listening to the book is to keep in mind the rules which are stated before the narrator starts to talk about examples, initial conditions and consequences.
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The idea of replicators is very amazing and I believe more people need know about it, especially the fact that replicators need not be genes, like memes.
Because the book is old, You'll hear Richard talking about methods in which people misunderstood the arguments in the book.
I know this is supposed to be a seminal work. I don't doubt that it contains fascinating ideas well worth thinking about, but listening to the pompous narration and tedious writing style was simply too much to bare.
I thought I had a working understanding of genetics and it's affect on the world around us. Prof. Dawkins took me on a ride that opened my eyes not just to the effects but the beautiful simplicity of the systems that caused us to be.
As all of Dr Dawkins books are, this book is outstanding. It explains why genetics works as it does. Very clear.