A very well written and thought provoking book. I really liked the in-depth additions made to the audiobook.
There are basically two storylines
Lalla Ward- original story
Richard Dawkins - new additions, in-depth explanations, new research, new uses
If you just want to know about the actual content, the audio version will be very lengthy. The additions are longer than the original story itself, so this is a case of preference. Personally I liked the way Richard Dawkins is reasoning with the listener.
I definitely recommend this audiobook
i will make sure everyone i love read this book. the book is not well Witten, but it has som unique information and the thoughts behind this information is highly valuable. i hope someone will redo a movie about this subject!!
Informative, life lessons, and required reading for life
The Story of the Human Body
I would give anything for another reader to read this book. I actually had to quit listening to it, b/c I couldn't stand the tone and accent in his voice. I realize this is the actual author, but sometimes things are better off to somebody else.
I'm a huge Dawkins fan and decided to give this book a shot. I love that a lot of his original theories stand up to science now. When new science presents itself, he acknowledges it in this edition.
Truly insightful. Dawkin's combinatoric approach to evolution was eye-opening. Unfortunately, one must endure his palpable arrogance to absorb the work.
Very interesting read; the writer attempt (as he states in the preface) to reach the professional, the student and the layman, makes this book a bit difficult to digest (I am a member of the third group...).
The added commentary and Dawkins' need to answer his critics is more then tedious and irritating at times - unnecessary additions to my taste.
I would recommend to come supplied with good deal of patience for this read - if you do, it is facinating ...
That gave the 70's it's moniker The Me Generation. And when read incorrectly it certainly makes a great case for that. But read as the genius scientific treatise that it is, we're convinced again by Dawkin's magic wit that the replicator, the proto-bearer of all individual life forms - which are really just handy bags for ferrying about the masters of replication, the almighty and neigh on immortal genes - that these replicators are the force behind the populations of the universe and that their replication is, in the Darwinian time scale, what keeps us all living, laughing, loving and most importantly, replicating.