It was informative (if you are not already an avid reader of non-fiction)
Light reading. Non preachy
Amusing. At least in parts.
Regarding the subject matter of myths: yes to some extent.
Just as clear and pleasant to listen to as always.
There are a couple of minor errors in the book that may annoy or give people the
wrong idea. Hopefully these are rectified in a later edition.
All of it was excellent!
The information was excellent for a general review! Would be a great listen for those looking for a quick explanation!
Liked the accents.
Dawkins does a great job of explaining the beauty of what we can see and understand with science. The narration switching between two people though is a bit jarring to the listener.
Overall, would recommend this coupled with Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
Did you pass your high school science classes without too much trouble? Okay, then save you money. This is nothing more than a refresher course for stuff you probably still remember. Then again, I'm kind of a nerd, and the only thing I learned was about various myths from different cultures through out the world and time. Otherwise, pass this by. The God Delusion was more educational.
For non-fiction audiobooks I've listened to I would have to rank this one toward the top. I truly enjoyed it and never really found a spot where I became bored or just forced my way through listening to it. A minor thing that bothered me was that there were at least a dozen times where a topic would be mentioned only for the narrator to say something along the lines of "we will get to that in a later chapter." For some reason it just seemed like he brought it up so many times that it got annoying. This was just a minor thing and entirely tolerable since the main content of the book was fun and engaging.
I can't pick a particular moment, but I enjoyed how most chapters started out
I am always a fan when the author of a book narrates it to me. I thought both performed well although I thought when Lalla Ward would kind of just step in and start talking it would throw me off a little bit. I would have preferred to just have Richard Dawkins narrate everything.
Real Science for Magic Secrets
I've never read or listened to book by Richard Dawkins but it seems like this one was a great book to get a taste of what he is about. I will likely be trying out some of his other books.
Say something about yourself!
The authors tell an interesting story from a scientific point of view after each myth they bring as an explanation of our world and the most interesting questions of our times.
Dawkins is a clear and deep thinker.
Every aspect of his writing is elegantly thought out for the reader's optimal absorption and thoroughly explained in precise detail, just like all of Dawkins' writing.
With this book, the microscope is dialed back so the reader can get a GENERAL introduction to all important scientific concepts and a primer in critical thought.
As usual, Dawkins and his wife deliver a smooth and enjoyable listening experience, with emphasis on words that only the author can deliver. The well planned division between the male and female voices make sections distinct and more memorable.
This is a must listen for everyone as is Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Selfish Gene. Magic of Reality first then the other two, in that order.
Dawkins does a wonderful job walking the reader through the basics of science. Even if you're familiar with all the concepts it's still fun to review.
However, Dawkins seems to have a need to bully any religious faith. That position subtracted from the enjoyment of the book.