I have read and absolutely loved other books by Dawkins (The God Delusion and The Magic of Reality) but found this one much more scientific and hard to follow - and, well, not nearly as compelling. For my not-so-scientific mind, I would have preferred less detail. Perhaps a printed copy would be easier to get through - audiobooks make it difficult to skim through parts you're less interested in, and this one is quite long.
However, Dawkins and Ward are excellent narrators and pleasant to listen to.
This is a very enjoyable listen. Juliet Stevenson does a wonderful job at bringing the story and the different characters' personalities to life without sounding over-the-top dramatic. I will be keeping an eye out for more by her.
Fascinating story, well written and with excellent narration. One of my favorite listens so far.
Don't be deterred by the length of this audiobook - there's a good chance you'll find yourself wishing it was longer.
I absolutely loved listening to this book. I learned a lot about things I didn't even know I was interested in (who would've thought potatoes could be so fascinating?) and it left me wanting to research some topics further. It's the kind of book that gives you a lot to think about.
It's not a book about gardening, but it gave me so much newfound respect for plants that I almost want to try growing my own garden, regardless of my history as a plant serial killer.
The writing style is entertaining and easy to follow. I enjoyed the narration.
Couldn't get through more than a couple of hours of this book. I found it boring, repetitive and stating the obvious. Oh well.
This is a fun listen which makes you feel smarter - what more could one want? The book is packed with heartwarming myths and fascinating facts, beautifully presented with excellent narration. I enjoyed it very much.
Having never read the book before, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to understand and relate to characters living in such a different time and place.
I found the narrator's dramatization to be a bit over the top at times, but enjoyable on the most part.
I was looking forward to this book, but found it disappointing. It has very little to do with sex or sexuality and just drones on and on, painfully repetitively, about monkeys and monogamy (or lack thereof).
Being someone with basic knowledge of evolution and alternative lifestyles, I didn't find the points made in the book (over and over and over again) to be particularly mind-blowing or controversial, but I guess it could seem that way to someone coming from a more conservative background.
The narrator sounded mechanic to me, kind of like a female Stephen Hawking.
If you're looking for a book on human sexuality, I would definitely not recommend this one. However, I gave it two stars instead of one because I felt that I learned some interesting facts about anthropology.
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