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Ken

Ken

Oakhurst, CA, United States | Listener Since 2006

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  • The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Neil Shubin
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy - our hands, our jaws - and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies.

    Mark says: "Cosmic"
    "A guide to awakening the spirituality of science"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Universe Within rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It would be in the top 10. So many great audio books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fact based, The author took me step-by-step through the mystery, the beauty, the amazing insights of science.

    When I finished, I was more grounded than ever and more spiritual as well.

    I also felt that I should have spent the last thirty years in science rather than in the study of religion. Here is a religion that works. [Or, here is why so many religions do not work]


    Have you listened to any of Marc Cashman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to Marc before - his voice is pleasing, his pace just right; his words are clear.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the Howling Monkeys and human color vision - I could see 2.9 million years of my development.


    Any additional comments?

    Any book that helps me grasp the complexities of evolution, is wanted.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Nicholas Ball
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (148)

    Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices past and present that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, and more.

    Oskar E. Boethius Lissheim says: "Hitchens' Heroes"
    "To think for yourself without fear"
    Overall

    A challenge to anyone who wants to look for the truth. It is vital to hear, it is not easy to hear, it must be heard.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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