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  • The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (884)
    Performance
    (762)
    Story
    (750)

    Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day?

    Connie says: "Audio version is superb for us grown-ups"
    "For those who did not learn in school"
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    Would you listen to The Magic of Reality again? Why?

    It is rather engagingly written and it is fun revisiting all these sciencey things.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is put together in a fun way


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What you really were supposed to learn in High School


    Any additional comments?

    I am only on my first half so maybe it will get better, but so far I did not learn anything amazingly new. Well, maybe little extra details here and there, and maybe refreshed my memory on things that I forgot since high school, but honestly, if you read your science textbooks you know most of this already. Some things I will never remember no matter how many times I see/hear them, so I guess it's fun to hear them one more time - like how many years separate different species, etc.

    It is still fun to hear all this stuff, like revisiting an old friend, and the book is extremely well written.

    I was snickering every time the narrator intoned "The Hebrew God" - yeah we got it, you are against.

    I was expecting something more. Something deeper. This is my first Dawkins book and I heard the name so many times. This was probably not the book to start with.

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