Yes I would recommend it. If you've stuck with the story this far, then stick around for this part. Things are finally starting to pick up, as you see characters finally starting to make up their mind, and take action. I also felt that this audiobook was very good value for money (less than $1 per hour as compared to some others titles that are as much as $5 per hour).
The dragons are finally starting to do something!
The fact that many of his voices from previous books have remained distinctive from one another (as in, it is easy to know which character is speaking at any given time, even when names are not mentioned very often).
Roy Dotrice has done very well with this series of audiobooks, especially for someone who is now in their late 80's, so I do not want to be too harsh when commenting on his performance.My main comment was that some of the voices of main characters have markedly changed in this book (namely Melisandre and Daenerys). I'm bearing in mind that he may have changed the character's voices for reasons other than forgetfulness (e.g., George RR Martin wanting more consistency with the voices on the TV show). Besides, even if Roy Dotrice did forget some of the voices, it's hard to blame him; after all, he holds the record for most number of characters voiced in an audiobook as a result of this series!
I have not yet read the print version, so it's hard to say. I really enjoyed the narration by Dawkins and Ward, but I also feel that it would be good to own a copy of this book, given that it contains many illustrations that may help clarify some of the concepts.
Dawkins' 'thought experiments' (you'll see/hear!).
It did what it set out to do, which was to make me feel astonished about "everyday events", such as rainbows, without attributing the phenomena to any kinds of supernatural causes.
If you're looking to learn more about the basic principles/explanations underlying the natural world, then this is a good place to start. Dawkins has a great ability to explain a concept so that the reader/listener can sufficiently understand it without him resorting to being condescending. Also, whenever he goes outside of his area of expertise, evolutionary biology, he emphasises this, thus the listener is assured that they are not being misled.
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