The voice of the narrator is enchanting and the stories are small worlds unto themselves. Listening to this book while attempting to do other things is dangerous because it so completely engages one's imagination. This is Jones's follow up to his earlier collection of stories called Lost in the City, and it provides both past and future to some of the earlier characters. But you don't need to have read Lost in the City to fully enjoy this book. Jones does for Washington, D.C. what Faulkner did for Yoknapatawpha.
The only thing I didn't like about this audiobook was the arrogant tone of Dawkins. I like snark as much as the next person, but if he's going to win people over to his ideas he needs to show a bit more humility, or temper his ideas with humor. His stance is that if you don't agree with him it's because you're intellectually inferior. Frankly, I found it insulting.
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