I have attempted to read the original several times. For practical reasons (I have young children) I just never could get through.
This abridgement serves my needs ideally; I did not want to miss any of the salient arguments or data to support them, and I wanted to be sure to understand __in Darwin's words__ what he proposed so that I could better appreciate contemporary refinements.
Superbly narrated by Richard Dawkins. A great joy in every way.
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