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  • River out of Eden

  • A Darwinian View of Life
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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The number-one Sunday Times best seller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works from best-selling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins. Complete and unabridged and read by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward. The river of Dawkins' title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on Earth to the present and onwards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous

  • By vidar lystad johansen on 12-18-18

Marvelous

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Reviewed: 12-18-18

Very entertaining, easy to follow and well performed. Like all his books this one is filled with facinating facts and information

  • Science in the Soul

  • Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Gillian Somerscales
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

For decades Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together 42 essays, polemics, and paeans - culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons - all written with Dawkins' characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wide in scope - an engaging view into Dawkins

  • By Dennis A Robinson on 08-10-17

Very good!

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

A great selection of writings, well written and performed, like all of Dawkins books it is entertaining and easy to follow

  • The Rocks Don't Lie

  • By: David R. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Gary Telles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    4 out of 5 stars 39

In Tibet, geologist David R. Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a striking similarity to Noah’s Flood. Intrigued, Montgomery began investigating theworld’s flood stories and - drawing from historic works by theologians, natural philosophers, and scientists - discovered the counterintuitive role Noah’s Flood played in the development of both geology and creationism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Educational

  • By Male Perspective on 12-01-13

Fantastic!

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Reviewed: 11-20-18

The most entertaining geology and history of geology book i have ever read. Well written
and well performed. Highly recomended

  • On the Origin of Species

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and a life-long committed Darwinist, abridges and reads this special audio version of Charles Darwin's famous book. A literally world-changing book, Darwin put forward the anti-religious and scientific idea that humans in fact evolved over millions of generations from animals, starting with fish, all the way up through the ranks to apes, then to our current form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Abridgement

  • By M on 05-28-09

A must read

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Reviewed: 11-18-18

Loved it, well read and performed. This powerful and easy to follow book should be read by everyone. It answer arguments already in the 1800's people still try to use today

  • Hitler Homer Bible Christ

  • The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013
  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Richard Carrier, Ph.D., philosopher, historian, blogger, has published a number of papers in the field of ancient history and biblical studies. He has also written several books and chapters on diverse subjects, and has been blogging and speaking since 2006. He is known the world over for all the above. But here, together for the first time, are all of Dr. Carrier's peer reviewed academic journal articles in history through the year 2013, collected with his best magazine articles, research papers, and blog posts on the same subjects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As advertised...

  • By Matthew on 03-10-16

A great read

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Reviewed: 11-06-18

Similar to the other books of Carrier this one is entertaining, well written and performed and easy to comprehend

  • Proving History

  • Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
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    4 out of 5 stars 111
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    4 out of 5 stars 108

This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes's Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. The author demonstrates that valid historical methods - not only in the study of Christian origins but in any historical study - can be described by, and reduced to, the logic of Bayes's Theorem. Conversely, he argues that any method that cannot be reduced to this theorem is invalid and should be abandoned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No leap of faith required

  • By carl801 on 09-28-14

A good defence of bayes theeorem

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Reviewed: 10-23-18

Another easy to follow and well researched book, well performed and should be interesting for any reader of history

  • The Modern Scholar

  • Masterpieces of Medieval Literature
  • By: Timothy Shutt
  • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind of Professor I Want My Kids to Have

  • By John on 12-07-12

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 10-10-18

Well performed but dips a bit in audio at times. Otherwise very good and recomended for anyone

  • The World's Oldest Short Stories

  • Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome
  • By: Herodotus, Theocritus, Petronius, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spirit World

  • By S. Creutz on 05-02-16

A good read

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Reviewed: 10-02-18

A nice collection of old stories. Well performed and entertaining. A good mix of greek, egyptian and other mythology

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  • The Odyssey

  • The Fitzgerald Translation
  • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance

  • By CJD on 06-01-15

Entertaining still

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Reviewed: 09-25-18

Loved it. A much easier read than I expected, well read and performed. I see why it is a classic

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,303
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    5 out of 5 stars 21,773
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,582

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Awesome

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Reviewed: 09-17-18

Loved it, funny, well written and well performed. It does what it claims in a short time for people in a hurry. Recomended for anyone