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  • Doubt

  • A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation
  • By: Jennifer Michael Hecht
  • Narrated by: Martha Harmon Pardee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind. From Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking, this is an account of the world's greatest intellectual virtuosos - who are also humanity's greatest doubters and disbelievers - and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The more you doubt, the more you want to know

  • By Gary on 01-25-15

Treasure Trove of Knowledge and Information

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-15

Bought this in audio and print. Read it twice, something I seldom do. The narrator sounds a little mechanical at times, but still does a very good job.

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  • Life Driven Purpose

  • How an Atheist Finds Meaning
  • By: Dan Barker
  • Narrated by: Daniel C. Dennett, Dan Barker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

For thousands of years, holy books have told us that such a life is available only through obedience and submission to some higher power. Today, the faithful keep popular devotionals and tracts within easy reach on bedside tables and mobile devices, all communicating this common message: Life is meaningless without God. Former pastor Dan Barker eloquently, powerfully, and rationally upends this long-held belief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Purpose starts with us not outside of us

  • By Gary on 04-20-15

Enjoyed it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-15

Dan's narration of his book was excellent. His voice inspires and soothes.

The book overall is great. There are a few spots were I thought he belabored a point or two though. He brings up some insightful ways of looking at life.

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