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    • The Selfish Gene

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,910
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,050
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,985

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than print!

    • By J. D. May on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The God Delusion

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,976
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,891

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

    • By Blake on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 390
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    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

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Blind Watchmaker

    • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680

    The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen

    • By Eric on 01-15-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Magic of Reality

    • How We Know What's Really True
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

    Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio version is superb for us grown-ups

    • By Michael Dowd on 10-10-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    How did the replication bomb we call "life" begin, and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as "[T]he sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius"), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The Evidence for Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716

    The Greatest Show on Earth is a stunning counterattack on advocates of "Intelligent Design," explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist "argument". Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well read, well explained, scientific.

    • By Joseph on 10-28-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Godless

    • How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
    • By: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins - foreword
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    Part 1 of Godless, "Rejecting God", tells the story of how I moved from devout preacher to atheist and beyond. Part 2, "Why I Am an Atheist", presents my philosophical reasons for unbelief. Part 3, "What's Wrong with Christianity", critiques the bible (its reliability as well as its morality) and the historical evidence for Jesus. Part 4, "Life Is Good!", comes back to my personal story, taking a case to the United States Supreme Court, dealing with personal trauma, and experiencing the excitement of Adventures in Atheism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Never Too Late To Embrace Reason

    • By B. Bobberstein on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The God Delusion

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic Read

    • By NicholasTod on 09-10-13

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Ancestor's Tale

    • A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    In The Ancestor's Tale, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins offers a masterwork: an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life four billion years ago. Throughout the journey, Dawkins spins entertaining, insightful stories and sheds light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection, and extinction. The Ancestor's Tale is at once an essential education in evolutionary theory and riveting in its telling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Please do an unabridged version!

    • By jm on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins

    • Disciple of Darwin
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Henry Finder
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Brad on 12-28-05

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Ancestor's Tale

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The Ancestor's Tale is a pilgrimage back through time - a journey on which we meet up with fellow pilgrims as we and they converge on our common ancestors. Chimpanzees join us at about six million years in the past, gorillas at seven million years, orangutans at 14 million years, as we stride on together, a growing band. The journey provides the setting for a collection of some 40 tales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very abridged, but fascinating anyway

    • By C. on 04-11-09

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The Evidence for Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting and informative Liston.

    • By Troy on 11-26-12

    Regular price: $25.58

    • An Appetite for Wonder

    • The Making of a Scientist
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 246

    In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. This is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist and how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only for Dawkins' Fans

    • By C. Beaton on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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
    • Dawkins is a star

    • By Erkki on 03-04-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Brief Candle in the Dark

    • My Life in Science
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times best-selling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the 20th century - The God Delusion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a Dawkins Groupie but...

    • By Anne on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Atheist's Guide to Christmas

    • By: Ariane Sherine (editor), Richard Dawkins, Simon Le Bon
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Simon Le Bon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    Here is a fantastic listen that works brilliantly alongside the massively popular The Atheist's Guide to Christmas. This Guide was edited by Ariane Sherine, who has managed to compile a wonderful concoction of the world's most entertaining writers, scientists, comedians, and philosophers to read, perform, and narrate pieces that they had all written for the print book version.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can’t duplicate Brit humor

    • By James on 11-30-10

    Regular price: $8.77

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The Evidence for Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    In The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Genius

    • By G. Tylee on 12-02-09

    Regular price: $12.78

    • An Appetite for Wonder

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life and intellectual development? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen!

    • By Jim Sheils on 07-19-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The God Delusion

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $12.39

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