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    • The Selfish Gene

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,547

    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 9,705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,524

    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

    • 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 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554

    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 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 2,526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

    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

    • 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 340
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    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 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 1,625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

    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

    • 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 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    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 Ancestor's Tale

    • A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    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

    • Brief Candle in the Dark

    • My Life in Science
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    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

    • 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 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    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

    • 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 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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 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

    • 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 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Richard Dawkins - author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion - is one of science's greatest communicators. This anthology of more than 40 pieces is a kaleidoscopic argument for the power and the glory of science. Breathtaking, brilliant and passionate, these essays, journalism, lectures and letters make an unanswerable case for the wonder of scientific discovery and its power to stir the imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!!

    • By Kerrie Fuller on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • 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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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 251
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    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 God Delusion

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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
    • awesome, i listened to it 3 times in a row!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-12

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt

    • By: Herb Silverman, Richard Dawkins (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Herb Silverman, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    In this deeply revealing and engaging autobiography, Herb Silverman tells his iconoclastic life story. He takes the listener from his childhood as an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, where he stopped fasting on Yom Kippur to test God's existence, to his adult life in the heart of the Bible Belt, where he became a legendary figure within America's secular activist community and remains one of its most beloved leaders. Never one to shy from controversy, Silverman relates many of his high-profile battles with the Religious Right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky

    • By Valerie on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Magic of Reality

    • By: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu’s egg? Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful book from Richard Dawkins

    • By richard on 05-22-12

    Regular price: $21.32

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The Evidence for Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 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

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