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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 5,654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,818
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,757

    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 9,892
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,698

    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 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591

    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 2,562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688

    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

    • 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 1,655
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413

    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

    • 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 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • 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 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    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

    • Doctor Who: City of Death

    • By: Douglas Adams, James Goss
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    An unabridged reading of the brand-new novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor TV story by Douglas Adams. The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. But the TARDIS arrives in 1979, a table-wine year, whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Da Vinci Code Doctor Who style.

    • By Chris Coyne on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Shada

    • Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure
    • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like uncovering a lost treasure

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-12

    Regular price: $23.45

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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

    • Doctor Who: The Alien Worlds Collection

    • By: Bill Strutton, Brian Hayles, Terrance Dicks, and others
    • Narrated by: William Russell, David Troughton, Tom Baker, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Five classic novelisations. In Doctor Who and the Zarbi, the First Doctor and his companions are trapped on the remote planet Vortis. In Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon, the Third Doctor and Jo are mistaken for delegates of the Galactic Federation on a primitive world. In Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah find the living remains of a renegade Time Lord. In Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive, the Fourth Doctor and Romana find corruption lurking beneath the surface of the pleasure planet Argolis. In Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, the Seventh Doctor and Ace fight for their lives on Segonax.

    Regular price: $34.90

    • The Darkening Age

    • The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
    • By: Catherine Nixey
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known - and deeply shocking - story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in unquestioning adherence to the 'one true faith'. The Roman Empire had been generous in embracing and absorbing new creeds. But with the coming of Christianity, everything changed. This new faith, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and intolerant. And once it became the religion of empire, its zealous adherents set about the destruction of the old gods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, rather subjective at times<br />

    • By Anonymous User on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Doctor Who - The Apocalypse Element

    • By: Stephen Cole
    • Narrated by: Colin Baker, Lalla Ward, Maggie Stables
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When the planet Archetryx is threatened by a Dalek assault squad, the Doctor and Evelyn become embroiled in an ever-deepening mystery. What has become of President Romana, missing for 20 years? What lurks in the vast gravity wells of Archetryx? What is the secret of the ancient element the Daleks are synthesising - and how does Gallifrey feature in the plans? The Doctor finds that if his oldest enemies cannot conquer the universe, they will watch it go up in flames....

    Regular price: $22.71

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    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

    • Thirteen

    • By: Scott Harrison, Dan Abnett, Cavan Scott, and others
    • Narrated by: Gemma Arterton, Lalla Ward, Frances Barber, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 29

    In early 20th Century England Hamilton James Macaulay relates the tale of how he found himself in a Scarborough Bric-a-brac shop. The owner of the shop has 13 long playing records that each contain a hidden track at the end, that tell strange tales of future times. These 13 tales of terror will change Hamilton James Macaulay's life forever and he will leave the shop a murderer. Thirteen is a portmantaeu audio anthology, harking back to the classic horror albums of the 1970s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gramaphone 78s spin some chills

    • By tru britty on 05-26-15

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Doctor Who - The Worlds of Doctor Who

    • By: Justin Richards, Nick Wallace, Jonathan Morris
    • Narrated by: Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Lalla Ward, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    An epic adventure uniting the Doctor's friends across time and space, featuring Jago & Litefoot, Counter-Measures, the Vault and Gallifrey!

    Regular price: $42.63

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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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