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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 5,916
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,991

    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 10,100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,980
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,895

    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 391
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    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

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768

    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

    Regular price: $16.01

    • 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 1,972
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682

    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 1,696
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451

    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 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 2,595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

    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 Salmon of Doubt

    • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 591

    Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is not the book you are seeking

    • By Paul on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $25.87

    • 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

    • God

    • The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction
    • By: Dan Barker
    • Narrated by: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins, Buzz Kemper
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book provides an investigation into what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction. Barker combs through both the Old and New Testaments (as well as 13 different editions of the "Good Book"), presenting powerful evidence for why Scripture shouldn't govern our everyday lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, we hear what is not cherry-picked.

    • By Abraham R. on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      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
    • Performance
      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

    • Caught in the Pulpit

    • Leaving Belief Behind
    • By: Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age - the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring stories

    • By Ron Phipps on 05-18-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 Black Cloud

    • By: Fred Hoyle
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff, Richard Dawkins (Introduction)
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    As an immense cloud of gas enters the solar system, it blocks the sun, threatening to wipe out most of life on Earth. In Britain, a team of scientists gathers at a secret location to deal with the crisis. But as the months pass, what they learn will challenge everything they believe about the nature of life and the universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT - despite it's age

    • By Alexa on 03-28-10

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Voyage of the Beagle

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The Voyage of the Beagle - or, to give it its full title, Journal of researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the World of H.M.S. Beagle under command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N. - is much more than merely an account of Darwin's scientific observations in his 1831 - 36 travels across the globe: it is fine travel writing in its own right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glimpses of a great mind at 22

    • By Margaret on 08-16-10

    Regular price: $16.01

    • 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 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

    • Dark Universe

    • By: Daniel F. Galouye
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Richard Dawkins (Introduction)
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as possible and protected from the ultimate evil, Radiation. Then terrible monsters, who bring with them a screaming silence, are seen and people start to disappear. One young man realizes he must question the nature of Darkness itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good idea, very interesting story

    • By M D on 05-02-14

    Regular price: $19.95

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