"Destroys arguements for higher beings"
Hitchens wit and wisdom beautifully lines up and slaughters every sacred cow of the religulous
"Brilliant and rivetting account of Evolution"
Dawkins and Ward bring to life the complexities of Evolution in powerful and moving layman's terms. Together, they take aim at and destroy, arguements for creationism and intellegent design. While they are doing this they show that science does not reduce nature to boring facts but makes it all the more astonishing and beautiful
"A true great"
A classic read that is well presented. I was recommended this book 20 years ago. i knew i would never get round to reading it myself. To get the chance of someone read it to you so well while you drive the car is good.
My only criticism of the work (and it is a minor niggle) was that it goes off on rambling tangents that can last for an hour or more. An example is his description of the (entire) battle of Waterloo. this is to add background to one minor character and one scene. That said my knowledge of the battle is now enhanced and I did enjoy this tangent! The descriptive prose lends well to these ramblings and holds the interest.
Ignore what is said in comments about the narrator's reading (in this and other books he narrates), he puts a great effort and all the characters come alive with his take on them. all are distinct and easy to follow. I'm going on to F. Davidson's version of War and Peace next.
A marvellous audiobook - enjoy
"Great book looking at distortions of science"
Great book. I've been reading Dr. Ben Goldacre's Bad science bullitins for years. Here he puts it all together in an interesting, witty read. Learn how all sorts of vested interests and biases mean we never get a true look at science in the mainstream media.
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