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Mr. P. J. Whimster

Aberdeen , Scotland
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  • 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 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

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
  • Another great book by Prof Dawkins.

  • By Mr. S. Kelly on 25-09-17

Stellar!

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Reviewed: 05-05-16

A dazzling intellectual experience that will keep the listener spellbound throughout. Oi'll give it foive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

  • The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
  • By: Lisa Randall
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times best-selling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the farthest reaches of space and life here on Earth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa lacks self awareness.

  • By Carl Finnerty on 17-05-17

All The Es - Exotic - Exciting - Expansive - Ente

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Reviewed: 30-03-16

A mighty work of intellectual achievement. Another pair of giant shoulders for us to stand on.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,535

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Nae Too Bad...

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Reviewed: 31-05-15

...a typically Piscean take on Life , the Universe and A'thing...consequently , I wholeheartedly recommend Yuval 's immense effort and Derek's agreeable delivery.

  • 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 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dawkins does it again

  • By Tom on 01-11-07

Awe inspiring (awesome!)

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Reviewed: 11-03-15

Grateful that there are big brains around to help mine on it's way. I think a 'thank you' is appropriate. 'Live long and prosper' Richard and Lalla.