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  • The Magic of Reality

  • By: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Book

  • By Guilio on 23-12-12

PATRONISING LOAD OF PATRONISING rubbish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-11

Irritating book read as though it is for children (perhaps it is Dawkins simple and patronizing style is incredibly irritating for an adult with half a brain I would find this insulting even if I was a child it would irritate me!
he fails to communicate the magic of science chop it up Dawkins bombs out

2 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • The Birth of Classical Europe

  • A History from Troy to Augustine
  • By: Simon Price, Peter Thonemann
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

To an extraordinary extent we continue to live in the shadow of the classical world. At every level, from languages to calendars to political systems, we are the descendants of a “classical Europe,” using frames of reference created by ancient Mediterranean cultures. As this consistently fresh and surprising new audio book makes clear, however, this was no less true for the inhabitants of those classical civilizations themselves, whose myths, history, and buildings were an elaborate engagement with an already old and revered past - one filled with great leaders and writers....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • AWFUL boring dry and colourless

  • By Sam on 17-11-11

AWFUL boring dry and colourless

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-11

The narrator sounds like a bored zombie and the content is like a continuous boring text book read from start to finish with no connecting structure or any attempt no attempt to engage or interest the reader, don't waste your credits on this ancient rubbish more suited to boring 18thcentury school children to death!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful