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Essential reading

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Reviewed: 08-12-19

This is a modern primer on rational and critical thinking written by one of the foremost proponents of scientific skepticism.

Entertaining and educational, this is not to be missed

Very informative and well written

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Reviewed: 06-09-18

But not quite the rollicking comedy romp through the annals of legal slapstick I thought it was going to be from the title. Intentional? I suspect the author is clever enough to know that most people wouldn't choose four hours of a civics lesson knowingly...

More a radio play than an audiobook

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Reviewed: 13-08-18

Somewhat disappointing in that I was expecting a more straight forward audio book. The story itself was somewhat hackneyed but as you'd expect from the cast very well acted

Fun theatre, somewhat terrifying and scarcely

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Reviewed: 15-02-18

Believable. Much like the Trump (cough) presidency. Let's hope it assists in the collapse and impeachment

Great rollicking fun

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Reviewed: 28-06-17

Really enjoying this as a fun romp while driving. Pretty good plot line and quite engaging characters. One truly cringe worthy sex scene and some tedious soap style drama loses it a star

Another great one

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Reviewed: 20-12-16

Builds really well on previous books whilst leaving plenty to look forward to. Very well read by the narrator

Good fun but lacking a little polish

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Reviewed: 09-05-16

Really enjoyed the majority of this although I found the main character deeply unsympathetic and the secondary character to be unnecessarily clichéd. Not sure the lack of substance regarding the origins and purpose of the stone men was write as evocative as the author seemed to believe. Didn't really work as a sci-fi or horror for me but not too bad

Gripping throughout

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Reviewed: 12-06-15

Great characters, fun & interesting plot. A couple of unresolved bits but generally excellent. Narrator does a very good job

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Another great story

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Reviewed: 16-12-14

Twenty words? Don't they realise I'm in the bath trying to type with my one dry thumb on a phone??

Good book & well read.

20 words - pah!

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Fascinating, well argued and well researched

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Along with some autobiographical anecdotes there is a good deal of research and a clear well structured argument in this work.



Michael Shermer does not hide from his own bias and is unafraid to describe his own political and moral views throughout. I can't say I share all his views but I enjoyed his exposition of them.



I would have liked a little more work on the evolutionary biology of belief and a little less personal anecdote but that may be just my preference. Overall he is cogent and respectful of others views which places him ahead of Dawkins in my opinion.