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Unmissable if you have an interest in the subject

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-11

I have always loved this book (I have four separate editions of it). If you are interested in the subject it is an essential read, if you are not it will probably bore you. If this book were written about any era it would still be wonderful, but the atmosphere of the 30's makes it even better.

If you enjoy it I would recommend buying the book (as old an edition as possible) for the wonderful photographs that breath life into the main protagonists.

The only downside for me (as is the case so often) is the narrator.

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Generally Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-11

I bought this after having read the book twice. In terms of content it is brilliant.

Dawkins argues everything so clearly and is one of the few intellectuals who, in my opinion, makes his subject available to the general public without dumbing it down.

As it should be with such discussions, I didn't agree with the arguments on a few issues but the general direction is unquestionable and has helped me to formalise my own debates with 'believers'.

An extra plus to the audio version is the narration. So often I download books that I have read and enjoyed, not to be able to listen to them because of tedious narration. This is not one of those books.

This is a must read book for people of all persuasions.

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Endless Fun

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-11

I just love this man. I can listen to this over and over again and still can't help laughing out loud.

You either love him or hate him - I definitely fall in the former camp