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    • The Selfish Gene

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-08-11

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The God Delusion

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.
    Winner of the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

    As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Food for thought

    • By Louise on 11-02-07

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Four Horsemen

    • The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the 21st century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must listen for all followers.

    • By Mikasa Ackerman on 15-02-19

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Blind Watchmaker

    • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read the Selfish Gene instead

    • By Matthew on 16-11-11

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The Evidence for Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    In The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple and elegantly written

    • By Matt Hemmings on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £23.99

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      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

    Regular price: £20.00

    • 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 198
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Science in the Soul

    • Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Gillian Somerscales
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Richard Dawkins - author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion - is one of science's greatest communicators. This anthology of more than 40 pieces is a kaleidoscopic argument for the power and the glory of science. Breathtaking, brilliant and passionate, these essays, journalism, lectures and letters make an unanswerable case for the wonder of scientific discovery and its power to stir the imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for anyone who enjoys logical argument.

    • By Sam on 07-10-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Godless

    • How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
    • By: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins - foreword
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Part 1 of Godless, "Rejecting God", tells the story of how I moved from devout preacher to atheist and beyond. Part 2, "Why I Am an Atheist", presents my philosophical reasons for unbelief. Part 3, "What's Wrong with Christianity", critiques the bible (its reliability as well as its morality) and the historical evidence for Jesus. Part 4, "Life Is Good!", comes back to my personal story, taking a case to the United States Supreme Court, dealing with personal trauma, and experiencing the excitement of Adventures in Atheism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Practical book. I enjoyed reading it.

    • By E. Ez on 18-07-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • 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

    Regular price: £18.99

    • An Appetite for Wonder

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life and intellectual development? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world? In An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey back to an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry I am Biased

    • By Stephen on 03-11-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    How did the replication bomb we call "life" begin, and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as "[T]he sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius"), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The God Delusion

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
    Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.

    As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why bring out the abridged version first!!

    • By Robert on 18-08-11

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The Evidence for Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommended

    • By John Bates on 19-08-10

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Brief Candle in the Dark

    • My Life in Science
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating incites, evolution, science and Oxford

    • By PH on 15-09-15

    Regular price: £24.00

    • The Atheist's Guide to Christmas

    • By: Ariane Sherine (editor), Richard Dawkins, Simon Le Bon
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Simon Le Bon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The Atheist's Guide to Christmas is a fantastic listen that was edited by Ariane Sherine, who started the Atheist Bus Campaign in response to an evangelical Christian bus ad that gave the URL of a website "telling non-Christians they would spend 'all eternity in torment in hell'." With the backing of Richard Dawkins, Sherine managed to compile a wonderful concoction of the world's most entertaining writers, scientists, comedians, and philosophers to read, perform, and narrate pieces that they had all written for the print book.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hit and miss

    • By Paul on 14-01-11

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt

    • By: Herb Silverman, Richard Dawkins (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Herb Silverman, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      2 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    In this deeply revealing and engaging autobiography, Herb Silverman tells his iconoclastic life story. He takes the listener from his childhood as an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, where he stopped fasting on Yom Kippur to test God's existence, to his adult life in the heart of the Bible Belt, where he became a legendary figure within America's secular activist community and remains one of its most beloved leaders. Never one to shy from controversy, Silverman relates many of his high-profile battles with the Religious Right.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Should have hired a voice over actor.

    • By John Burns on 11-06-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • An Appetite for Wonder

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Brian Greene
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Does God exist? Could our universe be a simulation? Watch WSF co-founder Brian Greene and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, in a lively discussion on philosophical ideas of atheism, science and religion. Recorded in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audible format: not the actual book

    • By Awrah Clara on 02-12-18

    Regular price: £1.89

    • River out of Eden

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The number-one Sunday Times best seller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works, from bestselling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins. The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated information system imaginable: 'Life is just bytes and bytes of information,' he writes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short & Sweet but perfectly formed

    • By D. Oliver on 17-04-15

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Der Gotteswahn

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Pleitgen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Der Evolutionsbiologe Richard Dawkins, einer der einflussreichsten Intellektuellen der Gegenwart, hat einen Bestseller geschrieben, der bestehende Weltbilder grundsätzlich in Frage stellt...

    Regular price: £9.09

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