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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 1,185
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 891
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 871

    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
    • A wonderful book, wonderfully narrated

    • By Michael on 09-07-11

    Regular price: £23.49

    • 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 2,020
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354

    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 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 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299

    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: £28.09

    • 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 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and a life-long committed Darwinist, abridges and reads this special audio version of Charles Darwin's famous book. A literally world-changing book, Darwin put forward the anti-religious and scientific idea that humans in fact evolved over millions of generations from animals, starting with fish, all the way up through the ranks to apes, then to our current form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Something Old made Something New

    • By Tim on 05-03-11

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Magic of Reality

    • By: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    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 Salmon of Doubt

    • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A hint of what was still to come

    • By Alan on 24-04-11

    Regular price: £24.29

    • The Greatest Show on Earth

    • The Evidence for Evolution
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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

    • 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 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • The God Delusion

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • 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 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • 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 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Why We Believe in God(s)

    • A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
    • By: J. Anderson Thomson, Clare Aukofer
    • Narrated by: J. Anderson Thomson Jr. MD, Clare Aukofer, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, with Clare Aukofer, offers a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected practicing psychiatrist with credentials in forensic psychiatry and evolutionary psychology, methodically investigates the components and causes of religious belief in the same way any scientist would investigate the movement of astronomical bodies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be part of every high school curriculum.

    • By Mrodgers69 on 23-09-15

    Regular price: £14.49

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • Dark Universe

    • By: Daniel F. Galouye
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Richard Dawkins (Introduction)
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as possible and protected from the ultimate evil, Radiation. Then terrible monsters, who bring with them a screaming silence, are seen and people start to disappear. One young man realizes he must question the nature of Darkness itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A forgotten classic.

    • By Peter on 09-07-09

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Black Cloud

    • By: Fred Hoyle
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff, Richard Dawkins (Introduction)
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    As an immense cloud of gas enters the solar system, it blocks the sun, threatening to wipe out most of life on Earth. In Britain, a team of scientists gathers at a secret location to deal with the crisis. But as the months pass, what they learn will challenge everything they believe about the nature of life and the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Skip the intro!

    • By D. Carver on 01-02-16

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Voyage of the Beagle

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Voyage of the Beagle - or, to give it its full title, Journal of researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the World of H.M.S. Beagle under command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N. - is much more than merely an account of Darwin's scientific observations in his 1831 - 36 travels across the globe: it is fine travel writing in its own right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic tales of Darwin's infamous voyage

    • By P. Winter on 14-02-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • 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 123
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

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