On the Origin of Species

  • by Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by Philippe Duquenoy
  • 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First published in the 19th century, On the Origin of Species is one of the most important and controversial books ever written on human origins. Darwin's work is the cornerstone of the theory of evolution and is as important today as it was when it was released nearly 160 years ago.
Few published works have had the kind of impact on society as Origin of Species. Not only did Darwin's work change how the world viewed human origins but it had a tremendous impact on other areas of human society, including theology and philosophy.
In Origin of Species, Darwin presents his well-documented findings, supporting the concept that all life evolved over time through a process of natural selection and survival of the fittest. Today, his theories are the foundation of the life sciences and after 20 years of research concluded by analogy that all life evolved from a common ancestor.

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Magnificent Work Well Ahead Of Its Time!

Overall this is a great read if you’re interested in a scientific roadmap of human origins and the process of evolution. It will definitely leave you with lots to think about. Before Darwin’s breakthrough with On the Origin of Species, there was only “one” accepted view of human origins, and no other book came close to providing an explanation for human existence via science.

One fascinating element that I found with his work is the amount of evolutionary biology he was able to formulate a whole century prior to the discovery of DNA. Although Darwin’s theories were not accepted in the beginning, people with a scientific mindset began to explore the physical side of human origins and his views began to receive more attention.

Lastly, the reading done by Mr. Duquenoy was spectacular and very well paced and I loved his British accent. He was a great compliment to this book!
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- James

Couldn't pay attention

I had to stop after the third chapter, I couldn't listen to the narrator. I don't know if it was his accent, but I lost interest quickly.
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- Aubrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2017
  • Publisher: A.R.N. Publications