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Would you consider the audio edition of The God Delusion to be better than the print version?
The story telling by Mr Dawkins and Miss Ward is really well done, and adds another dimension to a already well written and intelligent book.
What did you like best about this story?
The best thing about the story is that it shatters the shackles of being controlled by other people, (which whatever people say is the point of religion, to control you) and opens your eyes to the fact that there are no spirits, magic or anything supernatural that you need to fear, we do good because we are good people and we want to, not because there is some judgmental thing watching us. The world is clearer and safer in that knowledge.
Have you listened to any of Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
N/A but I will.
Any additional comments?
Really is a must read for everyone, I want my children and grandchildren to read this, if people actually stop and think about what we are told by these "people of faith" and look at how so much of the world's problems are because of them and there ever crusade to be in control of your lives, the world would be a much happier place.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Dawkins has been a major contributor to my education on evolution and natural selection. His style and presentation gets complex ideas across with clarity and simplicity. This is an important work that sadly is unlikely to be experienced by many of those who would receive benefit from it. It has all the clarity of Dawkins at his best.
I particularly liked the "two handed" narration. The alternation of voices is used well to give emphasis and variety and never appears contrived in a way that would have been so easy. More audiobook producers of factual titles should consider using this technique
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
The audio content of this recording is excellently presented by Dawkins and his wife, Lalla Ward, who alternate speaking to very good effect. Dawkins is at his most interesting and persuasive when talking about his specialist subject, evolutionary science, and has got a great deal to say about a wide range of other subjects. The book ranges from theology to social sciences to physics to ethics and the listener picks up some fascinating titbits of information and anecdotes along the way.
Unfortunately, I felt that Dawkins? passion for his cause, combined with his layman?s knowledge on the majority of the themes, leads to several rather irritating and poorly thought-out assertions which diminish the overall message of the book. I was left feeling short-changed after yet another sweeping dismissal of a complicated theological area and desperate to hear the other side of the story.
Overall, this book will open your mind to a wide range of discussion topics and give you much food for thought. I would, however, consider the abridged version as 15 hours of the author?s rhetoric gets a little wearying.
15 of 19 people found this review helpful
This is an excellent book and it works very well with Richard Dawkins reading with his wife Lalla Ward. Dawkins argues against religion and never looses one's interest. He is knowledgable, amusing and devastating.Listen and open your mind if you are religious or listen and bolster your arguments if you are not. Then buy the book and read it and then read Dawkins' other books. He teaches difficult things so even I understand!
57 of 77 people found this review helpful
Very interesting and helped me understand matters that I knew of, but was not able to accurately form them into relevant ideas of what I do, and do not believe. I think if I read this instead of listen, it would have been to difficult for me to understand. Listening to this gave me opportunity to use my attention on understanding his concepts... Worth a listen but keep an open mind for those of faith.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Such an informative, witty, well-reasoned and important book even over 10 years after it was first published. Dawkins and his wife read his book so well!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful